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Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

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1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
+1 941-484-9551
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Venice's Waterfront Landmark since 1976. We focus on fresh...
Venice's Waterfront Landmark since 1976. We focus on fresh, creatively-prepared seafood, hand-cut steaks and chops and our award-winning wine list of over 1200 selections.
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  • 275
    Very good
  • 98
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Father's Day Lunch

We had reservations and a good thing. The upstairs restaurant was full. Seated right away and our server Deb was with us shortly. We had some drinks and wine. You should look at their wine list. An Award of Excellence winner. Only a couple of appetizers so we did not ruin our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
John F
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Sarasota, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Scenic view
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Sarasota, United States
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had reservations and a good thing. The upstairs restaurant was full. Seated right away and our server Deb was with us shortly. We had some drinks and wine. You should look at their wine list. An Award of Excellence winner. Only a couple of appetizers so we did not ruin our lunch. Oysters were presented beautifully and tasted great.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

What to say? Good service. Pretty good food. Nice view over the marina. But something lacking. Great for senior citizen's. No atmosphere. Extremely overrated.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome sunset dinner experience. Salmon was cooked to perfection, and the service was attentive, but not annoying. Window seating afforded a sublime view of the inlet and setting sun. Nice walk to the nearby jetty with benches to chill, watch the tide and the boats drift in and out. This has to be one of our favorite dining spots on... More 

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Nokomis, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had lunch on their outdoor patio. A fantastic view of snake island & all the boat traffic, very pretty. They cocktails were great, rum runner!! The food fell short. The med hamburger was very well done & since we'd already waited a long time for our food, couldn't send it back. They famous fish sandwich was uninspired, sad piece... More 

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South Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Fining dining on the water, at a marina, with pelicans sitting on the piling posts. Right at the waterway going out to the Gulf of Mexico! Fabulous service and food to make you wsnt to retrun for dinner the next night!! What else could you want.....oh, great drinks?? Got them! One place I love to take my family when they... More 

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Venice, FL
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Difficult to get vegetarian options, but they will for sure make you something. I think a nice restaurant like this should have more vegetarian options. They used to, but not anymore. Food is expensive and they need to know people appreciate the options.

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Portland, Maine
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the view of the water as you sip one of the excellent cocktails here. I love a good old fashioned pina colada and the Crows Nest makes the best in town. The baked brie is out of this world, and the rather ordinary salad is elevated to extraordinary when you add their house dressing. We bought some to take... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The service was great. Our visit this time was for my father in-laws 90th birthday. The waiter was very attentive and so kind to my father in law. He said it made his evening. The food was amazing. I have never had a bad meal here. My family and friends rave about this place when they leave. We will be... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The Service was okay, didn't make us feel welcomed at all. Took forever to get our food. I thought it was Over priced for mediocre service.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went there to celebrate my wife's birthday. Food was just ok. It was better on previous visits. Did not do anything special for the birthday girl. A little disappointing since we spent $120 for dinner. Not a common thing for us.

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Additional Information about Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

Address: 1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
Phone Number: +1 941-484-9551
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-484-9551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Scenic view

Description

Venice's Waterfront Landmark since 1976. We focus on fresh, creatively-prepared seafood, hand-cut steaks and chops and our award-winning wine list of over 1200 selections.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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