Venice, FL – Island Shuttle Service

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


If you would like to schedule a private dinner party, cooking demonstration, or dinner theater, please contact us with the number of guests you plan to have, the cuisine you would like, and the date/time.  We will get back to you with more information as soon as possible so that we can schedule your perfect evening.


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