The Crow's Nest

4.8
2068 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 2068 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Had a reservation and was seated by the kitchen door. We were very unhappy since we had a reservation.

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PeterE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great server, quick delivery, friendly, just very good. Food was perfect, as requested, will return multiple times, thank you.

DZ
DebraZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for our 30th anniversary celebration. Food delish!

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Alfred
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, good price, great service
will eat there again next time in Venice Beach

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BonnieN
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it always has been

JM
JohnM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, except the view of the parking lot. Sure is a shame Crows Nest is not right on the water.

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lancee
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great location and food the service was prefect we will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about The Crow's Nest. Wonderful food, beautiful view and our server was so sweet and attentive. We had the grouper and boulliabase. Both were deliciously prepared with very fresh seafood. We definitely will go back to this restaurant.

JP
JamesP
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service was excellent!
It was a perfect evening for our anniversary,
and will return someday.
Your restaurant really adds to the Florida experience.

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Chuck
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best clam chowder since Cape Cod. Crab cakes were good too, as was the service and the view.

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vipJonjon
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for served by an awesome staff!

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vipcleakate
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at the Crows Nest! The staff was all friendly and we had a wonderful time between the food and ambiance.

JJ
JimJ
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess, Carly the Server, Tyler the Bartender were all outstanding. I was given my requested table, the view is always gorgeous. We weren't rushed at all. Food was outstanding. Couldn't have asked for a better time with my party. Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!

BH
vipBobH
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Great location on an active waterway.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first venture inside a restaurant since 11 months ago so we were on covid alert. The restaurant could not have felt safer. Tables were distanced, staff was masked. We had a delightful and relaxing meal with great service and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times before and it is always absolutely perfect. The food is fresh and delicious and tonight Carly's service was impeccable!!

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Barbara
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Crows Nest for Valentine’s Day and what a nice treat. I had the sea scallops that were perfectly cooked as were my husband’s pork chops. The staff were all masked up and the tables were distanced well apart. Nice view! Definitely will be a place we’ll return to again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many reasons why Crow’s Nest has been Venice’s premier “nice” restaurant for decades running! My husband and I enjoyed our annual Valentine’s meal there ... delicious food (the Gunther sauce ... wow!) and an incomparable view! Service is always attentive. It is a must-do if you are in the little slice of paradise that is Venice!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s date... Absolutely gorgeous setting.. right on the jetty. Seated promptly at a table overlooking the water. The food was outstanding. My wife had the Chilean sea bass I had the osso bucco. We also had the margherita flatbread. Food was served hot and the presentation was beautiful. Our server, Christina, was friendly and helpful but at times seemed overwhelmed. Overall a very nice Valentine’s Day lunch.

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vipjohnp
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal totally enjoyed the night sat outside upstairs and enjoyed the veiw

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froglady
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our server was very professional and friendly. However, the service was slow as it seems despite the fact that it was the Saturday prior to Valentine's Day this came as a surprise to whoever was in charge of planning and scheduling kitchen staff. We were given a dessert at no charge to compensate.

The food seemed to be somewhat on the salty side, maybe back off a little with the salt content of the sauce on the scallops.

Not our best visit. Usually better.

DE
DEBORAHB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect with one exception. The host in upstairs dinning, a young man. When he went to seat us the table wasn't ready and he threw a loud obnoxious hissy fit. Thank Goodness the servers were so professional that it was seamless. I have been in the restaurant industry for 25 years a host should be as professional as the rest of the staff.
They are the front line. so I gave overall a 3 star because of him.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice lunch. I enjoyed the famous fish sandwich - it was huge and tasty. My wife enjoyed the crunchy sole tacos.

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BobbieN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All employees were wearing masks & when customers were not @ their table they were instructed to wear mask. Service & food were excellent with our server answering questions & suggesting choices. My 3 friends and I were very pleased with our lunch!

CM
CigarMan143
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reception, service, food, recognition of occasion, value .... all excellent. Very, very happy with this experience.

CS
CarolS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family saves The Crows Nest Restaurant for special occasions. The ambiance and service are always excellent. It's the Seafood Pot Pie that keeps us coming back We highly recommend it.

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Emily
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten here a number of times and have never had a bad meal. Same for our guests. Highly recommend it.

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AdoraNora
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is just fabulous and the service wonderful. The only negative thing about this restaurant is the parking. But they do have a little shuttle that will take you from one parking area to the restaurant and Chuck is the driver. He's a delight!

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vipFlyingCrownMary
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy eating here and watching the boats go by. Consistently good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and the food was very good.

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food beautiful place the waiter was fantastic

JE
JoannE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great view food and drinks

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melodyk
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and lunch
Delicious grouper bites and fish Sammy

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teshiachris
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had not been back to Crow’s Nest since before Covid. They charge Gordon Ramsay prices so you would expect a great meal. Not so this time. The requested mid rare steak was well done not an ounce of pink. Something like a leather belt would describe the steak. The grouper was dry, overcooked and not hot when received. The mash potatoes were cold and cement like. I’ve given crows nest 5 stars before covid. Big decline since we’d been there last. Sad.

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SusanC
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited with some old friends who were new to Venice. We enjoyed our lunch at The Crow’s Nest. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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HerCar
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved lunch so much the first day of our vacation that we returned for dinner the next night.

We loved the seating upstairs overlooking the water. It was so peaceful and relaxing.

We had Grouper Cheeks for lunch. Yum!

For dinner we both had snapper...I had the mangrove snapper and my husband had the other one on the menu. Amazing.

Both servers were quite knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely will be back.

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PaulT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real happy with our meal and our server was friendly and outstanding

CB
CarolB
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions and lunch. Always great food and service.

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Golfgal
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful harbor views, varied menu and good food!

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 4.8 stars by 2068 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.