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Gold Rush BBQ

661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (91 reviews)
“cornbread” (178 reviews)
“cucumber salad” (69 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Of the 6 or so BBQ joints in Venice, Gold Rush is my favorite. The half rack of baby back ribs with green beans and red skin mashers is addictive

Thank Joseph_Brozeph
Reviewed 20 April 2017

On vacation, dropped by for their all-you-can-eat rib night. Lines outside atb 5 pm. Seated quickly and had baby back ribs that were tasty and tender with Carolina mustard BBQ sauce' Ate 3 whole racks f0r $22. Great service and excellent mac-n-cheese. As NC BBQ...More

Thank whit1955
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great place to get those great tasting Ribs & Ribs & Ribs everyone is looking for. Very nice atmosphere and execellent service. Robert & Jackie

Thank jr19377
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We always come back for awesome food! In addition to BBQ ribs their Friday fried chicken is great and salad lovers the Caesar salad is very good and fresh. Very fast service and friendly!

Thank OldFloridaNative
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I have eaten here no less than ten times and come away more than satisfied every time. Waitresses are friendly, helpful and efficient. Meat is cooked to perfection. And they have a Grouper (fish) sandwich that rivals almost any restaurant in the area. I have...More

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a place to go regularly. The food is absolutely amazing and so traditional you will want to go back regularly. It is one of those restaurants you never get tired of. The ribs are wonderful and the sides are just as good....More

Thank Marianne V
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our family of six wanted to see the sunset on the beach, but that did not leave us much time for supper. We asked our servers if they could hurry our meal (not fair to them or the chef) and they hustled. We were very...More

Thank PapaLewis13
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Gold Rush BBQ is a well-established BBQ restaurant on Venice Island. The food is very good and the portions are generous. I had the chopped BBQ brisket with green beans and baked beans. Everything was great and the cornbread that came with the meal really...More

Thank Moved2Texas
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It's hard to find a good barbeque in a beach town but this is it. They have some of the best pulled pork sandwiches I've ever had. The brisket is amazing and the amount of food the have managed to fit into one plate is...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Love the food! I have eaten here many times and have yet to have had a bad experience. Owners and staff are awesome! My favorites are the fried corn on the cob and green beans! The pulled pork plate with green beans and mashed potatoes...More

Thank John B
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10 February 2018|
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Response from Craig C | Reviewed this property |
Please give them a call, they will give you anything you need to know before you arrive.
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.
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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