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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 good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fried clams” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (37 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
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Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Went for the luncheon fried cod special of fried cod, french fries and cold slaw.... $7.00. Large cod piece, crisp fresh cold slaw and french fries that have a exterior treatment before being fried that makes them extra crispy but not overcooked. Hot food hot,...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had not been to A Bit Of Boston in almost 2 years. The original owners sold the business to the present owners. When we heard this we were concerned but stayed and ordered anyway. I think it was even better than before. The clam...More

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed May 13, 2016

The place is a bit out of the way, small, but nicely appointed. The food specials are good and the staff, Vitale, is great. I will return to eat here again. Thursdays are all you can eat shrimp, need I say more. Check it out,...More

Thank gregory5220
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great fried clams, a bowl of the best lobster bisque. As good as any thing we have had in New England. A must stop when you are in town

Thank Judy F
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I fail to understand how these little hole in the wall restaurants can charge such high prices. This place did offer specials until 2pm. Food was not exceptional in any way. I don't think I would go back as there are more local restaurants that...More

Thank JackeeW
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Excellent. We are from New England we Felt like We where in Maine, the clams, shrimp, scallops and haddock plate was just like I was sitting on the coast eating a fisherman plater. Staff was excellent and service was great! Definitely would recommend for a...More

Thank jcs439
Reviewed April 17, 2016

We were in Venice for a matinee performance of the Venice Symphony. Had heard about this place from a friend and decided to give it a try. What a gem of a place. Not fancy looking, almost diner like but boy is the food good....More

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

Thank you for your fabulous review.

Reviewed April 17, 2016

My husband and I being from Massachusetts, had to try this seafood restaurant. We are used to having fried clams in N.E. and found the clams and all of their seafood is very fresh and just like we get in New England. Prices are reasonable,...More

Thank Joan513
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

My sister in law is from Boston and brought me here along with some other relatives visiting from another state. She loves the full belly clams! I had the clam chowder along with the other guests and we all agreed it was the best ever!...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed April 8, 2016

I have been many times here for lunch & dinner.Have always had a Great experience ! Recently i was with a group of women (8+) to have dinner. One of the women who was new that i dont know made a Very embarrassing fool of...More

Thank SammieLBK
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Richard H
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Response from debbie h | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are and they get busy on Friday evenings.
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Mrsoct62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes my husband and father-in-law has been going there for years and the original owner sold the restaurant and that’s why the service and food was terrible!!! (Was under new management) We will never return there again
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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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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
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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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