A Guide To My Favorite Naples Restaurants
No matter what you are looking for, there are a number of great Naples Restaurants! From trendy to chic, family to casual, Naples has it all. With five main dining areas and a good restaurant on every corner, you never have far to go. Naples Fifth Avenue South is the place to be any afternoon or evening. In addition to the many restaurants and pubs you will find boutiques, shops galleries and light entertainment. Take a stroll and check out your options; most have posted menus and you can never go wrong. Third Street South was once the central business district and today is home to more than a hundred shops, galleries, outdoor cafés and restaurants. Crayton Cove offers more options and is just around the corner on Naples Bay. Going north you will find The Village on Venetian Bay which has an Italian ambience with waterfront views, sophisticated shopping and truly fine dining. Further up Tamiami Trail, you will come to Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay. Here you will find some of the finest stores and a number of really good restaurants. It is a great place to stop before or after an evening at the “Phil”. Last but definitely not lest comes Mercato. With great shopping, fine dining and the best night life in town, it is the place to be. But they do not stop there, as there a number of great Naples Restaurants in strip malls and along US-41.
With over 500 Restaurants, you have a lot to choose from. I have highlighted a few of my favorite Naples Restaurants to get you started.
4270 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Venetian Village
A great waterfront restaurant. Make sure to visit the upper bar deck, the view is fabulous!
300 Fifth Avenue, Olde Naples
An Italian gem with inside and outside dining, homemade pastas, fine wines, creatively prepared fish meat entrees and outstanding service.
821 5th Avenue South, Olde Naples
A taste of Miami´s South Beach featuring a variety of fresh Seafood, Choice Steaks, Pastas and award winning desserts. Their Chicken Pot Pie is outstanding.
1234 8th St. South, Crayton Cove Olde Naples
A French restaurant, where elegance and hospitality are one and the marriage of wine and food is a delight.
9114 Strada Place #12105, Mercato
Live entertainment, an outdoor patio, and a chic ambiance make the Blue Martini a great happy hour bar! Enjoy one of over 40 decadent martinis, have a light appetizer or scrumptious dinner and stay for late night dancing. Can get crowded so plan on arriving early.
1177 3rd Street South, Olde Naples
One of the great Italian restaurants in Naples. My favorite is the oak-fired oven pizza at the bar. It is always crowded so make sure to make reservations.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
4320 North Tamiami Trail, Naples
A Family Italian restaurant. Reasonably priced and the food is good.
Chop’s City Grill
837 Fifth Avenue South, Olde Naples
A great place if you love steak.
The Cove Inn
900 Broad Avenue South, Olde Naples
An old fashioned diner and a great place for eggs and bacon in the morning.
Doc´s Beach House
27908 Hickory Boulevard, Bonita Springs (where Bonita Beach Road turns north at the gulf)
A great “come as you are” place for pizza or a burger on the beach. Make sure to get there early and watch a sunset.
Fifth Avenue Coffee Company
559 5th Avenue South, Olde Naples
A great place to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, read the paper, do a crossword puzzle or just people watch. They feature a wide verity of baked goods as well as a selection of delicious breakfast, lunch or light dinner items.
2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples
Enjoy one of the best burgers in Naples at the outdoor Chickee Bar! If you are an Ohio State fan this is the place to be on game day.
10840 Tamiami Trail North, Naples
Superb Mandarin Chinese cuisine, great service, fine wine and tempting desserts make this one of the most popular restaurants in North Naples.
1215 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island
Take your boat or car and enjoy the boats, docks live entertainment and casual waterside dining at the indoor restaurant or outdoor Chickee bar. Great sea food, the grouper is outstanding and I love the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich.
The Dock at Crayton Cove
845 12th Avenue South, Olde Naples
A casual open-air restaurant with great views of Naples Bay featuring reasonably priced seafood dishes. Make sure you try the Chowder.
The Turtle Club Restaurant
9225 Gulf Shore Drive North, North Naples
A charming and intimate beachfront restaurant with gracious hospitality, great coastal cuisine and spectacular sunsets in a casual and upscale atmosphere. Eat inside or out on the Beach. Make sure to make reservations.
1220 Third Street South, Olde Naples
Enjoy live music, outdoor Florida ambiance and sandwiches, salads, ribs, and grilled seafood, all with a tropical flair. Quintessential Florida!
698 4th Avenue South, Olde Naples
Let me know if you think there are any Naples Restaurants that you think I should add. I am always looking for something new.