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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” (67 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (73 reviews)
“scrapple” (26 reviews)
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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

the decor of this place is quaint and quirky and charming. When you walk in, they have a domed dish with the raspberry coffee cake in it, so of course we had to try it. Not too sweet - even though it's got an inch...More

Thank michelebusch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I went here on my food tour with granny. A 10 min wait on a weekend is pretty good! The outdoor waiting area is comfortable and they have water and baked samples while you wait which is awesome. Easy walk from the parking lot...More

Thank shaylenep2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Village Sun Inn so this was close. They have a few lunch for breakfast items, otherwise lunch starts serving at 11. Serving size was just right. Food good and presented well. Fresh fruit cup was very tasty. Prices were reasonable. We spent...More

Thank Joyce d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go hungry and enjoy breakfast on steroids. Always wonderful selections/specials. Home made donuts - OMGosh!

Thank sandybeach1051
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have showed up here several times, and always on a Monday. I forget they're closed on Monday. We finally did show up this past Friday. The wait was really long and they had just blacktop the driveway. But once we got inside. The service...More

Thank Tiffaney C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended by a local couple we met at the Bodrum Restaurant as a “must do” and it definitely did not disappoint. The setting is quaint and the service attentive. Unfortunately since we were driving home we had to pass on the Bloody Mary’s and...More

Thank Rosanne B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent Brunch. We've been a few times for brunch and we are never disappointed. Everything is fresh and from scratch..

Thank S R W
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I came here because my best friend works here, and was skeptical of how highly she talked about this place. However, when we came to visit, I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and food! We have a toddler, and she can be a...More

Thank Tarra F
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Tarra F., Wow, thank you so much! We're so pleased you had a great experience at Blu! We truly appreciate all the accolades! Chef/owner Alan

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Blú Bistro on the island in Venice, FL is an excellent food experience. Chef Alex L is a master of flavors who honed his skills in New York. He has earned several awards and been featured in magazines and newspapers. The Grouper sandwich is savory...More

Thank otisight
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Otisight, Thank you so much for this review, it is truly appreciated! So pleased you were happy on multiple fronts! Thanks again, please say hello next time you're in! Chef/Owner Alan

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were looking for something different and stopped in cold, without checking reviews or conducting research in advance. I believe they specialize in breakfast even though we went for lunch. Great chicken salad sandwich, just the way we like it. Fun, friendly service. We will...More

Thank franksnake71
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

franksnake71, Thanks so much for stopping in "cold!" We appreciate your review and so pleased you had a great experience!

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kenneth g
9 August 2018|
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Response from Lynda C | Reviewed this property |
No dinner. Open Tuesday to Sunday 7:30 - 2:30
kenneth g
9 August 2018|
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Response from Sunshine1449 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they serve beer and eine
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!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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. Winner of: Best Breakfast, Best Lunch, Best Brunch and Best Catering! 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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