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“Go on Saturday for the Special” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gold Rush BBQ

Gold Rush BBQ
Ranked #9 of 240 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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 !
Mooresville, North Carolina
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Go on Saturday for the Special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Was visiting my folks and they suggested going here for an early dinner. Was really sure about a BBQ place in Florida since I live in NC...but they said it was great. Went there and had a great waitress who suggested the special of the day (only have it on Saturdays). It was the Beef Ribs. I really wasn't expecting what I got...they were fork tender and taste just like the best pot roast you've ever had. Just awesome food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 349Alan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Best BBQ in Sarasota County”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Git yur bib overalls on and mozey on over to the Gold Rush. Their BBQ chicken is the best anywhere. Always moist and tasty. Steaks and shrimp are great, too! The corn bread muffins are worth stealing off another table if you get a chance. And now they have Mac 'n Cheese!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BKW1958
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best BBQ!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

The ribs at Gold Rush are deliciously awesome (as my 12 year old says). Best BBQ ribs I've tasted. The cornbread is wonderful. Moist and sweet, it is almost like a dessert. The portions are generous and the choices for sides are plentiful. Red skinned mashed, bbq baked beans and cucumber salad. Yum! It's hard to decide between the baby back ribs and the spare ribs. My parents say that the bbq chicken is excellent. Every time we go to visit them in Florida we have to go to Gold Rush! Totally Awesome! My 10 year old says "it is the best rib place in the whole entire world"

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Christine H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Just ok.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I ordered the Mahi Mahi Sandwich. Others in my group got the grilled/bbqed 1/2 chicken - all bland. We even had to add salt and pepper to the fries. The ribs were good tho!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BekyD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

A regular dining spot when in Venice. Their menu is great with a nice variety to choose from,. I've had the ribs, the burgers, the chicken and just the other day took a neighbor for dinner there and we had the broiled scallops dinner plate, and just like everything else we've tried, it was excellent. The waiting staff was also friendly courteous, and on his toes to all our needs.
Would highly recommend this restaurant to all visitors of Venice, Florida. If going for dinner, be there by 5pm to beat the rush!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BfloWNY
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