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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)
“corn bread” (85 reviews)
“chicken” (107 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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11 - 20 of 816 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy the different BBQ flavors here. The sides are just average. The location is a little out of the main area but not too far. We're checking out if you're hungry for barbecue

Thank Tiffaney C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs are fall off the bone with the perfect smoke flavor!!! Some of the best ribs we have ever had! My wife even cleaned off the bone! The staff could be friendlier, but we were there for the food! Would recommend if your in...More

Thank Larry1074
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of neighbors and certainly was not disappointed. Delicious baby back ribs, BBQ chicken, crispy fries, yummy cornbread more like a corn muffin, and refreshing cucumber salad! Prompt service, friendly staff. Will definitely return!

Thank ljm628
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Ordered take-out as we were passing through. Ordered pulled pork sandwich and bbq chicken and pork combo platter - sides: corn on the cob, bbq beans, cole slaw. - everything was very tasty and plentiful - very fair pricing and we both liked the bbq...More

Thank bueromuell
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Great big menu full of choices, decided on brisket sandwich and baked beans because it was lunch time. So, so good! Experimented with some sauces and brought some home. But even better than the food was the service! Ayla was our waitress and she is...More

Thank AngelMommy2
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We met up with friends so 9 of us descended upon them without warning. Greeted with a big smile, seating was arranged promptly and a lovely girl took our drinks order. Customer service was warm and welcoming and couldn't be faulted. Great attitudes all round....More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Gold rush is a staple in town. It has good BBQ, it's affordable, quick and is family owned. I did not have to wait for a table and the wait staff was polite.

Thank jokt2016
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

You can't beat the Gold Rush. They have the best baby back ribs in town. The pulled pork is good and their sides are outstanding. Definitely plan a evening out there.

1  Thank adriann596
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have driven PAST this restaurant hundreds of times. No real reason other than BBQ doesn't really draw us. We decided to eat there tonight after seeing the cook make a "Fat Head BBQ Pork Pizza" on a local TV show. We really wanted to...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My wife and I stumbled across this mom and pops place several years ago. I always get the Rib Tickler with homemade mac & cheese and garlic mash potatoes. My wife gets the ribs and shrimp with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes. Always delicious!...More

Thank Michael B
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Yes- great mac and cheese and great place to take kids.
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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