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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bouillabaisse” (52 reviews)
“grouper” (132 reviews)
“cheese grits” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285-1035
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341 - 350 of 1,631 reviews

Reviewed 27 July 2016

we went there for a late lunch having spending the day at the beach. it is always good. we sat on the outside deck on a very hot day but the overhead fan and breeze was nice. had a good grouper sandwich and a rum...More

Thank lekerm
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

One of the few waterview restaurants in Venice. Great decor and friendly staff. Nice offerings for Happy Hour and reasonable early dinner choices.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

have been here for lunch and dinner. if you can get a window seat you will have a nice food. the food is ok.

Thank speedg00se
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been many times and each time was great. Good food, good service and nice place to be able to sit and chat your meal. I have been with family and friends and we all have had a great experience.

Thank gmawmayo
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is noisy, but the food, drinks and service are top drawer...on our last visit We shared a calamari appetizer then I ordered their delicious clam chowder and oysters on the half shell...as always we all enjoyed the experience

Thank Byron H
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visited here in July 16. I'll start by saying that I was expecting great things from the Crows Nest. it's a superb setting with a great menu. We sat upstairs for an evening meal. Superb sunset and we even witnessed Dolphins in the water close...More

Thank whitey7
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Exceptional service, very good food. You can tell this is where the "money" in the area eats. Menu prices are not for the faint of heart, excellent wine list with prices to back it up. This is as good as it gets for fine dining...More

Thank jasjewd
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We visit this area every year and everyone said to try Crow's Nest. We finally did and are so glad that we did. The staff was amazing. We had reservations for seats by the window and after 15 minutes for our table the manager came...More

Thank Betsy W
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come to this restaurant regularly when we are in town. We always order the bouillabaisse which is our favorite. The fish is tender and in a well spiced broth served with bread. What makes it different than all the others is...More

Thank wjsinfrance
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food, a little on the pricey side but worth it. I don't feel it's great for kids, a little too nice IMO but a great date night spot.

Thank tkelling2016
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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