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Anita's SandCastle

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South Jetty, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-497-2658
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't ask for better service, and at $1.25 for a coffee by the beach, try and beat that. Good range of beverages and snacks, with rest rooms on site , and seats and benches to relax on, whilst watching the boats going out to sea. Free car parking on site, what more could you ask for.

Thank David M
Venice, Florida
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jetty good for fishing and catching a sunset. A lot of local here at that time. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and manatees. Anita's not open all the time so bring your own"just in case".

Thank 2CaribTravelers
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great little place located right at the Jetty for coffee/pop... and great hot dogs and made to order breakfast items and sandwiches.

Thank Star1023
Stowe, Vermont
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192 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was a fun and tasty stop on our visit to Venice, Florida. Anita's is situated on the jetties near the entrance to the inlet and sees plenty of action in the way of people, boats and waves. Who knew there were waves on the Gulf and the west coast of Florida? The scene is terrific and the hot dogs... More 

Thank JillCull
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a "must do"! The beach dog is a treat and a bargain as well. It is a gathering spot in the area and fun to hang out and people watch. If you like a Chicago-style hotdog, be sure to stop in.

Thank kimmM7978AM
Cleveland, Ohio
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming to Anita's for a number of years...often. We stay very close to the Venice Jetty and have hot dogs at the Sand Castle regularly. You just can't buy hot dogs this size anywhere. They're HUGE! And reasonable. The Belly Buster ($3.50) is about 1 1/2" this and overfills the bun. Did I mention how good it tastes? Only... More 

Thank Bob D
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is one of the best spots for a good view of the Venice Jetties. The food I had was average at best. The coffee was blah. I asked about the bagels and was told they were Lenders. I skipped it. The reviews say the hot dogs are good, maybe they are. The owner did not seem interested in good... More 

Thank sueinveniceflorida
Lancaster, PA
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Prior to our visit to Anita's we met a new resident of Venice while dining downtown. She told us we should not leave Venice without having one of Anita's hot dogs. The next day after walking down the beach from the Inn at the Beach I enjoyed one of her hot dogs. It was very delicious to say the least.... More 

Thank Goodonz
Coronado, California
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442 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My local friend took me here and we enjoyed chili cheese dogs at the jetty. Delicious and took me back to my Florida beach days. The dogs hit the right spot and fast, friendly service added to the experience.

Thank Gene F
Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Anita's is a great little hot dog joint right on the Venice jetty. Grilled "Belly Buster" 1/4 lb hotdogs is favored. Grab a dog or two and sit at the picnic tables and watch the boats, dolphins and beautiful water go by! There are regulars that get off the plane and come directly to Anita's.

Thank ProEater29

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Restaurant Details

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American, Fast food
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Jetty, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-497-2658

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?