The Crow's Nest

4.7
2538 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 2538 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought out of town friends and they loved it! Just a little too loud but overall great!

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EddS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Small portions for high cost. Ordered a scallop dinner - only 5 on the plate so it was like $8 a scallop. Waitress has heavy cigarette breath. Good location though.

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jmeyer
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crows nest has always been a great place to dine. One of the things we liked about the menu this time is that everything was not all a cart. The entrées included some sides. That was a nice change. Our waitress was great Tatiana the food was delicious. It was a great night.

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tomJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The calamari was a disappointment from when we last had two years ago. The rolls were too salty. The oysters were too small and watery. Did not like the potatoes or the guber fish. The service and the rest was fine.

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LarryB
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening for my wife and I and a visiting close friend. It was our first tie to the Crow's Nest; I'm anticipating any, many returns!

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DavidE
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pleasant meal. Food was a tad overpriced. Selection was limited but covered the basics.

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Aswan
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushroom flatbread, ahi tuna and Grouper were amazing! Liam was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday

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LouN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, nice atmosphere, lots of food choices, staff friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommend.

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JoeCPA
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, the service was overall good this time but it has been much better in the past. The restaurant has a great ambience being right on the water and my only dislike is the parking area. Overall, it is a great place to dine and my wife and I love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crow’s Nest is our favorite restaurant in Venice. We’ve been going for years snd they never disappoint. Grouper caught in the am and on our dinner plates the same night - can’t get much fresher than that! Server Andrea is the bomb! And the view? To die for.

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KathyB
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

it was one of the better meals we have had there recently.

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vipAwesomeDinner
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing and the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside as the weather is turning nice again. Excellent food and service as usual.

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maryeinenice
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I thought our waitress was a bit rude. She may have thought she was being cute I like to bring out of town guests to the Crow’s Nest for quality food and service. I was disappointed with our experience last night.

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SkylarW
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends and had lovely drinks and dinner. The service was just great and the atmosphere was so pretty and the view of the Venice Harbor was great!

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood pie was perfection and the sauce was one of the best I've tasted. The bone in pork chop was cooked in a way that made it very tender and the seasoning was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good

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michelle
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The menu is fancy elderly choices. The entire plate of food was so cold the butter didn't melt. The rib eye steak was very thin.
I've been to the bar downstairs and it was very comfortable and the sandwiches were great.

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JerryA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. We were celebrating a birthday and made reservations. We were pleasantly surprised to see they had an early diner special which turned out to be quite nice.

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InezT
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as always and Anthony was excellent in customer service.

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KennethH
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor. One of the best meals I've had in years. Every aspect of this visit from service to food and ambience were outstanding and first class. Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. Just a superb experience and I can't wait to return on our next getaway to Venice.

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Greatfood
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the water. Took friend from up north and they were so impressed with the view. The food for all of us was excellent. The service was fantastic. This is our choice to bring friends to

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The good: our table looked out over the water. Food was good. My steak was cooked perfectly. The bad: it took forever to get our appetizer and then even longer to get our dinner. it was not that busy there either. The waiter never bothered to ask if we wanted coffee or dessert. Not a good first time dining experience there. Probably wouldn’t go back again.

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DeweyH
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a very nice restaurant in a great location with wonderful views. The food was good but not great. The service was excellent.
The pricing was astronomical for the most part and the food did not live up to the the very high pricing.
We don’t mind paying premium prices for quality but the food quality was well below the pricing which was $$$$$.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding & the service was too!

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vipBrendaM
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had steak, I had the filet mignon and my husband had the Prime rib special.
Delicious! Our server Andrea was attentive and made sure we were well taken care of. Great night!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to this restaurant! I just moved to Florida I. March and this place never disappoints. The servers are awesome the drinks are the best and the dishes are wonderful. My Filet last night was so delicious

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vipJeffW
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, with a waterfront view!

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GeraldM
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The water views are excellent. Both table service and food were very good. Dinner (and wine) prices are a bit over the top.

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KarenD
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a GREAT PLACE for a first class dining experience!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rhonda was our sever and she told us she had been there 30yrs. This speaks volume for a restaurant. It was amazing how she remembered everyone’s order without writing it down. It was a great experience from Rhonda to the food . Way to go Crows Nest!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, great service food was very tasty

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Paula
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2bd time dining there and as expected it was amazing!! The Shrimp & Grits were yummy and my husband had the Chicken Picata, he loved it. A friend dining with us enjoyed the Walnut Crusted Salmon and I will be enjoying that time! Fabulous. Carly was our server, and she was wonderful!!

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luv2eat
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view. Good food & service. Friendly staff. Easy parking.

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vipHelosales
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food.

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FrankM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the Crow’s Nest for the first time to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We were greeted promptly, taken to a table outside with a view as requested, and seated immediately. Our server Anan was attentive, without hovering, and was helpful with menu suggestions. We both ordered the Grouper Key Largo with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes. The food was excellent and we enjoyed our view of the water while dining. We will surely return in the future for another celebratory dinner.

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AggieI
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought the food and atmosphere was fantastic. Andrea took care of us and even brought us a slice of key lime pie to celebrate our anniversary. It was great relaxing and looking out over the water. A wonderful celebration dinner.

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vipSeanK
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat on the patio/balcony it was a beautiful evening. The oysters were very good adn the early bird dinners were very nice.

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PatrickD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Only hiccups in our evening was one entree--the salmon--was VERY undercooked (NOT safely edible) on first presentation. Of course when an entree is returned, it throws off the tempo of the meal. Oh well.

Server had to be prompted to offer a comp dessert as an apology for the cooking error. Shouldn't have had to ask?

Otherwise, LOVE this place.

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 2538 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.