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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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Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for breakfast on our last day in town. Busy place which tells you the food is great! Staff was very friendly and service was outstanding. Food was excellent! If you are a fan of hot sauce- be sure to try it here. So good! Next time I'll be here every morning for breakfast:)

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Thank 33Bert
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place for breakfast. unfortunately they are not open for dinner. the atmosphere reminds you of an old time diner. by the way, they will do a private dinner for groups.

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Thank Don B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for breakfast and my goodness, was it good! Best I've had in a long time or ever. Besides the great food, it is one of the cutest and most quaint inside. Almost feel like you're eating at home. Highly recommended!

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Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time we were at a party that was catered by Blu. The food was exceptionally presented, delicious, plentiful with many options. The chef and all support were terrific and pleasant. We want to have a party just to be able to have them cater it! We live on the Island and will surely try the restaurant... More 

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Venice, Florida
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162 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good food, good service and fair prices. Some interesting items on the menu, a little different. Overall a good place to visit while in Venice.

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Osprey
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast and the food was delicious!! Atmosphere has an island flair. Service was great with a smile. Prices are reasonable.

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Washington, DC
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Blu Island Bistro is located at the Island Sun Inn, though my understanding is that it is a separate business from the hotel. We enjoyed their terrific, although expensive, breakfast on two days of our stay at the Island Sun Inn. Big portions, great service, good food, with numerous options on the menu. My husband really wanted to have dinner... More 

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Thank sojourner68
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today I enjoyed the most delectable pancakes with raspberry compote and pecans--yum!!! Blu' is one of our favorite restaurants in Florida-- cute set up, consistently wonderful food and excellent service (thank you, Anne Marie)! Blu' Island Bistro is a true gem in Venice!

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Thank MHFlorida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a terrific breakfast place. The omelets were light, fluffy and well-seasoned. The coffee was very good and the pancakes were light and tasty. The seating on the patio was very pleasant as they used plantings to create a natural screen to block the street. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. It was a completely lovely dining experience.

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Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful comments-we appreciate you writing and dining with us! Chef/owner Alan More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped @ Blu's after visiting with family. It's so cute inside that I just knew the food was made with love! I had the burger special. Great quality patty topped with fresh salsa, cheese & avocado. My aunt had the veggie panini & my son had the Reuben, which he raved about. Everything was delicious & we really enjoyed... More 

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Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Wow-love that you came with your whole family-we try to make it a great experience for everyone...thanks so much! Chef/Owner Alan 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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 34285-3237
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?