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Blu' Island Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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. Winner of: Best Breakfast, Best Lunch, Best Brunch and Best Catering! 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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great breakfast!!!!pancakes fantastic!!hamburgers special!!!!a foodie experience!!service is super also Blue Island as good as it gets! A must while in Venice area

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tomppile
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has the most creative and outstanding breakfast and lunch in the area. It is expensive and the wait can take a while...but it is worth it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bill H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the food! Long time customer. But really. $15 for poached eggs on an English muffin ? Nope that is not for us though we think the food is great.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank thisaacs2017
alanl59, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Theisaacs2017, Thank you for writing. We are pleased to be able to share there are no menu items that are priced at $15. “Poached eggs on an English muffin” would come to about $7.50. We had a soft shell crab and blackened shrimp Benedict this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most popular breakfast spots in the Venice, Florids area. Get there when it opens or expect a 30-40 minute wait. Friendly, very accommodating with an above average waitstaff. Kim greets guests as they arrive and is accustomed to letting people know how...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank steve k
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Blu Island for a late breakfast or brunch. I had the corned beef hash Benedict. It is made from scratch corned beef hash and the poached eggs are done to perfection. A grapefruit mimosa topped off a great dish. My husband had banana...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best breakfast/lunch place in Venice. A local favorite. Chef Alan has created a great menu with specials everyday. My go to is his homemade corned beef hash! If you want authentic Philly cheese steak - this is the place to be. Great...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank swstah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go there a lot and have never had a bad meal. It is just really good food and service. The only negative I can add is there is always a wait. Longest time (that I was told) was 1 hour & 45 minutes... we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank HappyVenetian
alanl59, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HappyVenetian, Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! Yes, we are frequently on a wait due to our size. We now have our own app, “Blu Island Bistro” that will show the current wait time, our daily specials and allow you to jump on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to wait for a table, but was given a text message when the table was available. I had the tacos. Very good. Not so fond of the stringy onion rings, but some will like them. They have a poor selection of beer. Only 3...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JHS6223YL
alanl59, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

JHS6223YL, Thank you, we appreciate the 5 stars! We have 3 beers on tap in which we rotate to keep interesting, and a gluten free bottle option, wish we had the space for more! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had brunch at the Blu Island Bistro. Per recommendations, we downloaded the app from the restaurant prior to arrival and put our name on the list. The wait time at that time was listed as 25-30 minutes. We arrived about 20 minutes later....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CincyParrotthead
alanl59, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

CincyParrotthead, Thank you for writing, I'm so pleased to hear you had a good experience! Cold weather is a challenge for us; it forces us to rely on all indoor seating (very limited) and in addition, we have no indoor waiting area. The app does...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With all the other positive reviews, I feel like I am just "piling on", but I would have lunch here again in a nanosecond. The three of us enjoyed an Italian grilled sandwich, steak and cheese sandwich (which was quite large), and Blu Burritos. Not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MikeS875
alanl59, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

MikeS875, Thanks so much for writing, I am so pleased to hear you had a great experience with us!

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kenneth g
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Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
They are not open for dinner. Breakfast and brunch only
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kenneth g
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Yes, they serve beer and eine
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December 22, 2016|
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Response from DickCree | Reviewed this property |
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