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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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North Port, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the clam chowder is more like a stew. it doesn't have much salt but lots of flavor. the fish has more fish than batter and is served with a generous portion of fries and cole slaw. Server is very cheerful and pleasant and efficient. I had to thank the chef for the best clam chowder ever!!!

Thank Burna P
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know what all these negative comments are about. My wife and I are from Boston Massachusetts and we have been going to bit of Boston for 5 years. I ordered the whole belly clams and it's like I haven't left home. They were delicious! My wife had the blackened haddock and it was cooked just perfect. We also... More 

Thank suelarson72
New Bedford, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this gem talking to a buddy we decided to go sit down and try it out , I am from New Bedford mass and this place well exceeded my expectations when we first walked in we got a warm welcome from the young cook in the kitchen which he said ( how you doin have a seat wherever you... More 

Thank cnooneisgood
Venice, Florida
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew Gigi the original owner of Bit of Boston. She understood the importance of the experience of eating such a New England delicacy like whole belly fried clams. Size matters ! Eating one with a large belly is not pleasant. The smaller the belly the better they fry and the taste is amazing. I have not been back since... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most all seafood on menu came fried, so tried the lobster roll. Choise of cold or hot with butter. Chose the later. Very disappointed. For a 19$ plate expected more than a few morsels of lobster on a grilled hotdog bun, with fries & coleslaw! Come on man! Mediocre clam chowder, which is par for this place.

Thank Gdstf4me
Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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 October 17, 2016

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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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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223 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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 

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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
Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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