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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner in the casual restaurant downstairs with friends this evening, and had an unusual experience. At first, our server Jess was very good and pleasant, so much so that I commented favorably on it. She was helpful suggesting appetizers, taking our order and offering suggestions on how to make a salad entrée better. While she was taking the... More 

Thank countFlorida
Sarasota, Florida
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three couples visited this marina restaurant as Saturday lunch was ending. The service was initially slow despite few active table. Waitress helpful and engaging. Food was served quickly and well received. Menu needs to be updated and more unusual dishes added. Having said that, I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

Thank John M
Boston suburbs
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Often time when you have a location like this, it does not deliver. This place is different and the food is great and the views are even better. It's true that the water views are incredible at this Venice inlet but the restaurant and staff deliver. Not that it needs any upselling on my part, but this should be on... More 

Thank bim55
Venice, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is top shelf, with so many excellent menu choices. This has become our special occasion venue. Steaks and to die for, but everything seems that way. The view is marvelous and the staff has made it a wonderful time each of our visits, several in the last two months.

Thank Jonnyboy31622
Naples, Florida
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178 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to enjoy an inter-costal view and delicious seafood. Our group of 7 dined on a variety of entrees: salmon, scallops, oysters, shrimp, grouper and gnocchi. Everyone raved about his/her choice. The salmon was melt-in-your mouth perfection. Prices aren't cheap, but if you order before 6pm you can get a great "6 before 6" special that includes salad or... More 

Thank Shamrock G
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Save yourself some time and spend your restaurant dollars elsewhere. Food has gone down hill considerably in recent months. Two of us had seafood pot pie last night, which in the past we have greatly enjoyed, but it was so bland not even salt and pepper could help it and the rest of the few ingredients were disappointing as well.... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
Perrysburg, Ohio
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of our favorite restaurants in Florida. Easy drive to Venice from Sarasota. If you want stone crabs, you must go to the Crow's Nest Restaurant in Venice Florida. Great view of the river going to the gulf.

Thank davidwA726NF
Leesburg, Florida
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wife and I stopped by for a light dinner. We ordered three appetizers, (calamari, escargot and crab cake) and two Caesar salads. Everything was very good except for the crab cake which was dry and not very flavorful. The service and the view was very enjoyable. It's definitely worth a visit.

Thank rodgerdotson
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place for date night/celebrating our anniversary!!! They are so knowledgeable about the food and make accommodations for us!! Everything is delicious and the view is great!! I would def recommend this place for couples!! Have a bottle of wine and don't forget dessert and enjoy!!!

Thank FunRach
Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner, with great food and great service. Even though it was a Tuesday, the crowd was fairly large upstairs. Nevertheless, the waiter guided us through a great dinner in a very relaxing environment. We tried various salads and the clam chowder to start, and all were very good. The other 3 got seafood, but I decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?