Naples, Florida Waterfront Dining Restaurants

Naples Florida
is know for its fine dining and its breath taking sunsets. We have compiled a list of all of Naples and surrounding areas restaurants that are located either on the Venetian Bay, Naples Bay or
directly on the Gulf of Mexico in wonderful southwest Florida

Baleen at LaPlaya Resort
- On the Gulf of Mexico
9891 Gulfshore Drive • Naples, Florida • 239-598-5707

This fine dining establishment, located within an exquisite Naples, Florida hotel, allows you to dine amidst a whimsical monkey motif. On those sultry Florida days, dine indoors within the oak-walled dining room. When the days are a tad cooler, venture outdoors to the covered terrace which overlooks the beach and enjoy the breeze off the Gulf of Mexico. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here with everything from salads and sandwiches to delicious seafood dishes.

- Alysia Shivers, Naples Florida Full Time Resident

The Bay House - Cocohatchee River
799 Walkerbilt Road • Naples, Florida • 239-591-3837

Discover this hidden treasure up in North Naples where it sits just off the shores of the Cocohatchee River. Savor fresh seafood, steaks and chops as you dine in the fire lit tavern. Open for lunch and dinner as well as Sunday brunch.

- Alysia Shivers, Naples Florida Full Time Resident

Bayside, A Seafood Grill and Bar
- Venetian Bay
4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. North • Naples, Florida • 239- 649-5552

Dine overlooking the wonderful Venetian Bay from the upstairs dining room or enjoy a lighter fare menu at the downstairs café and bar. Open for lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch.

- Alysia Shivers, Naples Florida Full Time Resident

The Boat House - On the Naples Bay

990 Broad Avenue South • Naples, Florida • 239-643-2235

The pride and joy of this waterfront restaurant is its glass-enclosed dining room which hovers over the Naples Bay, as does its outside deck. Enjoy the best of what the sea has to offer here for lunch and dinner.

- Alysia Shivers, Naples Florida Full Time Resident

This is THE hidden gem of Naples. Tucked away and hard to find. That is why we love it so much. It is a pretty long drive from downtown Naples but as soon as you turn into the parking lot you will be able to tell why it is THE hidden gem of Naples. You feel as if you are eating right in the water. This is a must dine at Restaurant if you are here for the winter.

H.B.'s On The Gulf - On the Gulf of Mexico
851 Gulf Shore Blvd North • Naples • 239-435-4347

As soon as you walk into this restaurant you notice that you are sitting directly on the beachfront. This is Naples, Florida's only "Beachfront Restaurant" We started off our meal with a beautiful sunset and the crab cakes with white cream sauce which was out of this world. My wife ordered the Penne Primavera fresh organic vegetables drizzled in a tomato cream sauce. I on the other hand went a little heavy with the wonderfully seasoned NY strip steak. This mouth water steak had it all a little dab of garilc butter on top, which is a great sign of a steak in my eyes. It was well worth the price.

- Trep June -
Naples, Florida Full Time Resident

Literally right on the beach, this fantastic outdoor restaurant features an incredible bar where you can share cocktails as you watch the sun set. Lunch and dinner are served here.

- Alysia Shivers, Naples Florida Full Time Resident

M Waterfront Grille - Venetian Bay
4300 Gulfshore Blvd, Naples Village on Venetian Bay239-253-4421

M Waterfront grille is formally known as Maxwell's is a true waterfront gem. Located within the Venetian Village you are sure to make a great night out of this one. Shopping and dining all wrapped into one perfect place to see. "Everything new but the view" their new slogan says it all, with it's "Naples best views" to its soon to be award winning food. Once you step into M Waterfront Grille you will soon see what you have been missing.

-Dining On The Bay - Naples, Florida Full TIme Resident

We visited M Waterfront Grille for the first time this past weekend and I must say "This puts Maxwell's to shame", and that is hard to do. The ambiance of the whole restaurant is unreal. My husband went for the Bufflo hangers with the parmesan fries, the steak was so juicy I didn't stop hearing about for a few hours. I oppted for the Ahi Tuna with Organic Vegetables. UMMM... is all I can say! This is by far the best place to get Tuna in all of Naples. We will be back when we come back this winter.

-Donna Long - Atlanta, Georgia - Naples Winter Resident

Pincher's Crab Shack - On Gordon River

1200 5th Ave • Naples, Florida • At Tin City 239-262-4200

First off let me just say that today was the beautiful summer day which lead into a perfect Naples night. We found ourselves at the world famous "Tin City" tonight eating blue crabs at Pinchers Crab Shack. If you LOVE crab this is the place for you, they serve any kind of crab that you could ever want, blue crab, Dungeness crab, king crab and of course snow crab. This has to be home to some of the freshest seafood in all of Naples. As one of locals favorite restaurants Pinchers offer more then just crab they have fresh Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Tuna, and Shrimp and everyone is cooked to perfection, not to mention the non-stingy sized portions.

Enjoy your favorite cocktail and take in all the enchanting nautical views of the Naples Bay.

-Dining On The Bay - Naples, Florida Full TIme Resident

Take the entire family and enjoy a fun and tropical atmosphere at these two restaurants located in Naples' famous Tin City shopping area. Here, sit along the Gordon River and dine on the fresh catch of the day - literally!

- Alysia Shivers, Naples Florida Full Time Resident

The Riverwalk Fish and Ale - On Naples BayHouse
1200 5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102 • 239-263-2734

Last night we decided to check out "The Riverwalk Fish & Ale House" located within Tin City. As soon as you walk into this restaurant you will feel like you are at an "authentic old style" waterfront restaurant. With the outside waterfront dining tables to the fisherman's wharf style decor. The food was as fresh as it could be I had the Fried Grouper Sandwich and my wife ate a hearty portion of bay scallops. You cannot go wrong with this place great food and an exciting atmosphere to surround you.

- Dining on the Bay - Naples, Florida Full Time Resident

Sea Grille and Raw Bar
909 10th Street South • Naples, FL • 239-261-4355

Given the large crowds this restaurant attracts, you may be forced to sit inside. And, while the inside is nice with large tables and booths, the outside deck cannot be beat. Situated right next to a marina in Old Naples, it is the perfect dining setting. The menu is varied with lots of fresh seafood as well as steaks. Open for lunch and dinner.

- Alysia Shivers, Naples Florida Full Time Resident

Tavern on The Bay - Naples, FL
Tavern on the Bay - Naples Premier Tavern and Sports Bar

We had a chance to eat at "Tavern on the Bay" this past weekend. What a fun place. A beautiful view of the bay and all the TV's you can watch. This is a glorified sports bar, the look of a high class restaurant and the atmosphere of a Tavern. (hints the name… Tavern on the Bay)

I had the Grouper plate, with the homemade French Fries. This perfectly fried grouper hit the spot, and the fries were seasoned perfectly. There aren’t too many Tavern’s in the area that can cook grouper like this. I highly recommend trying it.

I just cannot wait to be able to catch a baseball game here at the Tavern on the bay in a few weeks.

Jimmy - Naples Florida Visitor

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch a Tavern on the Bay today. He ate a hambuger and I had a salad... A Fresh Salad! We both enjoyed the view and loved the cool Florida day. Just so you know it is February and 71 degrees today.

Doreen - Naples Part Time Resident

The Turtle Club - On the Gulf of Mexico

9225 Gulfshore Drive • Naples, Florida • 239-592-6557

The cuisine here is as fantastic as its ambience. Located on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Beach Resort, you will fall in love with the uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Mexico as you dine on fresh seafood and steaks just steps away from the water. Open for lunch and dinner.

- Alysia Shivers, Naples Florida Full Time Resident