The Crow's Nest

4.6
1467 reviews
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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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Tampa
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and exceptional service from Dani and all the staff. Beautiful setting. We sat outdoors on the porch. Perfect night.

LH
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Great view of the water. Good food.

WC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Whenever we want a special dinner in Vendor cue we go to the Crows Nest. The service is always impeccable and the food is very good. Would like them to bring back the open face seafood ravioli. It was my favorite.

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crows Nest has the most beautiful view, the food is outstanding, and the service is unparalleled. It is the best place for memorable dining.

d
Adelaide / SA
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Drinks good our server Danielle excellant!

JS
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Andrea, enthusiastically described menu specials and helped us to decide on entrees. The melon salad special was perfectly balanced and dressed. Pork special and simply prepared fish were all great. Best part was enjoying our view throughout an unrushed and enjoyable evening. Andrea was professional, attentive, and fun!

PE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Crow's Nest and come here frequently while on vacation.
The food is excellent.
Our waitress, Brittany was very friendly and efficient.
The atmosphere is very nice.
We couldn't be happier!

CF
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were honored to celebrate our 26th anniversary at Crow's Next in Venice by the South Jetty. Thanks to all for making it a special night.

JR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family celebration dinner! Kathy is a fantastic server, all the service staff were friendly and attentive. Meals and drinks were delicious and desserts were a decadent treat. View spectacular on a pretty evening.

J
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food 👍 and excellent service , I am a loyal customer and plan to continue 👌❤️🤠

JM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our 12 & 14 year old on a Monday evening and dined upstairs. The food was great! My husband had the seafood pasta and I had the salmon! We got a free bottle of house wine for purchasing 2 entrees on a Monday! Score! One of our kids had cheese pizza and the other had cheeseburger sliders. They enjoyed theirs as well. The view was amazing! We will be back!

FW
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, nice view, but the food was just OK. For the hype and price we expected a little better food quality/preparation. Oysters and shrimp were over cooked. A bit disappointed none of the 'side' options were a salad.

DA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way around! Great food, wonderful service, beautiful setting. Awesome. Can’t wait to go back.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good service.
Great location.
A little pricey. Special occasion place.

D
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience started on the right note when we were seated at a table with a beautiful view of the marina. Things got even better when our server, a delightful young lady named Carly, welcomed us. From drinks to appetizers to dinner entrees to dessert, each course was perfect from beginning to end. Crow’s Nest has been around for more than 40 years and knows how to make the dining experience memorable. We are so glad that we get the opportunity to dine at this fine restaurant on a regular basis.

Keep up the good work!

S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely time on a Sunday night, visiting the Crow's Nest. Hot and sultry August evening and it was still lovely sitting outside under the big fan with the breeze and view of the boats. We had shrimp and grits; the grouper special; and the ravioli with seafood - it was exceptional. Key lime pie to take home was enjoyed by my Mom. We plan to return for the early bird specials sometime!

MD
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crow’s Nest is one of our fave places to dine, particularly on date nights.

YB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

We had a wonderful experience celebrating my birthday at Crow’s Nest. Got the best seat in the house with a perfect view of the sunset. Dario, our server, was friendly and attentive. I gave the food 4 stars only because the crab cakes I ordered were a little burnt. Will definitely recommend and will return next time we’re in the area.

SI
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Cathy is a fantastic server.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Having been loyal customers for so many years, I had nicely requested a window or lower tier table to celebrate my birthday when making the reservation. When we arrived, we were shown to the farthest table possible by the kitchen door and were told that we’d have a 25-30 minute wait for a closer table. We didn’t want to wait when we took the time to make a reservation and arrived in plenty of time. So there we sat... The service was excellent and the food was good but we make a long drive there very often for the ambiance. Would NOT sit by kitchen again.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, drinks, and experience. The staff is amazing!

DF
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from the service to the food

GF
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been to the Crow's Nest in a while. The food was great, Walnut Crusted Salmon was especially yummy! We loved dining overlooking the Venice Inlet to Roberts Bay. Darby our server was personable and very helpful. All in all we had a very nice dining experience. Also, we had forgotten about the cozy bar on the first floor. I think we'll give that try next time.

s
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crows Nest is one of our top "special" restaurants from Sarasota to Venice. Normally reserved for family or special guest dinners we took advantage of an oyster special to impulsively visit as a couple. Had a nice table window, loads of fresh, tasty oysters and then classic crabcake platter entree for me. My wife had broiled seafood platter which was fine. Service by Jonathan was perfect. Crows Nest IS a littlee pricey but consistently delivers high quality.

JA
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very good. Food was good. Prices were quite high even for a waterfront restaurant.

TF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary there. Johnathan, our waiter was so attentive. Reed, the host was polite and personable. We enjoyed our Alaskan King Crab Leg dinner and the celebratory slice of pie. We hope to dine there again soon.

NG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunset dinner. Meal was superb, watched the sunset. Service impeccable. Have been going to Venice a couple times per year as a weekend getaway since the late 1990s and always stop by the Crows Nest. Have never been disappointed and would recommend any visitor to Venice put it on their « must visit » list.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my baby,s birthday and you all made it special.

J
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant looks good and has a great view but the food is definitely not worth the price. It seems many Florida restaurants can rely on their “view” to get them by which maybe okay with the tourists but I prefer good food also. In our case the shrimp were not fresh, the crab cakes had too much filling and not enough crab and the vegetables were either cold, undercooked or not top quality produce.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but because of our server's awesome attitude it went from great to perfect. Thanks so much Andrea!!!

SP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Crows Nest but definitely not our last. Table was ready as reserved, our server Andrea was one of if not THE best we’ve ever had. The food was hot, tasty, and presented very nicely at a reasonable price. I Highly recommend Crow’s Nest

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Crows Nest many times. It is consistently good in every category.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here at least once a month and have never had a BAD experience with the food or the service. I find the staff here to be friendly and knowledgeable.

RW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location on the water, good food, nice ambiance but a bit noisy.
Could be more fish selections on the seafood menu.

RE
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Service was amazing.

JS
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dinner! Friends in from out of town who also loved it. Great service, great food and a beautiful sunset. Who could ask for more?

PP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was my 2nd time eating lunch at The Crowsnest, wasn't impressed 1st time but tried again on Thurs. I had fried oysters and they just were not crisp enough, did not care for the garlic mash potatoes as they were pretty cold. Had the fried green beans and they were very tasty. My husband got a seafood platter, coleslaw not the best, onion rings were very good, fish he could not eat, shrimp good but like only 3 shrimp on the plate. Disappointed since we had taken friends that were visiting.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Cathy O, was over the top accommodating!!! Food and wine were amazing...didn't even mind the terrible weather! Summer in Florida!

DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always expectant of excellence with the Crow's Nest and have never been disappointed. What more could we ask for, companionship, great food, professional service and a view that is a delight. Through the years we have watched the Crow's Nest continue to maintain the highest of standards. Great management is the bottom line.

MA
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location on the water. Options to sit indoors or outside. No reservation needed for downstairs, reservations for upstairs seating. Service is outstanding, food is wonderful. Generous portions and a varied menu that has something for everyone!

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