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Gold Rush BBQ provides Ribs, Chickens, Steaks, Seafood, Pulled Pork and Sugar Free Barbeques to the Venice, FL area.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $22
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Seating, 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, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very sad you plan your day around Gold Rush fried chicken day only to be seated and no fried chicken. Come on people, it was 5:35. This has happened to us over and over, never again though. We will make sure the chicken is available...before being seated.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times. Great service, friendly staff and delicious food. They have a great variety of entrees and sides. The prices are very affordable for BBQ as well.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021

Besides the charming Host/Manager Frank, there is "Lil" Anthony who is so attentive, just gives amazing service!!! We started with a glass of wine, then had an appetizer of FRIED OKRA, my, my, is that ever yummy!!! Victor ordered a sandwich, but I think he...regretted his choice. I on the other hand wanted their AMAZING 1/2 POUND HOT DOG, loaded with CHILI & CHEESE!!!! Truly best I ever tasted. Yes, tomorrow morning my scale won't be so happy with me, but tonight I was a happy camper! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACEMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 13, 2021

I just looooove this place. No matter what I order, it never disappoints.Lil Anthony is my favorite waiter and when Frank is the host, I know that everything will be perfect! I ordered a huge meal to go, but yet had a hankering for their...AMAZING HOT DOG with CHEESE & CHILI, so of course I ate way too much, but it was oh, soooo good! Happy to recommend this place again and again!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

We got takeout. From the menu online— amazing quantity of food for the plates ordered!! We ordered beef, pork & a rack of ribs, with sides of bbq beans (cooked w/meat!!), slaw, Mac and cheese(homemade !!) , and cornbread ( the sweet version but very...good!) Had leftovers for tomorrow!! The staff are friendly and respectful!! We also ordered some good sweet tea to round out our feast! Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 17, 2021

June 13th. 12:30 pm. Ordered pulled pork dinner and 1/2 chicken dinner. Chicken was very dry. Waiter told us that their white meat is sometimes dry, next time order dark meat. There will not be a next time. Management should be aware of this.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 10, 2021 via mobile

Family meal first the sides dishes were all very good. My issue was the real lack of smoke in my chicken and ribs which not. Present to any significant degree and my ribs were dry and a little tough not falling off the bone. With...that aside the prices were extremely reasonable and service was great. Considering how busy the place is it may be I got the one offMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021 via mobile

Dinner at Gold Rush for myself, my wife and mother in law. We each had the barbecue plate and all agreed it was delicious! I particularly like their green beans and collard greens. Iced tea is great! The portions are more than generous and the...prices very reasonable. Although they are always busy, the service is quick, friendly and efficient. A very good value.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 11, 2021 via mobile

We had the chopped mixed platter. It was very tender with no fat and an extremely generous portion. There were a variety of sauces on the table. Plus many sides to choose between that you don’t always see at a restaurant. We had the cucumber...salad and a very large portion of fries. We will be back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 24, 2021 via mobile

Had lunch here and it was well worth the visit. Lots of meat on my sandwich and a good sized side dish. They were fast and friendly the tomato on my sandwich was very fresh and had a great taste. I had a smoked Turkey...sandwich that was huge.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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No unfortunately they do not take reservations. The food is well worth the wait!
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Yes, Gold Rush BBQ offers takeout services.

Gold Rush BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4