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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
Closed now
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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, Delivery, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Nice place for a double birthday celebration.

We came in for a double Birthday celebration, and were treated well. We started with beer, wine and a fuzzy navel. The guys at the bar had no idea what this was, and had to look it up. Friendly about it, but I had to ask why there was no color in it. :( Our meal started with a sampler... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Eric E
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Des Plaines, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We came in for a double Birthday celebration, and were treated well. We started with beer, wine and a fuzzy navel. The guys at the bar had no idea what this was, and had to look it up. Friendly about it, but I had to ask why there was no color in it. :( Our meal started with a sampler... More 

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florida
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had 2 dozen raw oysters, a delicious seafood bisque & great Margaritas. We did eat upstairs & outside. The restaurant is in a great location serving delicious food and good service. I would recommend dining there.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Got there about 7ish on a Thursday night. There was a wait for a table, but since I was alone, I just sat at the bar. Great views of the ocean. The bartender, Cam, was nice and efficient. Good crowd mix of snowbirds, families, and tourists. I had the seafood pasta that was very good. They were playing live music... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Waterfront restaurant was exactly what we were looking for and found it at this place. Tucked away in Venice Beach on the Bay side. The food was good, our waitress was excellent, and the best view was the upstairs seating area, which opens at 5pm. We were there at 4:30pm so we had to sit downstairs which was a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

After visiting Venice, FL for a week and my last night out, Crow's Nest Marina was the culmination of my night! Great views to accompany an absolutely gastronomic meal, this will stick for me for my lifetime.

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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Been here several times in the past. Great seafood and American cuisine. Staff friendly and its just a fun place on the water. Great view of intercoastal waterway.

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central, ma.
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80 reviews 80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went to dinner here with some friends that live nearby. We were vacationing and our only request was that we could sit outside with a sunset view. the food was excellent and the sunset even better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I were in Venice on business and went to the beach area looking at the sites and looking for a lunch spot when we discovered The Crows Nest. It is at an Inlet to Venice and the water was clear and clean. We at in the upper dinning area so we could watch as the boats came... More 

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Essex
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were visiting Venice for the day and wanted to eat before watching the sunset, I hadn't really done any research on the place so when we came across the Crow's Nest we though we'd just give it a go, and were not at all disappointed. The service was excellent, friendly and efficient. We timed it just right arriving around... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Decided to lunch indoors as it was upper 90s. Had a very nice table with a great view of the water and busy boats, very effective AC Friendly and quick service, seated immediately and ordered cocktails, which were great. The seafood platter was delicious, swapped the cheesy grits for dauphinois potatoes, rather than cheesy grits.. battered fish perfect and very... 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
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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