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Restaurants and Bars Near Venice Beach, Florida

50 Restaurants and Bars near Venice Beach, Florida to Meet Your Hunger Needs.

The very first three things we check before finalizing a vacation are places to stay, places to visit, and places to eat. And why shouldn't we? After all, vacations come far and few between, and we have a responsibility towards ourselves to make our vacations as awesome as possible.

It is in this vein that today we bring you a list of 50 of the best restaurants and bars near the tourist-friendly Venice Beach, Florida (FL). This Venice beach bars and restaurants included in this list serve some of the most diverse and incredibly delicious food and beverages. To help you further, we have also included the addresses, telephone numbers, website links, and food specialities of these Venice, Florida restaurants.

So what are you waiting for? Dig into this alphabetically-ordered list of 50 bars and restaurants and find the ones that will take care of your hunger pangs during your Venice beach vacation.

124 Breakfast Lunch and More
124 W. Venice Ave.,

New breakfast place in Venice, opening soon

Abby’s – Seafood Restaurant near Venice Beach, FL
220 Miami Ave. W., 315-4064, www.abbysonmiami.com/

Abby's in Miami is the quintessential fresh seafood and American cuisine destination for guests who love a casual atmosphere with great food. We're open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - serving up hearty breakfasts, tempting burgers, great steaks, and fresh seafood daily.

Bodrum Restaurant – Mediterranian Turkish
225 W Miami Ave., Suite 5,  412-0090,  www.bodrumfl.com

Turkish dishes prepared by a trained Turkish chef. The side dishes are ethnic and wonderful.

Café Longet – French Cuisine
239 Miami Ave. W., 244-2643; cafelonget.com/

New American bistro fare & drinks are served in a vintage house amid works by local artists.

Backstretch Sweets – Chocolates and Confections 
276 Miami Ave. W., 485-4121

Homemade chocolates and other delightful confections can be found at this tucked away sweets shop.

Bella Luna Café
200 Miami Ave. W., 488-3089; bellalunacafevenice.com

Espresso, coffee, real fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods plus breakfast and lunch are all served here.

Bogey’s of Venice - American Cuisine
652 E. Venice Ave., 488-9156; bogeys.tv

Bogey’s serves great wings, burgers and other sports pub standards plus has a fun cocktail menu.

Burgundy Square Café - Vegetarian-Friendly (Voted #1 in Venice, Florida for serving the best homestyle dinners)
227 W. Venice Ave., 451-8261; burgundysquarecafe.net/dinner/

Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with standouts including lobster rolls and some of Venice’s most beloved burgers.

Bushido Sushi Bar – Japanese, Sushi, Asian Restaurant near Venice Beach, FL
125 W. Venice Ave., FL, 485-1757; bushidosushi.com

Sushi with or without rice, in a roll, raw or cooked, is what you will find at Bushido along with other Japanese cuisines.

Cafe Venice – American Menu, Cocktails, Beverages, Gluten Free Options
116 W. Venice Ave., 484-1855; cafeveniceontheisland.com

Pair one of the many small plates with a glass of wine under the new awning of the outside terrace or go big with an entrée like bouillabaisse, duck or braised pork osso bucco.

Café Panini
339 W. Venice Ave., Venice, 375-8517; caffepaninivenice.com

Pizzeria and restaurant makes its mozzarella on site daily, as well as its focaccia bread, with every entrée, pizza, and panini made to order.

Cassariano’s Italian Eatery
305 W. Venice Ave., 485-0507; cassariano.com

Contemporary Italian cuisine served in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, with a menu melding bistro dishes and fine cuisine.

Ciao Gelato
317 W. Venice Ave., 445-5840

Because nothing completes a day of the beach and/or Italian dining like some caramel sea salt gelato or, for that matter, any of Ciao’s many other fabulous flavors.

Croissant & Company
323 W. Venice Ave., 480-1700

French bakery and café offers killer croissants and much more that will appeal to pastry buffs.

Crow’s Nest
1968 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice; 484-9551; crowsnest-venice.com

Overlooking its marina located just inside the Venice Inlet, this South County landmark is the ideal spot to enjoy tropical drinks and seafood while taking in the amazing waterfront vistas.

Daiquiri Deck
300 W. Venice Ave., 488-0649; daiquirideckvenice.com

Like its sister locations on Siesta Key and St. Armands Circle, Daiquiri Deck’s is best known for its booze-filled slushies served until 2 a.m. daily — plus full menu and raw bar.

