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The Crow's Nest, Venice, FL

The Crow's Nest

4.6
4.6
3080 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!

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Booked 40 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

Popular dishes

What 3,080 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Scenic View

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Seafood

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  1. DE

    DEBRA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great 😍 birthday. Can't remember better! Crow's Nest Restaurant with delicious oysters Rockefeller, bouillabaisse, key lime pie and oh yes Margarita's! 🍹

  2. GM

    GretchenM

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. Highly recommend especially for special occasions.

  3. M

    Manu

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    Very disappointed by the food, bread was dry and tough, not fresh. The oysters where good but the presentation was sad . The "bouillabaisse" is not worth $39, and is not a Bouillabaisse , no aioli , poor selection of fish !?. The garlic mash potatoes was not fresh. Bottom line, way over priced, riding on old reputation. But the view still the same, priceless!

  4. B

    Bebe

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an early dinner and the service and the food was excellent. Our table had a lovely view. Nice Lime pie for my birthday was a lovely treat. We will be back.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    25 Anniversary

  6. TB

    TomB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Angela our server was great. Very nice, very professional, wry personal, very attentive. All in all wife and I enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon. Thanks for a nice experience.

  7. CM

    CarlosM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  8. K

    Karen

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Always love returning to the Crows Nest when in town.

  9. B

    Berni

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We love everything about the Crows Nest The food is fantastic and the presentations Was there last night for Fathers Day Had a wonderful view cocktails are great and our waitor Anan was so pleasant and attentive Always a great experience

  10. CJ

    CindiJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    It was very expensive for food that was not a great quality. The atmosphere is amazing, but the food is very average.

  11. JP

    JudyP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our table was ready when we got there. Our server came right away and gave us water and took our drink order. He gave us some “ favorite “ recommendations and dinner came out in a timely manner. We never had to look for our server, he came by several times to make sure we were good. Can’t wait to come back!

  12. j

    jamess

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Very expensive for the meal. There are better choices for that price!

  13. BT

    BarbaraT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service and food, with a beautiful view.

  14. CM

    ClaireM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We made a last minute reservation and we’re so glad we did. Service was incredible- immediate water and bread from a dedicated staff member with our server not far behind to take drink and appetizer orders. We had the calamari which came out quick. My husband had the Grouper Key Largo while I had Crab Cakes. Both were amazing. Grouper had generous servings of lobster, scallops, and shrimp. Crab Cakes were 100% crab- no unnecessary fillers. So good! Will definitely be back annually.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was very friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was great. Had been there years ago and it had changed since then, we were very happy with everything.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    View from the restaurant was nice and service was as expected. Two of the three of us ordered filets, both had absolutely no flavor. The cheesy grits were dry and the fries were floppy. The third guest ordered surf and turf, the lobster was the only item they said was good, both sides and the steak were “ok”. I would not recommend visiting this restaurant based off our experience.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was phenomenal and the food was excellent, will be back

  18. DB

    DavidB

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location.

  19. GJ

    GeneJ

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had the Mahi-Mahi bowl as part of the Savor Sarasota menu. Was okay, not outstanding.

  20. JD

    JackD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Always a great time and never hesitate to take out of town guests to this Venice gem.

  21. ES

    EdwardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Just moved to the area recently. The Crows Nest one of our favorite restaurants.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Acapulco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Crows Nest is always good. The ambiance is great noise level not bad and of course food was good. Service was also great.

  23. LW

    LyndaW

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We made reservations and our table was ready on time. Beautiful views from upstairs dining area. Excellent waiter and food was delicious. We had a great experience.

  24. R

    Retiree

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    The half chicken was dry and overcooked. The meatloaf was only OK. View was great but doesn’t make up for the food.

  25. CL

    ConnieL

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Important info. The Crow's Nest has an elevator to accommodate anyone with a special need solution. We were three for dinner, shared a Calamari appetizer, very light batter, very good! Our choices for dinner were the Open Faced Seafood Ravioli, Bouillabaisse, and Scallop dinner and all were prepared to our liking, delicious! Our waitress Lilly was the best and answered all our questions about the menu and very attentive to our needs making sure we were having a good experience! The view from our table was wonderful viewing the water and boats going through the channel. All and all we were three happy customers! Will return to try more of the extensive menu!

  26. J

    Judy

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant went out of their way to make our dining experience and birthday celebration extra nice. Thank you.

  27. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service and ambience. restaurant was not too crowded so it was really nice

  28. NC

    NancyC

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've been enjoying the dining experience at the Crow's Nest for years. Consistently good service, fresh well-prepared seafood, and beautiful view, especially at sunset. Highly recommend the scallops and any dish that features grouper. Oh and the key lime pie is to die for!

  29. E

    Edmund

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We were celebrating at a Birthday Lunch for an employee. The service was attentive to the occasion. Dom was a great waiter!

  30. M

    Mauibound

    Naples

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We had reservations for 6:30pm and was seated immediately. Water glasses filled and the server greeted us within a couple of minutes. We ordered a salad which came out in good time, but our meal took nearly 45 minutes to be served. Our server checked on us to make sure we were doing ok. When our food was served, the gentleman serving apologized for the length of time we had to wait for our meals. He also offered us a complimentary dessert to thank us for being patient. Crows Nest staff did everything just right! They acknowledged the error, apologized and offered compensation. We’ve enjoyed many meals at Crows Nest and will continue to go back. Thank you for demonstrating customer service!

  31. C

    Cookie

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was excellent as was our waitress Mercedes. The surf and turf was perfect. Highly recommend.

  32. JF

    JoeF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and staff great

  33. SJ

    SiestaJ

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Lovely view and the food was very good. Our waiter was overbearing and insisted on going over the entire specials menu item by item in great detail. He seemed to want to hurry us along to free up his table even though it was well after the lunch hour and he had other vacant tables in his section.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed our meal … the server and the sunset. A bit pricey for an everyday dining great for a special occasion.

  35. W

    Waterboy

    Naples

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Beutiful location for sunsets. Service was slow but friendly. Food was not that great though. I suggest sticking to the fresh seafood and the raw bar.

  36. LL

    LesleyL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    The restaurant itself was comfortable and nice view of the water. Our server was attentive and friendly. The food though was just ok, not really fresh, didn’t have much flavor, and came out warm at best. Definitely not worth the 200 dollars plus tip, won’t be back.

  37. t

    tomn

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We had a great evening. Seated at our reservation time at a nice window table for two. Service was attentive and professional. The menu was interesting and the food was excellent.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Carley was a superior server! Food was delicious- the Grouper Key Largo, raw oysters and the Juggernaut wine were top notch! The sunset was a bonus! Will definitely return.

  39. SG

    SueG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite place. Wonderful dining experience. Wait staff is friendly and professional.

  40. NV

    NancyV

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely location & nice atmosphere looking over the Intracoastal Waterway. A little more sophisticated that your average Florida coastal eatery. Plenty of outdoor & indoor seating. Great menu with a good selection that’s sure to have something for everyone. Good service. We will be back.

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 3080 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 40 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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