A favorite gem
A favorite of ours whenever we are in town. We always head over once or twice. Great food friendly staff. We have been going here for years
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The special...sweet and hot,
The special...sweet and hot, cornflake and almond encrusted grouper... was excellant, as was our server.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
a colorful and lively restaurant
a colorful and lively restaurant with Caribbean flare. Patio dining allows for fun people watching.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yabbas is always a great place
Yabbas is always a great place to dine. The food is original and always excellent.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall Yabba is a gret experience.
Overall Yabba is a gret experience. Food was not up to it's usual greatness but it was ok. Maybe we just picked the wrong items. We love this restaurant and have been there several times. Will go back again.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super Island Tastes
This evening was way better than the one I remember from years ago. The server was attentive, the menu selection wide and very islandy. The specialty drink tasted like a liquid watermelon Jolly Roger hard candy, & that's a good thing! Killer french fries, crunchy outside, soft and hot inner part. Cuban sandwich and fish tacos very tasty and fresh. Only small issue was the cold air conditioned air wafting onto the outside seating area. It was a gorgeous evening and then a blast of a/c would hit my back.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food for a Price
Yabba is always reliable for unfailingly good food and professional service. Younger visitors flock to this restaurant, which has a fun vibe and decor. My ONLY criticism of this place, or many of the Old Naples restaurants, is what we old timers call "Naples prices." All four of us had one of the chef's signature dishes, a crispy spicy grouper that is really outstanding. But at some $33, no matter how good it is, it seems like a rip. The Caesar salad is better than average, but the 95 cents extra for anchovies seems classless. We usually leave Old Naples to the tourists and the silly prices are the main reason.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun, colorful atmospshere
Fun, colorful atmospshere inside, nice outdoor dining next to busy plaza. Very good fish entrees. Tuna Negril appetizer is excellent, as is the cornbread..
4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Starting with being seated in a great semi-circular booth and ending with a shared bananas Foster, our experience was top-notch. Our waiter (Mike H.) was very knowledgeable, the service was excellent and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved everything about this place, the only thing hanging from giving this place 5 stars instead of 4 is the typical Naples prices. Other than that, great place! Try the passion fruit mojito!!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been going here for years
Been going here for years and it never disappoints. Their early menu is a great bargain with a nice selection of dishes. The flounder was a hit at our table.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is a great spot, with both tropical atmosphere and fabulous food! Loved the lights that decorate the entire area, warm bohemian colors and outdoor feel even inside....the fish tacos were delicious, the blackened salmon with butternut squash " to die for" and so many fun appetizers on the menu that made us sure we will be back for more. Never even made it to the dessert menu!!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I try to make it back to Yabba's every time we visit Naples. The food is always good and has a great tropical twist. They start with cheddar biscuits and jalapeño corn bread that you'll want more of. I typically don't go for a spinach salad, but we ordered the Tropical Rain with spinach, hearts of palm, chevré cheese, candied pecans and
mandarin oranges tossed in a warm bacon-berry vinaigrette that was delicious. For our entrees, the Rasta Pasta had good flavor and not overly saucy. The corn flake, almond crusted grouper was large & flakey over vanilla sauce. Good flavors, but wished the crust was a little lighter. Overall, a spot worth revisiting, except for the price of the iced tea, which was just shy of $4 a glass.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy our dinner at
Always enjoy our dinner at Yabba's. Our server was great and everything arrived fresh and hot. We will be back!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great find on 5th
Our first time to Yabba Grille did not disappoint. From the friendly, laid-back waitress to the menu selections, everything was pleasant. I had the seafood pasta dish which was perfect to my taste! Great very casual evening. Will definnately go back.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dinner and service,
Excellent dinner and service, the grouper special was marvelous, served beautifully and the sauces were delightful surprises. We were seated near the open front door so the summer heat from outside became slightly uncomfortable but the excellent service and cuisine made up for it. Next visit we will ask to be seated further from the door.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Corner location in the old town area of Naples provides a great vantage point to people watch. The food is as overpriced as any other restaurant in the area, but nicely done. The menu is extensive. Probably too much so. Seafood rules and numerous choices abound. Our choices were good ones opting for the grilled Mahi. Not as impressive as other restaurants we have been to.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I found that your early bird specials should have more of a variety of foods.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm glad i tried Yabba Island Grill
I am usually not one to take our children to a place with high end prices, but I am glad I broke my rules. The wait staff was very attentive in regards to getting food out quickly for our 5 and 7 year olds. The food was fantastic and I am coming back next summer when we vacation here again!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always!
The early dining menu is a great value and we enjoy the ambiance
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Random Stop - Found a Gem
Great prices for Naples. Food was amazing, views from outside seating was amazing. Get your drink in a coconut - totally worth it! Drink prices are steep - but they serve them tall and strong but tasty.
