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Snook Haven

) #17 of 184 Restaurants in Venice $$ - $$$, American, Bar, Barbecue
5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL
+1 941-485-7221
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am never failed by Snook with the food. I've also never been disappointed by a waitress. Then we met Darleen :-(. gruff. Not every welcoming.

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Snook Haven's food is horrible but the place is great. Someone should take it over and have great food. Nice nice place to go but bring your own food

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirt road, old Florida, cypress trees, of the beaten path, but easy to get to. Had lunch for the first time at this old Florida joint, decorated with alligators (big ones) on the walls. Wood fired smoke beef, chicken and pork. House made chips. Friendliest...More

Thank TierraVerdeGary
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive up to Snook Haven is pretty. It is on a fine gravel road (with some washboarding) that goes between old-growth trees. At the end of the road, the area opens up with several buildings and a sweeping view of the river. Boat tours...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner because we had heard good things about the food. Our meal was poor, the food was cold and old. It had been sitting in the kitchen for a while.....BBQ was nothing special. Beer was warm. Perhaps if the resturant had been...More

Thank skbooker09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rustic inside...very casual outside...plenty of picnic tables .Good music. Fast service. Good hot food. You must stop in.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, This location is definitely an experience for everyone. Be prepared for a dirt road entrance that is about 1/2 mile long and extremely bumpy bumpy bumpy. However, the experience is worth the ride. Check the local entertainment times before planning your visit. I experienced...More

Thank Dennis E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of a bumpy, dusty road east of Venice Avenue, you will find the Snook Haven. It is a simple wood frame building situated right on the river with indoor and outdoor seating. We had seen reviews by others, but I admit I...More

Thank Kam J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love coastal Florida but also love visiting the inland state parks for a more traditional Florida vibe. Snooks Haven has that same vibe and excellent BBQ. Yes, it's a touristy place so my expectations for the BBQ were low. But, it was first class...More

Thank StevenTL1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grab a table on the outside deck overlooking the Myakka River and kick back. This is old Florida where the BBQ is tasty and the fish mostly fried but still with many excellent beers on tap and a drinkable house wine. Husband and I dropped...More

Thank ltdVenice
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mary Beth M
Can the dog come?
14 April 2017|
Response from JPiKapp | Property representative |
The restaurant is located in a county park that does not allow dogs, therefore we are not able to permit for dog friendly dining. Sorry!
Do they have any docks for boat guests?
9 April 2017|
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Response from JPiKapp | Property representative |
Yes but space is very limited and in season with Logans River tours running it takes up most of the dock space
Any dress code.
15 March 2017|
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Response from JPiKapp | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-7221
  • E-mail
This Old Florida location offers scenic views of Florida's river wildlife and tree lines. Seated right on the Myakka River in a county park, Snook Haven is an old fish camp with a menu featuring a variety of smoked and barbequed meats. Indoor and Outdoor seating is available. Snook Haven offers a variety of entertainment from canoes, kayaks and river tours to live music for your ears pleasure.