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Snook Haven

5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL
+1 941-485-7221
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“gator bites” (30 reviews)
“ribs” (60 reviews)
“smoked wings” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5000 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL
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1 - 10 of 543 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Old Florida ambiance on Myakka River. Beautiful setting, food ok. Take the boat tour! If you want to hear the banjos on Thursday’s during the season, get there EARLY and bring your own chairs.

Thank nadams59
Reviewed 1 week ago

went there for lunch and to see the sunday band..great location..a great back road kind of place..they only have beer and wine..food was delish..had gator bites..pulled pork and ribs from the smoker.

Thank magicbus224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good here, but we loved the casual and unique atmosphere. We had a variety of smoked meats which were all delicious. My son has a severe dairy allergy and the waitstaff was very knowledgeable about the food and accommodating of his...More

Thank JandKHaus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had the Catfish sandwich. I had the pulled pork sandwich with Mac & cheese side. I like their four sauces. Chris Brett Live playing old time comfort music. Just one happy place.

Thank Bob4884
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for lunch on Thursdays to see the Gulf Coast Banjo group play some old favorites. Enjoy the atmosphere and fun music. Food is okay, but you are there for everything else. Rent a kayak and enjoy the Myakka River.

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant! You can eat great BBQ sit on the deck watch the river and rent a kayak if you feel like it. The atmosphere is awesome they have banjo playing in the spring on certain days and the environment is super Lively....More

Thank Tiffaney C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You take a drive down this long road kind of spooky. They filmed some of the old Tarzan movies here, it does look like a jungle. It may look like a shack but the food is AMAZING! Friends that live in Venice took us here,...More

Thank 351debs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Primitive, highly over rated and over priced. Entertainment amateur, very hot in Florida in full sun, poor parking. The boat ride offered for a price was good and reasonable boat rental if you do not mind the alligators. Myakka River atmosphere is an experience. Very...More

Thank Ranae A
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I tried to go to Snook Haven however when I turned onto their road to get there it was a nightmare! I made it about 1/4 way down the road and turned around! This is a gravel road loaded with huge holes! I felt like...More

Thank Michele L
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We only went for food and drinks. Made us feel like we were camping back home. Sitting outside, having a few beers and listening to an awesome band. It's fun and relaxing. The beers aren't cheap $5 but they are also 16oz. I would recommend...More

Thank Shoogie417
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Questions & Answers
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!
9 April 2017|
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Response from JPiKapp | Property representative |
Yes but space is very limited and in season with Logans River tours running it takes up most of the dock space
15 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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
  • 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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