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The Lucky Dog Diner

) #75 of 182 Restaurants in Venice £ American,
602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34285-3236
+1 941-483-4840
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“fish tacos” (47 reviews)
“hot dog” (76 reviews)
“fries” (20 reviews)
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American, Diner
602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34285-3236
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

Waiting a half hour for a luke warm hot dog on a stale bun. The fries were under cooked and greasy.We felt very cramped at the counter. I brought friends from out of town I was embarrassed .

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 20 April 2015

The atmosphere is what I liked about this place....it's like a tiny 50's diner. I heard about the great fish tacos so my expectation was high. They were good....not great. The place was very busy and the wait was long fro takeout. The staff was...More

Thank Suzy M
Reviewed 19 April 2015

If it ain't broke don't fix it. I'm going to assume that new management has taken over the Lucky Dog, this great little place, full of memorabilia, outside dining, a counter and a few tables, has made some changes to it's menu, eliminating many of...More

Thank dave2840
Joymarie H, General Manager at The Lucky Dog Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2015

The restaurant has been under new management since 2013. No hot dogs were ever removed from the menu to date, instead we now have a total of 26 varieties and still have Tofu Dogs, Turkey Dogs, and Foot Long Dogs. Sorry for your confusion.

Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

My sister and I went to have lunch at Lucky dog. They were completely understaffed we sat at the inside bar for 20 minutes and wasn't even acknowledged. When we called to complain she said we should have said we wanted to order. We weren't...More

Thank Kwjd381
Joymarie H, Owner at The Lucky Dog Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

I'm sorry for your experience. But one of the two waitress should have acknoweledged you both and the was terribly unprofessional. However the owner wasn't standing at any time right in front of you because she had to be the only one cooking at all...More

Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

I went to the diner and ordered outside. I got the fish tacos and they came out very fast. The people making the food and taking our order were very nice. The fish tacos were very good. The only downside to them is that they...More

Thank Zach_432
Reviewed 2 April 2015

This is a small diner with outdoor seating at tables or inside at the counter or booths. The diner appears to be original so it's a little like a step back in time. We loved it! We both ordered hot dogs, one with chili and...More

1  Thank lovesthebeach07
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I waited 25 minutes for 2 luke warm hotdogs with coleslaw and soggy fries. People came up and placed their order after us and got their order before us. Employees to busy socializing outside the diner and disregarding the cook's request for help. He seemed...More

1  Thank Travelingduo222
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I've tried Lucky Dog Diner in Venice twice now. The first time we went we waited over 1/2 hour to get our pick-up order that we ordered by phone in advance. They were catering a party so we were understanding and decided to try them...More

1  Thank rbf356
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Biggest abd best dogs around! My uncle stays in Venice for 2 months every year and he always eats there.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Went to the window on the way back from the beach. Interminable wait for food. Only one guy in the kitchen cooking, though there was another who was busy working on pacing back and forth looking kinda confused. Would love to say that the food...More

3  Thank Scribbles4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34285-3236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-483-4840
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