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Snook Haven

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5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL
+1 941-485-7221
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Venice, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Tierra Verde
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 staff I've run into for quite some time. They just can't do enough for you.... More 

Thank TierraVerdeGary
Cary, NC
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 of the river are an option. The building is really nothing to look at and... More 

Thank Michael P
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
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 busier the food would have been more acceptable. We will try again but for the... More 

Thank skbooker09
Englewood, Florida, United States
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 my first taste of gator bites.

Thank Dennis E
Fort Ashby, West Virginia
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191 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 was a little apprehensive when I saw the place. But, the food was very good;... More 

Thank Kam J
Lansing, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 BBQ with great brisket, excellent ribs and plenty of good sauces.

Thank StevenTL1
Venice, Florida
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 by late in the afternoon to chill, enjoy the beautiful day and the breezes and... More 

Thank ltdVenice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?