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A Bit Of Boston

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1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
+1 941-496-4587
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to visit because of the good reviews, but we were disappointed. I ordered the lobster roll. It was the worst one I ever had. For $19, I had great expectations. It turned out to be a roll with melted butter and lobster claw meat and a few other small pieces (don't think they were from the tail). It... More 

Thank Lauren G
Parrish, Florida
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371 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Craving - absolutely craving - belly clams and so glad we took a ride to Venice to have some of these succulent little bi-valves!! We didn't get to Maine this year and we were craving clams - this fir the bill and more! Huge helping of belly clams, great tartar sauce with fries and slaw. We thought the pricing was... More 

Thank Ellesor826
Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will absolutely love their clam chowder, so order a bowl instead of a cup. The menu is somewhat limited, but everything I've ever had there has been very good. They also do a lot of carry-out orders. That makes it easy to take home more clam chowder after you have finished your meal.

Thank facensouth
palm harbor
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in New England for 20 years before moving to Florida and the Whole Belly Clam dinner was excellent at Bit of Boston. We now live in Palm Harbor, FL and have no restaurant like this there even at the Sponge Docks.

Thank timothy S
Punta Gorda, Florida
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205 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For $19 we got lots of lobster meat in a soft white bun and melted butter...perfect. Cole slaw and a side came with it. I had the carrots which I loved, hubby had the handmade onion rings. It was very difficult finding this place even using the map app on our phone, poor signage as well. If we are ever... More 

Thank MelissaScott7613
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I was not sure what to expect as I had not been to A Bit of Boston in years. I was pleasantly surprised. The fried shrimp roll was good, as were the fries and cole slaw. So, I returned for a 2nd visit. This time I ordered the fried clam roll.....i will go back - soon! Service was fine, casual... More 

1 Thank sueinveniceflorida
Venice, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

If your a true New Englander or ever wanted to try great seafood, you need to hit Bit of Boston on rt. 41 in Venice. Since moving from NH I found it's the best place for clams, scallops, lobstah and haddock fresh from the East Coast. Prices are about market value, but its the real deal.

1 Thank Sandy H
Venice, Florida
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Service was average. Facility was clean. Food was ok BUT nothing to rave about. The fried shrimp was probably the best thing that was ordered.

Thank Peanut1966
Bradenton, Florida
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Went for the luncheon fried cod special of fried cod, french fries and cold slaw.... $7.00. Large cod piece, crisp fresh cold slaw and french fries that have a exterior treatment before being fried that makes them extra crispy but not overcooked. Hot food hot, cold food cold, done right. Great especially for the money. The fried onion petals and... More 

1 Thank Rick M
Bradenton, Florida
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143 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had not been to A Bit Of Boston in almost 2 years. The original owners sold the business to the present owners. When we heard this we were concerned but stayed and ordered anyway. I think it was even better than before. The clam chowder had plenty of minced clams, the cream based broth was very flavorful and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $27
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-496-4587
Whether you are missing home or in need of a seafood fix. Drop by this causal location that boosts of New England seafood and memorabilia. It is like dropping yourself up north to savor the flavors of the New England region. A Bit of Boston has become a favorite for New England vacationers, snow birds, transplants and locals alike. Treats like lobster rolls, sea scallops, clam cakes made with ingredients shipped in from Rhode Island are just a few. Their is hot dogs served on fresh New England style rolls and whole belly clams from none other than Ipswich. Just in case you are not in the mood for seafood, you are covered with favorites like Philly cheese-steak, meatball, Sausage & Pepper Hoagie's. There is a reason some travel as far as Ft Myers just to have a bowl of New England Clam Chowder. Stop by this local gem, you might just become a regular.

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