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Gold Rush BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very friendly wait staff. The chopped pork sandwich was excellent along with the baby back ribs. Sweet potato fries and barbecue beans were great. Make sure you have the cucumber salad. Don't forget the corn bread.

Thank FloridaNYSP
Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's face it, Venice is beutiful but fairly boring. However, the Gold Rush BBQ is one reason to drag your butt to good Olde Venice for some of the very best bbq in Florida. This place has everything for bbq lovers plus a fair amount of seafood and other regular faire. I hate to say it but the Gold Rush... More 

Thank aws883
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from NC, I wasn't sure how this would taste. It was super good and so glad we decided to try it. Very large portions 😀

Thank BeachGirl0214
Venice, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought family for lunch. All ordered pulled pork. Tasty as always. Mac and cz creamy and hot. Yum. One mistake on sandwich but fixed instantly. I'm pretty sure that I've eaten here every week since I moved here.

Thank Mark S
Englewood, Florida
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487 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,507 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the fact that I have never had a bad meal here, tonight I had Tony as my waiter, and I mean that kid bent over backwards to make my meal the most enjoyable one. I ordered the Chicken and Ribs, with OF COURSE my favorite GARLIC MASHED POTATOES and GREEN BEANS. Even ordered some of that to go too.... More 

4 Thank mamamia70
New York
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ribs are tender an juicy, without too much sauce which I personally despise. The waiter was superb, was intelligent, efficient and courteous. The food was delivered quickly and plated perfectly. I am a tough critic and really have nothing to complain about. I'll be back, and you should check it out.

Thank gradyguy
Englewood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was AMAZING!! Great BBQ sauces. Fast service and the prices were great too!! We will be back!!

Thank PBRoutt
Venice, Florida
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184 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy but this restaurant is clean, in good shape, really good service and food with decent prices. I ordered the all you can eat catfish special on a Friday. The AYCE catfish is bone in, not filet. It is deep fried and is tender and moist. You get two side dishes with your meal too. We really like their... More 

Thank RickHLihue
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a "down-home" type of restaurant. Interesting southwestern decor. Good service. We used to think it was the best rib place in Venice and it still is the best rib place on the Island. However, we like Rib City Grill better. Their ribs are well cooked and very good. Gold Rush Barbeque is an inexpensive and tasty place to... More 

Thank robertgladysj
North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance is very casual old western style and the food is absolutely wonderful! We had Baby Back Ribs and they are the best we have ever had. The side dishes are also excellent so you won't be disappointed. We went in off season and the restaurant was filled to capacity even at 7 pm. So if you are going... More 

Thank Marianne V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $22
American, Barbecue
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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: 19414833137
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?