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Snook Haven Park

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Craft Beer, FLA food, & River views

If you want a change from the beaches and city limits - GO HERE! Many times “Live” music sets the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
Went for a short visit and it was quiet and serene. A good place to watch wildlife

We went for a short afternoon visit after a recommendation from a friend. Just be aware the road... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Venice, Florida
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  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“myakka river”(42 reviews)
“live music”(27 reviews)
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5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34292-2541
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Snook Haven is a great example of 'old' Florida, which is getting harder and harder to find, just outside Venice, FL at the far eastern end of E. Venice Ave, across River Road.There is good food, cold beer, canoeing, etc., right alongside the Myakka River....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a change from the beaches and city limits - GO HERE! Many times “Live” music sets the tone. Food is good “bar food” but hard to beat the river views. Send the kids off on a canoe and dance with your sweetheart!...More

Thank TheSarasotaRealtor
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We went for a short afternoon visit after a recommendation from a friend. Just be aware the road into the swamp is dirty, dusty and bumpy. We didn't try the food or take any tours. We watched the river flow, took photos and enjoyed the...More

Thank franksnake71
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Right on the river with a good kayak or canoe launch. Has decent parking but fills up when they have entertainment. Decent snack bar and drinks are available. They have live entertainment and is a good local place to spend a afternoon.

Thank artbaisley
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Love to take guests here to highlight the old Floridda scene.Food eas OK and portions very large. Did not care for jalepeno cornbread.

Thank Boeschy
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I just Loved this place. So much history. Cute restaurant and great intertainment. Lots of places to enjoy. Just wish they had an area to camp with my Dog. But awesome place.

Thank Joanne K
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Nice place to visit if looking for something a little different, located in the middle of a swamp. Good place for river tours and to spot alligators. Restaurant/bar with regular entertainment

Thank Stephen U
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Great place to rent or launch your own kayaks. Also canoe rental is available. Several different launch areas. Decided to head out for the July 4th event. Yes...the road to Snook Haven is dirt and bumpy. Nice that not all of paradise in Venice is...More

Thank chs80
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I love this place. It is quaint, unpretentious, and has delicious pulled pork sandwiches. The Myakka River slowly goes by as you enjoy the birds, and wildlife that surrounds you. The food is casual, and you'll feel relaxed if you decide to check this place...More

Thank VinceyDog
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This is very good place to go it had trips on the river with a very knowledgeable crew, some days it has music and you can sit outside and listen to the music and have something to eat. ,

Thank Barbara R
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May 9, 2017|
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Response from Margaret D | Reviewed this property |
thursdays from around 11-1 i think. they're seasonal so best to check the Snook Haven web site for their schedule. Also good to get there early for seating and parking.
January 11, 2017|
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Response from Cruzinaround63 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Sue, I did not see any dogs. My advice is to call them and get your answer from them. Best policy is to call the management to see where you can bring your pet. They may allow them in certain areas and not in others... More
May 15, 2016|
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Response from Lauren G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm late with my answer. Banjo music is on Thursday. Snook Haven posts their calendar of events on their website