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Gold Rush BBQ

661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baby back ribs” (85 reviews)
“cornbread” (165 reviews)
“cucumber salad” (64 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from England, we don't have very many BBQ style restaurants so when we visit USA we expect nothing but the best...Gold Rush offers the best every single time we visit! The staff always remember us when we walk in (usually visit here twice a...More

Thank Jodie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have read the reviews for this place for years. I finally took my husband here for our anniversary dinner. I was hoping it was nothing like another chain BBQ in town.....it wasn't. Despite serving your dinner in a miner's pan, the food was excellent....More

Thank NYCNan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What else can you say. Best barbecue around. Friendly staff service is always good. Price is great. Sides are always fresh A little noisy but the food makes up for it.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We headed here after spending time at Caspersen Beach & brought our appetites! Their pork sandwich lunch special is a terrific bargain (my Daughter loved this!)although I tried their smoked turkey with cornbread. I wish there was a little more cornbread with the serving, but...More

Thank JeffnEdie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the restaurant's decor is tired and a bit overdone, Gold Rush serves decent BBQ at reasonable prices.

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Since I bought more gift cards, I'm so glad to be able to bring new friends here. Today I brought someone who had never eaten here before and when I raved about the pulled pork, the special green beans, the garlic mashed and as appetizer...More

3  Thank mamamia70
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The four us all ordered the rack of ribs and beers. The ribs were really not that tasty, nor not especially meaty. On the plus, the beer was cold.

Thank Dennis O
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite local places to dine on Venice Island. The food is always good and the service is spot on. Monday features my wife’s favorite sweet tea chicken. Also they have a 99 cent draft beer in a frosted mug. Try...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Have been here many times over the years.very good BBQ baby back ribs. The ribs are all I get anymore simply because it is the best choice here. Service is good. Sides are Good also. Good family place for food.

Thank clmcdonald9
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Had baby back ribs and chicken on Saturday night. The first batch came out burnt and very little portion of ribs. Sent it back!!! Then the second and 3rd batch of ribs were tasteless. Told the waiter, when I could finally get his attention. He...More

Thank Nancy F
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10 November 2017|
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Response from Adrienne_6110 | Reviewed this property |
The daily specials are so good I failed to ask about early bird specials. Generally go for the specials. The ice cold beer is an attraction for mr.
6 January 2017|
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Yes- great mac and cheese and great place to take kids.
6 January 2017|
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Response from SRQWLDTVLR | Reviewed this property |
Great Mac and Cheese
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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