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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 April 2017 via mobile

More formal atmosphere then other local spots unless you sit downstairs in the bar (very dark). The food is always good, fresh and service is always attentive. View is nice during daytime hours. Be prepared to drop a Franklin, it's pricey.

Thank jokt2016
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

A favorite that almost never disappoints. Last night did. Swordfish, Key Largo and open ravioli were delicious yet portions for each of the 4 meals seemed smaller. No doggy bags for anyone. And, waitress Alex was not on her game. No bus boy. Pleasant enough...More

Thank jan1227
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I thought I had chosen a typical marina restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised on all asspects. Upon entering I knew I was wrong just by the cleanliness, furniture and atmosphere. We were greeted by a very pleasant young hostess who was very accommodating. I...More

1  Thank DaveNardo
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We called ahead (essential during the season) for lunch upstairs in the restaurant. Great service and food and wine! Dinner in the evenings get booked up well ahead. The tavern downstairs is less pricey, but still good.

Thank Julia D
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This just happens to be my all time favorite. Never dissapointed 💖 oysters are amazing, glad to experience this right in the peak of season.. Service was top notch. Stone crab make bragging rights for us locals worth every bite...& price.

Thank AWatson79
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Cloudy days do not stop folks from enjoying the great food and service at the Crow's Nest. Every dish we saw and everything we ate was delicious. Be sure to try the crab cakes and seafood potpie. Indoor seating plus outdoor seating on the second...More

Thank revlisad
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Three different dishes, Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin Meatloaf, Salmon, and Shrimp over Grits. The meatloaf was too soft for my palate but had excellent flavor. The mashed potatoes seasoned and prepared perfectly and the juliened veggies all done to the same tenderness. Shrimp in creole sauce...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Dinner with another couple, comfortable setting, busy but not overly noisy. Water view. Menu and bar choices good. Excellent local gulf oysters. Spouse had stone crabs, I a blackened grouper special (good, not extraordinary). Service was excellent. Overall a good dining experience at a reasonable...More

Thank DocApple
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Had a delightful lunch with friends visiting from up north. The food was delicious and the view of the adjoining water made the day a visitors delight. We were able to get a table (had reservations) outside on the lovely porch.

Thank indywilks
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We met friends from Ohio at this restaurant. A bit of a drive, but was worth it. The food was delicious and Andrea our service person was fun and did a great job taking care of us. She made some excellent wine suggestions. There were...More

Thank pjrobb
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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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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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