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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Attentive and friendly service. Nice views of the water. A few different and interesting lunch options. Will return to try the dinner menu.

Thank chefstefwithanF
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Cerph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service are excellent. The views of the gulf and the intracoastal at sunset make this a very popular destination. After a great dinner take a stroll down the south jetty and enjoy the warm tropical breeze. They just changed ownership, hope they stay...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crows Nest is a wonderful mix of neighborhood bar/restaurant and fine dining. Downstairs you will feel like a local just hanging out having a Drink and a great meal. Upstairs a little more fancy. Both offer great food and service. The BEST CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE,...More

Thank Cindy H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travel 20 miles to enjoy this great restraunt there Oysters are outrageous there seafood is fresh and the view is to die for

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Premier dining experience here at the Crow's Nest. View of the harbor and Gulf, great food, pleasant wait staff all combine to put a cherry on top of your dining sundae...Our dining foursome usually order different entrees so we can share. My filet mignon was...More

1  Thank Ibilkut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful! I had ate there in the past and when my sister and I were having a mini sister weekend I recommended we eat here and she loved it. We both had the filet mignon and it was delicious. When in the...More

Thank walkingranny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here never disappoints. We were two couples, with a variety of orders, and each of us was impressed with our meal. The seafood is always fresh, and tastefully prepared. We actually returned the following night because my husband wanted to try the meal...More

Thank IntoTheMystic5771
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not my favorite restaurant in town but it has better food and a water view. The service is very good and the menu has quite a range. Everyone at our table enjoyed what they had and there were six of us. My fish...More

Thank Islandbean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations are recommended. Ask for Kevin - he was wonderful. Started with bread and butter, garlic humus and herbed oil oil. Then shared a beet and arugula salad - delicious. Split the Grouper Key Largo special- grouper, scallops, shrimp and mushrooms and rice -It was...More

Thank Foulke
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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!
9 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
j g
26 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
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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
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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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