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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Always love coming to the Venice area and have never been able to get into this place. Well finally I did and it was worth it. Was there for a late lunch and started with the clams casino appetizer. Then I had the fried Atlantic...More

Thank CherylHoffman
Reviewed yesterday

Honestly, we have dined at Crow's Nest for about 10 years. The location is perfect. Dining, overlooking the water is sought after. However, what makes a good restaurant is consistency; consistency in food preparation and consistency in SERVICE! Quite often we have been disappointed in...More

Thank dickmiller2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoy eating in the Tavern (downstairs) because it is the casual atmosphere we love in Venice. First class menu and prep with an excellent bar. Melissa can draw a Guinness and mix an Old Fashion with anybody. The upstairs has been excellent for special...More

Thank SusanFender
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great View of the water from the upstairs dining Room. The Daily fish catch blackened is good. Have a Mojito and enjoy.

Thank DawnMaryland
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food, and the ambiance is incredible... it is very expensive but great food and outstanding views and quality all around

Thank Tiffaney C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our waiter was a mess making mistake after mistake, spilling wine, not listening and I could go on. Not sure what was going on BUT someone should have been watching over him, helping him or something. Eventually a totally different server saved our night. Her...More

Thank mammy175
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate in the Tavern at the Crow's nest, and it was very crowded and no view. We got the loaded potato skins which were excellent. My husband's burger was very dry and tasteless. I got their "famous" fish sandwich (sole I think) and it...More

Thank BabsDFromBoston
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife would disagree regarding the view, but her view was that of Snake Island and the channels. Mine was of the parking lot and the North Jetty parking lot. Fins tops them all with Sharkeys second. Food was just ok this trip. The bill...More

Thank jjr21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steaks and seafood fixed perfectly. Service was terrific. View was perfect for a sunset dinner. Definitely will return.

Thank Debbie0512
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stop here several times a year while on vacation. The view, menu selections and staff are great. The daily specials and the soup here are must haves.

Thank belindasv
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I saw photos of ppl dining on the beach..is that an option you offer?
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!
We will be in Venice April 12th. Party of 2. Can we make reservations here for a party of 2 around 6:00 pm? Also, is this a casual dining spot?
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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Meeting friends for lunch. Do you have tables downstairs, do you take reservations and what would be the best time to come to avoid the most crowds? Also is it far to walk to or do you have parking close? Thanks for your reply
27 March 2017|
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Response from crowsnestvenicefl | Property representative |
Our Tavern downstairs is walk in only but we do accept reservations in our dining room upstairs. Crowded times would be around 1:00 PM. We have our own parking lot. Thanks for asking!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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 of over 1200 selections. Serving lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm. Tavern open everyday, all day with casual menu.