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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • 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"
See reviews that mention special occasion
3. World-Class Service
"Right on the water, everything is here! Service is impeccable"
Mark B
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341 - 350 of 1,888 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Packed in season. Good seafood and a broad menu of choices. A little spendy due to its location close to the ocean.

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Can't talk about the food because we couldn't try, but the waitress atention was really bad. We were three girls drinking a beer waiting to have lunch and they stared at us very bad and talked to other waiters staring at us, that was very...More

Thank cjbm9190
sharner, Owner at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Please contact me. If this was our restaurant I am appalled that we would make guests feel unjustifiably unwelcome. I apologize if this was the crows nest but frankly I don't understand how it could be. Again please contact at the restaurant phone number so...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We ate at the tavern this time. Food was great. Waitress started off not great but ended well. Had nothing to do with service seemed to have an attitude but everyone has a bad day. She ended well and ended up giving great service. Would...More

Thank Jess_ky17
Reviewed 13 April 2017

5 star all the way. We had narrowed our search to 2 restaurants and ended up choosing this one because of reviews on trip advisor AND the menu. We arrived early for our dinner so we had a cocktail in the bar and an appetizer....More

1  Thank TDor4885
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation for 6:15 pm and we were seated right on time. They have an extensive wine list on their tablet if nothing suits your fancy on the regular list. Appetizers were the gulf shrimp cocktail, gruyere cheese and the raw bar combo. Main...More

Thank GTWBoss302
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been to the crows nest twice in the last month. We have only been down stairs in the tavern. The fried shrimp dinner is by far the best in the area. The shrimp are large, and lightly breaded, the way...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have been going there for 7 years. The Food and service are always good. Wonderful view of the boats coming in and out of the jetty

Thank richardP2892TB
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If stone crabs are in season get the 1 pound large craws, with hot drawn butter. Just the best you can get anywhere. The rest of the menu is also terrific, but don't miss the stone crabs.

Thank davidwA726NF
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We are never disappointed when we dine at The Crowsnest! From the first contact with the hostess downstairs, to the check in at the restaurant and the wonderful service at our table - really a great place to be! Our most recent two visits did...More

Thank agbarry
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This restaurant is very busy, so be ready to have to wait a little, but the bar is always a nice place to wait for a table. There is a large choice of sandwiches but the Cuban pulled pork is one of my favorites. My...More

Thank Jean R
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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, After-hours, Drinks
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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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