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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
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Reviewed yesterday

Of all the places we eat during our time in fl. This was by far the best. Food was outstanding and well prepared. The key lime pie was to die for. The view is impressive of a bay, sailing ships, large private boats.

Thank Winriver
Reviewed 2 days ago

I eaten here a number of times for lunch, usually upstairs. The downstairs area is the pub section; the menu is limited but very good, also. Upstairs, you can sit indoors or on the outside patio. I don't think there's a table with an obstructed...More

Thank 555loveflorida
Reviewed 2 days ago

The location is very nice, although the parking is really inadequate. We were lucky enough to get a table right away even though it was Father's Day. The staff was friendly enough, but not very quick. We were not in any hurry, so it really...More

Thank laura p
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After going to the Crows Nest upstairs dining room, we finally wandered into the pub downstairs. Weir, it become one of our go to places when we decide to dine at the spur of the moment. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service friendly, and...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for my birthday great food,staff on the ball,oysters out of this world.Very good wine selection,try and get window seat,the view at sunset spectacular.

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant gets our pick for best seafood in the area (of the places we visited). My husband had blackened fish and I the Brie plate. Daughters had fish and chips. Our server Chris, was wonderful and suggested local things to do. He was the...More

Thank Shandy V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always the best food and service. We frequent the crow nest at least three times during our vacation each year. The Rockefeller Oysters are the best! Great place to eat with a great view of the jetty. The kids love to see the boats coming...More

Thank Freda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Venice, Florida my niece, her husband and I had dinner at The Crow's Nest Marine Restaurant and Tavern. Since we were a little early for dinner we had a relaxing drink in the tavern downstairs. The atmosphere was welcoming and...More

Thank 676bernicec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming to the Englewood/Venice area for many years, but for some reason overlooked this spot.....wow! It was really great! The view of the marina is beautiful, the staff was very nice and the food was really good. Our first experience was for lunch,...More

Thank JmJay75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view during the day. Food is good. Portion are average. Prices a little high. Nice staff. They do take reservations.

Thank CharlyRose
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I saw photos of ppl dining on the beach..is that an option you offer?
11 April 2017|
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Response from crowsnestvenicefl | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your interest. You may have seen photos of a catering function we did. Not part of our normal business operations which don't include serving food offsite. Have a great weekend!
We will be in Venice April 12th. Party of 2. Can we make reservations here for a party of 2 around 6:00 pm? Also, is this a casual dining spot?
10 April 2017|
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Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this location accepts reservations. I consider the dress code to be a sporty or nice casual in upstairs dining room. Not too dressy but better than just beach attire. If you want to dress up a bit this is a beautiful... More
j g
Meeting friends for lunch. Do you have tables downstairs, do you take reservations and what would be the best time to come to avoid the most crowds? Also is it far to walk to or do you have parking close? Thanks for your reply
27 March 2017|
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Response from crowsnestvenicefl | Property representative |
Our Tavern downstairs is walk in only but we do accept reservations in our dining room upstairs. Crowded times would be around 1:00 PM. We have our own parking lot. Thanks for asking!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
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, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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 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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