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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 34285-3237
+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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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I first went here for breakfast on the 21st with my mom. And I was blown away, this diamond in the rough delivers. I had the granola and yogurt with berries and every ingredient was perfect. I went today for lunch to see if they could catch fire again. Lightning strikes twice at this place. The waitress, was amazing, and... More 

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Thank ericsince1984
Venice, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is awesome!!! The food is consistently wonderful and it is a local favorite. Also, the staff are always friendly and make you feel right at home.

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Thank Julie W
Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The airmen at suncoast maintenace center we always look foward to Friday because it's when we eat out, and Blu' Island Bistro is our choice. When placing our order I always get a cheerful voice, our orders are always correct and hot. The preperation of to go bags are on point with utensils, condiments, and with names of each person... More 

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Thank eddie m
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great lunch at this restaurant today. There were 10 in our group and Vicky did a great job waiting on us. Chef Alan's food is delicious and prepared perfectly.

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Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great gourmet grub without the pretentious attitude. Breakfast is a must when in town! Scrapple! Gourmet and Southern dishes. Great seafood choices! Loosen your belts. Gourmet Burgers blow your taste buds away and are the best in Venice. And Craft Beer flights to pair with your meal. Need I say more?

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Placida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Something for everyone, healthy to hungry. Great service, friendly people, incredible food. Very attentive and accommodating. Got to try this place for other meals. Just upset it took us this long to find it.

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Thank Ronald H
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to this restaurant because there always seems to be a lot of patrons/cars in their parking lot. What a great surprise - one of the best breakfast places I have been to. Loved their blueberry pancakes and my family loved their Italian omelettes. Staff very friendly and accommodating and they play oldies music while enjoying your breakfast which... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, friendly service, but always a wait for a table. Breakfast is excellent. Dinner is only served a few days per week. The owner and his girlfriend are very personable.

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Thank jokt2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch. The chef is the best in Venice. Try their daily soup special, it's always delicious along with other freshly prepared items.

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Thank Sharon D
Melville, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Alan, a Philly native, offers his own Philly Steak, using American cheese instead of Cheez Whiz with the end result being a delectable delight that will make you want to come back for more.

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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
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 34285-3237
  • 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?