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“Great Venice Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern
1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
+1 941-484-9551
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Ranked #13 of 193 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Sarasota, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Great Venice Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Excellent food and decor-view. Ask for a window table. Almost all of the food is very good or better.

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West Haven Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Crow's Nest”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I thought this place was over-rated. I don't understand what the raves are about. Food is OK and the service was acceptable. Pricey!

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Farmington, Connecticut
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Rushed and overcrowded, wait and go here when it is off season.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Friday night dining in "season"at the Crow's Nest was only an OK experience. our table was right on top of the neighboring tables and the wait staff had to squeeze their way around. The Caesar salad was tasteless and bland, served on a plate not a bowl. The entrees were only good, not what we expected for the price. The service was rushed at times and slow at others, a very uneven dining experience.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Not a typical tourist trap with a bunch of fried stuff with bloated people wandering around in flannel sleeping pants and crocs. People here are polite, look respectable and the food is delicious and I really felt that a meal here was a special evening. This is one of the best seafood meals that I have ever had. Joe was our server and he did a great job. I would like to come back during the day to see the view that everyone talks about.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great WaterSide Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

The Crow's Nest is considered by many to be one of the finest restaurants in Venice, Florida. Lunch upstairs along the windows gives you a great view of the waterway and the local boat traffic. A short ways away is the Venice Inlet, the local access to the open ocean from the inland waterway. You'll want to drive the short distance to the south jetty where you can park, sit and watch the surf and the anglers, or go for a walk. Beautiful spot! If you're visiting the area, the Crow's Nest is a definite must do.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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