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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 #19 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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79% Recommend
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English first
Englewood, Florida
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If possible, I go on Mondays for lunch and eat downstairs (tavern area) because my favorite waitress Nancy is ready with her big smile to take care of me and my guests, as well as Eric, who is a sweetheart of a bartender. Crystal the hostess will be happy to accommodate you in the upstairs area if you so desire.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We've visited this restaurant on a few occasions when we've taken friends along on the boat for a bite to eat and have never been disappointed. The menu is varied and the daily specials offer something a little different

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Avon Park, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I visited Venice Beach and afterwards wanted something good for dinner before our drive home. This place was a little fancy for our beached appearance, but no one seemed to mind. I had the Shrimp and I have to say it is the best I've had in a very long time. It was so fresh and cooked... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I've been to this restaurant on numerous occasions. It is always packed and often there is quite a long wait. I don't get it, I keep giving it more tries, thinking that perhaps I ordered the wrong item or something ... but I still cannot figure it out. The view is pretty good since it is on the water. However,... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Whether you eat upstairs in the formal dining area overlooking the beautiful intercostal, or downstairs in the pub for a lighter fare, you must visit this Venice landmark. I've been enjoying Crow's Nest since the 1970s and have yet to be disappointed.

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Kinsman, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love to eat downstairs, food is good and drinks are good also. Upstairs is very pricey, but good for special occasions . We love the entertainment with a good drink.

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I decided on recomendation to book a table for our last night in florida I phoned on friday evening to book a table for two for the following monday evening I requested a tabe by rhe window for two people I also explained that my husband has to use a wheelchair and although the person taking the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We live in Venice and bring lots of out of town guests..BUT, not anymore! They are NOT children friendly. .no high chairs no booster chairs no children menus! !! Lots of different rules depending on who is working. Food is fair - downstairs. Lots of better places to eat in Venice that do like and welcome children! Won't be back!!

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crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

We are family friendly. How could we survive and thrive for 38 years if we weren't?! We offer a kid's menu, wikki stick toys for kids, high chairs in two different sizes, booster seats, art pads, crayons; we even have two iPads loaded up with games in case a child needs some "distraction". I've never been to another place that... More

Osprey, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Unfortunately, the hostess was quite arrogant. Food was OK, wait staff was very good. We arrived as soon as they open in hope to get a table in front of the window. Hostess placed us in the back at a table for four. When leaving she made a "smart" remark and I told her we would not be back and... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a very good place to eat or hang out. The menu is varied and most everything is good. Although not directly on the water it sits just across a small drive from the water and has a excellent view. Dining upstairs and bar with dining downstairs. Worth the stop.

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