Darrell’s Southern Style Restaurant
215, South Tamiami Trail, 485-9900; www.darrellsrestaurant.net/

Darrell's Restaurant strives to bring you the best, home cooked food and a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. From hamburgers to fried chicken and seafood to steak, we have a little of everything.

Europe Wine Bistro
317 W. Venice Ave., 488-4900; europewinebistro.com

Diverse small plates are served with speciality sandwiches at lunch and eclectic entrees for dinner.

Flynn’s on Venice Ave.
133 W. Venice Ave., 488-2200; flynnsonveniceave.com

Touts its use of fresh, local ingredients to create traditional and new American fare such as steaks, seafood and chicken.

Gold Rush BBQ
661 Tamiami Trail South, Venice 483-3137; goldrushbbq.com

Mining-themed restaurant serves up a striking selection of season rubbed and hickory smoked barbecue in an amusing setting.

Island Organics
231 W. Miami Ave., 484-3565; islandorganicssmoothie.com

Smoothies and juice bar promises the purest ingredients and that everything is prepared fresh daily.

Italiano’s
1055 U.S. 41 Bypass S., Venice, 488-1797; italianosvenice.com

Parlor serves Il Panificio pizza and breads, appetizers, salads and pasta dishes.

Kilwin’s
207 W. Venice Ave., 485-5900

Chain shop is a purveyor of chocolates, confections, truffles, cremes, candy, caramels and fudge.

La Dolce Vita
217 Miami Ave. W., 445-5236; ladolcevitafl.com

A wine bar that knows how to have a good time also serves plenty of beers, sandwiches and hosts live entertainment.

Le Petit Jardin
1500 E. Venice Ave., 485-4449

French café offers casual dining experience with old-world charm and intimacy.

Luna Ristorante
200 St. Augustine Ave., 412-9898

In a city smitten by all things Italian, especially cuisine, Luna stands out with its terrific thin-crust pizzas and large, flavorful pasta dishes, all at reasonable prices.

Made In Italy
117 W. Venice Ave., 488-8282; madeinitaly-venice.com

Another recommended destination for thin-crust pizza, Made in Italy’s adjacent Aperitivo Bar is also a first-rate spot for martinis, craft cocktails and a memorable Bloody Mary given in an Italian twist.

Norma Jean’s – Sports Bar and Grill, with Steak House next door
1635 U.S. 41 Bypass S, 492-5524,  www.normajeanssportsgrill.com

Pub food with many TV’s.  Popular Football spot. Very reasonable prices with daily specials.

Dockside Waterfront Grill– American, Seafood
509 N. Tamiami Trail, 218-6418; geckosgrill.com/dockside-waterfront-grill/

One of only a relative few waterfront restaurants on Venice Island, Located at Marker 4. Lively outdoor dining under tiki huts, with a seafood-focused American menu & daily happy hour.  Part of the Sarasota Gecko’s restaurants.

Old Salty Dog – Bar, Seafood
1485 S. Tamiami Trail, 483-1000; theoldsaltydog.com

An offshoot of landmarks of the same name on Siesta Key and City Island, Old Salty Dog has been doing brisk sales of libations, its famed deep-fried hot dogs and other pub grub since opening along the Intracoastal Waterway by the Circus Bridge in April.

Old Venice Pub – Bar, Nightlife
100 W. Venice Ave., 484-3031; www.linksterstaproom.com/

Beer bar with all the TV packages plus pizza and barbecue occasionally offered during big games.

Pelican Alley, - Waterfront Seafood
1009 Albee Rd W, Nokomis, 485-1893, places.singleplatform.com

Light-filled spot on the water, doling out a mix of seafood favorites in casual environs

Pop's Sunset Grill, - Waterside Dining and Bar
112 Circuit Rd, Nokomis, 488-3177,  popssunsetgrill.net

Laid-back waterfront hub draws a crowd with a menu of burgers, sandwiches & classic seafood dishes.

Ristorante San Marco – Italian, Vegan Options
305 W. Venice Ave., 254-6565; sanmarcovenice.com

Serving dishes inspired by the southern region of Italy, San Marco is where you will find meats, chicken, fish, vegetables and spices of the current season accompanied by slices of bread and pastas made on site daily.

