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5000 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL
+1 941-485-7221
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Snook Haven is a really great place to spend a sunny day (Sunday is the best) with music and very good food. It certainly is not fancy. You stand in line to order and they find you to deliver the food. Much of the seating is old picnic tables. There are a few new wood tables. There are lots of... More 

Thank Douglas H
Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a casual restaurant for lunch . This restaurant might be the most casual restaurant in Florida . We sat ourselves and Matthew our waiter arrived a few minutes latter and said ,"I get your table a shower cap to help keep the bees away .We order chicken quesadillas ,talapia sandwich ,chicken fingers. We all finished our... More 

Thank pops1231
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the river ~ eat outside if cool enough the bugs are not around. Food is OK, priced OK. Not a place I'd go back to but glad I went once. While there you can take a 1 hr river tour or rent a canoe. All employees are friendly but busy.

Thank CarolinaRealtor
Clearwater, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Snook Haven to listen to a 40+ piece banjo band that practices there every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. What a joy to watch & listen too. Plenty of picnic tables to sit at if you arrive early otherwise plan in bringing your own chairs. There is food, beer & wine available for purchase. ..also they... More 

Thank Jean A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Almost a camp ground setting at the end of a long canopied dirt road. Restaurant is bustling with everyone moving about efficiently. Large selection to choose from. I had the 3 meat platter served in a tray on paper. The pork loin stuffed e sausage was unbelievably good. I took a few pieces home and enjoyed it again the following... More 

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North Royalton, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the beaten pass, but worth the effort to get there. Good food and good service. Specialties are bar BQ with a good selection of craft beers.

Thank HoloNorthRoyalton_OH
Wilmington, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the ribs. The rub was spicy. They had multiple sauces in baring degree of heat. Sides were very good. They had lots of local beers on tap. Worth trip off interstate.

Thank johnstanforth
Stratford, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both the shrimp basket and the shrimp po boy contained the best deep fried shrimp I've ever tasted - we were there twice. Tables on a deck overlooking Myakka river with alligators occasionally on view.

Thank Sandra C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the deck is lovely. At lunch, you can hear the live music from around the corner. Try the pulled pork sandwich. You'll feel like this is real Florida!

Thank FluteyMichigan
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, What a great surprise finding this charming restaurant in a wonderful out of the way setting. There is inside, outside or deck siting. Wait staff very friendly and efficient. Wide verity of food choices on their menu.


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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
US$3 - US$13
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
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 Avenue, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?