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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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and dinner. I had the grouper with mixed sea food over rice. Delicious!!! Both of us ladies enjoyed it

Thank Andrea O
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This well known and admired place leaves me cold.. The last two lunches served terrible food and won't return.. We have been many times and been disappointed so for the $ it is a waste..

Thank Susanjay1
crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, We're very sorry to hear that you've had two bad meals in a row. I truly hope you'll give us one more shot to prove to you that our 40-year reputation is well-deserved and that your experiences are not the norm. Thank you for your review. Warm regards, Matthew Green Manager More 

Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delish. Has a excellant kitchen. Downstairs friendly bar, very informal. Upstairs perfect for special occasions, overlooking the water. Great place for lunch or any time. I have never been disappointed.

Thank bleaves
Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (wife & I) have never had a better Grouper sandwich anywhere. Been to Crow's nest 3 times, always for a Grouper sandwich in the downstairs tavern. Fries that come with it are fresh & good. Crow's Nest restaurant always busy when we've been there, but we have never made it upstairs to the restaurant. There is a nice outdoor... More 

Thank J B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going for many years and the food has always been of a high standard. One of our favourite places to eat on the Island.

Thank M R
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch for the third time. We always eat in the tavern because it is a pleasant setting with helpful staff. Wife and I both had a cod sandwich that was fresh, tasty, and LARGE. We will be back when we visit again next year.

Thank JimPack
Nokomis, Florida
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83 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 3 had lunch here recently. A beautiful upstairs patio overlooking the inter coastal with lots of boat traffic, A friendly staff, but the food? Average to below average. We've had dinner here & have loved it & reviewed it as excellent. The lunch, not so much. I cannot believe they serve that floury goupey mess & call... More 

Thank J-ANNA4527
Panama City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined for lunch in the outside deck that overlooks the parking lot and also has a nice view of the waterfront. It was a warm but breezy day so dining outside was pleasant. They also have nice indoor dining with large windows. We had the Shrimp Caesar and Chicken Saltimbocca and both were excellent choices. Our server Michael did... More 

Thank Charles F
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crow's Nest is a favorite when traveling in the area. The food is always good - even the rolls and butter are special. I had the Crow's Nest Bouillabaisse and had enough of the sauce leftover to take home and make risotto the next day - delicious! The wait staff are excellent. It is a great place for an every... More 

Thank Toni H
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday Sept 4th 1PM. My wife and I drove 50 miles for the Lobster Pot meal at the Crows Nest and it was well worth the drive. Both had the pots and they were very good as was the first class service.

Thank Phil S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?