Our waitress was the best. Sometimes service makes the food that much better.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic island vibe in downtown
We love visiting the islands, and our dinner at Yabba Island Grill the other night transported us back. Eat street side, enjoy the Regge music and the clever tropical decor. Early dinning specials were delicious, & a great value. The spicy corn bread and cheese biscuits with pepper jelly were an unusual treat. Try the tender ribs and slaw. We'll be back to sample more of the many menu choices.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service
We've been here several times and the food and service have always been good. The hostess needs to be a bit more friendly....thought at first it could be my first bad experience but everyone was great!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
3rd visit, all have been positive experiences. Food always delicious & well presented. Prices very good. Happy hour & special dinner menu great. Regular menu has great variety. Have brought new guests & they enjoyed it too.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hadn't been to Yabba in a while & decided to take advantage of their early summer dining. The food was good but the menu description of their rack of ribs was misleading. It offered a rack and when only a half rack appeared we questioned the waiter. He brought the manager over who said it was early dining & they only serve a half rack. When asked why the menu didn't say 1/2, he said their ribs were bigger. Again, that didn't address the description printed & why the wait staff didn't have training to let the customer know it was only a half. The food was good but we don't like deceptive descriptions.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and cornbread
cant say enough how delicious the food was esp the jalapeno cornbread!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Good Fun, Great Price
This is a fun, vibrant place to dine with friends......it is bustling and noisy so kids are fine. There are plenty of stuffy upscale places on Fifth for those who need that.....I enjoy Yabba !!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Twice in four days!
We had such a great experience at Yabba's that we went back two nights later! Diverse menu and excellent service. Chris is a gem and spot on with recommendations. Grandmas salmon is to die for & is right up there with sugar Jack shrimp & lobster crab cake. The menu is better than any I have been to & we are often in Naples, Great environment and highly recommended! I will be back! Easy to talk with guests both nights; bar area is vibrant
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Twice in one week
Went to Yabbas for the first time on Friday with a group...back six days later...that sums it up. Fresh fish but my sister also had a great steak. Outstanding food and prices very reasonable. Love this place!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food; some service glitches
The food was very good but a little pricey considering diners had to choose between a potato or a vegetable without incurring an extra charge. The tonic in the vodka tonic was very flat which made the drink tasteless. The waitress was efficient and friendly but plates were cleared from the table with an apparent urgency, even while others at the table were still eating (and the restaurant was half empty).
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yabbas our go to place
Excellent food, service and ambience! We are locals and go there frequently. If you are in town for a visit or live here year round...you have to go. They have a great happy hour too!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
i processed my reservation for outdoor seating as outlined to me...a phone request the day of,,,and received unnecessary problem upon my arrival with the host attempting not to honor. only upon my insistance that reservation person had confirmed this seating did he give in and seat us as was reserved. this procedure either be eliminated or honored without hazzle.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for our out of town
great for our out of town guests. had a wonderful time
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love, Love, Love
We have grown to depend upon the quality of the food and the dining experience at Yabba's. Thank you!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, everything was
As always, everything was great. Only small issue was we had 4 and wanted to dine outside but the hostess gave the last 4table to a single....?
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun and Lively
We had a fun and tasty dinner. Both of us ordered a fish dish and were very happy with our choices. We would have preferred to sit outside, but would have had a wait, our booth table was very comfortable.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to Yabba's. Our meals were amazing! And the bread they brought out first was a great change and so delicious!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the tropical feel
Loved the tropical feel. The colors, art work, food, made for a wonderful dining experience.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food/service, etc.
a great menu, lovely atmosphere --- thoroughly enjoyed dinner!!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recommended by son and his girlfriend who joined us for a nice meal . Good ambiance beautiful decor food and service excellent. Sat chatted and enjoyed the food. Was not rushed lovely location. Would recommend and will visit again.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice place to eat.
A nice relaxed venue with good food and prices in downtown Naples.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
An island treat!
Tropical drinks, tropical food, casual ambience. You can't miss and the corn bread and cheese biscuits are amazing.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thought We would try it just because we hadn't yet and were looking for something different. Homerun ! Island food and then some. We'll go back.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has a fun and vibrant island atmosphere. The service was very good and the menu varied with choices for all. The fish tacos were very good, as was the macadamia encrusted chevre cheese appetizer. I would definitely recommend it and will go back to try other dishes.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Holiday treat on 5th Ave
Had an amazing time at Yabba's on 5th Ave - Naples for a very special date night with my girlfriend. Perfect setting, and the holiday decor around the area made just that more special. Food, ambienace and service was 5 Stars !
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, service, and atmosphere were truly outstanding. The swordfish was very creative and done perfectly. Crab stuffed shrimp deserve a "10". One of the best meals we've had in many visits to Naples.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great, except
Everything was great, except I thought the 'Special' (Chilean Sea Bass) was over priced.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another enjoyable evening at Yabba.
There were four people in our party and we all were happy with our choices for entrees. The portions are very generous so we didn't order any of the delicious Starters or desserts.
We love the location and interior of the restaurant . The service was good.
We will return again and we would also recommend this great eatery....
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
5th Ave. Lighting of the Tree
We choose to dine there the evening of the 5th Ave. Lighting of the Christmas tree event. Our table was outside on the courtyard where the tree and entertainment was. It was a great location for experiencing the excitement of the evening, however, due to the number of people in the courtyard (not dining at the restaurant) we saw very little. We were able to hear some of the music, but again, due to the number of people both in the courtyard and at the restaurant, it was difficult to hear and it was also difficult to hear each other. The food was fantastic, our 6 year old grandson even enjoyed it.
We have eaten here on different occasions, and always had a great experience !
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had reservations on one of the busiest nights on Fifth Ave (Christmas Walk) and when we arrived a few minutes late our outdoor table we had requested was waiting for us. Despite the hordes of people the staff was calm and unflustered . . .
Our order came out surprisingly quickly and we were able to meet friends on time. The helpfulness of the staff gave us a fun night which went smoothly.
The restaurant has a casual, laid back Caribbean feel - which is never dated! Have been coming here since Yabba's opened!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM