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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 449
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  • 304
    Very good
  • 103
    Average
  • 43
    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
Very good.

Ate in the cozy tavern area on the ground level. It was busy but we got right in. The hostess was not over friendly as she was reading a book at the hostess counter and just pointed and said sit wherever. She didn't want to get up. We watched her do that with numerous customers. My husband and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Pompano Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ate in the cozy tavern area on the ground level. It was busy but we got right in. The hostess was not over friendly as she was reading a book at the hostess counter and just pointed and said sit wherever. She didn't want to get up. We watched her do that with numerous customers. My husband and I chatted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A magnificent restaurant for a special occasion ! The food and wine choices are excellent, and the view of the water and boats is breathtaking, especially at sunset! Downstairs they have a bar and less costly menu, but there is no view.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch with my husband. We had the potato skins as a starter, they were gorgeous. Then my husband had the special of the day which was lobster sand which and I had the sirloin, both meals where extremely tasty. Our waitress Yvonne was cheerful and very attentive. Will definitely return again

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Crows Nest has been one of our "special occasion" restaurants for years--but no longer. We reserved a table for five earlier this week in order to take advantage of the Savor Sarasota special menu. Once seated we were told that we had a "choice" of one starter and two entrees (versus the several starters and entrees listed on the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice place for anyone including families in the downstairs tavern. Staff were polite and kitchen accommodating for requests we had. Best meal so far on our three week vacation in florida. Prepared nicely, fresh and delicious. We had pasta, chicken, the steak was fabulous, and grilled shrimp! Prices great! Nice setting, upstairs boasts a full dining experience overlooking the marina.... More 

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Venice, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have been a customer for over 20 years and always enjoyed this place. Surprised that our last visit was awful. Escargot swimming like a soup, tasteless rice side lacked any discernable seasoning and seafood was disappointing to say the least. Don't understand how a past good restaurant fell off the cliff this last time!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A definite go to for seafood when you have an excuse to go celebrate. Prices are high, but I get it. The food is good they can do it, and I will pay it once in a while. Do yourself a favor and get the Grouper Key Largo.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food, great service, great views! You can't go wrong with any seafood selection. My favorite is the fried oysters, sweet, tender, succulent! Breaded just enough to make them crisp, but not so much that the flavor is overwhelmed. Excellent selection of wines, beers, and spirits. Great place for a casual lunch or more formal dinner, although shorts are always... More 

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South Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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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
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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