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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
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bergen, Norway
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our first visit here very much - and we will certainly be back. We had excellent seafood for lunch, and we found the service to be very competent as well as friendly and helpful. We loved the views towards the marina and the bay through the large windows in the upstairs section of the restaurant.

Thank Erik M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very nice to have a private dining room although the view was not as good as in main dining depending upon your table. I enjoyed the brussels sprout salad which is large enough to split, but my entree was over seasoned. I was trying to decide between two dishes and the server steered me to the bouillabaisse--which she... More 

Thank SConn154
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking distance to Higel Park Jetty and Jetty Villas. Walk out on the jetty, have a seat on one of the benches or just watch the sunset from your car. Boats everywhere. Then go to the Crow's Nest downstairs pub or take the elevator up to the second floor. Their menu offers selections to suit all tastes.

Thank Q4058ZPlindaf
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch upstairs with nice view of small harbor. House wine (SV) was excellent, and the blackened fish tacos, and shrimp and grits. Also crab cake appetizer. Everything was served nicely and tasted very good. Recommend shrimp and grits. Fish tacos were good but nothing special and rice side dish was tasteless. Also, it was very busy, but food could... More 

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Sarasota FL
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our families (4 adults, 3 kids ages 9,8,7) were enjoying a leisurely cruise on the intercoastal when we found ourselves in too shallow of waters to navigate to our dining destination, the North Jetty Fish Camp, ('cheap-eats' Venice Jetty concessionaire). We spotted multiple empty docks across from Snake Island, at the Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant. We ventured towards the docks... More 

Thank FamilyFunThingsToDo
Venice, Florida
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten on several occasions at this restaurant, both upstairs and downstairs. If given the choice, I prefer downstairs where the food and prices are better. The restaurant has nice views of the water and boats passing by are always fun to watch.

Thank revreikind
Methuen, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Crows Nest is the best restaurant in Venice. The food is deliciously prepared and a great presentation. The Pom Cosmo was delicious. Sea food was cooked to perfection. Wine selection is the best. Our waitress, Cathy, was so friendly and efficient. Meal was not rushed. Will definately go again.

Thank Beverly M
Venice, Florida
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful New Year's day and we had been to the Jetties. We decided to have lunch at The Crow's Nest in their tavern which is very cozy. We watched football and enjoyed a truly delicious lunch in a quiet atmosphere. My husband ordered the meatloaf and I had a grouper sandwich. We both enjoyed our lunches! The... More 

Thank Bev L
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Crow's Nest on New Year's day for dinner. Very varied menu with foods made in creative ways. The swordfish was amazing. Appetizers and drinks were perfectly made. We will be back to this place!

Thank MMTally
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our friends boat from Marina Jacks in Sarasota to Venice and The Eagles Nest for lunch. Our meal was good, as were the drinks. My only complaint was that the wait for our food was unusually long-about 35-40 minutes. We would certainly go back!

Thank Akmkm

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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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