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Snook Haven

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5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL
+1 941-485-7221
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Fort Ashby, West Virginia
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190 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

At the end of a bumpy, dusty road east of Venice Avenue, you will find the Snook Haven. It is a simple wood frame building situated right on the river with indoor and outdoor seating. We had seen reviews by others, but I admit I was a little apprehensive when I saw the place. But, the food was very good;... More 

Thank Kam J
Lansing, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love coastal Florida but also love visiting the inland state parks for a more traditional Florida vibe. Snooks Haven has that same vibe and excellent BBQ. Yes, it's a touristy place so my expectations for the BBQ were low. But, it was first class BBQ with great brisket, excellent ribs and plenty of good sauces.

Thank StevenTL1
Venice, Florida
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Grab a table on the outside deck overlooking the Myakka River and kick back. This is old Florida where the BBQ is tasty and the fish mostly fried but still with many excellent beers on tap and a drinkable house wine. Husband and I dropped by late in the afternoon to chill, enjoy the beautiful day and the breezes and... More 

Thank ltdVenice
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place on the river to grab a bite to eat. Family friendly and good food. Reasonably priced for a tourist attraction. Wings were amazing. Boat tour was pricey and disappointing. Not a gator to be seen. Captain went to fast to enjoy the beautiful gator free scenery. Would skip the boat tour but grab lunch!

Thank Jess_ky17
Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch at Snook's was great. We had a wonderful. friendly waitress. Had the smoked turkey club sandwich....Delicious!

Thank Kittiesx2
Austin, Texas
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324 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Snook Haven is located on the banks of the Myakka river in a quiet, tree covered park that harkens back to old Florida. The restaurant appears to have been there for generations and features indoor and outdoor seating. The food is heavily tilted to BBQ and is very good. The burgers are large and tasty as well. They specialize in... More 

Thank Moved2Texas
Ottawa, Canada
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194 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Select a day when they have the banjo ensemble playing: this is great down-home southern entertainment. While listening to the players, we enjoyed a simple but delicious lunch. I particularly recommend their Carolina pulled-pork sandwich. After lunch, we took the one-hour pontoon-boat tour on the Myakka river. The tour guide is very instructive and entertaining. We saw several alligators, turtles,... More 

Thank Jean R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, laid back and a great value in a restaurant. The smokehouse produces some of the best bar-b-que this side of Memphis

Thank Samiam433
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting restaurant on the Myakka River just off I-75. Canoe and kayak rentals, a pontoon tour boat, good food and cold beer. And Alligators! Great place to spend an afternoon.

Thank Dyche M
Commerce Township, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was good, price was reasonable and the ribs were delicious. One nice thing was you could order a quarter rack which is just right for my wife and I (seniors).

Thank tim r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 13
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-7221
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?