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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 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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315 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great staff, great view. The food is very good. We were here last year while in Florida. Only complaint would be there is limited parking. Small parking lot. E would go again!

Thank Bob0409
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Part of the bad experience was our fault. We didn't ask for a different table when they seated us between the kitchen door and 2 huge booths right behind us. The waiters had to squeeze past us to get to the booths. Didn't get bumped but felt like I need to to duck each time the severs went past. We... More 

Thank Siouxzi
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with family last night. We all enjoyed our dinner -crab cake, salmon, and mahi mahi. Restaurant was very crowded, but dinner was worth the wait. We really enjoyed it. Good place to go for a special occasion.

Thank Kathleen E
Key Biscayne, Florida
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249 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used to boat down here during the summers in Sarasota and stop for lunch. This visit we opted for a sunset dinner and we were not disappointed. I had the seafood platter - shrimp, scallops and grouper - excellent. Both companions had the bouillabaisse- just wonderful. Desserts were key lime pie and a chocolate mousse plus vanilla ice cream.... More 

Thank CharlesA
Bentonville, Arkansas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lunch with a friend, waited just a little while and got table by a window. Weather was iffy but really enjoyed our food and waitress' personality. Will go again.

Thank arbrit
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a good place if you sit upstairs and get to stare at the intra coastal waterway. Everything tastes better when you are chilled out and enjoying the salt and sea beauty while someone brings you food and drink. Don't get me wrong we had a good time and enjoyed yakking with friends at reasonably spacious tables. As for... More 

Thank BroadwayBruce
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Crow's nest on a Monday to avoid crowd. Easily took a seat at bar. Had several beers and wine before ordering fish tacos. The tacos had a good sauce but minimal fish. For the price three tacos should be served. The house salad was large enough for two and excellent. Bartender was friendly and attentive.

Thank Bruce C
Oswego, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was very busy but I really don't get the huge attraction. The food was okay but not great and very overpriced. The bread basket is a nice variety and comes with butter, spiced oil and humus. I ordered a cup of the tomato basil soup but it was a bisque with a sprinkle of basil. My meal was... More 

Thank Scarlett1226
Cape Breton Island, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dropped by for a lunch . Lunch menu was quite varied and reasonable . Waitress was excellent . It was busy, but you didn't feel it and best of all there was little noise transfer . The best quality is their cleanliness . Often seaside or wharf side places can be a bit grubby but not this one. Parking might... More 

Thank caperbeach
Eaton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank Steve L

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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?