Fins Now Offers Catering!

Have an event or party coming up? Fins now offers an exquisite Catering Menu, so let us take care of the fare!

Our new menu is perfect for company and office events, holiday parties and more. We can host your special gathering in our spacious private dining room overlooking the Gulf, or we can deliver the party to you! Give us a call at 941-999-3467 to start planning your next big event.

View our Catering menu below or online at the following link:

Please note that orders must be placed at least 7 days in advance of the event. Pricing may vary and menu items are subject to availability.

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Sharky's on the Pier, Fins at Sharky's & Snook Haven Awarded FRLA Seal of Commitment

FRLA Seal of Commitment

Venice Pier Group restaurants reaffirm their promise to uphold the highest health, safety and sanitation standards.

Venice Pier Group, which operates waterfront dining destinations Sharky’s on the Pier, Fins at Sharky’s and Snook Haven in Venice, Fla., has been awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Seal of Commitment, a respected health, safety and sanitation honor.

The Seal of Commitment is the FRLA’s highest designation for hospitality safety and sanitation standards. Bearing this seal is Sharky’s, Fins and Snook Haven’s pledge to their employees, guests and community that each restaurant meets and exceeds the FRLA’s designated health, safety and sanitation standards. Less than 70 restaurants in the state of Florida have received this recognition, and the Venice Pier Group restaurants are the first to receive this honor in Venice.

Venice Pier Group’s goal in achieving this seal is to ensure that, upon walking through each restaurant’s doors, guests have the utmost confidence that the establishment is safe, sanitized, and that its employees are well-trained to uphold these standards in a post-COVID-19 atmosphere.

“We have always believed safety and sanitation within Venice Pier Group to be a top priority and have held our standards well above the requirements of the industry,” said Justin Pachota, President of Venice Pier Group. “This is just another way for the public to know that where they are eating has been certified as the highest level of cleanliness.”

The FRLA Seal of Commitment achievement comes on the heels of the Venice Pier Group restaurants being recognized as the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year in the Hospitality and Tourism category.

To qualify for the Seal of Commitment, Sharky’s, Fins and Snook Haven each underwent a thorough site inspection and had to meet designated restaurant health, safety and sanitation standards. Additionally, Venice Pier Group had to meet specific employee certification criteria, meaning that each employee holds a current food handler certificate and all managers have a current food manager certificate. Furthermore, all 265 Venice Pier Group employees attended and completed an FRLA COVID-19 Safety and Sanitation Course.

“The training provided not only focuses on the importance of safety and sanitation but also on how to create a great experience for our guests while managing those priorities,” Pachota said. “It reminds all of us our every action towards each individual can impact the guest and each other.”

The Seal of Commitment reaffirms the elevated health and safety initiatives Venice Pier Group set in place since reopening for dine-in services in May. The group’s standard operating procedures are of the highest level of safety and sanitation and include the following measures: screening employees and performing temperature checks daily, requiring all employees to wear face masks, highly encouraging guests to wear face masks while moving about the restaurant, providing single-use menus and digital access to menus via QR code, sanitizing common-touch surfaces between guests and nightly using hospital-grade disinfectant, sanitizing and replacing all condiments, salt & pepper shakers and other tableside accessories between guests, and adhering to all social distancing guidelines by spacing indoor and outdoor tables at least six feet apart, limiting bar seating capacity and installing barriers between booths.

Sharky’s on the Pier, located at 1600 Harbor Drive South, is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Live entertainment plays at Sharky’s on Thursday through Sunday evenings, weather-permitting. Fins at Sharky’s, located at 1600 Harbor Drive South, is open daily from 12 to 10 p.m. and hosts a daily happy hour, Fins Frenzy, from 4 to 6 p.m. Snook Haven, located at 5000 E. Venice Avenue, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Canoe and kayak rentals are available Wednesday through Sunday at Snook Haven from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Fins Frenzy Returns!

Fins Frenzy returns on Monday, June 15th!

Join us for lite bites and drinks specials from 4 to 6 PM daily. Grab a seat on the Cocktail Deck or at the Bar to enjoy happy hour with a view. Check out our NEW menu below:

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Savor Sarasota Extended!

We've extended Savor Sarasota at Fins! Beginning Thursday, June 18th, Savor Sarasota will be available for dinner ONLY. 

Experience Savor Sarasota at Fins with a delicious prix-fixe 3-course dinner for $32. Savor the food & savor the view! Reservations are highly encouraged. Call us at 941-999-3467 or visit our website to reserve your table online.

View our spectacular Savor Sarasota dinner menu below!

