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Gold Rush BBQ

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661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and atmosphere - what you expect to see in a BBQ joint. Unfortunately the food is just average.

Thank u2lemon78
Keszthely, Hungary
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been there many time. I order ribs,mostly- it is good, service is quick. My Lady prefer chicken what is lovely according to her. They have beer for one Bucks,- which is also good.

Thank tizs0
South Venice, Florida
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family usually love to have baby back ribs at this place especially on all you can eat baby back ribs night which we can have along with 2 sides.

Thank Nan_Chareeya
Sarasota, FL
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is my go to place when I want a fast, affordable and delicious meal. The staff are like family to my picky parents they treat them like gold. Think you Gold Rush!!

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311 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and really enjoyed our pulled pork sandwiches. We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Incredible BBQ and great value too.

Thank easterntreker
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here, 1/2 rack of spare ribs ( I ordered mine dry) 2 sides, slaw and fries, comes with a square of cornbread. $12.99, wife had 1/4 BBQ chicken, beans with pearl onions and mashed potatoes and cornbread. $7.99. Soda is $2.45 a glass!! My wife thought the chicken was a little dry, my 1/2 rack of ribs... More 

Thank Hognfrog
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can stand the noise factor you will enjoy your meal. The BBQ ribs are always tasty and the pulled pork sandwich is always a hit. In fact it is all good. The place is always packed so be prepared for a bit of a wait especially in season. Service is always with a smile. They have daily specials... More 

Thank Lew D
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a really, really fun time last Friday night, eating at the bar and enjoying the food as well as the banter between the other customers and the staff, including proprietor Patrick Caudill. Great food, and Gold Rush has its own classic American lager beer on tap which is $.99 cents all day, everyday!!! Great night, especially as my... More 

Thank briansullivan53
Gastonia, North Carolina
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220 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A relaxed atmosphere with good BBQ choices. BBQ beans are always a winner. Just my thing, but I don't like eating on metal plates, other than that get there early and eat away

Thank meggie0214
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You want BBQ you go to Gold Rush. This place is FANTASTIC and is recommended to everyone. This is the place to visit when you are in Venice. Make sure to call about the wait because they are busy, busy.

Thank maureenf1978

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-483-3137
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 !

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