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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
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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West Palm Beach
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302 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Crow's nest has an upper level and a lower level. We ate at the lower level which has a more informal atmosphere which was very nice. I ordered a chicken wrap which was not all that good. It tasted fine, but it fell apart (train the cook) and contained much more lettuce than chicken. For $12.00 it should have... More 

Thank FloridaSunDevil
Venice, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Tavern (the main floor of the building) for a bite to eat and a cold drink after attending a movie. Our waiter, Neil, was attentive and knowledgeable and impressed us with his manner. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the Smoke Salmon Platter which was huge and would have easily satisfied two people as an appetizer. We... More 

Thank Venicija
Venice, Florida
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us went for an early dinner before the theater.We were seated overlooking the water We all had food off the 5/5 menu which is a deal for $15 we all had different choices and all were great , the service was excellent thanks to Rick. Couple that with a wonderful atmosphere you just cannot beat it..

Thank kenneth g
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first visit was for lunch in the Tavern and they have the best fried sole sandwich I've had in ages. Our second visit was to the upper level with our Daughter and Granddaughter for another lovely luncheon. Our last visit was for a birthday celebration and the open faced seafood ravioli was amazingly good. Hard to get reservations during... More 

Thank Malcolm1145
Nokomis, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Crows Nest is a moderately higher end restaurant. It's location off the South jetty in Venice, Florida it offers great views and a nostalgic dinning experience. The food is good but I feel sometime over rated compared to lesser rated restaurants. The service is usually excellent but when busy we have had some less than excellent service. In all,... More 

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Morton, Illinois
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to dress up and go to this place for special occasions and enjoy a very nice dinner. It has beautiful views out of the windows and we attempt to get a window seat whenever possible. It's beautiful inside and even has a place to sit outside when the weather is good enough to do so. We have enjoyed... More 

Thank jnfrun98
Lancaster, PA
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During a prior visit to Venice, we had lunch at the Crow's Nest. We enjoyed it so much we decided to book a celebratory dinner on our recent return to Venice. They did accomodate our request for outside seating under the portico. From there we had a great view of the marina along with boat traffic to and from the... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner with a reservation and we were seated promptly. Service was ok and because the restaurant was very busy we felt rushed to finish our dinner. They obviously wanted to turn the tables as fast as they could. For the price paid we were not impressed with the food presentation or quality of the food. Very average. The... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant. But if you don't drink alcohol especially wine the food is all I can comment on. Although a couple next to us said they have a very nice wine list and they were enjoying a bottle they said was very good and moderately priced. The seafood items we had were very good,fresh and well... More 

Thank Scott S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Crow’s Nest for lunch on our way to Bradenton. We chose this place based on TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. It was a beautiful day during the first week in November 2016 and we were able to sit outside on the deck overlooking the Venice waterfront. The lunch menu was extensive and offered a wide... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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?