About Left Coast Seafood in Venice

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Welcome to Left Coast Seafood Company! Local family owned since March of 2002, we specialize in offering awesome food at affordable prices. We have consistently been voted one of Venice's Best Seafood Restaurants & Best Early Bird Dinners. Proprietors Rob, a Nokomis resident for over 50 years, and his daughter Mariel, a Venice native, are proud to call the area home. Rob's parents had restaurants in the area in the 60’s and 70’s and our Admiral’s Fish Chowder is one of their recipes! The father/daughter team work very close together to make sure you have a great experience.

We are a family friendly restaurant with a great kids’ menu and a fish tank for everyone to enjoy.  Children love to watch the seahorses!  We have Happy Hour everyday from 11-6.  Our bar has a great selection of beer & wine, and we make some of the best cocktails on Florida’s Left Coast! Be sure to try one of our signature cocktails like a Lefty's Sunset, Happy Seahorse, or Green Flash Tini! We are a casual restaurant…so come in your beach, bike, or boat attire! 

Our huge menu has something for everyone……seafood lovers, vegetarian, landlubbers, gluten free, and more.  Be sure to check out our daily specials! We will do our best to accommodate special requests or allergies, as everything on our menu is made to order.  We’re open 7 days a week at 11am and look forward to meeting & serving you. Bring your friends and family! We accept preferred seating for large parties of 8 or more.

Large Parties and Catering

Having a large party?  Rehearsal Dinner?  Family or class reunion?  How about a business meeting?  Left Coast Seafood Co. has a large private banquet room that seats up to 80 people. We can offer a limited menu, buffet, or heavy appetizers with cocktails. We are not limited to our menu and we can customize the menu to fit your budget. We offer anything from hamburgers to Grouper Oscar! Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 941-485-5064 to get started on setting up your private party!

You Hook ‘Em, We Cook ‘Em!

Did you have great day fishing the gorgeous Florida waterways?  Bring your cleaned fresh fish to Left Coast Seafood after a day of fishing, and let us do the cooking and the dishes.  Advanced notice is required, so please call before you come so we can provide the very best service.  Your fish can be prepared any way you like and multiple types of fish are welcome.  We will serve your fish family style with a salad and your choice of two sides!

Giving Back

Venice and the surrounding communities have supported Left Coast Seafood Co. for many years and we do everything possible to give back to the community anytime we can.  Each year, we host an annual canned food drive. Everything that is donated is distributed locally. In 2013, we partnered with Season of Sharing to help local residents that are on the brink of homelessness.

We support the YMCA, Salvation Army, Women’s Sertoma, and area schools. We participate in the Venice High School All Class Reunion as well as individual class reunions. We also support an annual local golf tournament that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Left Coast Seafood had our first Luncheon & Style Show to benefit Loveland Center in 2014 and we hope to continue to support this amazing school throughout the years to come.


We are centrally located, just minutes away from Venice Island and Nokomis Beach, and a short trip south from Sarasota. We are located south of the Legacy Trail and have safe and secure bike racks.   However you get to us, come as you are to cool off and have a bite to eat!

Weekly Specials

Tues All You Can Eat Shrimp
grilled or fried with fries & slaw
Wed All You Can Eat Fish Fry
with fries & slaw
Fried Whole Belly Ipswich Clams
dinners, clam rolls or appetizer (market price)

Bar Specials

Mon 50¢ Wings
Tues 50¢ Peel & Eat Shrimp
Wed 50¢ Oysters on the half shell
Thurs 50¢ Wings
50¢ Wings or 30¢ Shrimp
       Peel & Eat

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates make wonderful presents for personal occasions, or a great way to reward business success. We offer gift certificates in any denomination you would like. Stop by, call, or e-mail us to purchase a gift certificate. We will mail out any phone or e-mail purchases as a courtesy to our customers, as well as include a customized note!