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Order Blu’ Island Bistro Online for Pick-Up!


Did you know you can order Blu’ Island Bistro online? Online to-go ordering is available - it’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s of course delicious! :)

Not sure how it works? It’s easy!

Visit: the menu you want: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAdd the items you are hungry forSelect the time you want to pick-up your orderHit the Green Checkout button and finish checkout process

It’s that easy! Try it! Take $5 OFF your first order with code “5OFF”. Blu’ Island Bistro online ordering is perfect for people on the go that don’t want to compromise quality when it comes to their meal.

Take Blu’ Island to the beach!Over to the Venice Hospital to share with a loved one.Back to office (but remember to pick some up for your co-workers!).Back home for a great meal with your family.

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) tastes great everywhere! Online order is quick, easy, and convenient. Plan your next meal to be a Blu’ Island Bistro experience - no matter where you plan on being. Give online ordering a try and let us know what you think! We love to hear your feedback.

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Blu’ Island is Upping Our Wine ‘Game'…in an Unbelievable Way


We truly take all of your comments to heart. Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) loves each and every guest - and we want to know how to make your experience dining with us the best.

We are excited to let all of our customers know we are growing our stable of wines and will be offering an expansive and unbelievable array of wines you’ll love. Now, in addition to a new expanded wine list with some incredible wines, a reserve list will also be available for all of you wine lovers.

Blu’ Island Bistro prides ourselves in unbelievable custom cuisine by the one and only Chef Alan. Now, you will be able to pair your deliciously unique meal with the perfect choice in wine. Whether it’s "From The Beautiful Sea" or "From The Land", Blu’ Island Bistro now offers amazing wines that pair perfectly with your choice. Unique dishes such as Australian Kangaroo, New Zeland Cervena El,k or North American Buffalo, can be enhanced with the perfect glass of wine.

Blu' Island Bistro is attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel and just South of Venice Hospital - just a few short blocks away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. We look forward to serving you at Blu’ Island Bistro!

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Breakfast Served All Day at Blu’ Island Bistro!

Venice Breakfast

Blu’ Island Bistro offers breakfast served all day Tuesday - Sunday 7:30am - 3:00pm. Hungry for breakfast? Great! We have some unique local breakfast options we know you will love.

Read a few recent breakfast reviews from TripAdvisor.

"This is the best kept secret in Venice! The food is unusual and remarkable. I had breakfast there everyday and found it delicious and affordable. I read the dinner menu and talked with the chef and wish I could have had dinner there but my other plans precluded doing so. The staff is very pleasant and informative. You MUST visit this restaurant if in Venice. It is off the beaten path for restaurants and is small but you will thoroughly enjoy your experience. I would return to Venice just to have dinner there!" Visited February 2015. Dan C in Northville, Michigan.

“Great Breakfast!” "I had the shrimp omelette special and my wife had banana French toast this morning. Our waitress was attentive and accommodating and kept my cup filled with perfectly brewed coffee. We're looking forward to returning tomorrow morning to try other treats on the menu. Try the chef's personal brand of hot sauce on your eggs. So much more flavor than Tabasco.” Visited February 2015. Jim M, Stony Lake.

“Consistent Breakfast @ Blu's!!! BEST in Venice & I'm a foodie :)” "Always a favorite for us. We are sun-birds from PA. & we love that Chef Alan has a connection to Philadelphia. I love their Eggs Benedict w/Canadian Bacon & the Hollaindaise sauce is always generous & dreamy-creamy. I do wish however that they could try Thomas' English Muffins vs their current in-house choice. The Thomas' nooks & crannies are not as dense as their current & would hug the hollaindaise. My husbands buttermilk pancakes were perfect as was the very "fresh" fruit. Oh BTW try the potato-cake... a roundish tasty mixture of grated potatoes, onions/scallions/herbs - a little kick - delicious. Well be back!” Visited February 2015. Jennie-A, Langhome (Bucks County), PA.

