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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
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Richmond, VA, USA
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

When I travel, I like to visit restaurants that are not national chains to experience a variety in the food. Crows Nest is popular with locals and the snow birds. If is located on Venice Island, where construction started back in the 1930s. It is near several condo buildings and has a view of the intercoastal waterway. Really great clam... More 

Thank Elbert E
Venice, Florida
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154 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

It is difficult to live in an area with so many good restaurants. Each time I visit the Crow's Nest I am impressed with the meals, the wine, the service, the whole presentation. We were a group of eight people and ordered a cross section of entrees across the menu, mostly fish dishes. Everyone was impressed with their meal, we... More 

Thank critic34293
Jacksonville, Florida
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

In the recommendation of a friend, I went for dinner. Fortunately for me, one of the outside tables was available. Choose this option if it's not too hot and especially around sunset! With the view, I was looking forward to a tasty seafood meal and there were several choices. I chose Grouper Key Largo. Unfortunately, it was the blandest entree... More 

Thank TRM59
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

On a drive we came upon this restaurant while touring Venice Beach. It looked very upscale & we afraid that the prices would be high. Not so!! Very reasonable for the quantity & quality of the food we ordered. Large varied menu! The best French fries I have ever had! We enjoyed, oysters- raw & fried, a free form hamburger,... More 

Thank Sandra Z
Venice, Florida
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We tried coming here once during "season" when all the snow birds are living here, but were put off by the lack of parking. We tried again tonight in June and had a very ncie time. I made a reservation online for 5PM when they open and we were seated immediately at the window, which I requested. The place filled... More 

Thank Matthew D
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

we went here on a recommendation. The food and service were excellent, but the outside eating on the inlet was small and it overlooks the parking lot , then the water. So i would not go again, since the location was not what i wanted, which was on the water, not on a parking lot.

Thank Mjk2013
Punta Gorda, Florida
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136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Went to the Crows Nest for lunch. The view was great and for the most part, the food was good. The service was good. I had the seafood platter that had 1 piece of fish, 2 scallops and 2 shrimp with rice. I actually was filling. The food was cooked and prepared very well. The only problem I had was... More 

Thank CaribLover_8
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dining experience. Knowledgable wait staff and a variety of dinner choices. We went there for the marina view and the seafood and we were not disappointed. The shrimp cocktail were some of the largest shrimp I've ever seen. Delicious entrees. We had salmon and swordfish. Try to save room for the homemade cobbler desert. Sit outside and watch the... More 

Thank drewster590
Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend is a vegitarian and there was no options on the menus and the waiter said they were not able to assist. I missed out on what looked like a good menu

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We're shocked to hear that one of our staff members wouldn't fill you in on any of our various vegetarian options, including our Summer Vegetable Pasta and others. Not only that, but we can modify several of our other menu items to make them vegetarian. Rest assured that we will discuss your comments with... More 

Sarasota Florida
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132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We ordered clam chowder to start and it was super thick with flour.. not much flavor and not enough clams to call it clam chowder. We each ordered something different.. meatloaf was flavorless, chicken with potatoes was boring, the shrimp scampi had no sauce at all and fish was overcooked. Disappointing. Hadn't been in years and was looking forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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?