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A Bit Of Boston

1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
+1 941-496-4587
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fried clams” (31 reviews)
“chowder” (36 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I were greeted as soon as we walked in the door. They let us pick our table. Had wholebellie appetiser to start. They were cooked to perfection and the meal just got better. I had the fish and chips special. Delicious! My...More

Thank Kathrine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gross over cooked and under salted food. We order the whole belly clams w/ onion “rings” ( they were really more like onion straws) and the chicken parm. The clams had no salt and the pasta with the parm was grossly over cooked as was...More

Thank AmySarg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Bit of Boston for dinner, my husband said they really had the best clam bellies so we went there for dinner....we walked in and was seated and the sever dropped the menu on the table and said she would be right back...there...More

Thank Mrsoct62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Used to be okay, never outstanding. Clam chowder lacked both clams and diced potatoes -- only mushed into the broth. Fried clams we're underdone, not at all crispy. Of course, the rolls for lobster roll and clam roll weren't like anything I've ever...More

Thank Evan L
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were both disappointed. I ordered the shrimp appetizer -grilled. There were five of them and they were swimming in oil. $10.00. My husband said the cod was fresh but nothing to write home about. I'm beginning to think there is a real difference between...More

Thank Mel2013_13
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Under new management, it's been freshened up. Food is very good, onion rings are addicting, good place to get New England fish dishes. We had a group of 15 and they took superb care of us, very friendly wait staff, very enjoyable. Wish there was...More

1  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The quality of food is outstanding and fresh.. if you are looking for authentic New England style food such as lobster roll, fried belly clams, or steak and cheese “grinders”.. then I highly recommend A Bit of Boston, in Venice Florida.

Thank rubies80
Reviewed 16 January 2018

As we are from New England we wanted to try this place. NO complaints what so ever. The haddock was fresh as can be and cooked to perfection for me. My friend had fish and chips and thought it was very good. The Lobster Bisque...More

Thank emp617
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We have been here before and enjoyed the food. This time was noticeably different. Ordered the daily special, clam cakes and chowder. Clam cakes were really overcooked and heavily breaded, tough and inedible. THey seemed left over from lunch and cooked again. Chowder was better....More

1  Thank AynslieSh
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Saw a review for the lobster roll, had to try was in the area. I was not disappointed nice portion of lobster, fries done just right and coleslaw. Also had the chowder split between my wife and I, very, very good. Again today my wife...More

Thank Dave S
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stephen s
22 December 2014|
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Response from revgeorge | Reviewed this property |
It's been a couple of months since I've been there but most restaurants have got back on the quantity of the food. I do understand it because of the price everything. I will mention this to my wife to keep an ear open also... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-496-4587
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Whether you are missing home or in need of a seafood fix. Drop by this causal location that boosts of New England seafood and memorabilia. It is like dropping yourself up north to savor the flavors of the New England region. A Bit of Boston has become a favorite for New England vacationers, snow birds, transplants and locals alike. Treats like lobster rolls, sea scallops, clam cakes made with ingredients shipped in from Rhode Island are just a few. Their is hot dogs served on fresh New England style rolls and whole belly clams from none other than Ipswich. Just in case you are not in the mood for seafood, you are covered with favorites like Philly cheese-steak, meatball, Sausage & Pepper Hoagie's. There is a reason some travel as far as Ft Myers just to have a bowl of New England Clam Chowder. Stop by this local gem, you might just become a regular.
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