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Bema J's Bistro

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3515 Bobcat Village Center Rd, North Port, FL 34288-8977
+1 941-257-8036
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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Worthington, MA, United States
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with two other couples that we know from our town in Mass. The both winter in the Englewood/Port Charlotte area and we had been to Fort Meyers for Red Sox spring training. Our hosts recommended Bema J's and we listed it as one of the best on our trip. Their website has a nice walk through video.

Thank Norman S
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is pretty good and very popular on ribs night. Decent level of service. Drinks are expensive especially if you like a glass of decent wine with dinner. You pay more for 2 drinks than the meal itself.

Thank Silverpalm_10
Englewood, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Wednesday is rib night and needs a reservation for a table and for ribs. Met another couple who arrived before we did - we were 5 minutes late for our reservation at 5PM. Service and ordering was rushed, food was brought out almost immediately as ribs are pre-cooked. As soon as a plate was nearly done it was whisked off... More 

Thank Dorothy C
East Freedom, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We go there for there Wednesday Ribs excellent and the price is in line. I've also had lunch there also excellent. They also have a good selection of wines.

Thank lrhodesd
Westbrook, ME, United States
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My friends told me to pick a new spot for us to have dinner. I had heard of Bema J's but had never gone there, so I decided that this was the night to try it. it was a small but intimate place. The staff were very friendly. The menu is not large but it had something for each of... More 

Thank James G
London, Canada
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Reservations required as this fare is to die for. We met fellow visitors who travelled an hour based on previous visits and recommendations. You can't miss if ribs is your fancy. 10+ sauce choices and a generous rack will fill your fancy. They require a day or more call ahead as just enough ribs are ordered. Wednesday is the only... More 

Thank Rickyticky63
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Ok, tired of mediocre big chain food- this is your place! Lovely family run business- with superb food, drinks & friendly service. We'll be back :)

Thank Jackie G
Port Charlotte, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a hidden gem of a bistro! Great food and wine and an overall pleasant atmosphere!! I highly recommend!!

Thank Lisa C
Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Wednesday rib night after a round of golf across the street @ Bobcat Trail. We all had the ribs with various flavors. Excellent, meaty fall off the bone ribs. Great service as well in a quaint little gem of a restaurant.

Thank Ron A
North Port, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Sometimes you don't want the toy food served at the chain restaurants. If you don't want to drive to Punta Gorda or Venice this is the only gourmet class restaurant I know in North Port. Fabulous entrees and huge glasses of wine!

Thank Ron P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3515 Bobcat Village Center Rd, North Port, FL 34288-8977
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  North Port
  • Phone Number: +1 941-257-8036
Located in Bobcat Village Center

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?