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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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Akron, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well the food was bland, nothing stood out as flavorful, we had to sit near the kitchen and lots of noise and foot traffic. The only thing good was the location on the water, but the parking is extremely limited,way too small for the size of the restaurant. Our waiter Rick an older man, was very loud and overly chatty,... More 

Thank artisticesthetics
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138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently had dinner upstairs at the Crow's Nest as we were eager to find a nice fine dining restaurant to celebrate a nice occasion. Sadly, we were unsuccessful and this restaurant is far from fine dining. The menu was not that extensive and most of it consisted of fried foods. When the food was served the dishes all came out... More 

Thank granddamme
Excelsior, Minnesota
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133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here with a reservation, thankfully, and were seated by the window with a beautiful view of the water. It was hopping at 1:30 on a Saturday afternoon. Service was really good. 2 of us ordered the blackened grouper with cheese grits, which was excellent! The other 2 had a salad, which they both loved. The little muffin brought... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An outstanding restaurant with excellent service and selection. It was a bit crowded and very noisy while we were there; however our waitress was excellent and the food was superb. HIGHLY recommended!

Thank HappyTwoGuests
Venice, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best in Venice, fine dining upstairs with a great intercoastal view. Best kept secret: The downstairs bar area , great food, casual atmosphere and nice specials. Try the One Way Salad with grouper!!

Thank Dennis H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was excellent. Reservations are highly recommended. Our waiter Andy was very knowledgeable of the menu and his recommendationson were perfect. Service from the moment you walk in was perfect.

Thank lifes2goodenjoy
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315 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great staff, great view. The food is very good. We were here last year while in Florida. Only complaint would be there is limited parking. Small parking lot. E would go again!

Thank Bob0409
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Part of the bad experience was our fault. We didn't ask for a different table when they seated us between the kitchen door and 2 huge booths right behind us. The waiters had to squeeze past us to get to the booths. Didn't get bumped but felt like I need to to duck each time the severs went past. We... More 

Thank Siouxzi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with family last night. We all enjoyed our dinner -crab cake, salmon, and mahi mahi. Restaurant was very crowded, but dinner was worth the wait. We really enjoyed it. Good place to go for a special occasion.

Thank Kathleen E
Key Biscayne, Florida
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used to boat down here during the summers in Sarasota and stop for lunch. This visit we opted for a sunset dinner and we were not disappointed. I had the seafood platter - shrimp, scallops and grouper - excellent. Both companions had the bouillabaisse- just wonderful. Desserts were key lime pie and a chocolate mousse plus vanilla ice cream.... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?