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The Crow's Nest

2170 N Buck Rd, Just Past East Harbor State Park!, Marblehead, OH 43440-9601
+1 419-734-1742
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
2170 N Buck Rd, Just Past East Harbor State Park!, Marblehead, OH 43440-9601
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Was working in the area and needed food. Looking at my options I didn't see anywhere else open after 8 p.m. (it was February). It was dark out so we couldn't take in the scenery but the inside was casual and very welcoming. There were...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were at Crow's Nest for their 1/2 rack ribs and fries special for $10.00. The meat just fell off the bone tender and full of flavor. Add a side salad and you're good to go.

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner, 4 of us and we all had something different. I had the Prime Rib Stack just like the one on Trip Advisor web page.... FANTASTIC ......we were all very happy with our Dinners and the great service.....

Thank DonP391
Reviewed 5 October 2017

If you bring your catch to The Crow's Nest, for $11.99 they will cook your fish - fried or blackened, and provide two sides. After a long day of fishing we wanted to taste the fruits of our labor, so we decided to give it...More

Thank Luv2BeGrandma
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I had the Pizxa which was good. The Prime rib stack was good and plentiful. The appetizers were good.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

An enjoyable spot for lunch or late night dining. Food is great and reasonably priced. Love the laid back decor and friendly service. It's located in a quiet area near the lake.

Thank Radioman07
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We used to come to Mel's often. There was a change in ownership and we had a few bad visits. We decided to try it again - better than our previous trips but not great. Some food was cold that shouldn't have been. Our server...More

Thank bcz65
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We have been here a number of times. It is very busy on the weekends but they do have a nice patio with a firepit where you can order food and drinks. They also have live entertainment on the weekends. Great place to stop for...More

Thank DeeDee1024
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We eat here every year, good service and the food is not bad, one of the better choices for Port Clinton, can get busy though, need to get there early.

Thank David F
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My daughter had told us about this restaurant so we thought we'd give it a try. I was hungry for french onion soup but it was quite greasy so I took a couple bites and didn't eat anymore waitress was very attentive and she took...More

1  Thank jeannie063
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Maureen K
1 July 2017|
Response from J8192UWdennisk | Reviewed this property |
sorry no idea
Maureen K
1 July 2017|
Response from J8192UWdennisk | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I didn't know I had to look if there were questions. I think as long as you stayed on the main floor it is flat into the main dining . place is full of seniors every time I'm there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2170 N Buck Rd, Just Past East Harbor State Park!, Marblehead, OH 43440-9601
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Marblehead
  • Phone Number: +1 419-734-1742
Under New Management, John and Marla Skweres have gone above and beyond! Offering Daily Dinner Specials, from .50 Wings, to Friday Prime Rib, half off appetizers and a spectacular view. The hospitality is unmatched, John is personally on hand most days to meet & greet the customers. Making sure that the food is as ordered and of excellent quality. A new menu is now being offered as well, located on N. Buck Road, simply drive past East Harbor State Park - the Crows Nest is located on the left hand side of the road, offering a spectacular view of the harbor. Spring and Summer Months offer outside dining and a Tiki bar for refreshments.
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