Venture south to Lemon Bay in Englewood. Venice's central location is angler's dream.
Little Sarasota Bay
Little Sarasota Bay is a great inshore fishing location. Whatever species you're after, they are there.
- Venice, FL
Roberts Bay just outside the channel has a great water sports activity area. Take the family skiing, tubing or knee boarding for the day, continue building those lasting memories.
The Crow's Nest Restaurant
1968 Tarpon Center Drive
Venice, FL 34285
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Venice's premier waterfront landmark since 1976, the Crow's Nest is a real local tradition and the dining room is the ideal place to watch the waterfront activity at the Venice Jetties. Voted VENICE'S BEST Restaurant by both local papers, the food is fabulous and the views are phenomenal.
Enjoy fresh seafood from Florida as well as the northeast and northwest, creatively prepared by CIA grad, Chef Mike Leopold. Choice beef and Niman Ranch pork are also featured. The Crow's Nest open kitchen is a great view for the 'culinary curious' to watch the menu creations evolve.
Pair your entree with a glass of vino - more than 30 varietals by the glass - or choose from over 950 selections on the award winning (Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence") Cellar List.
Lunch is served in the dining room Monday through Saturday and dinner is served every night and all day on Sunday. The outside deck is a popular lunch spot (until 4:30PM) and a great place to have a drink & watch the sunset before or after dinner.