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Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
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
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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 today

We have eaten here before with a variety of friends. Tonight it was Jan and Bob, and they insisted we sit at a table served by Andrea. We started with raw oysters and they were excellent. then Crab cakes (a little too much breading), Salmon...More

Thank Tom T
Restaurant's Favourite
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 today

During our first visit for a late lunch at the Crow's Nest, we enjoyed the outdoor dining, with nice views of the marina. There were few tables outside, though we were able to get seated at the last one without waiting. Our waiter, Jose, was...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed yesterday

Good food in a fine environment. Great wine list for those who are discerning. We prefer Fin’s but the Crows Nest is still a nice place for a special meal.

Thank rckennedy52
Reviewed yesterday

Everyone we spoke to in the area told us to go to Crow's Nest. We went twice during our stay. We had drinks and dinner one night. I believe it is the atmosphere of overlooking the jetty and marina that brings patrons here. The tavern...More

Thank national23
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been here with family or friends 4 or 5 times before and always had a great experience. The food was great, the service friendly and reliable. Our trip there this evening will be our last. The service was very slow, with other tables that...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 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
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

2  Thank sldsm
crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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

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Questions & Answers
Helen S
19 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.
19 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
13 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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