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Gold Rush BBQ

661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baby back ribs” (94 reviews)
“cornbread” (180 reviews)
“cucumber salad” (70 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Four of us went to dinner and three of us had ribs. There was nothing to really complain about overall. But I was disappointed in the half rack of ribs I had because there was more rib than there was meat. I always get the...More

Thank retired9945
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We come here frequently. The food is always fantastic and the staff are excellent. Love the baked pineapple and sweet potato fries as well. You don’t have one waiter they all take excellent care of you. If one passes your table they all ask if...More

Thank Dichooses
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a nice casual atmosphere. Love all the decor around the restaurant. My family and I enjoyed the food. It was very good barbecue. I highly recommend it. Not pricey at all. You definitely get your money’s worth.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried after reading reviews. Service is like no other I’ve ever seen! What a concept of “Teamfeed”! They get it done ✅ and get it done right👏🏼! I’m not a big fan of barbecue food but ......The spice cake is very good.

Thank solofishergal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always saw their parking lot full so we thought we would try it. Staff was friendly and service quick. The selection of sides and their quality was good. I had corn on the cob which was fresh not frozen like so many places. I...More

Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to this location many times and am very pleased. All of the meals we have had have been good. The green beans are great and so is the corn. The chicken and ribs were moist and had great flavor. The cornbread is the...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs are great along with the onion straws and the cheap cold draft beer. Also chicken and the sides of macaroni and cheese and the baked beans are real tasty! Great pleasant service!

Thank Russell P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the kind of place you hang around just to smell it. Honestly, the takeout window is a portal to some kind of sensory heaven. BBQ can be done in a lot of ways, and like anything, there is a bell curve. Gold Rush...More

Thank mcw628
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went and had the platter special for lunch and split it three ways. My sister got the chicken, brother in law the pork and beef and I got the baby back ribs. All were incredible with green beans and BBQ beans as the sides....More

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here twice. The meat is very good. We came back a second time to try the sweet tea chicken. We weren't disappointed.

Thank LisaCarol54
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February 10, 2018|
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Response from Craig C | Reviewed this property |
Please give them a call, they will give you anything you need to know before you arrive.
November 10, 2017|
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Response from Adrienne_6110 | Reviewed this property |
The daily specials are so good I failed to ask about early bird specials. Generally go for the specials. The ice cold beer is an attraction for mr.
January 6, 2017|
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Yes- great mac and cheese and great place to take kids.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-483-3137
  • E-mail
Gold Rush BBQ is a family own and operated restaurant located in Venice Florida for 15 years. Each year we have been voted best BBQ in Venice. We offer Ribs, Chicken, Steak, Sandwiches and Fresh Seafood. Dine in , Carry out and catering is available. Hope to see you soon !
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