Robbi’s Reef Restaurant and Bar – Casual Seafood Restaurant near Venice Beach, Florida
900 Venetia Bay Blvd, 485-9196, www.robbisreef.com

Casual choice offers fish tacos & other seafood against a backdrop of fishing photos & 2 aquariums.

Rosebuds Steak and Seafood House – American
2215 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, 918-8771,  rosebudssarasota.com

Elevated surf 'n' turf eatery with prime rib & fish dishes, plus pasta & other Italian entrees.

Saltwater Café – Seafood, American
1071 Tamiami Trail N., 488-3775; www.saltwatercafe.com

Seafood and steak restaurant with enticing drink and eats deals during happy hour.

Sharky’s on the Pier and Fins – Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi, American
1600 S. Harbor Drive, 488-1456; sharkysonthepier.com

The most famous dining and drinking destination in South County, Sharky’s has a tiki bar and dining area at the entrance of the Venice Fishing Pier with a fancier menu and setting upstairs at Fins.

Snook Haven – BBQ, Hamburger & Grouper Sandwiches
5000 E Venice Ave, 485-7221, www.snookhaven.com

Legendary riverside eatery as seen in classic jungle movies serving up a seafood-focused Southern fare.

Suncoast Café – American, Caribbean
Located in the Venice Municipal Airport, 941-484-0100; suncoastcafe.com

Small diner right in the airport serving breakfast and lunch.  Delicious down-home cooking.

T J Carney’s – American, Bar, Pub
231 W. Venice Ave., 480-9244; tjcarneys.com/

Formerly Brew House TJ Carney's is where you can watch the game, enjoy live music or dance to the DJ’s sounds while enjoying a beverage or three in between bites.

The Soda Fountain – Pizza, Vegetarian-Friendly
349 W. Venice Ave., 488-7600; sodafountainofvenice.com

An adorable recreation of the soda fountains that flourished in drugstores from the 1920s to ‘60s, this one offers a winning selection of sodas, ice creams, sandwiches, beers and pizza by Vinnie’s Pizzeria.

Thai Bistro – Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
537 E. Venice Ave., 484-8458; thaibistrovenice.com

Seafood and duck in various sauces, yum salads and coconut and tom yum soups, as well as popular noodles plates such as pad thai and tofu, are some of the many reasons patrons keep returning.

Tap & Cork – Beerhouse
101 W. Venice Ave., 488-2337; www.488beer.com/

Even the snobbiest beer geeks will be impressed by the craft selections while everybody can enjoy the cosy, jovial atmosphere.

Trattoria Da Mino – Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian-Friendly
335 W. Venice Ave., (866) 863-6633; trattoriadamino.eat24hour.com/

Pizza, pasta and more traditional Italian-American cuisine served inside or alfresco.

Upper Crust Cafe & Bakery – American
213 W. Venice Ave., 244-0430; uppercrustvenice.com

For the past 15 years, this café and bakery has been satisfying customers with homemade baked goods ranging from classic pastries to its famous scones with Devonshire cream, plus a full breakfast and lunch menu.

Valenti's Ristorante – Italian
1200 E Venice Ave, 484-1888; www.valentisristorante.com

Comfy Italian eatery for traditional dishes flavored with herbs from an on-site garden, plus wine.  Plus nice old time bar.  A favorite of many Venice Beach Villas customers.

Venice Avenue Creamery – Ice Cream, Waffle Cone, Frozen Yogurt
249 W. Venice Ave., 488-0332; veniceavenuecreamery.com

Homemade ice creams and frozen yogurts are just a couple of the many tantalizing treats that also include homemade caramel corn, cheese corn and hand-dipped frozen bananas.

Venice Wine & Coffee Co. – American, Cafe, Wine Bar
201 W. Venice Ave., 484-3667; venicewineandcoffeecompany.com

Wine and coffee bar also serves sandwiches, soups and salads and don’t forget you can always cool down with the iced coffee.

Yummies Donuts and BBQ
2001 S. Tamiami Trail,  491-7073,  http://yummiesdonuts.com/

Hometown creations from donuts to fritters to BBQ. Friendly service and deliciousness all in one place. Never gets boring due to special creations like chocolate crullers, pineapple upside down donuts, and many flavors of fritters.

There you have it, the list of 50 Bars and Restaurants near Venice Beach, Florida. Keep this list of restaurants handy for your next Venice, FL vacation. If you are looking for accommodation or villa rentals near Venice Beach, FL, we’ll be more than happy to host you at one of our villas. Our super professional and kind staff will make your stay a memorable one.