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“Good times and the food isnt bad” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Snook Haven

Snook Haven
5000 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL
941 485-7221
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Ranked #49 of 210 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night
Description: This Old Florida location offers scenic views of Florida's river wildlife and tree lines. Seated right on the Myakka River in a county park, Snook Haven is an old fish camp with a menu featuring a variety of smoked and barbequed meats. Indoor and Outdoor seating is available. Snook Haven offers a variety of entertainment from canoes, kayaks and river tours to live music for your ears pleasure.
Englewood, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good times and the food isnt bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As a party of four we traveled back to some ol-time Florida. The location is neat with many things to do. The live band this Tuesday night were great with many of the songs from the sixties and seventies. The food is OK but needs to be sent to the table sooner, all four of us had to send back all the hot dishes we ordered. This was done via the microwave and in turn made the ribs a little tough. For our trouble we received free strawberry shortcake. We will go back it was a fun evening.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Down-to-Earth Old Florida Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My friends brought me to Snook Haven for a weekday lunch. The place has the delightful ambiance of Old Florida. The premises was originally a fishing camp situated on a beautiful riverfront property. It has an atmosphere both casual and friendly. There is inside dining and also an outdoor deck. Views of the river are equally good from inside and out. Two of our group had the smoked barbecued chicken that was succulently moist and delicious. The meal came with a choice of two sides. I chose the mac and cheese, very good, and the black-eyed pea salad, also delicious. The meals were all rated outstanding by each of our group and priced reasonably. There is a pontoon boat ride on the river, but it was not running on the day we were there. Next time I want to do the boat ride also.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paducah, Kentucky
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Worth driving down the dirt road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and were very pleased with the food and service.

Our server was very pleasant and attentive.

Enjoyed being right on the Myakka River and watching the boats.

Has quite a bit of old Florida ambiance.

Will definitely return on next trip to Venice.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Extremely overpriced food!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We are locals and have tried this spot on a few various occasions. Yesterday was our last time ever eating there. It's a shame because the atmosphere is excellent right on the river and the live bands are great. Last nights dinner we ordered gator bites for an appetizer. 10$ and you get 6 extremely small dime size pieces of over fried gator which came out Luke warm. Then we ordered the hot dog speciality, shrimp po boy and a pulled pork sandwich all which came out luke warm. 1 appetizer, 2 sandwiches and 1 hot dog with 2 sweet teas and a water our bill was 43$.... Then plus the tip was 51$ out the door. Excellent atmosphere for drinks when there is a band.... Food is lousy!

  • Visited November 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Different experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Snook haven was a pleasant Florida experience....Try to go there when there is a band playing....A lot of people really get into the mood and enjoy the music very much..The atmosphere is parklike with a waterway beside it where people are paddling by and tour boats are passing by...They provide you with picnic tables outside... Or indoor seating if you prefer....the food is good as fast food goes,and the servers were friendly..the prices very reasonable..go enjoy the music,drink a beer ,eat a burger and enjoy another day in southern Florida.....

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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