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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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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 4 days ago

We'd been her before for brunch, and chose the spot again for a late lunch. There seems to be no time when this place isn't busy. We were told at the downstairs check-in that it would be about an hour and a half for a...More

Thank chuckiek
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

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

2  Thank wsofis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited for 11 days to write this review to make sure I still felt strongly that our visit was a disaster food wise. Sad to say still feel dissatisfied! This was our 3rd annual Easter holiday family dinner for 9 people. Bitterly disappointed in the...More

Thank sldsm
crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello there and thank you for your candid review. We are sorry to hear that your dinner was not a success! While we are happy that the service was great, we never like to hear that we missed the mark. We hope that your server...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing with peppercorns mango rice and coriander. Fabulous. Also. Had the swordfish with tomato mozzarella and balsamic. The appetizer oyster Rockefeller was exquisite and fresh spinach. The view overlooks the marina and with inside and outside seating the choice is yours. No call ahead seating....More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were there for a big (number wise) anniversary made reservations well in advance, letting them know of the event and requesting a window table. Got there early to be sure to get our request when a window table available it was given to someone else,...More

Thank Raymond C
crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, Thanks for reviewing. As with all window requests we try our best to accommodate, but you can certainly imagine that with only 7 window tables it is impossible to guarantee. We always offer the best view available upon arrival. We are sorry to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at the Crow's Nest last night for the first time and had a great dinner. Our server was friendly, helpful and on-point all evening. Our table had a view on the inlets and the ocean, so it was a great spot to eat....More

Thank hsbvim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access boat stop with great food and view of the yachts. Can spend the night or more. Fishing bait available.

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to skip the long wait lines last week and sat at the bar for dinner. We had a great bartender (went to college in Boston, dad went to Penn state and had a whole basement decorated in Penn State and is a Patriots...More

Thank Mia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After waiting to try this place we were extremely disappointed! I had Caesar salad which was made poorly. No fresh Parmesan cheese and tiny croutons. Medium size shrimp were somewhat grilled and small. Complete disappointment. The water view was lovely and lively with boats, however...More

Thank jrs89
crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal. I hope your server checked on you throughout the meal and offered to replace the item. We are proud of our 41 year...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this Gem on Trip Advisor. Super staff, fun atmosphere and delicious food. No reservation but we were seated within the wait time and enjoyed the view with drinks on the patio. It was windy and we were glad to have a jacket. One elderly...More

Thank SiobhanSt_Petersburg
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Questions & Answers
Helen S
18 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.
18 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
12 February 2018|
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Response from RedSox02 | Reviewed this property |
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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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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