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Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern

1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
+1 941-484-9551
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (174 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (53 reviews)
“scallops” (93 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
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
See reviews that mention fine dining
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Reviewed yesterday

This place has a casual bar on the first floor and a fine dining restaurant above with a wonderful view. We have been coming here for years and eating mostly in the restaurant above, which has excellent food and always wonderful servers - this latest...More

Thank T-birdTraveler98
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to the Crows Nest for over 25 years. We go to Venice 4 or 5 times a year. We visit the Crows Nest at least twice a visit. The first level is the tavern, with a bar food menu, but you can...More

1  Thank wsofis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So you’re in Venice, FL and you want good fresh fish? The Crow’s Nest is the place. The swordfish is prepared so it melts in your mouth, not over cooked but perfect. House salad are just right to give you are starter and allow for...More

Thank RobOlson
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had lunch in the tavern and the service was excellent and the food very good. My husband said the burger was very good and I enjoyed their special house salad

Thank Claire J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sat on the outside in screened in upper deck, with heaters to keep us warm on a windy day. Great helpful waiter, friendly, cheerful service ! View of the channel and boat traffic. The food was delicious and was a good sized serving.. 3 pm...More

Thank AnnabelleHimes63
Reviewed 4 days ago

The view is always great. The food good, but not superb. But on this last visit I truly had something delicious. I had their de-constructed seafood ravioli which was out of this world good. I will go back just for that dish. But what really...More

Thank CalgaryGirl26
Reviewed 5 days ago

Make sure you have a reservation because this place is crowded. i heard the wait was 90 minutes. Our waitress was excellent and the meni is large. The stone crabs were good. The oysters rockefeller were a little too rich for our taste. The bouillabaisse...More

Thank vacationisfun_8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been eating at the crow's nest for quite sometime now. From the food to the service, it always has been excellent! Sometimes we eat upstairs but mainly downstairs in the tavern. Years ago, I asked Dave (The tavern chef) what he recommended on...More

Thank Hewesnews05
Reviewed 6 days ago

Inside was full or reserved. We sat outside where they have shades pulled and portable heaters. Jose has waited on us many times, he does every thing right!

Thank Bob4884
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party of four had a Sunday night reservation, and we were promptly seated amid a crowded, noisy group of patrons. Our waitress, Nancy, indicated that she would be our server, and did we want drinks. A request for one water, two glasses of wine,...More

Thank Irishcoast
crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review. We've discussed your review as a team because we definitely missed some points of service during your visit, and we are sorry about that. The entire team has spoken about your review together. I hope you...More

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Questions & Answers
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
12 February 2018|
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Response from RedSox02 | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it
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!
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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