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Custom Catering for Every Venice Event!


Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) offers custom catering for every event. What does custom catering mean to you? We custom create each menu to exceed you and your guests expectations. Your next event can be better with the help of Blu’ Island Bistro in Venice, FL.

Blu’ Island Bistro provides unique catering options for corporate events, office lunches, private parties, weddings, community events, as well as special events. On or off site - Blu’ Island Bistro is sure to exceed your expectations with unique catering options that are just as delicious as they are beautiful.

Click Here to request catering information from Blu’ Island Bistro. We look forward to hearing about your upcoming event/meeting and sharing with you how we can make your event spectacular!

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Join Blu’ Island Bistro on Easter


Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) will be open this Easter - Sunday, April 5th for breakfast and lunch. We’ve had a lot of inquiries regarding Easter already, and yes! we are open and will be ready to serve you and your family.

Chef Alan is busy creating a special holiday Easter menu for you to enjoy this year. Make plans with your family and friends to enjoy Easter at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL). Leave the stress and mess to us - enjoy your time and your meal!

See you Sunday, April 5th for either breakfast or lunch at Blu’ Island Bistro! If you’ve never dined with us, Blu' Island Bistro is attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel and just South of Venice Hospital. A few blocks away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

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Blu’ Island Bistro Gift Cards - Your Insta Gift!


Love or know someone who loves Blu’ Island Bistro in Venice? Consider a Blu’ Island Bistro Gift Card - for that someone special. They make great Valentine’s gifts - really telling people how much you value spending time dining with them.

Blu’ Island Bistro Gift Cards are instantly available gift cards. You can print them, email them as gifts, or redeem them from your mobile phone. They look great, make great gifts, and never expire!

Click Here to get your last minute Valentine’s Day or that gift that your someone special will truly appreciate. We hope to see you (and your loved one) at Blu’ Island Bistro soon!
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Breakfast at Blu’ - Venice Florida’s Secret!


Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) serves breakfast and lunch sevendays a week! Breakfast is served all day, every day. If you are looking for local, unique dining - we’d love for you to give us a try.

Blu’ offers our guests everything from omelets, pancakes, eggs benedict, scrapple and everything in between. See what one of our recent TripAdvisor reviewers have to say:

“Don't go anywhere else!” VacationQueen96, TripAdvisor Food was fresh and memorable. Chefs cooking in the kitchen, eggs light and fluffy. You can tell that they care about what they do. We had eggs, pancakes, pork roll, potato pancakes and bacon. All were delicious and the staff was super friendly and knowledgable.

Thank you VacationQueen96 for your comments - we hope to see you again at Blu’ Island Bistro in Venice, FL!

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Warm Up to a Specialty Blu’ Drink!


Next time you stop in Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) consider warming up to a delicious specialty drink! If you like a warm drink like we do, consider a tasty cappucino with salted caramel, an espresso (or a double!), an iced coffee, a latte or even a hot cocoa (with whipped cream of course!).

We know it’s Venice, Florida…but even the locals get cold sometimes! Since it’s winter - and the temperature can dip below our desired comfort level - now is the perfect time for a warm specialty drink at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL).

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Blu’ Luvs Our Customers!


The staff at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) would like to let you know just how much we truly appreciate each of you. Every time we see your smiling faces at Blu’ Island Bistro we are overcome with gratitude. You truly make Blu’ what it is - and we thank you for that.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we want to share our appreciation to you our loyal and loving guests. Visit us during the month of February and get one house glass of wine OR a Valentine’s themed dessert. Bring in this coupon (above) and show it to your server to redeem.

Small print: Offer expires Saturday, February 28th. One coupon per check, per table. Not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon. Coupon is not valid after valid date. No cash value.

