The Crow's Nest

4.7
1976 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1976 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though it was an overcast day, looking out at the boats and water was very relaxing.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome service, food and atmosphere. Thank you

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CarolB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to place. Always fantastic food and service.

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Cbbun
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to visit the Crow's Nest when I am in Venice, it's a great place to get an amazing meal.

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jcjc
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First class service in a safe enjoyable atmosphere (upstairs). My Caesar salad and entree ware fine (stone crab), the sides were unimaginative, mashed potatoes and veggie medley. I recommend it just be careful with supplied default side dishes.

DH
DeniceH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner during COVID 19. Was happy to see every seat full. Food was amazing. Prices are what you would expect for a waterfront seafood restaurant.

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RachelZ
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view, great service, attentive staff. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed ourselves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Best in Venice.

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Sucker
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great from Dani. Food was lackluster but hot in the temperate sense.

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CharlesD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Crows nest is a great place to dine, and the service is first class..

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Justine
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tables were pretty close together so kind of noisy on top of unfriendly staff made for an experience that wasn’t as great as it could’ve been. We were celebrating a birthday, I put that note in my reservation but they didn’t acknowledge or know anything about it. Our waitress seemed too busy not sure if they were understaffed. Also just didn’t think the 5 shrimp in the shrimp cocktail was worth $15 but that’s just me I guess. Creme brulee was a weird room temperature not cold or warm so kind of unpleasant. Charged my mom $16 for a glass of wine she did not like—great customer service would’ve asked to replace it at no charge. Just did not feel the service was above and beyond.

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AmyM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Clean and all servers wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve Dinner and it was excellent. We were seated on the deck outside with a great view of Venice Harbor. Highly recommend the Crows Nest.

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vipFoodie
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood tower was delicious. Enjoyed the food. Local feeling.

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PappaD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, service, quality, and ambiance were exceptional. Server Christina was very attentive and made out anniversary lunch date just perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Johnathan and all of the staff at the Crow’s Nest for a wonderful evening. Food was delicious, as always, and were quite knowledgeable and diligent in providing safe, gluten-free selections for our daughter. Johnathan has been our server in the past, and it was so nice when we realized he would be taking care of us again. We were able to eat outside, which was lovely and added to our experience! Can’t wait to dine there again!

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MarkS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere on upper patio. Everyone enjoyed their luncheon entree.
Will be back

DB
DeirdreB
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit Crow's Nest when we come to the area. It is our favorite place to celebrate.

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denise
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I make sure that we go there at christmas time every year

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vipDerf
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always great!

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MarieG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An all-around pleasure. The service, food, and view will foster a return trip.

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vipDining
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ser

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SallyH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. Most beautiful view, excellent service and the food is the finest around. We have never been disappointed.

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RosanneL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had a good time everything was good but when I got the steak home and I ate it it tasted like it was cooked on a dirty grill The mushrooms taste funny

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MichelleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a menu that will please all tastes. Service is outstanding and you can tell they all work together as a team. Overall The Crows Nest is a great choice.

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AnitaM
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Price of Grouper right now is verrry high. We opted for sole and flounder - local, probably not - very good, though.

KR
KarenR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect salmon, the best we have had for awhile anywhere!

They have taken extra care for thrir customers and it shows.

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DawnT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time we ate here and the food was wonderful both times. The atmosphere is elegant and the noise level was moderate.

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FrancineK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

we ordered desert to go - make sure you get a fair portion and don't get charged by the chef for making it right! otherwise we enjoy taking family and friends here even when the outside view is dark.

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Northerners
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We met friends for lunch and due to a cold front moving through we ate inside. We had a nice table by the windows with a view of the marina. A couple of us had bloody Mary’s which were good. A couple had the New England Clam chowder which they said was good. A couple had the daily special “seafood pot pie” which was served in bowls which was like a chowder consistency with a puff pastry floating on top. The Caesar salad was good and had a generous portion of grilled chicken and the house salad was very good with fresh romaine and arugula and a nice balsamic dressing. Overall the food was very good. It was sunny and the view of the boats and pelicans was delightful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, The Crow's Nest in Venice did not disappoint. The restaurant felt very safe with appropriate social distancing and properly masked staff. The food was delicious and fairly priced. The bar is both well stocked and professional. Our server, a nineteen year professional with a big personality, was terrific. It is sad that people like our server are the one's suffering most from the virus and the fear of dining out that it generates. And it is not only servers. Kitchen staff, bar staff, managers all have seen their income dramatically reduced. And of course owners suffer right along with their employees. Suppliers need to be paid, rent still comes due and just trying to keep the doors open is a daily challenge. So, go out to places like the Crow's Nest that take your safety seriously, enjoy life a little and be sure to thank the people who serve you.

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vipElizabethW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We love sitting outside upstairs and we used to really enjoy the seafood bisque they used to make and serve with Sherry. They no longer make that! So sad because it was our absolute favorite. I had a filet that was really pretty bland, there was no salt no seasoning whatsoever. It was served with a steak sauce on the side but still it lacked flavor. Same goes for the vegetables, they had no seasoning that I could tell -very bland.

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nplover
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding caesar salad with grilled shrimp! Great lunch!

MC
vipMapleC
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience as usual. Liam was our server/bartender. Went above and beyond. We never felt that we were being too close to anyone. We love it there and we will continue to go there and enjoy

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Normd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time. Food and drinks were very nice. Staff friendly and attentive. Nicely decorated for the holidays. Good value on top of everything else. We've been here before and will come back. Happy holidays!

JO
vipJOGMan
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met our friends from St Louis for the first time this year and had a wonderful time as well as dinner. Always a great place to share a great meal and beautiful sunset dinner..
thanks to all the staff who make it a pleasure.. THANKS AGAIN !!

MC
vipMapleC
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Tyler, our bartender, who has become a favorite. He always goes the extra steps to make your time and experience perfect. He is a keeper. Love eating here always.

MA
MaryAnnT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Great food, friendly staff. Great atmosphere

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KarenR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great onion rings and French fries. Of course Grouper was perfect and lovely salads. Dined on patio with family members had not seen in ages. Service great.

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 4.7 stars by 1976 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.