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A Bit Of Boston

1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
+1 941-496-4587
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried clams” (30 reviews)
“chowder” (36 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

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
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Since "new" owners took over quality is back! You can tell as soon as you walk in! Nice, clean friendly greeting. Our waitress Kyra was sweet attentive. The clam chowda back to greatness! I had hot lobster roll with beautiful crisp lite,thin onionrings! We all...More

1  Thank Kathrine S
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The Bit of Boston has new owners how sad. The food has taken a serious down hill turn, the fried clams were terrible. The table next to us said the chowder was good, and I found the shrimp ok. We have been going to to...More

1  Thank Judy F
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great clam chowder. That's about it. We've been coming here and bringing family and friends in for 5 years and it is sad when the next time you bring them in, the food has gone downhill. 😢 My grilled fish sandwich was so salty I...More

Thank J-830
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

So disappointing. $113 later and the food was awful. My step father and I had the fish sandwich with onion rings. The fish was way too small for the bun and just did not have an appealing taste. The lettuce on the sandwich was wilted...More

2  Thank Shoogie417
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stephen s
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Cuisine
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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