And if you don’t already have plans for Valentine’s Day, we'd love to see you! We have a few reservations left, so give us a call and we’ll make sure we get you taken care of. Chef Alan is busy creating a fabulous Valentine’s Day menu for you and your loved one. Happy Valentine’s Day from the staff at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) - we hope your day is romantic!

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Valentine’s Day at Blu’ Island Bistro!


What would be more romantic than a fabulous dinner custom created by our very own Chef Alan? Nothing! Call today to make your reservations - we only have a few spots left for dinner on Saturday, February 14th.

Not only will you enjoy a custom Valentine’s Day entrees, but the Valentine’s Day inspired desserts will tantalize your palette.

If you are looking for the perfect local dining in Venice, FL for Valentine’s Day - Blu’ Island Bistro is your answer to local, unique dining on the Island of Venice.

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Chef Alan’s Hellacious Hot Sauce - Perfect for the 'Hot One’ in Your Life!


Shake things up this Valentine’s Day - give your HOT Valentine’s Day date the gift that they will love - Chef Alan’s Hellacious Hot Sauce! That’s right. Tell them just how spicy you think they are.

Chef Alan’s Hellacious Hot Sauce can be used with soups, fish, meat dishes, & poultry and everything in between! Want to give it a try before gifting this HOT gift to someone you love this Valentine’s Day? No problem! We have it available at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) for your tasting pleasure. You and your HOT date are sure to love it - but a bottle (or two) and heat up your Valentine’s Day!!/Chef-Alans-Hellacious-Sauce/p/39272835/category=10275206

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Blu’ Island Bistro Runs the NYC half Marthon for the ASPCA


Maybe they get a certain dollar amt. of a gift card with a certain dollar amt. of a donation? Ex)donate $50 and get blah, donate $100 and get blah, donate $25 and get blah blah.??

Blu’ Island Bistro supports not only the local community, but we have a big heart for animals. If you’ve ever visited Blu’ Island with your pet, we hope this is evident. You can read what one of our guests experienced Holbrook S, Swansea (

Maybe it's because we have three rescue dogs of our own - we've adopted. The last one had a broken back and couldn't walk - he now walks and is part of our family (wheelchair and all).

Our hearts are very PRO animals, rescue and adoption - not shopping for animals. We support the local animal rescue "STAN" Save the Animals Now, but this time we're on the road to NYC!

Kim and Alan are going to NYC to run for the dogs! We are running to support The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). 100% of funds raised go to ASPCA.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner - Venice FL


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner - do you have plans? Spend this special night and enjoy a stellar dinner with Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL). With Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 14th this year, you’ll want reservations to make sure you and your loved one get to wine and dine at Blu’ Island Bistro.

Chef Alan is getting romantic and planning a Valentine’s Day dinner weekend menu for your dining pleasure. Stay tuned and watch Facebook and our Latest News for more information.

Reservations are strongly recommended, as we usually book out.

We look forward to seeing you and your loved one for a romantic dinner with delicious market fresh ingredients you won’t forget!

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Blu’ Island Catering - from Simple to Elegant


From business/corporate events to private parties in your homes - Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) has had a great 2014 with fantastic catering events! From simple to elegant events, we take planning for your event very seriously. Chef Alan creates a custom menu that reflects your personality and the atmosphere of the event.

From exceptional service to exquisite cuisine, Blu’ Island Bistro changes your event into an experience you’re guests will be talking about for the rest of the year. Experience market fresh ingredients, professional service, and stunning presentation - all with Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) catering.

Call Blu’ Island Bistro (941) 485-8400 and tell us a little about your event. From office luncheons to a private party in your home, we’ll make your event spectacular!

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Gift Cards - The Gift We All Want


It’s true…we all want gift cards to our favorite restaurants and stores. Sometimes it seems like it’s just too…easy. Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) makes getting and sending your gift cards very easy.

Blu’ Island Bistro Gift Cards are instantly available gift cards redeemable at Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL). You can print them, email them as gifts, or redeem them from your mobile phone. They look great, make great gifts, and never expire!

