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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service was excellent, food was above average, the atmosphere was nice but a little tight. Parking was a nightmare the wait time was long

Thank Chris D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service very attentive & knowledgeable. We all had escargot that were excellent. The Grouper dishes were very fresh & delicious. Crab cakes were generous & tasty as well! A reservation IS A Must!!! Wish we had room for dessert, next time!!!

Thank Nancianna59
fort lauderdale, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there for a special occasion dinner. It is a lovely setting in a marina and the ambiance and the food were very good. I would definitely want to go back in the daytime and enjoy the views of the marina over a nice lunch. The seafood was fresh and delicious! We'll be back next time we visit Venice!

Thank mamamooch
Williamsville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for lunch with a friend and sat in the upper outdoor deck. There was a beautiful view of the water and gorgeous boats. I had grilled grouper and my friend had fried grouper. Both came with fries. The sandwiches were delicious and the service was superb. i believe our waiter was Jose who was so helpful and charming.... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for lunch, I ordered the "Shrimp & Grits" on a lark and boy, was I blown away! This dish featured wild Gulf shrimp, Creole pan sauce, stone ground cheddar grits, bacon and scallions. The Creole pan sauce was from heaven! Just enough spice to keep me interested while the creaminess caressed my taste buds. The rest of the... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 

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crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

We accept that you may not have enjoyed the cuisine and service which has won us best of Venice for the last few decades as we are always striving to improve. Your input in that regard is duly noted. We take umbrage with the personal attack against our server, a consummate career professional. Your assertion that he was "intoxicated" is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 

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sharner, Owner at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Crow's Nest. We are sorry your experience didn't meet your expectations. We do advertise ourselves as "casual fine dining" and in our mind meet that description - but you were obviously disappointed and we are sorry for that. Being on the water and a popular destination for boaters, we will never be 'white tablecloth' but... More 

Excelsior, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and friends were there for lunch. We all ordered the fresh fish lunch which was Black Grouper. The cost was $20. Until now, my husband and I have never experienced "tough" fish. We couldn't cut it. I sent mine back. They brought a new piece, but it wasn't much better. Would never go there again.

Thank Suzanne B
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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

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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
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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?