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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is pretty good. A couple weird dishes that you can see they were thinking outside the box with different dishes . Not just the same 'ol same 'ol menu like so many other restaurants. The various items on the menu are good,...but their burgers are over the top. If I had to vote on the best burger in Venice, it would be here. Nothing over the top, but just good food here.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

You have to try it to believe it. I am not a foodie but my friends are. I could not have been happier.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

I stopped in with my wife and one of our friends we were visiting . I know they are not the original owners and it shows . The food is just a step above average , thats why I wish T/A would have "good" as...an option , not just average or very good . We all had salads and they were again just a step above average . My Cobb salad had very inexpensive turkey and ham on top with very little blue cheese . I know my cold cuts very well slicing hundreds of pounds for Boars Head cold cuts for caterers for many years and these were not even close . It is a little pricey for the quality of food with nice service . And to the reviewer below , there is no chef in the kitchen ! Just line cooks , trust me I know . And if you dont believe my review thats fine but you should have seen how well they were rated years ago .More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022 via mobile

CLOSES at 2:00 pm; kitchen stops serving 1:40-1:45. It’s up to the chef when they close. BUT, if you’re in here in time, great little spot. We had crab, asparagus Benedict, breakfast burrito, frittata and chicken pot pie soup. All were delicious. Donuts only served...on weekends. Service was excellent. Shout out to Steven. Nice side patio with tables, front tables are a little noisy from traffic. Inside in quaint and clean. We’ll be back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly service. Specialty donut appetizer is a must. Best breakfast in Venice. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

Everything was absolutely delicious!! Customer service was awesome. Prices were reasonable. I have never seen a restaurant where the servers and table workers hustle as much as these folks.. Stephen and Callie our waiter and table worker.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 17, 2022

I’m so glad my friend visiting me from Carmel, IN & I decided to have lunch here on Feb 19, 2022! We both enjoyed our lunch choices & wine very much! I had their special Frittata that day~ SO delicious! AND Kudos to our server,...Brooke H. She was very friendly & fantastic from start to finish! Awesome! Blu Island Bistro & Brooke H. we WILL be back!!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed March 7, 2022

Great service and food that is all in all worth every cent ! Wonderful service with great attitudes. The donuts are outstanding

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022 via mobile

Fabulous breakfast! The whiskey bacon eggs Benedict was to die for! Great service as well. Seated immediately on the patio and the heaters made it cozy and well worth not waiting for the indoor seating. Very much well worth it!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

Busy place, great servers but not the best brunch I’ve ever had. Recommend their homemade donuts, a little cake like but warm and yummy. Biscuit & gravy the guys didn’t care for which is why the score was not 4. Tiny servings of fresh fruit...for $3.50, English muffin & coffee good but bacon well done. Seems popular with locals, can have outside or inside seating.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 27, 2022

I found this place on TripAdvisor. And, I'm so happy we stopped in for breakfast. It's a small bistro by a small hotel that you could easily just drive by and not notice. They advertise they have the best buttermilk pancakes...and they weren't lying! The...pancakes are as big as a dinner plate and so very fluffy. You can get all types of toppings and mix-ins, too. My husband ordered 2 pancakes and couldn't finish them (and he's a big eater)! There are lots of items to choose from on the menu and they have daily specials as well. Our server Brooke was wonderful and kept our coffee mugs full. Our food was delivered promptly and was nice & hot. We liked the decor, too. So, if you're looking for a great place to eat, don't miss out on this bistro.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 23, 2022

the food was excellent hamburger and shrimp tacos the way we requested them. the service was very good, and she checked back on us several times. the place does have indoor and outdoor dining and is a little funky but clean and not too big.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

My husband and I had an excellent breakfast today at Blu Island Bistro. The pumpkin pancakes were amazing.....amazing omelette.....bacon crispy as requested. Service was great......never had to wait for a coffee refill. A true Venice gem!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 23, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast and eggs ordered medium - delivered snotty undercooked. Sent them back and got them hard boiled. Another diner ordered the frittata but it came ice cold. Sent that back too. Top it off, the cheesy potatoes that the server was quick...to suggest to us- was over spiced, dry and just terrible tasting. When questioned, our server who was suggesting them when we ordered, shared that a lot of people don’t like them and that they aren’t “her cup of tea” either. Crazy. Our server took 10% off the bill so we ended up paying 50.00 for a really awful breakfast. We did learn that the restaurant changed hands and that some suspected they had been changing to cheaper suppliers which were impacting the quality of the kitchen output. There are so many great places in Venice, suggest you explore them while this place works whatever issues are happening in the kitchen. For now, suggest you pass by this one.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

The food is excellent. All three of us got the Whiskey Bacon Eggs Benedict. It was very good. The place is small and gets crowded quickly. It was very noisy due to everyone talking and it was hard to hear the person next to you.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Response from dvkremk | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you contact the restaurant directly. We just had breakfast there this morning!
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Response from TWR8712 | Reviewed this property |
They are not open for dinner. Breakfast and brunch only
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Yes, they serve beer and eine
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Blu' Island Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5