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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
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Kincardine, Canada
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is excellent.....you can always count on a good meal here. I do not eat seafood or fish, so always order the steak....delicious, and yummy french fries. The other three ordered fish/seafood dishes which all agreed were delicious. The wine list is extensive, and you can take unused wine portions home in the bottle.

Thank 32brucebeach
South Venice, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have only eaten on the upper level and it was just terrific. It's one of those places that gathers you in with natural beauty, superbly prepared food and efficient but not annoying service.* We have had the Sole Tacos......very crispy......so good and the Seseame Tuna Wrap......excellent. *I really want to comment on the service which is excellent. Too many... More 

Thank 8elliecooks
Melbourne, Florida
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Call for a reservation and if there is anyway possible sit outside upstairs. Ask for Andrea as your server. A professional but a hoot as well.

Thank RMR-Pops
West Palm Beach
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305 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Crow's nest has an upper level and a lower level. We ate at the lower level which has a more informal atmosphere which was very nice. I ordered a chicken wrap which was not all that good. It tasted fine, but it fell apart (train the cook) and contained much more lettuce than chicken. For $12.00 it should have... More 

Thank FloridaSunDevil
Venice, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Tavern (the main floor of the building) for a bite to eat and a cold drink after attending a movie. Our waiter, Neil, was attentive and knowledgeable and impressed us with his manner. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the Smoke Salmon Platter which was huge and would have easily satisfied two people as an appetizer. We... More 

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Venice, Florida
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went for an early dinner before the theater.We were seated overlooking the water We all had food off the 5/5 menu which is a deal for $15 we all had different choices and all were great , the service was excellent thanks to Rick. Couple that with a wonderful atmosphere you just cannot beat it..

Thank kenneth g
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit was for lunch in the Tavern and they have the best fried sole sandwich I've had in ages. Our second visit was to the upper level with our Daughter and Granddaughter for another lovely luncheon. Our last visit was for a birthday celebration and the open faced seafood ravioli was amazingly good. Hard to get reservations during... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Crows Nest is a moderately higher end restaurant. It's location off the South jetty in Venice, Florida it offers great views and a nostalgic dinning experience. The food is good but I feel sometime over rated compared to lesser rated restaurants. The service is usually excellent but when busy we have had some less than excellent service. In all,... More 

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Morton, Illinois
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to dress up and go to this place for special occasions and enjoy a very nice dinner. It has beautiful views out of the windows and we attempt to get a window seat whenever possible. It's beautiful inside and even has a place to sit outside when the weather is good enough to do so. We have enjoyed... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a prior visit to Venice, we had lunch at the Crow's Nest. We enjoyed it so much we decided to book a celebratory dinner on our recent return to Venice. They did accomodate our request for outside seating under the portico. From there we had a great view of the marina along with boat traffic to and from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?