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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 - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, 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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  • 445
    Excellent
  • 302
    Very good
  • 102
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 20
    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
Almost a 5

Every thing we've eaten here has been good - we have only eaten lunch here. I love the nester salad. Only once has our service not been really good. Lovely view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
SmittieRichardson
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South Venice, Florida
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
South Venice, Florida
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Every thing we've eaten here has been good - we have only eaten lunch here. I love the nester salad. Only once has our service not been really good. Lovely view.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great seafood , the ambiance was nice with reasonably priced food. We ordered the pot pie shrimp that was very tasty. Nice to seat outside if you can since you could hear nice music while enjoying your dinner and a great view.

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Orange County, CA
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Go for the views. Go for the oysters and grouper. But stay for the sunset. Crow's Nest is tucked in between condos and marinas, so there are a lot of locals, which means great food, fair prices, and few tourists. Surprisingly, the wine list was extensive and fairly priced. Be sure to get reservations, as the restaurant is very popular.... More 

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Florida
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I went here with my wife, daughter, and her boyfriend. The food and service could not have been better. I was very surprised as "on water with view" and good food don't often mix. Well it definitely did here. I had their Key Largo grouper dish and was very happy. Another in our party had a unique Bouillabaisse with a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very well prepared seafood [light batter for fish 'n chips and oysters]. Soups were delicious as was the key lime pie. Will come back.

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Pt Pleasant
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very nice dining room, beautiful view, good food. There is also a more casual downstairs for a quick bite and entertainment some nights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great service and food was awesome. Kevin M. you are a great server! Thanks. definitely plan to return!!!

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you are looking for a restaurant that offers an excellent menu and quiet surrounds this is the place. The menu variety is quite extensive and offers quality items. It is definitely not a chain restaurant nor the typical seafood place you pass on Highway 441 Our food definitely was prepared for people that enjoy seafood. The service was excellent.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

On a resent trip to Venice Fl we had the opportunity to eat at the Crow's Nest twice. Both times the food was very good as was the service. The restaurant has a nice view of the marina and I believe the inter-coastal waterway. The first evening my partner and I opted for outside seating. Debby our server was wonderful... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Veal Oscar was great. The Crow’s Nest Bouillabaisse was only average. Our friends decided their Jumbo Crab Cakes were not quite up to their standards, which favor the Maryland Blue Crab. Service and View were superior. Ambiance was average. Wine list is excellent. Typically we make the 20+ mile drive to the Crow's Nest for a really wonderful lunch of... More 

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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: Scenic view, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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