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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 - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Simply...overpriced, small portions, nothing really to write home about. As a permanent Florida resident, there are many other choices out there!

Thank ODAAT54
Emmalena, Kentucky
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

During our visit to Venice we wanted a really nice meal to cap off our stay. We chose Crow's Nest and we're glad we did. Everything about the evening was really enjoyed except to the loud group next to us. But that's just people being rude and not something the Crow's Nest can change. Rick, our server, was excellent, checking... More 

Thank Roy H
Morristown, New Jersey
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have had two meals here, both enjoyable. I will be returning. My husband really like the crab cakes (lots of lump backfin crab, and well seasoned), and I enjoyed the fish. The service was very good, and we enjoyed watching all the action at the jetty. This place is a keeper!

Thank NolaAK
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My first time here meeting friends for drinks. Very attentive server and we ended up having dinner too. All our selections came promptly and were delish!!! Nice choices on menu so I'll be back.

Thank pjsVenice
Punta Gorda, Florida
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272 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is popular! We did not have reservations so took a chance and could only get a seat at the bar downstairs so I don't know about the view. The interior was nothing special. The bartender, Melissa, was very nice however and did well. I enjoyed the escargot and vegetables which were extremely buttery/oily. My husband had the grouper... More 

Thank MelissaScott7613
Irving, Texas
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love coming to the Venice area and have never been able to get into this place. Well finally I did and it was worth it. Was there for a late lunch and started with the clams casino appetizer. Then I had the fried Atlantic filet of sole with Bay City fries. Was absolutely delicious. The staff was very attentive... More 

Thank CherylHoffman
Venice, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, we have dined at Crow's Nest for about 10 years. The location is perfect. Dining, overlooking the water is sought after. However, what makes a good restaurant is consistency; consistency in food preparation and consistency in SERVICE! Quite often we have been disappointed in the food preparation and especially in the service. So . . . we have learned... More 

Thank dickmiller2016
Venice, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy eating in the Tavern (downstairs) because it is the casual atmosphere we love in Venice. First class menu and prep with an excellent bar. Melissa can draw a Guinness and mix an Old Fashion with anybody. The upstairs has been excellent for special occasions for us.

Thank SusanFender
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great View of the water from the upstairs dining Room. The Daily fish catch blackened is good. Have a Mojito and enjoy.

Thank DawnMaryland
Venice, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, and the ambiance is incredible... it is very expensive but great food and outstanding views and quality all around

Thank Tiffaney C

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
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 - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?