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Blu' Island Bistro

625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-485-8200
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (56 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (70 reviews)
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All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I had heard from a co worker that this place was great so we took my parents there to have breakfast and see for ourselves. The check in was great, having updates on our cell to tell us where our place was...More

Thank JimandRobynH
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I stopped in for lunch yesterday for the first time as we had heard and read good things, particularly about the food. The place is quaint and the service attentive. I ordered what I consider to be a Florida staple, a grouper...More

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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Jebber23, Thanks for taking the time to write and your candid comments. We're pleased that you and your wife plan to come back. If at that visit there is anything less than satisfying let us know and we'll correct it. Al Chef Owner

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Today we had lunch at this restaurant. The food was excellent with multiple levels of flavor. The Chef obviously knows how to layer the flavors in all of the dishes we ate. Hummus was excellent with the addition of peppers, feta cheese, peppers and greens....More

Thank David P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best breakfast/lunch place in town. I visit here weekly and everything I have ordered has been phenomenal. Great customer service as well, I highly recommend to try this place out.

Thank dandinka96
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Extremely busy, appeared to be a lot of regulars. Our order took a very long time, though the staff was very cordial and pleasant. Had to ask for several things that should have been obvious. Food was a bit above average, seating was very uncomfortable....More

Thank Barbara B
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Barbara B. Thanks for your review. You've touched on a number of issues.We strive for excellence all the time on all of them but in high season and on weekends sometimes we are victims of our own success. Quality and service should never be compromised....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been here for lunch and breakfast... the last time we went on Sunday morning after church and beat the rush. I ordered the fresh made cinnamon doughnuts. Being health conscious, I NEVER get doughnuts, but boy am I glad I did. What a...More

Thank Ksligh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ordered 2 sandwiches, fries and 2 drinks. $37 plus later. Who charges for fries? Small crowded expensive and not as good as other restaurants in the area

Thank 1Sirocco
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sandwiches at Blu come with a choice of house made chips, coleslaw or fruit. Our fries are hand cut from select potatoes to ensure the high quality we are known for--hence the additional; charge. Thanks for writing. Al-Chef/Owner

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We’re staying at the motel connected to this restaurant. What a great perk for us. The food I saw at every table made me want to eat it. My husband had an omelet that was very fluffy and I had Eggs Benedict. They cheerfully made...More

Thank Fossr50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whiskey Bacon!!! Mmmmm.... Pancakes are amazing. French Toast is amazing too. Great chefs who take a lot of pride in their food.

Thank Janie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived about 8:10am and had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. Busy place with all the snowbirds in town. There are some tables outside at the entrance and folks of course bring their dogs, which is annoying to me, so we chose...More

Thank Deborah C
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Questions & Answers
23 December 2016|
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Response from xrayjng | Reviewed this property |
If they do a Valentine Dinner reserve EARLY!!!! They sold out last year on the first day!!!!
22 May 2016|
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Response from Alan L | Property representative |
Hi, we serve breakfast all day on Sunday and lunch starting at noon. Hope to see you! Lots of specials too!
22 May 2016|
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Response from SueBee19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I am not sure they call it "brunch." It's from 7:30-2. According to their website. You can also check out their menu there. Just google blu island bistro in Venice, FL. If you are looking for a set brunch menu... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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
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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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