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Blu' Island Bistro

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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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07:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 07:30 - 14:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE doesn't get any better than Blu everything was fresh and hot lots of specials breakfast all day what a great place to be

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Thank Mike B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a good meal last year, so went back again. It was very good, had the special Frittata and the daily special iced tea. It was a late lunch so the crowd was gone and we were able to eat on the Patio on a beautiful day. I enjoyed the egg dish which was full of vegetables and crab. I... More 

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Thank Jane Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the Cuban sandwich and it was Delish! Every time I visit the food is incredible. Try the specials, they never disappoint.

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Thank Anne E
Cape Cod , Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We fell in love with this little cafe. The staff is amazing and so is the food. The Mimosas are made with fresh squeezed orange juice and are priced right.

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Thank BassRiver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to stop for breakfast! The banana French toast was very good and also the peach Bellini! Nice patio area so you can sit outside and it's covered as well.

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Thank Ntaylor720
Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful breakfast this morning at Blu Island Bistro by Chef Alan! Our server Michael was attentive and put up with our cheesy jokes throughout the course of breakfast. My pancakes were everything I could wish for and that bacon was INCREDIBLE. I think I could have consumed an entire pigs worth of bacon if I could. This is... More 

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Thank sammalammalamma
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here a few times. They make great breakfasts. They are centrally located, parking is available, as well as outside seating. This is a very popular restaurant and the crowds show it. If you are visiting or live in Venice, you can't miss if you choose Blu Island Bistro for breakfast.

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Thank Mike S
Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third time at Blu this year and we can't wait to go back again. They are only open for breakfast (all day) and lunch, but, that is probably a good thing or we would be there for dinner also. The menu is very varied and the pancakes are the best you can ask for. Omelets are light... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service are always excellent. I always have the Eggs Benedict and the Bloody Mary's are to die for.

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Thank Claire G
Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, but the place is too small so there is always a super long wait so it's hard to not get impatient. Too many rude snow birds who think they own the place. Not the smartest hostesses since most of the time they are kids. The chef is creative, good quality food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:30
Thursday
07:30 - 14:30
Friday
07:30 - 14:30
Saturday
07:30 - 14:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?