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Blu' Island Bistro

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625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-485-8200
07:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 07:30 - 14:30
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rochester,new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here again and had the crab cake sandwich, minus the bread! The best.mreal crab, almost no filler, lightly seared. Served with fresh fruit. Outside seating so pleasant. Our server was very attentive. Have had fish tacos. Excellent. My husband likes the philly cheese sandwich ( eating only 1/2 the bread).

Thank bicyclelady
Nokomis, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with friends. Food was great. Service was very attentive. Nice selection on the menu (which was a bit unconventional). Worth a visit.

Thank BalanceSeeker10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love,love, love Blu' Island Bistro. Omelettes are fluffy and stuffed! Homemade potato chips are a nice treat. Chef Alan frequently stops by to say Hello.

Thank Cindy C
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I met 2 friends for a late breakfast - our first visit to Blu' Island Bistro. It wasn't as busy as I thought it might be so I called ahead for seating (available 30 minutes before your planned arrival). My friends tried the quiche and omelet dishes and I went for the eggs Benedict with crab meat and asparagus. My... More 

Thank Barb T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the food here. Great homemade holindaze sauce! The best hash browns ever. Amazing pancakes. Good coffe.

Thank Rudiskey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and chose the shrimp tacos. They were awesome. The chef is a genius and service is great too! Sometimes it's packed but worth the wait

Thank pjsVenice
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My niece bought me a gift card for this restaurant for my birthday so we decided to go for a late breakfast/early lunch. I believe this restaurant has limited hours since they serve breakfast and lunch. It's not the largest restaurant since it's attached to a hotel but is decorated in that beach mode. Service was fast and friendly. I... More 

Thank Hognfrog
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We go to Venice every year and make a point to visit this bistro. Owned by the chef and his wife it's a breakfast and lunch place. This time we went for lunch. Delicious sandwiches with a chef flair- Salads and soups great. Serve breakfast all day as well. It's in a funky little hotel so it could be easy... More 

Thank Jakejakeno1
Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Blu Island Bistro recently provided in home catering for my company party. The taste and presentation of the food was exceptional. They recommended a menu that satisfied everyone in our group. I will use Blu Island Bistro for any and all of my future catering needs!

Thank rickspt
Sandy Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious!! Banana French toast, banana pancakes, spinach goat cheese omelette, egg bacon sandwich. Can not go wrong. A must go in Venice!

Thank tsbrocco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-8200
A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America Alumunus delivers a gourmet twist on everyday favorites. Chef Alan won the local Iron Chef, Best of Philadelphia, People's Choice Award and many more. From meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free, we have something for everyone. Comfortable and chic, just a few blocks away from the beautiful gulf of mexico. Located conveniently on the Island of Venice, one block south of Venice Hospital, attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering, Private Party Room.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?