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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 #22 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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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been there in a couple of years, but remembered we liked it the last time. My husband and I both had the Veal Oscar. The Veal was overdone and the green beans that were served with it were hard. I don't like my veggies mushy but I don' t like them that hard. I also had their lobster... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our favourite in this area. Great location, excellent food, good ambience and mood and not stupid prices. We have been coming here for years - some 20 - and found here about 15 years ago and were immediately impressed. It has kept its standards. We have come here for the first time in 7 years and went back there. Great... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Girls weekday lunch. This place is really two restaurants in one. Downstairs is a tavern with a nice bar, dark wood tables and booths and low lighting. The menu is burgers and such. Upstairs has a wall of windows overlooking the Marina and intracoastal, white tablecloths and an extensive menu. There's also an outdoor deck upstairs. Something for everyone! We... More

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We really liked our server,Neil, and the staff in general. We went for dinner, out of season, no wait, and we got a great table downstairs. Live music on Thursday night started right after we arrived around 7:00, one performer with an accoustic guitar and synthesizer playing oldies and still could hold a conversation easily. My wife loved the fried... More

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Venice, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Love lunch at Crow's Nest. The manager helped us pick a great bottle of wine and you can take the wine home if you don't drink it all! The staff is always friendly and knowledgable about the food. My MIL always gets the tuna and I mix it up! The view is excellent.

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Venice, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice location, but overall food is average. The downstairs lounge is a better choice for a simpler menu and entertainment .

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Morton, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place to dine. View of the water, delicious menu items. Kevin, our waiter, was a great help in helping us select our meal. So glad it was recommended to us and glad we chose to dine there.

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Venice, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here recently for our anniversary dinner and we had a good meal. the best part of the experience was that it was on a day in july when the restaurant was offering substancial discounts on their premium wines and we took advantage of that offer.we enjoyed the grouper key largo, the specialty of the house.however, it is probably... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had lunch with a friend and it was as excellent as it was for years. Was disappointed for a bit but things are back to usual! My favorite place to dine!

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Last week we had a lovely dinner at the Crows Nest in Venice. Beautiful location, wonderful, attentive service and an A plus effort on the quality of food and service - great company also helped. Pistachio encrusted sea bass, sea scallops, tenderloin....everyone was satisfied with their meals and very impressed by the friendly wait staff who made our visit enjoyable.... More

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