The Crow's Nest

4.7
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Venice's Waterfront Landmark Since 1976 serving fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks and creatively prepared entrees.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.7
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

H
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class experience ,much better than last time we dined here,we will definitely come back

JC
Tampa
78 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely location for a nice dinner. Food and service were all very enjoyable. Disappointed an earlier reservation wasn't available, yet when we arrived there were many empty tables. Will call next time to confirm availability.

r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 3 and all meals were excellent. Wife had an open faced ravioli with shrimp, scallops, and crabmeat that she raved about.

f
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We always visit The Crow’s Nest when we are in Venice and have never been disappointed. We enjoy the banter with the servers although on this occasion we did consider her to be over-familiar. Perhaps because we are English and a little more reserved. The food and its presentation is some of the best we have experienced in our travels around the world. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding, except for the food. I had the grouper with scallops, lobster and shrimp. For my sides I had cheese grits and green beans.

The grouper and lobster was very good. The scallops were quality but not cooked good. The shrimp were only alright. The cheese grits and green beans were seriously lacking flavor. For the price I give this a big no. I may go back just for drinks and maybe sandwich for lunch just for the atmosphere and service.

NS
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy taking out of state visitors! Nice selection of seafood and outstanding view.

BK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was great. Server Nancy was excellent. Atmosphere was very nice. Motown background music was terrific. A great experience including the Key Lime pie for my wife's birthday. We will be back.

L
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I already wrote a review and said all was excellent. Enjoyed immensely. Thank you

TR
Naples
60 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Crow's Nest is a great place to dine. We always get excellent service and the food is superb. We definitely recommend it to anyone that likes good food and drink.

WM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. could not have asked for better.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary and we had an awesome dinner. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

M
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Susan, made our experience very delightful!

BS
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday lunch, and couldn’t have chosen a better restaurant. We were seated at a table for two right by the windows overlooking the bay. It was a gorgeous sunny day, so there were boats of all kinds coming going. We had the an appetizer from the raw bar. Oysters that we’re so crisp, cold and briny we could have had a larger order and made them our entree. We had the Stone Crabs and the fresh shrimp. It all was delicious. The bar offered splits of Prosecco which we ordered to celebrate the birthday. We finished with key lime pie which was wonderfully authentic. All in all a wonderful birthday lunch that we’d repeat again any time.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to go for dinner in Venice! Food was excellent, service superb.

WR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First came here over 25 years ago and every time we visit Sarasota we go there for a meal. Look forward to our next visit. 5star.

BG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in north Sarasota Florida so to drive all the way to Venice in season is a 40+ minute trip so THAT alone says what a awesome, well managed and terrific restaurant this is.
I drive past MANY restaurants on my way to The Crow’s Nest, none of them measures up to the perfect experience my wife and I have every time. Many restaurants in Sarasota seem to have forgotten how to treat their customers. And for me their bouillabaisse is one of the best meals I have ever had. I could go on forever about this restaurant. The Crow’s Nest rock’s the house.
Thank you all at The Crow’s Nest,
Sincerely, Bob G

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

The food was below average. We heard it was a popular place so we thought we’d give it a try. They are located on the water so you would think seafood would be delicious. It was not. Their muscles were even in a cream sauce! Lovely attentive server.

AB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It’s my granddaughter’s favorite place to East when they visit me. Mostly the food is good, but m grouper was a bit dry. The food is over priced, but probably in keeping with Venice island prices.

BW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We've been here before and it's been excellent. This last time we were seated near a table that was ridiculously loud, the service was a little slow and forgetful and our food wasn't hot when it arrived. We'll come again because previously it has been so good, but this wasn't our best experience at the Crow's Nest.

E
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our waitress was excellent and the restaurant looks great. We have been here several times and the food has always been very good but we were disappointed in both our dishes.

JL
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dario was an excellent waiter and my wife's birthday celebration perfect. The noise level is still too high even with some of the sound suppression elements in place. Dinner was superb so a little noise can be easily overlooked.

JS
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to go to the Crow’s Nest! I try and have something different every time and always enjoy what I have. My only recommendation is to have the woman who greets you when you enter, actually do that. Like, hi, welcome to the Crow’s Nest. She just looks up and yells reservation…

JR
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service accompanied by a nice marina view.

P
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to the Crow's Nest. It is a very comfortable place and the food is always great.

KG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit this restaurant every time I travel to Sarasota. Food is always great and so it the service. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

f
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Requested window seating. Sat in booth furthest possible from window right by kitchen doors. Service was fine, food very average. Ordered house specialty which server said was most popular - variety of seafood. All very bland. No zip at all. Nothing special about this place and not likely to return. Much better seafood places locally.

LG
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new chef really has stepped it up with the quality of food. Really enjoyed our dinners.

SK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still a great choice for a special dinner. Excellent service from Andrew.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wedding anniversary. So it was very special to my wife. Nancy our servicer was fabulous and did an outstanding job. Please keep her as she represents you and the restaurant extremely well. We will be back Bob and lyn Reynolds

j
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great server her name is Nancy I would ask for her again next time we came for dinner.

GP
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed a well prepared rib eye steak and a pasta dish. Well paced service. Location always enjoyable. Menu has changed a bit over the last couple of years. Some of the deletions are missed.

CC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have enjoyed this restaurant every time I have gone. Will continue to go back.

SD
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were in the dining area toward the water and the temperature was extremely warm. We would’ve been much cooler outside. Would suggest doing something to improve the air conditioning in that lower level.

CS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise softening acoustics need to be addressed.

t
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a beautiful view... any table upstairs inside has a great view! Will go back!

WB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was expertly prepared and served hot. The
service was also spot on.

e
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is very good but pricey. Service is good. Wife likes it but I think it's expensive. Probably best restaurant in venice.

PJ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible meal and amazing service! Oysters Rockefeller perfect! Alaskan King Crab legs also perfection! Good strong cocktail Amazingly views So much crab I couldn’t eat it all And I have never said that!
Right on the water They take reservations! And we were there on a Holiday night and still got in . Everything was wonderful We did have a scary moment when we got trapped in the elevator after they were closed But Will got us out and It did not ruin our perfect evening!

J
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had made arrangements to have a birthday cake delivered to our table to celebrate my wife’s birthday. It never arrived which put a damper on the evening. However we enjoyed the meal and the table over looking the waterway. We will be enjoying another meal in the future.