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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” (45 reviews)
“grouper” (139 reviews)
“seafood platter” (23 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a mini-girl trip last weekend to have a late dinner. The restaurant was closed but the downstairs tavern was opened til nearly midnight. Seating was great. They had TV's to watch games, and a bar with pretty much anything you could want....More

Thank LovingLife39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal. I ordered the bouillabaisse and she got the fried shrimp. The shrimp was great with a nice light breading. It was cooked nicely and was firm and tasty. The bouillabaisse was tasty but I thought it light in seafood for...More

Thank sjpic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Directly on the intracoastal with a terrific view of the Venice Inlet, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere, view and a good meal. Upon being seated, rolls and flatbread are delivered with a small amount of humus, oil and butter which is a nice upscale touch. Before...More

Thank BamaNancy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten lunch here so many times! A trip to Venice wouldn't be the same without stopping to have lunch here. They have a full bar, great service, and good food. It is a well visited locale so I suggest if you plan to...More

Thank Beebah01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upstairs gourmet restaurant is and always had been the best in 100 miles, but don't overlook the downstairs tavern! This has been a local secret destination for ever! No reservations, limited seating, and small menu, but some of the best food in Venice and beyond....More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were there for dinner the place was packed. Fortunately the lady who was in charge of the event and made reservations. Food very good

Thank Arustygal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is reasonably priced and high quality. Note, there is a downstairs dinning and bar area generally for a more casual experience. The upstairs is a little more formal, and certainly more scenic with views of the intracoatal waterway. There's no dress code in...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try and stop by regularly at the downstairs pub at the Crows Nest. It has great casual food and beverages, and a happy hour. Hamburgers and salads, esp the one Way Salad, are great.

Thank KBS2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has a wide variety of seafood, everything fresh and excellent prepared. Everything on the menu is delicious. The wine list is little bit expensive but has few good ones.

Thank vtc2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner the place was packed. There was no seating available upstairs so we didn't get to experience the view. They did have a 45 minute wait. It was 5 o'clock on a Friday night. We sat downstairs at...More

Thank DannaCrawford
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Questions & Answers
27 September 2017|
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Response from TIM G | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure....sorry! We left our phones in our car.
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!
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
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 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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