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Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
+1 941-484-9551
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Cary, North Carolina
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined here last week and it was quite nice. I recommend reservations. Wait staff was excellent, food was too. The fish dish I had was very fresh and well prepared.

Thank Dianna33
Venice, Florida
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a favorite in this household The Crow's Nest, with great food and a nice water view and excellent service still never disappoints. The Sirloin Tips with Gunther Sauce were so tasty and tender (named after Gunther Gabel Williams the lion tamer and former Venice resident). The salads were as fresh as can be with homemade dressings. The Fried Shrimp... More 

Thank Al B
Venice, Florida
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been here a few times with friends. The food and service has always been above average. Haven't had anything yet that we didn't like. Try the Grouper Key Largo it's delicious! The salads are always fresh, not the half wilted ones that some restaurants give you. The wait staff is always friendly, courteous and willing to help answer any... More 

Thank Lauren G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been coming here the past three years. We have had dinner upstairs at times but our favourite is at the bar downstairs where Stephanie will take care of you. She is very friendly and a great personality as well as great service. We were really impressed after being away for eight months and she remembered our names and... More 

Thank Tachum
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to think of this place as my grandparents kind of food but visited it with friends recently and changed my mind. The menu is much more upscale and fresh than previous visits. The swordfish was great and my friend had a Lobster and asparagus linguini that he raved about. Parking can be challenging but do check it out.

Thank Jakejakeno1
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155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our dining experience at Crow's Nest wasn't the best because my wife has a shell fish allergy. Most seafood restaurants accommodates those who can have a life threatening reaction to shell fish. This restaurant is too fishy smelling as soon as you walk inside. The view is awesome and food is delicious but more could be done to assist those... More 

Thank Harold R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to the Crow's Nest many times and always had wonderful service and food. The past two years, we've celebrated my birthday with friends. Again, we had the best service and everyone enjoyed their dinner.

Thank Donna P
Bergen, Norway
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our first visit here very much - and we will certainly be back. We had excellent seafood for lunch, and we found the service to be very competent as well as friendly and helpful. We loved the views towards the marina and the bay through the large windows in the upstairs section of the restaurant.

Thank Erik M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was very nice to have a private dining room although the view was not as good as in main dining depending upon your table. I enjoyed the brussels sprout salad which is large enough to split, but my entree was over seasoned. I was trying to decide between two dishes and the server steered me to the bouillabaisse--which she... More 

Thank SConn154
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Walking distance to Higel Park Jetty and Jetty Villas. Walk out on the jetty, have a seat on one of the benches or just watch the sunset from your car. Boats everywhere. Then go to the Crow's Nest downstairs pub or take the elevator up to the second floor. Their menu offers selections to suit all tastes.

Thank Q4058ZPlindaf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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. Serving lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm. Tavern open everyday, all day with casual menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?