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Back Eddy Bistro

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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
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239 Miami Ave W, Venice, FL 34285-2302
+1 941-244-2643
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fort Myers, Florida
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Within easy reach of W Venice Blvd. Enjoyed another dinner at the Back Eddy Bistro. Selected the Chef's special of pan seared Cod. Well prepared with a great selection of sides. They will make you feel welcome as walk in their restaurant.

Thank Bob L
Venice, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best dinner I've had in Venice area. Great service and nice atmosphere. Had the grouper special that was prepared perfectly. A little pricey but worth it.

1 Thank Gary D
Venice, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful little restaurant one street over from the main street in downtown Verrnice. Great food and wonderful hosts. A real mistake for anyone who doesn't leave Venice Ave and walk the side street.

1 Thank Clair S
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Once again another wonderful evening. We sat at the bar. Started with a delicious soup of the day with a shrimp stock, lemongrass, a crab ravioli and lots of lobster bits. I enjoyed the fried clam app and my husband had the best "shephatd's pie ever". Topped it off with a frozen soufflé. yum!! The food never disappoints. They are... More 

Thank Marymb
Nokomis, Florida
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We went with friends for dinner at Back Eddy Bistro and it was very enjoyable. The food was very good. Small, intimate atmosphere. A hidden gem on the less traveled Miami Avenue.

Thank Pat G
kansas city
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a charming bistro! GREAT food. My daughter had been there, loved the shrimp and grits but it wasn't on the brunch menu...the chef made it for her anyway!!! Grandsons had Eggs Benedict (they do several versions) and pancakes...didn't leave a scrap!! I had a Cobb salad with a huge variety of the freshest ingredients. Another winner...no pre-cooked, canned,... More 

Thank elsuenoKansasCity
Wrentham, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Venice appears to have the the most mediocre restaurants per resident than any other destination spot I have visited. The food here has an occasional spark toward some flavorful creativity but overall, it fails to attain the level its is striving towards.A lot of dishes sound great on the menu but fall flat on delivery. The service is "OK". The... More 

1 Thank william z
Dickson, Tennessee, United States
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Eddy always create's a dish to die for. Everything is prepared fresh, and arranged nicely and taste;s fantastic

Thank Robert L
Venice, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

To tell the truth I have always used this as a last resort during season when we can't get into another place but, it has truly become one of my favorites because I have to say I have never had anything but a GREAT meal here!!! The food is excellent!! Do not let the fact that it is not on... More 

Thank ASB1956
Venice, Florida
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345 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is my third review of this restaurant, the first being in 2010..We live in Venice but there are so many really good restaurants, and a few very bad ones, that even when dining out 3 or 4 nights a week it takes awhile to get around to all of them...This place has had growing pains...They went through a couple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Miami Ave W, Venice, FL 34285-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-244-2643

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