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Blu' Island Bistro

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625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-8200
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7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small and cozy dining, if you like your space this is not your place! But the food is fantastic and the staff are awesome. Always willing to answer questions and they strive to please the customer.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my very favorite breakfast/ lunch spots. Their menu is creative and the food is delicious. Also, I have used their catering service and I would definitely do so again.

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Thank Misty R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were visiting Venice for a weekend getaway.. wanted to ride our bikes to breakfast and thankfully stumbled across this quaint, lovely little restaurant. The hashbrowns were by far the best ones I have ever had! Also, do yourself a favor and get the banana pancakes.. you will not be disappointed. The atmosphere is very cozy and the waitresses were... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Girlfriend and I had lunch here the service was very good as well as the food. the host was very nice and came back before we left to see if we need anything else.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I met for lunch at this restaurant. Both of us had eaten here before but not for several months. We were warmly greeted and seated in a sunny, smaller room with a few tables. Our server Katrina was attentive, helpful, and friendly. We both ordered sangria which was refreshing and fruity. My grilled grouper was not quite... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the food is always good. breakfast and lunch. never had a bad meal. you can eat outside or inside. owner operated

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Thank speedg00se
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a group of two families who eat breakfast at the Bistro almost every Sunday !! We have tried most other breakfast places and nowhere comes close. The quality of food and service is second to none. see ya next weekend Mark L

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in a motel's parking lot - almost across from the Goodwill in Venice- this hidden gem is one of our favorite places to eat....the menu allows breakfast or lunch choices all day during open hours.....It has wide choice of delicious and interesting entrees. The staff is always delightful too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Breakfast Ever!!! Staff all so awesome and Friendly!!!! Visited with my sister and best friend and the service and atmosphere was just fantastic!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food! Great service! We had French toast blueberry stuffed , Blu island breakfast sandwich basted egg, biscuits and gravy....all excellent! Fresh fruit was spot on too! Came back next morning for take out on blueberry French toast which was previous day special! We had breakfast meals. This chef and staff a keeper!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $33
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-8200
Description
A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America Alumunus delivers a gourmet twist on everyday favorites. Chef Alan won the local Iron Chef, Best of Philadelphia, People's Choice Award and many more. From meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free, we have something for everyone. Comfortable and chic, just a few blocks away from the beautiful gulf of mexico. Located conveniently on the Island of Venice, one block south of Venice Hospital, attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering, Private Party Room.

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