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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • 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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11 - 20 of 1,727 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants but not anymore. The drinks were good. The atmosphere was something we have never experienced before in the 12 years we have been going there. There was a group of about 8 to10 rowdy customers. One...More

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crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This person continues to harrass our social media outlets every week because of a fight they got into with another patron. We have no control of guests' personal squabbles and would appreciate not having to host complaints which we had no part in creating.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the past, we always looked forward with great relish to a trip to Venice to dine at the Crow's Nest. Our last two trips, both for business dinners, were disappointing. Compared with previous meals there, the current offerings were rather uninspired, dull & not...More

1  Thank dcl1497911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our lunch very much! We especially enjoyed the mussels in cream spice with the hot bread rolls!

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Capitana called Marina on cell phone at 3:45 enroute to Venice. Dockhand Justin went to see if the re was an open slip for us (there was!). Hailed Marina on VHF and dockhand met us at the slip (Gilligan (me) threw a line badly, but...More

Thank bradywsullivan61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent seafood. Good quality, but kind of pricey. This is the kind of place people go for special occasions. My only complaint was that it was very loud and a little difficult to have a conversation. They need to put in some kind of sound...More

Thank CBE777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was starting to write this review and see that I did one 3 years ago, this month, November. My wife and I were just back and having re-read my first review, this time was even better. Again we had a reservation and were seated...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From arriving to leaving everything was wonderful . The atmosphere , the food, the service. I had the gulf oysters , followed by clam chowder and Fundy bay salmon My wife and two others also had the Fundy bay salmon while two more had oysters...More

1  Thank kenneth g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 7th Anniversary! I made 5:00 PM reservations and we were greeted by Crystal at the restaurant. I had only been there once and really wanted to be seated at the window. Crystal took us to a booth that I wasn't thrilled about, but she...More

1  Thank RitaJ2012
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and were seated downstairs. The menu didn't look like what I saw online, so I asked if we were in the main restaurant. Turns out we were in the pub area. We wanted a nice dinner, so requested to move upstairs. Were we...More

Thank Gina J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was anxious to see if the new owners changed this favorite restaurant of ours. Luckily its the same GREAT food and as always Cathy and her serving cohorts manage to serve in a practically impossible limited space in the crowded. Thankful that both the upstairs...More

Thank Sunny S
crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sunny, thank you so much! We live for these reviews. We did change owners but it's still the same great crew (10+ years, myself). So happy you had a great experience. Best, Matthew

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Questions & Answers
27 September 2017|
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Response from crowsnestvenicefl | Property representative |
Sorry to chime in so late. Yes, we have WiFi available for guests, both for the restaurant and Marina. Thanks for asking and hope to see you soon!
11 April 2017|
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Response from crowsnestvenicefl | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your interest. You may have seen photos of a catering function we did. Not part of our normal business operations which don't include serving food offsite. Have a great weekend!
10 April 2017|
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Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this location accepts reservations. I consider the dress code to be a sporty or nice casual in upstairs dining room. Not too dressy but better than just beach attire. If you want to dress up a bit this is a beautiful... More
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 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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