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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern
1. Creatively prepared cuisine
"The shrimp and fish were fresh. Everything was perfect"
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2. Relaxed, upscale atmosphere
"Views are incredible. Will plan to go again. Recommend"
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3. World-Class Service
"Right on the water, everything is here! Service is impeccable"
Mark B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at the Crow's Nest last night for the first time and had a great dinner. Our server was friendly, helpful and on-point all evening. Our table had a view on the inlets and the ocean, so it was a great spot to eat....More

Thank hsbvim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy access boat stop with great food and view of the yachts. Can spend the night or more. Fishing bait available.

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to skip the long wait lines last week and sat at the bar for dinner. We had a great bartender (went to college in Boston, dad went to Penn state and had a whole basement decorated in Penn State and is a Patriots...More

Thank Mia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting to try this place we were extremely disappointed! I had Caesar salad which was made poorly. No fresh Parmesan cheese and tiny croutons. Medium size shrimp were somewhat grilled and small. Complete disappointment. The water view was lovely and lively with boats, however...More

Thank jrs89
crowsnestvenicefl, Manager at Crow's Nest Marina Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal. I hope your server checked on you throughout the meal and offered to replace the item. We are proud of our 41 year...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this Gem on Trip Advisor. Super staff, fun atmosphere and delicious food. No reservation but we were seated within the wait time and enjoyed the view with drinks on the patio. It was windy and we were glad to have a jacket. One elderly...More

Thank SiobhanSt_Petersburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting friends in Florida we went for dinner to the Crows Nest restaurant in Venice. Took us a while to be seated as We arrived early and the place was jammed. We eventually got seated. Waiter came over introduced himself, ordered drinks and had...More

Thank RachelColin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I met old friends from New Hampshire for lunch at the Crows Nest. We sat upstairs with a delightful view of Casey Key and the Intercoastal with lots of boats rafted up and enjoying the warm waters on a sunny 85 degree...More

Thank John C H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I met some friends here for lunch. We had a wonderful time and our water, Remek, was superb!!! The service, the atmosphere, the food, all excellent!!! We have been in Englewood for a year and a half and have never been but...More

Thank jpaugello
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our top 3 places to go for a special occasion and It's been excellent every time. The menu is excellent and quality of food is top notch. I always get a seafood entree but they have steak, chicken, etc. also. Prices...More

Thank tojono3924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried 5 of the small plates at lunch. Everything was great. Returned on Saturday night for dinner. Again everything’s was superb. We were even raving about the side dishes. We had seafood and wanting to return to try their steaks as I heard they are...More

Thank JackVaBeach
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Questions & Answers
Helen S
19 March 2018|
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Response from kenneth g | Reviewed this property |
Hello Helen. I woulld pull their menu up on line, either up or downstairs it will be good. Ken.
19 February 2018|
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Response from Gary - Jeni G | Reviewed this property |
Need to phone for reservations for lunch or dinner , concierge can let them know if marina is booked or if slip is available.
Deborah M
13 February 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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. Serving lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday and dinner all day on Sunday. Tavern open every day with casual pub menu.
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