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Snook Haven

5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34292-2541
+1 941-485-7221
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gator bites” (35 reviews)
“ribs” (64 reviews)
“smoked wings” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34292-2541
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Reviewed 4 days ago

went to visit Snook Haven, in Venice for lunch along with listening to some Blues music. Monday is Steve Arvey, and he plays the Blues. Today he was playing soem different Cigar Box Guitars. And boy oh boy do they sound great. Another musician sat...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was very good but the service was above and beyond! Loved all the different sauces. The desserts were worth the trip.

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to visit during the live music; it is a treat to hear local musicians outdoors during daylight hours. Extensive craft beer selections. Carolina pulled pork was OK, not much pork in the pulled pork tacos, mac & cheese was meh, and the bratwurst tasted...More

Thank southerntier
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Sunday and were totally pleased. The music was great, the food delicious and the atmosphere wonderful. There was a great crowd there too. The service was excellent. We heard "Sharky's" had just taken ownership and it is fantastic!

Thank Jeanne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did not eat here but menu looked good and the ribs smelled great! Cool laid back ambience live music,great beer on tap selection plenty of parking boat rides an like an old Florida fish camp loved the vibe would return next time to try the...More

Thank bukagirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some refer to these remote small river front community marinas as Old Florida. The area looks as if time has passed it by, no giant McMansions ruining the view, nothing pastel colored polluting the night sky. The staff were all friendly, the place was filled....More

Thank Y5314AAscottl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has a wonderful location on the river. Banjo band a must see. A place for entertainment and drinks more than the mediocre food. BBQ NOT recommended unless you enjoy warmed over oven prepped meats. Heavy fried items abound.

Thank Lee56789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good smoked meat sandwiches and great beer list. Nice riverside view while having lunch or drinks. A must see if you are in the area. Service is a little spotty, but that is dependent on the workload.

Thank stylusx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Snook Haven is located along the Myakka River. They have indoor seating, screened in seating and outdoor seating (all table service). There is counter service located in front and ample picnic tables to sit in the shade and take in some live music and the...More

1  Thank RealMccoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ride into Snook Haven feels like you are either entering Jurassic Park or Old Florida. You just knew this was not going to be your regular restaurant visit......it was going to be better! Walking from the dirt parking lot you hear live music playing...More

Thank ashslpl
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Questions & Answers
Dyche M
12 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from JPiKapp | Property representative |
No just catfish filets
15 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JPiKapp | Property representative |
Yes you can. Any day except Thursday and Sunday the launch is open.
Mary Beth M
14 April 2017|
Response from JPiKapp | Property representative |
The restaurant is located in a county park that does not allow dogs, therefore we are not able to permit for dog friendly dining. Sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 13
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34292-2541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-7221
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This Old Florida location offers scenic views of Florida's river wildlife and tree lines. Seated right on the Myakka River in a county park, Snook Haven is an old fish camp with a menu featuring a variety of smoked and barbequed meats. Indoor and Outdoor seating is available. Snook Haven offers a variety of entertainment from canoes, kayaks and river tours to live music for your ears pleasure.
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