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The Crow's Nest, Venice, FL

The Crow's Nest

4.6
4.6
3147 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Crow’s Nest Restaurant, Tavern and Marina has been serving the Venice, FL community since 1976. With the freshest seafood and most flavorful dishes, the Crow’s Nest strives to prides itself on providing 5-star experiences for their guests each and every time they visit.

The upstairs dining room provides a fine dining experience with a fantastic view of the water for lunch or dinner. The wood-paneled and cozy tavern downstairs serves for a more casual experience and is open all day.

You can also enjoy their full-service marina, offering overnight dockage, gas and diesel pumps, and all the supplies you need for a day or week on the water. You can also rent their paddleboat, one or two person kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles and more!
Whatever experience you choose, you’ll be sure to enjoy a 5-star experience! Stay up to date on their specials and promotions by joining their email list at CrowsNest-Venice.com!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 484-9551

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mike Christy

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties up to 16 people are welcome in our wine-themed Private Dining Room. Minimum charges apply and gratuity will be included.

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    Down the road from the South Jetty

  • Parking details

    Overflow parking available nearby at The South Jetty. We have a shuttle running when parking lot is full. Give us a call at 941.484.9551 if you need picked up from the South Jetty.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Scenic View

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Scenic View

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

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  1. OU

    OU812

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The best thing about our meal was my raspberry lemon drop. DO NOT get the rib eye, it looked more like a flank steak. It was terrible! My salmon was adequate, but from the reviews I expected more. Tayijanna our server was wonderful!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Service was great. Food was good, nothing crazy. Views were outstanding!
  3. PB

    PennyB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Celebrate a special birthday with friends.
  4. K

    Kfhack

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always been going there for many years.
  5. b

    bummer

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I had a fantastic meal here in the past but they must have changed chefs. Food was just adequate and certainly not worth the price. It was a birthday dinner for my wife and they made no gesture of a free drink or desert even though I had mentioned this occasion in my my reservations. Since the dinner for 2 cost $160, you'd think they could have bought a glass of wine.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything seemed average. Nothing really stood.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super place, easy to highly recommend!
  8. D

    Dave

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food and service were both mediocre. Wait staff was forgetful, didn't refill water as necessary, and forgot to bring other items that were requested. Food was not particularly tasteful.
  9. RH

    RichardH

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great ambiance. Great view. Great service. A+
  10. s

    sandrap

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Everything was great. Cody, our waiter, was personable and very attentive. My biggest issue is it’s not in Texas.
  11. DK

    DouglasK

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my wife's birthday. The food and service were fantastic. Our server Adriana did an outstanding job with making us feel welcomed.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Food Great Staff Great View can’t beat it
  13. SB

    ShariB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Service and good food with a view.
  14. TM

    TobiM

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time. The view and food are fabulous.
  15. BJ

    BrendaJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Antonio was excellent as well as our dinners.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The Crow’s Nest has been a part of our lives for decades. Every time we are in the area, we make it a point to dine there. Unfortunately, the last two times have been sub par and sadly, we might have eaten our last meal there last night. We were seated at a wonderful table by the window which made up for a bit of the negative. The waitstaff was generally nice, attentive and knowledgeable, however, everything was completely rushed. We ordered our food and the salads arrived in a timely fashion. The house salad was nothing to write home about. The lettuce was slightly wilted and the plating was messy. The poppy seed dressing had so much vinegar in it that my eyes watered. It was disappointing to say the least. But more disappointing was the fact that as we were still working through the tiny portion of salad given, our main course meal arrived at the table. It was awkward as some of us were working to finish the salad course while the waitstaff were shuffling plates around to make room for dinner dishes. Whether we were ready or not, the meal had arrived. Some of us kept our salad plates despite the overcrowded table while others chose to forego the last bit of leafy greens and start on the main course. Three of us ordered the salmon and while the fish was cooked nicely, every piece was a different size, the sauce that came with it was so thick it could have been mistake for mayonnaise, and the green beans were lackluster. The asparagus had a decent char and were cooked perfectly. The other one in our party ordered the chicken piccata and while I was told it was tasty, the plating was messy with rice scattered and mixed throughout the chicken. It just didn’t appear that care was taken. Dessert was key lime pie and cheesecake. No complaints there at all. Both were spectacular and plated nicely. However, yet again, the server asked if we wanted dessert while some of us were still eating our dinners. It was very uncomfortable. It was a ‘meh’ experience at best.
  17. KL

