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Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
+1 941-484-9551
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Ranked #21 of 202 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The seafood is fresh and well prepared; the service is always prompt, courteous and very willing to accommodate any changes etc. We particularly like the lunch menu and having lunch at the window looking out at the boats. We're locals and return here again and again. Try the fresh red grouper meuniere!

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Recently enjoyed a filet mignon at a good seafood establishment! Always enjoyed both their cuisine and the atmosphere. Consistent good meals, a bit expensive compared to other local places, but a nice place to try if you're in town. Great views of the inlet are always entertaining and relaxing.

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Vernon, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed in Venice for 10 days and ate at the Crow's Nest for 4 of the nights we were there. Not one mediocre meal. Wait staff the best in the area. Prices a little high but not outrageous. Loved the Shrimp and Grits!

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Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I write a lot of Trip Advisor reviews, so this isn't just a one-time chip on my shoulder kind of thing. I have been to this restaurant at least 6 times, both in the tavern and in the more expensive restaurant. Being on the water, it is the kind of place I like to bring my out-of-town guests. The food... More

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Nokomis, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A good sized establishment, but with a cozy feel. Have dined here many times, once in the more casual downstairs lounge area, always with success. This time had taken a friend for a birthday dinner. She was extremely pleased with her Veal Oscar and bread pudding; I was served a large portion of a fantastic dish of shrimp, scallops, crab... More

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Osprey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Recently remodeled and very nice atmosphere! Had Wild Salmon with bean purée -excellent!! Blackened Scallops****

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We are new to this area as of a month ago. We've made a fun point of visiting waterfront eateries in surrounding towns. We do look online first to read others reviews. One of those we tried was Crows Nest which was a delicious and fun evening. We had the most delicious Seafood Chowder full of shrimp and scallops. We... More

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Venice, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant is the best in Venice. It's pricey but the food is excellent The service is cordial and attentive. I have eaten here five times and each time was superb!

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to eat dinner upstairs with a great view. The a grouper is excellent. Staff very friendly and informed. Great selection of wines and drinks.

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highland indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had the nicest lunch at the Crow's nest in Venice. We really enjoyed the food, the waitstaff was great and the view was beautiful! Would definitely recommend!

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