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Back Eddy Bistro

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French, American, Wine Bar
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239 W Miami Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2302
+1 941-244-2643
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 am - 8:30 am
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 229
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 17
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, lousy service

4.0 star rating 2/2/2016 The food is absolutely delicious, but the service left a LOT to be desired. The goat cheese/carmelized onion tart is one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten, and the blue corn enchiladas were very good as well. The wahoo/pasta alfredo was plentiful, colorful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LOMOYO
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Osprey, Florida
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Osprey, Florida
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4.0 star rating 2/2/2016 The food is absolutely delicious, but the service left a LOT to be desired. The goat cheese/carmelized onion tart is one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten, and the blue corn enchiladas were very good as well. The wahoo/pasta alfredo was plentiful, colorful and tasty; the shrimp curry was surprisingly terrific - lots of... More 

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New Jersey
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an early evening, weekday reservation and arrived to only a few occupied tables, which mostly sat 4 people. There were just the two of us and when we were seated, at what is obviously the only bad table in the place (next to both the kitchen doors and the restroom) we didn't complain. It was very annoying, however,... More 

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Boston
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very disappointing meal here, and it was not our first. The entrees were overpriced, and the preparation average. The portion of swordfish was tiny, and was overcooked. The sides most of us got were bland rice and soggy sautéed spinach. The atmosphere was odd-one of the staff kept circling the tables with a scowl on her face... More 

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Marblehead
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had a fabulous Christmas Eve dinner at Back Eddy Bistro. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and the food was wonderful. My husband and I had the pork tenderloin special which was cooked to perfection. They have a very nice wine selection and the exquisite desserts are homemade by the owner. Back Eddy Bistro is one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From his Burger to his seafood dishes this chef just knocks it out of the park. Great flavors and always fresh. I have eaten here countless times. It feels like home with your own private chef...as it should be the chef here was a private chef for Jimmy Buffet, Rupert Murdock just to name a few. Staff are friendly and... More 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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220 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found upon arriving that we were "underdressed". We'd been working around the new house all day and went to dinner in jeans. Neither staff nor other customers made us uncomfortable, but we'll dress up a bit when we return. And we will return. The service was friendly and the food was very good. S had the Jumbo Lump Crab... More 

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Venice, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back Eddy is open again for weekend brunch and we are delighted. The reasonable prices include a lot. When you sit down a complimentary homemade scone, pot of jam, and mimosa arrive. It actually got better. I am a hash lover and theirs is homemade. White linen and terrific service. Get here in the next few weeks before the word... More 

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Thank mark h
Venice, Florida
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to dinner with some friends and it was amazing as usual!! Portion were good and meals were expertly prepared! Service was above average.

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Casco, Maine
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed pistachio encrusted duck with pear and madeira sauce paired with Woodchuck pear cider. Delicious!

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Thank Linda04015
State College, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Quality food, well presented, delicious. Crab cake appetizer with almost no filler was perfect. Wine selection was diverse and quality without breaking bank. We shared chicken Marsala and flounder entrees, both were delightful. Not a bite was left. Very accommodating of GF. Splurged for dessert with the chocolate mouse flourless torte with no regret. Our intrigue of eating like the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 239 W Miami Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-244-2643

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 am - 8:30 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?