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A Bit Of Boston

1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
+1 941-496-4587
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried clams” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (46 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Another hole-in-the-wall restaurant which turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Small, cozy setting was quiet when we dined. The menu is heavy on seafood and the fish was very good, lightly breaded with ample portions. The French fries were subpar, but the clam chowder...More

Thank Rod K
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

After a day of sitting by the pool, I decided that I wanted fresh fish for dinner. The restaurant is a bit hard to find so I called ahead for specific directions. I was seated promptly and Michelle, my server, was incredible. I had the...More

Thank AMA1917
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is our second time back since new owners. Fried Clams with bellys look oorly prepared. They tasted ok. My wifes lobster roll was soggy. We showed the watress the claw meat and how it was mush looking. She took it to the young man...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Been there under the original owners. Really liked the food, as close to NE as is down here. The location has never been the best for the restaurant and now I think it is on a slow demise. Not sure if their clams are in...More

Thank Dorosel
Reviewed 31 December 2016

There is a wide range of reviews on this restaurant. We had been when they first opened and it was great. When we came down this year we heard it was under new ownership. We were the only table in there at lunch. Our waitress...More

Thank sanvanoak
Reviewed 13 December 2016

OK!. We are from New England!..Still summer in Maine..We both lived close to Ipswich and Essex and my family has been in the fishing business for over 200 years so we know what we are talking about...A bit of history about Bit of Boston: This...More

1  Thank gardner34285
Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

We are so glad you took the time to review A Bit of Boston. We just wanted to clear up a few facts you pointed out so our other guests who already know them are not confused. When Gigi owned A Bit of Boston she...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016

the clam chowder is more like a stew. it doesn't have much salt but lots of flavor. the fish has more fish than batter and is served with a generous portion of fries and cole slaw. Server is very cheerful and pleasant and efficient. I...More

Thank Burna P
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I don't know what all these negative comments are about. My wife and I are from Boston Massachusetts and we have been going to bit of Boston for 5 years. I ordered the whole belly clams and it's like I haven't left home. They were...More

2  Thank suelarson72
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Found this gem talking to a buddy we decided to go sit down and try it out , I am from New Bedford mass and this place well exceeded my expectations when we first walked in we got a warm welcome from the young cook...More

Thank cnooneisgood
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I knew Gigi the original owner of Bit of Boston. She understood the importance of the experience of eating such a New England delicacy like whole belly fried clams. Size matters ! Eating one with a large belly is not pleasant. The smaller the belly...More

3  Thank bpconnor2
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stephen s
kidding me right the quanity of food has drooped
21 December 2014|
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Response from jafretz | Reviewed this property |
We eat at Bit of Boston often and the quantity of food is way more than anyone needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-496-4587
Whether you are missing home or in need of a seafood fix. Drop by this causal location that boosts of New England seafood and memorabilia. It is like dropping yourself up north to savor the flavors of the New England region. A Bit of Boston has become a favorite for New England vacationers, snow birds, transplants and locals alike. Treats like lobster rolls, sea scallops, clam cakes made with ingredients shipped in from Rhode Island are just a few. Their is hot dogs served on fresh New England style rolls and whole belly clams from none other than Ipswich. Just in case you are not in the mood for seafood, you are covered with favorites like Philly cheese-steak, meatball, Sausage & Pepper Hoagie's. There is a reason some travel as far as Ft Myers just to have a bowl of New England Clam Chowder. Stop by this local gem, you might just become a regular.
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