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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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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I absolutely love this restaurant and go there about 6 times a year. I was only disappointed by the service 3 times which isn't bad considering how many times I have been there. The first time was from a server that isn't there anymore. Two times from the same server who still works there. I don't really want to slam... More 

Thank VeniceBeachFlorida
Venice, Florida
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner with friends Monday 7/25. Crows Nest offers 6 entrees for $15, they come with soup, chowder or salad. I had the salad which was very good, however, I had blue cheese dressing and it was a watered down bottled dressing. The chowder was also lacking. It was supposed to be New England, it was thin, watery with not... More 

Thank rosie1858
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and i met a business aquintance and his lovely wife at a half way point, Venice. After reading many reviews we decided on The Crows Nest. We were seated upstairs over looking the water. It was a bit noisey at times but business was still done over a breath taking sunset. The menu is full of fresh fish... More 

Thank Tina V
new jersey
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we went there for a late lunch having spending the day at the beach. it is always good. we sat on the outside deck on a very hot day but the overhead fan and breeze was nice. had a good grouper sandwich and a rum runner. you can`t go wrong coming here.

Thank lekerm
Venice, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the few waterview restaurants in Venice. Great decor and friendly staff. Nice offerings for Happy Hour and reasonable early dinner choices.

Thank Carol B
Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

have been here for lunch and dinner. if you can get a window seat you will have a nice food. the food is ok.

Thank speedg00se
Venice, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been many times and each time was great. Good food, good service and nice place to be able to sit and chat your meal. I have been with family and friends and we all have had a great experience.

Thank gmawmayo
Venice, Florida
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is noisy, but the food, drinks and service are top drawer...on our last visit We shared a calamari appetizer then I ordered their delicious clam chowder and oysters on the half shell...as always we all enjoyed the experience

Thank Byron H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here in July 16. I'll start by saying that I was expecting great things from the Crows Nest. it's a superb setting with a great menu. We sat upstairs for an evening meal. Superb sunset and we even witnessed Dolphins in the water close to the edge. The food was excellent and the service was good with the food... More 

Thank whitey7
Evansville, Indiana
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Exceptional service, very good food. You can tell this is where the "money" in the area eats. Menu prices are not for the faint of heart, excellent wine list with prices to back it up. This is as good as it gets for fine dining in the area! Also...best Key Lime pie I ever had.

Thank jasjewd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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?