Venice, FL, is home to many wonderful waterfront restaurants that let you enjoy beautiful views while you dine on seafood and other specialties. Enjoy a drink with your meal and relax at one of the following waterfront restaurants:
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Sharky’s on the Pier
Known for its grouper sandwiches, coconut shrimp, and delicious tropical drinks, Sharky’s on the Pier is a perennial favorite Florida waterfront restaurant of locals and visitors alike. Diners can enjoy the tiki bar, fish off the pier, and enjoy live music as they take in views of the Gulf of Mexico. For a more upscale experience, Sharky’s has expanded to include Fins at Sharky’s, which serves fresh Gulf seafood, premium steaks, and sushi.
The Crow’s Nest
The Crow’s Nest combines a Florida waterfront restaurant, tavern, and marina, offering fantastic views not only of the marina but also the Intracoastal Waterway. The ground floor hosts a raw bar and lounge in a traditional tavern atmosphere, and the upper dining room provides a phenomenal view of the water. Oysters Rockefeller and key lime pie are standouts.
Dock your boat at the adjacent Fisherman’s Wharf Marine, and enjoy fresh seafood or a cold beverage at Marker 4. The restaurant is known for its homemade lobster bisque as well as its delicious grouper sandwich. Inventive dishes such as Grilled Lamb Porterhouse and Seared Scottish Salmon are also offered.
Myakka River Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant
Myakka River has served up delicious seafood for 20 years in a casual, friendly atmosphere with open-air dining on the river. Check out the daily specials and enjoy everything from fried frog legs to lobster-stuffed fish to fish tacos. A full bar and frozen drink menu is also offered.
Since 1948, Snook Haven has provided a touch of “Old Florida” on the Myakka River. You’ll be able to dine on delicious seafood, as well as selections from an extensive smokehouse menu, including pulled pork, ribs, and chicken. If you’d like, enjoy a local craft beer or international selection with your meal. Thursday nights during the summer offer extra fun, with games, crafts, and activities designed for the entire family.
Try one of the great Venice, Fl waterfront restaurants to enjoy the view as well as some delicious dishes. From casual to more upscale, there’s a restaurant to please everyone.
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