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Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

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1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
+1 941-484-9551
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Eaton, Ohio, United States
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stay down here a couple of weeks with family in February and this is one of the top restaurant's in the area for seafood. The quality of food and service and the location right off the water make this place outstanding.

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Thank Steve L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came from Englewood to lunch with friends staying in Sarasota. Venice was packed for President's Day and so was the restaurant. Fortunately we had reservations and were able to park fairly close to the restaurant. We were seated immediately. Service was warm, courteous and prompt, especially considering the crowd. Our meals were all delicious and reasonably priced. We ate... More 

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Thank Joseph L
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting from Pennsylvania and spent the day in Casey Keys. After watching the sunset, we drove to nearby Venice. We found Crow's Nest on Trip Advisor, which gave it a very high rating. Still, the food was even better than advertised. My wife got the Open Ravioli dish, which we all agreed was the best. I got shrimp... More 

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Ely
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with 2 couples and had a great lunch. View was outstanding from the 2nd floor Parking is at a premium but it is a short walk from the jetty.

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Venice and a friend recommended we have dinner at the Crow's Nest. We were fortunate to get a reservation at the last minute, as it it obviously a very popular spot. The location on the river is quite lovely, although it was dark by the time we were seated. The service was attentive and friendly.... More 

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Fort Wayne
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on late Saturday afternoon in February with 6 people. Reservations at that times and most times in season a must. We all enjoyed our dinner and a leisurely pace. Did not feel rushed, food service was maybe on the slow side but allowed for a nice conversation. We feel this is one of the nicer places for seafood in... More 

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Perth, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view from the upper deck; there was no seating left outside. Had the scallop salad, enjoyed it very much. The numerous scallops were delicately and perfectly prepared. Our server was attentive and efficient.

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Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Crows Nest is a combination of two restaurants and a marina. The food is excellent,especially the seafood. They have a good view from the second floor restaurant but you need to come early, or make a reservation as only part of the restaurant offers this view. The downstairs restaurant is a bar with seats for dining. Their hamburgers are delicious.... More 

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Thank Mike S
Woodstock, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant was excellent! Great food, attentive staff, minimal wait time. Parking was a small issue but staff ran a golf cart to and from our car. Very pleasant evening.

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Thank michellecnor
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to look forward to traveling to this dining spot every February just for their pork chops. I have recommended this restaurant hundreds of times, advising future diners that this was their BEST dish. So this year they're gone! Mostly all fish and seafood on their menu. Definitely not worth the trip. Very little ambiance, so-so drinks, and no... More 

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Thank Gerald L
crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. While we are elated that our dishes inspire such passion I'm sad to hear that you no longer get to enjoy a dish you so loved. We do occasionally run pork and pork chop specials and we will discuss the possibility of putting a pork chop back on the menu in the future.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?