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Anita's SandCastle

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South Jetty, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 497-2658
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Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anita's is a great little hot dog joint right on the Venice jetty. Grilled "Belly Buster" 1/4 lb hotdogs is favored. Grab a dog or two and sit at the picnic tables and watch the boats, dolphins and beautiful water go by! There are regulars that get off the plane and come directly to Anita's.

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Thank ProEater29
Newington, Connecticut
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

A must stop if your in the Venice area. The owners name is Anita. Her hot dogs are always Hot!!! Great times, atmosphere, view, and while eating these hot dogs you might see a dolphin or two.

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Thank steve0519
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Some of the best hotdogs around. Very peaceful and the staff was outstanding! Your tight on the Jetty and the view is so beautiful.

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Thank KatieOhara2014
Michigan
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146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Great for a quick meal at the jetty. Problem is, it is not open enough hours throughout the week. North jetty has a better selection and is open more hours.

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Thank jjr21
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My family and I ate here this past weekend. The food was tasty, but I was very, very unimpressed with the service. The owner was very rude. As I sat down to eat with my family, I watched the way she treated every customer after me and, sadly, it was all the same for every customer. She showed no kindness,... More 

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Thank jpage508
Venice, Florida
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Simple hot dog and soda lunch at a great setting. Very quick service, great condimonts, cold sodas, clean eating area.

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Thank ggboydjr
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

You wouldn't think you would find a little snack bar to be delicious but the dogs are great and the service is friendly and fun!

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Thank Marlo O
Elkton, Maryland
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Went here when checking out the area. The best hotdog you will have. It's on the water so you can relax and see nature too. Good price too.

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Thank Foodjunkie2004
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Heading out to the Jetty's for a bellibuster hotdog at Anita's SandCastle is in our top three must do's when in Venice!

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Thank Tim H
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

"Beach" dogs, belly-buster dogs, snacks, drinks right on the water at the South Jetty, our favorite spot in Venice to people watch, bird watch, dolphin watch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Jetty, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: (941) 497-2658

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?