Welcome to Café Venice, located on the Island of Venice in the Historical Downtown District, at 116 West Venice Avenue. Café Venice — Voted Venice’s “Best Café” six years in a row and counting! People often ask what type of restaurant we are and who we cater to, and our answer is simple.

We are a small, intimate bistro-style restaurant, featuring an exquisite menu with a Continental to Polynesian flaire-paired with a fine wine selection. Enjoy the dining experience of white linen table cloths inside, as well as our Florida Casual environment and take pleasure in the best service in town.


The Crow’s Nest Marina Restaurant was founded in October of 1976 by Steve Harner, Janis Payne-Harner, Harp Harner & Larry LaRocca. Larry moved on in 1986 and Harp Harner passed away in November 2005, but Steve still owns and operates the restaurant and marina.

The original Crow’s Nest seated 45 people on the second floor of the Tarpon Center Marina. The property immediately east of the Crow’s Nest was the prior location of the Venice Yacht Club and the Happyland Seafood Restaurant. At the South Jetty, just west of us, Johnny Walkers Fish Camp operated until 1973.


Ciao Gelato 

Made daily Gelato and Sorbets 16 flavors to choose from. Also offering Espresso, Cappuccino, milkshakes, floats and Italian Pastry


We have been offering great seafood, pastas, and steaks garnished with superior service and the best gulf view for 26 years. Live music, outdoor tiki bar, sunset views with beachside dining. Lunch and dinner daily. Voted Florida’s Best Beach Bar.. Selected as a Top 10 Beachfront Restaurant by Yahoo Travel. We look forward to the opening of our new restaurant addition located next to Sharky’s, opening this fall. There’s no place in Florida like it! 1600 Harbor Drive S., ● Venice 941-488-1456


Experience one of Florida’s most unique Smokehouse restaurants with fresh barbecue smoked in house daily, tucked away on the banks of the Myakka River in a true Old Florida setting. Enjoy your meal in our new dining room, or on the deck while taking in the peaceful view of the river and wildlife. Live entertainment. 5000 E. Venice Avenue, Venice ● 941.485.7221


Located in beautiful downtown Venice, Florida at 200 Miami Avenue West  941-488-3089

Offering delicious espresso drinks, coffee, real fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, breakfast, lunch, and much more!


625 South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285  Phone 941-485-8200

Local Unique Dining on the Island of Venice

Blu’ Island Bistro is attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel and just south of Venice Hospital, and a few blocks away from the Gulf of Mexico.



Full Runway view, right from your table!

Suncoast Café has the best view in town, the only place where you can dine comfortably and enjoy a panoramic view of our beautiful airport with aircraft landing, taking off, and taxiing right up next to the building every single day.

We are open 7 days a week, from 7:30 AM until 2 PM.

At the Venice Airport  941-484-0100