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Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
+1 941-484-9551
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bouillabaisse” (53 reviews)
“grouper” (144 reviews)
“seafood platter” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern
1. Creatively prepared cuisine
"The shrimp and fish were fresh. Everything was perfect"
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2. Relaxed, upscale atmosphere
"Views are incredible. Will plan to go again. Recommend"
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3. World-Class Service
"Right on the water, everything is here! Service is impeccable"
Mark B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there for dinner ... service was very good ... food was alright... sat outside at a table on the rail and the view is of the parking lot

Thank RedSox02
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Surprised myself when I learned I had not already added the CN. The view has always been terrific and for years now, the food and service match the view. That is a rarity in waterfront or any 'view' restaurant. This week we enjoyed the broiled...More

2  Thank Cerph
Reviewed 3 days ago

Never dissapointed. One way salad is excellent. That alone will bring you back. Cocktails are a generous pour. Bar menu also very good.

1  Thank nickster1936
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a friend because we had a gift certificate. We were sat at a table overlooking the water in an enclosed heated patio. We each ordered the filets done rare. Our waiter couldn’t have been more attentive and the food couldn’t have...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were at the Crow's Nest last year and had a wonderful meal. We went again last night (1-13-2018) with another couple and we hardly knew we were in the same place. It started when I tried to make a reservation on the previous Thursday....More

Thank JoeHill3
crowsnestvenicefl, General Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Joe In this world of Social Media where one has a platform to say anything about a person or business I suspect the Most All feel there should be a thread of 'truth and accuracy'. We do indeed have New Owners and Wonderful Owners...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

we've been to the crows nest several times and it's our favorite restaurant in Venice. This visit was our best ever. The service was superb and the food was beyond superb. if you're a local, you should go immediately. If you're a tourist, make sure...More

Thank Dale525
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here two or three times now. Service and food are always top notch. Portions are good and perfectly prepared. We'll remember to take pictures next time!

Thank micheleboys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant on our last night in Venice. We were seated quickly even though we didn’t have reservations. The waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful. The seafood platters were ordered by my wife and I and we were very satisfied This is certainly...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Revisited the Crow's Nest after a few years and it's still great. Ate in the tavern and missed Happy Hour, but drink and food prices were a good value. Fish is fresh, raw bar has many choices and even the burgers are good for landlubbers....More

Thank boltsnnuts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the best friend shrimp and salad in Venice. Wait staff are very courtesy. Service is prompt. We have not eaten upstairs, but the bar area and menu are awesome.

Thank Mary B
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Questions & Answers
27 September 2017|
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Response from crowsnestvenicefl | Property representative |
Sorry to chime in so late. Yes, we have WiFi available for guests, both for the restaurant and Marina. Thanks for asking and hope to see you soon!
11 April 2017|
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Response from crowsnestvenicefl | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your interest. You may have seen photos of a catering function we did. Not part of our normal business operations which don't include serving food offsite. Have a great weekend!
10 April 2017|
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Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this location accepts reservations. I consider the dress code to be a sporty or nice casual in upstairs dining room. Not too dressy but better than just beach attire. If you want to dress up a bit this is a beautiful... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 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
  • E-mail
Venice's Waterfront Landmark since 1976. We focus on fresh, creatively-prepared seafood, hand-cut steaks and chops and our award-winning wine list. Serving lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday and dinner all day on Sunday. Tavern open every day with casual pub menu.
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