It is the “thought that counts” though…so if you know someone who would love (or does love) local, unique dining on the Island of Venice - you are doing the right thing. Maybe that special someone enjoys dining where ingredients are fresh and the menu is always changing. Whatever their liking - whether it be octopus, wild mushroom ravioli, elk sirloin, grouper, sea scallops or anything in between - you can rest assured they will enjoy your gift card at Blu’ Island Bistro.

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Something for the Hottest Person on Your Christmas List


If you have someone spicy on your Christmas list and want the perfect gift - Chef Alan is here for you at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL). He’s done it again - and has made his own personal pepper sauce which he calls HELLACIOUS SAUCE. How hot is THAT?!

The spicy recipient of this gift will not be disappointed! Chef Alan's Hellacious Sauce goes great with soups, fish, meat dishes, and poultry - or anything that fits on a plate.

Order Chef Alan's Hellacious Sauce for that special spicy someone this holiday season here.

If you are in the Venice, Florida area and would like to test it out, Blu’ Island Bistro has Chef Alan's Hellacious Sauce on the table for you to enjoy with our variety of unique menu options.

Have a very spicy holiday season from your friends at Blu’ Island Bistro!

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Last Minute Holiday Catering - Venice, FL


Forgot to book the caterer for your corporate holiday party? Don’t have time or are just too plain tired to plan the holiday event of the year? Having too many guests over and are feeling overwhelmed?

Don’t worry - Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) has you covered! Your event will be exactly how you want it with the help of Blu’ Island Bistro.

Blu’ Island Bistro provides unique catering options for corporate events, office lunches, private parties, community events, as well as special events. On or off site - Blu’ Island Bistro is sure to exceed your expectations with unique catering options that are just as delicious as they are beautiful.

Chef Alan creates custom menus/dishes that will leave your guests raving about the food! We looking forward to catering your next event - click here for more information.

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Scrapple T-Shirts - Now at Blu’ Island Bistro!


Do you love scrapple? Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) does! Scrapple is usually defined as “the other gray meat”. We’ve had so many requests for these t-shirts, we decided to share them with you.

According to Wikipedia (Source:, "Scrapple, is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then pan-fried before serving.” Delicious, right?

If you are a scrapple lover like we all are here at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL), make sure to get your t-shirt and wear it proud! These shirts are going fast - so get yours today.

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Top 3 Gifts In Santa’s Bag


You know Santa hangs out in Venice Florida! Where else would he spend his time?! So, when it’s time for gift giving this holiday season, Santa likes to shop local - at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL). If he’s traveling around the country, he knows he can get Blu’ Island Gift Cards and Chef Alan’s Hellacious Sauce on the Blu’ Island Bistro website with just a few clicks!

For those special someone’s you are buying for - Santa agrees that the Scrapple T-Shirt is the way to go. People all over the country love scrapple and are proud to sport the Blu’ Island Bistro Scrapple T-Shirt!

If you are looking for gifts that will show up Santa this year, or gifts for people who love or visit Venice, FL Blu’ Island Bistro has perfect gifts.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and hope you enjoy time with friends, family, hot sauce…and maybe even a little scrapple!

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Visit Blu’ Island Bistro at the Venice Blues Festival!


Save the Date - Saturday November 15th for the Venice Blues Festival. Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) will represent down at Maxine Barritt Park - bringing crawfish, corn on the cob, and seafood gumbo!

We know you are hungry for the BLUES, but we also want you to be hungry at the Venice Blues Festival. Make sure you swing by our booth and say hello. Chef Alan’s hot sauce WILL be available at the event for purchase! Chef Alan’s Hellacious Sauce is a spicy pepper sauce for soups, fish, meat dishes, & poultry and everything in between!

We hope to see you at the Venice Blues Festival on Saturday November 15th. Be ready for great music, great times, and great food!

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