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Gold Rush BBQ

661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (85 reviews)
“cornbread” (169 reviews)
“cucumber salad” (66 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed 3 days ago

used to love this place but ribs aren't as tender, prices have gone up, still very noisy, but still good bbq entrees if you're in the mood.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were looking for pulled pork sandwiches near our vacation spot and checked TripAdvisor. I didn’t see anything about their sandwiches but decided to go check out GoldRush. It was Monday night and obvious from the full parking lot, it was a popular spot. We...More

Thank S1Blum
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gold Rush is always among the first restaurants we visit when we snowbird in Venice. This year was no exception. My wife and I each ordered a half rack of spare ribs which was a very generous portion of meat. The ribs were delicious as...More

Thank mjrunderwater
Reviewed 1 week ago

The half rack of baby backs is delicious! The sides are not what you visit for, BUT the red mashed and green beans offer solid choice. We returned twice, tried the BBQ whole chicken to bring home. The chicken was just ok, very small and...More

Thank Tenbiking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the food was excellent and the serving sizes generous. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Good menu variety. Priced reasonable.

Thank Z5164ZZjohno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here twice in the last month, both times the food and service were spectacular. All you can eat chicken was moist and cooked perfectly. Shredded pork and chicken meal also moist and quite an abundance of food. We had seconds on the...More

Thank gghadden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gold rush BBQ has become a must stop whenever I am in Venice. Very good BBQ and chicken wings. Lunch specials are an excellent value. The owners and staff are constantly checking and interacting with customers to be everything is good. The sweet tea is...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been here for over 8 yo. Due to TA we decided to come again. Ordered the 2 Rib special and were not disappointed. Very tender and succulent ribs perfect in taste, absolutely no additional BBQ Sauce needed! The corn bread and the baked beans...More

Thank Baudim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday afternoon our family met at Gold Rush BBQ. This was our first time there. We were ages 10-84! Everyone was impressed by the quality, quantity, price and service. My step dad got the “mother lode”. My nephew got the pulled pork sandwich. Everyone else...More

Thank Jan68nh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by Gold Rush with my cousin who was visting from out of state after she said she wanted to try a BBQ place. We were not disappointed! She got the pulled pork and I got the 1/4 white chicken , both meats were amazing...More

Thank Elaine G
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11 November 2017|
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Response from Adrienne_6110 | Reviewed this property |
The daily specials are so good I failed to ask about early bird specials. Generally go for the specials. The ice cold beer is an attraction for mr.
7 January 2017|
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Yes- great mac and cheese and great place to take kids.
7 January 2017|
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Response from SRQWLDTVLR | Reviewed this property |
Great Mac and Cheese
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-483-3137
  • E-mail
Gold Rush BBQ is a family own and operated restaurant located in Venice Florida for 15 years. Each year we have been voted best BBQ in Venice. We offer Ribs, Chicken, Steak, Sandwiches and Fresh Seafood. Dine in , Carry out and catering is available. Hope to see you soon !
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