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“Great meal”

Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern
Ranked #12 of 241 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

My parents and our family friends live in osprey fl a couple miles from crows nest. On my vacation we decided to go to the crows
Nest for one of our last nights together for vacation. The atmosphere was really nice. Neat and casual and nothing too fancy. The service was spot on Out waiter Sean was very polite, very knowledgable of the menu and seemed to have good experience. The food was excellent, the crab cake appetizer was excellent, almost made me wish I had ordered the full size dinner. Salad was grey. Had a honey mustard ranch dressing which was wonderful. Dinner I had the Gunther filet mignon, perfectly cooked and very well seasoned. And for dessert I had the Chocolate fallen cake w vanilla icecream. It was absolutely delicious, I think everybody at the table had some. I would
Love to
Come
Back here again. For the service , atmosphere and food. Wasn't cheap but well
Worth it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Food was excellent! Mussels and pistachio crusted snapper were fresh and cooked perfectly. Service was amazing. Highly recommend this dining experience!

Visited January 2013
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Hertford, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best shrimp!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We were out boating and decided to ride up to Venice. The Crows Nest is easily accessible by boat and they provide complimentary docking, if you are coming in to eat. There was even someone to assist us in docking. It was about 2 in the afternoon and the restaurant was still quite busy. We ordered the shrimp...they were gulf shrimp, were delectable, fried perfectly and served with cheese stone ground grits. It was delicious! The bread they put on the table are mini muffins with a hint of lemon. Addictive! A great experience..definitely would return!

  • Visited January 2013
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South Lyon, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Not even a notch above average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Hmmm, if this is so highly rated it makes me wonder about the quality of restaurants in Venice. Our dinner for 3 was simply nondescript. We ordered scallops and shrimp dishes. Our dinner salads were blah. Not worthy of the prices nor the Crow's Nest apparent reputation. By the way, they feature 5 dinner items each night for $15 prior to 5:30pm. Our reservation was 5:15, we were seated at 5:20. After taking leisurely drink orders and then coming back to jabber about specials, we asked to order the $15 dinners and were told they were no longer available (too late). Our server made no mention of this regular special deal when were seated, which people obviously enjoy as the place was packed at 5pm. Thank goodness for the wonderful company at our table or the evening would have been a bust.

  • Visited January 2013
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Venice, Florida
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“Out of the way but worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I 've been coming here for years now stopping at least once per trip now that I live on the island it has become a regular outing.
Downstairs while not fancy has its local nautical theme but the Bar tenders make you feel at home and want something Fancy go upstairs .Food,service and view
Enough said

Visited December 2012
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