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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%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (152 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (53 reviews)
“seafood platter” (27 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 yesterday via mobile

Went there on a Sunday evening. As usual, very crowded. Wait for a table in the tavern area was maybe 20 minutes. Tables are a bit close together but not annoying to us. Had the Cuban panini and the famous fish sandwich. All were excellent....More

Thank Verna C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to the Crows Nest for over 25 years. We go to Venice 4 or 5 times a year. We visit the Crows Nest at least twice a visit. The first level is the tavern, with a bar food menu, but you can...More

1  Thank wsofis
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every year my husband takes me to the Crow's Nest for my birthday lunch. This year we were seated with a great view. My husband had the grouper bites, which were delicious. I had the scallop salad which was very tasty. Our server suggested both...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has a casual bar on the first floor and a fine dining restaurant above with a wonderful view. We have been coming here for years and eating mostly in the restaurant above, which has excellent food and always wonderful servers - this latest...More

Thank T-birdTraveler98
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So you’re in Venice, FL and you want good fresh fish? The Crow’s Nest is the place. The swordfish is prepared so it melts in your mouth, not over cooked but perfect. House salad are just right to give you are starter and allow for...More

Thank RobOlson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch in the tavern and the service was excellent and the food very good. My husband said the burger was very good and I enjoyed their special house salad

Thank Claire J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat on the outside in screened in upper deck, with heaters to keep us warm on a windy day. Great helpful waiter, friendly, cheerful service ! View of the channel and boat traffic. The food was delicious and was a good sized serving.. 3 pm...More

Thank AnnabelleHimes63
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is always great. The food good, but not superb. But on this last visit I truly had something delicious. I had their de-constructed seafood ravioli which was out of this world good. I will go back just for that dish. But what really...More

Thank CalgaryGirl26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you have a reservation because this place is crowded. i heard the wait was 90 minutes. Our waitress was excellent and the meni is large. The stone crabs were good. The oysters rockefeller were a little too rich for our taste. The bouillabaisse...More

Thank vacationisfun_8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been eating at the crow's nest for quite sometime now. From the food to the service, it always has been excellent! Sometimes we eat upstairs but mainly downstairs in the tavern. Years ago, I asked Dave (The tavern chef) what he recommended on...More

Thank Hewesnews05
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Helen S
19 March 2018|
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Response from kenneth g | Reviewed this property |
Hello Helen. I woulld pull their menu up on line, either up or downstairs it will be good. Ken.
19 February 2018|
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Response from Gary - Jeni G | Reviewed this property |
Need to phone for reservations for lunch or dinner , concierge can let them know if marina is booked or if slip is available.
Deborah M
13 February 2018|
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
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 - 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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