    KevinL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall Great Experience. Great food great water view and last but not least super waiter service 👍👍👍
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top notch, patio view was beautiful and the food was great. Had the oysters Rockefeller and blackened grouper special.
  19. CK

    CindyK

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cody took very good care of us. He was very accommodating and helped us make good choices in good and drink. 😊
  20. MH

    MillieH

    Naples

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, lovely view and service.
  21. SR

    SRQweed

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were 15 minutes early for our reservation, but our table was ready. We got a table with a view, as I had asked for. Our service for every course was very prompt. Our server was exceptionally friendly, and she wished my husband a Happy Birthday. The restaurant gave us a free birthday dessert to split, which was very thoughtful of them! My husband had a seafood entree, and I had prime rib. Both meals were excellent. It was expensive, but we each had a drink, appetizer, and main course. Any good restaurant is pricey these days! Overall, 5 stars.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Birthday lunch
  23. L

    Lyn1963

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Beautiful views, food average, service ok, server did his best.
  24. RC

    RickC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent in making recommendations that weren't on the lunch menu which was greatly appreciated as I was really wanting scallops and it wasn't on the lunch menu. I accidentally left my cellphone on the table and he came running out to the parking lot to make sure I had it. Above and beyond service! Will be back again over and over.
  25. D

    Dellpatt

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great foods and service. Wonderful view of the water. Reservations recommended.
  26. FL

    FoodLoverinVenice

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place and the food! Great views too!
  27. S

    Spartan

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I tried the broiled scallops with caper sauce. It was good, mostly due to the caper sauce. My sides were mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. The mashed potatoes were typical. The asparagus was inedible, no flavor and definitely not grilled properly. My husband had the open face seafood ravioli which was very good. He had a garden salad which was also good. Bread was on the stale side. Service was good. It seemed to be an old place with regulars. Need’s updating and someone who knows how to properly prepare and cook/grill vegetables.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anan was awesome and made our day!
  29. KB

    KevB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a good meal and superb service. Just wish they had a little more parking during busy times but they do accommodate
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Sad to say, this was the very first time our meals were just ok , I did order the clam chowder ( I’m from New England) I should never expect it to equal what I’m used to , way to thick and gummy looking. It was removed from our bill . Our server was Antonio , he was very accommodating and attentive. The other people I was with ordered one of the specials , and it wasn’t all that special. We will definitely be back , but I did have to tell you about our experience.
  31. JD

    JDAF

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Danny was outstanding as usual! Thank you for the great service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 54th wedding anniversary. Had lunch with friends. Arrived on time, was seated right away. Service was excellent, food was excellent. After lunch we visited on the lower porch, guys had a couple more beers. All in all it was a wonderful day.
  33. LO

    LynO

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food lacked flavor but was fresh and served promptly and courteously. Love being at this lovely local spot.
  34. GA

    GaileA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food service and atmosphere are always outstanding and delicious. It is our favorite place for dinner. Our wait staff was also amazing and tentative.
  35. T

    Tomf

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Carly was our server and she was so personable, considerate and beyond helpful! Our table was perfect. I had the blackened red fish and it was superb. Our friends both had the trout and they raved about it. My husband loved his salmon too. My only complaint would be the bread pudding dessert we all shared. The cinnamon raisin flavor was delicious, but overall too dry. We did not finish it. We are rarely disappointed at Crow’s Nest and overall the night was wonderful.
  36. DT

    DianaT

    Columbus

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was extremely good and our meals were great.
  37. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were greeted and welcomed by the host. We were immediately seated with a perfect view of the Jetty. The wait staff was efficient and vey friendly. Our order was hot and serve quickly. The food was delicious. Dinning atmosphere was fabulous.
  38. DG

    DianaG

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and fantastic service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment was great the service was great, overall happy with the service and location, the Dodd was great as well !!
  40. DC

    DebbieC

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our dining experience at Crows Nest from wait staff to dinner!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Crow's Nest does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Crow's Nest also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 484-9551.

The Crow's Nest is rated 4.6 stars by 3147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for The Crow's Nest

1968 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, FL 34285

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Down the road from the South Jetty

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Overflow parking available nearby at The South Jetty. We have a shuttle running when parking lot is full. Give us a call at 941.484.9551 if you need picked up from the South Jetty.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Christy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 484-9551

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties up to 16 people are welcome in our wine-themed Private Dining Room. Minimum charges apply and gratuity will be included.

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