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Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
+1 941-484-9551
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Reston, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose to eat dinner at the Crow's Nest for our last night at the beach and it did not disappoint. Thanks to all the great previous reviews it met all of our expectations. We sat outside by the fire and enjoyed the lovely view of the water. The food and wine were excellent and Dani, our server was delightful.

Thank CinK0804
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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218 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch without reservations. There was a long wait so we choose to eat in the bar area. Our server was more interested in other staff member than us and we had to work to get her attention anytime we needed her. The food was very good but nothing near the menu upstairs. Pretty much just the... More 

Thank ck2694
Fairborn, Ohio
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for lunch -first visit, made reservation to get table on second floor to overlook water. Others in party all ordered grouper . I got a taste and it was excellent I had seafood plate. It was OK, large portions, but I would not recommend nor order on future visits.

Thank Laurelandbetsy
Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view, interesting menu & specials! A great place for a special occasion or anytime. The four of us loved our meal and Jonathan took good care of us.

Thank Birchqueen
Nokomis, Florida
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decor is top notch marine casual. Food is really very well prepared. Prices are reasonable. Parking can be a bit tight.

Thank BalanceSeeker10
Cary, North Carolina
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined here last week and it was quite nice. I recommend reservations. Wait staff was excellent, food was too. The fish dish I had was very fresh and well prepared.

Thank Dianna33
Venice, Florida
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a favorite in this household The Crow's Nest, with great food and a nice water view and excellent service still never disappoints. The Sirloin Tips with Gunther Sauce were so tasty and tender (named after Gunther Gabel Williams the lion tamer and former Venice resident). The salads were as fresh as can be with homemade dressings. The Fried Shrimp... More 

Thank Al B
Venice, Florida
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been here a few times with friends. The food and service has always been above average. Haven't had anything yet that we didn't like. Try the Grouper Key Largo it's delicious! The salads are always fresh, not the half wilted ones that some restaurants give you. The wait staff is always friendly, courteous and willing to help answer any... More 

Thank Lauren G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been coming here the past three years. We have had dinner upstairs at times but our favourite is at the bar downstairs where Stephanie will take care of you. She is very friendly and a great personality as well as great service. We were really impressed after being away for eight months and she remembered our names and... More 

Thank Tachum
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I used to think of this place as my grandparents kind of food but visited it with friends recently and changed my mind. The menu is much more upscale and fresh than previous visits. The swordfish was great and my friend had a Lobster and asparagus linguini that he raved about. Parking can be challenging but do check it out.

Thank Jakejakeno1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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.

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