All items are available for takeout so you can enjoy Savor Sarasota at home. Just call ahead and pick your order up curbside.

*Please note that our Savor Sarasota menu may change due to availability and pricing.

DINNER: Daily from 4 to 10 PM

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Important COVID-19 Update

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As of Tuesday, March 17th, Sharky's on the Pier, Fins at Sharky's and Snook Haven will remain open in accordance with the new regulations recommended by Florida Governor DeSantis.

Our staff continues to uphold the highest sanitization procedures possible and we are continuing to do our part in protect our families and community during this difficult time.

We have implemented the following procedures in response to COVID-19:

  • We are limiting guest capacity to 50% and are increasing space between tables to comply with the CDC's recommendation of staying 6 feet apart to allow for social distancing.
  • With our already heightened standard of sanitization efforts, we are continuing to increase our methods of sanitization in response to an ever-evolving situations.
  • We are sanitizing each menu between customer uses.
  • We have removed all preset items on tables, including condiment baskets, silverware, glassware, salt and pepper shakers, napkins and table tents, and will bring freshly sanitized items to guests as needed.
  • We have removed seats from bars to allow for greater spacing between guests.
  • When cleaning all surfaces, we are utilizing single use sanitized wipes.
  • We have assigned our staff separate duties. One group of staff is responsible for bussing and removing all dishware and food from tables, while the other group is responsible for bringing new dishware, food and drinks to tables.
  • We are reducing reservations at Fins to adhere to limiting the restaurant's overall capacity to 50%.

We truly appreciate our guests' individual efforts in limiting their contact with our staff, shared surface areas and in practicing excellent hygiene. As we all know, the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, and we our doing our due diligence to help slow the spread of this virus. Our focus is, as always, on the health, safety and well-being of our employees, customers and community. 

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Milk-Washed Cocktails: Crafty & Crystal-Clear

Lime Green Gin

(Photo Credit: The Scout Guide Sarasota)

“Lime Green Gin”
Milk-washed Plymouth Gin, green chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, Aperol candy and a lime wedge garnish.

Fins had the pleasure of competing for the fourth year at the Sarasota-Manatee Originals “Set the Bar” Competition in Sarasota, FL! This time around, we competed in the Gin Category. Though we didn’t take home the gold medal, we had a blast standing alongside renowned local restaurants doing what we all do best.

The competition was tough, and each cocktail creation was stellar. The event benefitted the Child Protection Center, and it was an honor to support such a great cause. We’d like to thank everyone who came out to the event and voted. We hope you had as much fun as we did! And, we wanted to give a huge shout out to the Sarasota-Manatee Originals for planning, hosting and operating the event.

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We call our house-made cocktail “Lime Green Gin,” which was crafted with milk-washed Plymouth Gin, green chartreuse, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, Aperol candy and a lime wedge garnish.

It was as bright green as its name and, yes – the Gin was “washed” with milk.

How does that work?

And, more importantly, what does that do?

Milk-washing is actually an age-old concept! It was often used in a classic recipe for “milk punch” in the 1700’s and 1800’s. Alcohol was mixed with the cocktail ingredients, then the concoction was added to hot, near boiling milk. Once the milk curdled, the mixture was strained in order to remove the curds.

Voila – a milk-washed cocktail.

Milk-washing results in visual clarification and overall preservation of the cocktail. Basically, the process removes most of the drink’s color and fogginess while it ensures that it’s protected from spoiling. The curds are what filter the cocktail, not what it’s strained through! If the milk-washed cocktail is stored correctly and kept cool, it can last for months.

During that time, alcohol was considered to be “rougher,” and milk-washing was able to help tone down its sharp – and harsh – flavor. When the process is over, the drink is much softer and clearer with a subtle milky feel to it. This is because milk-washing strips out the alcohol’s tannins, and tannins are what gives alcohol that jarring, astringent-like taste.

Today, milk-washed cocktails are not only a must-experience drink for guests, they make serving easy on bartenders – especially in high-volume and high-demand environments. For speed and efficiency’s sake, these cocktails can be crafted in large batches ahead of time and stored safely for future use. This also helps maintain the cocktail’s consistency, so each guest receives the same experience.

The next time you’re at Fins, ask for a Lime Green Gin and let us know what you think! We think you’ll love it. Fins is open daily for lunch (12 to 2:30 p.m.) and dinner (4 to 10 p.m.). If you’re in the mood for a craft cocktail and lite bites, join us for our daily happy hour, Fins Frenzy, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Venice FL 34285
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 Lunch: 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Dinner: 4:00 - 10:00 PM
Fins Frenzy: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

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