Dining & Shopping


Sharky's on the Pier Restaurant, Venice Florida
Sharky’s on the Pier Restaurant, Venice Florida

Seafood is the strong suit of many Venice restaurants, but there’s actually good variety, from bakeries featuring fresh warm scones and croissants through Italian trattorias and French bistrots to old-time Florida beachfront sunset bars and seafood restaurants. More…


Street Market in Venice Florida
Street Market in Venice Florida

For anyone who lives in the northern USA or Canada, Florida prices usually seem to be refreshingly low. Shopping in Florida, even on a sunny day, is therefore a logical thing to do. 

For boutiques and similar small shops, the places to look are West Venice Avenue and, just a block south of it, Miami Avenue, on Venice Island (map).

Otherwise, most Venice shopping is ranged along the Tamiami Trail (US 41), both on Venice Island along US 41 Business and, even more, off the island along US 41 By-pass.

A major concentration of shopping centers is south of Venice Island along US 41 toward Englewood.