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The Bay House
The Bay House

The Bay House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bayhousenaples.com
  • Email: info@bayhousenaples.com
  • Phone: (239) 591-3837
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
    Lunch : Daily 11am - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Hunter
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: The Bay House offers live music every night and during Sunday Brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 41
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Bay House
The Bay House Restaurant is Naples’ hidden gem. Located directly on the Cocohatchee River, the restaurant offers spectacular waterfront dining and unparalleled views of the Cocohatchee wildlife preserve. Come and enjoy The Claw Bar & Tavern, made to order stews in our one-of-a kind steam kettles and seafood towers assembled before your eyes in our open claw bar kitchen. The Bay House prides itself on its intimate, old Florida charm, with riverfront seating on our deck. The cuisine ranges from gracious, southern-influenced dishes to seafood entrees to neighborhood bistro-style fare. Many of The Bay House’s signature dishes include locally grown and locally produced ingredients. Join us for "Sundays on the Cocohatchee", our Sunday Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online reservations are available for dinner and Sunday Brunch. Enjoy live entertainment nightly, from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed Easter dinner and were very happy with both the menu and the service. I warm and comfortable place with excellent timing between courses. We would highly recommend the dining to anyone, but not sure small children would find it much fun."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great experience. I recommend brunch and can't wait to try dinner."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Very cool ambiance ( in or out!), delicious creative food (without being too "weird" for kids) , and great service. The bar area is always lively and has live music- overall a great restaurant!! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here on our last night in Naples and had a great meal. The dining room was beautiful and the view over the river was spectacular (I am sure it is even better during the day as we saw it with the light fading). The food was outstanding (mostly local seafood) and the service was great. There is a bar near the dining room and you could sort of hear the band noise from the bar. That didn't bother us but was a little weird given the sophisticated menu and atmosphere in the dining room. The lobster and lump crab meat "pothole" was simply amazing and is a must-have. The wine list offered an excellent variety at a very reasonable price. Definitely one of the best dining experience in the Naples area."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Called ahead on Monday and they told us that they served lunch until 3. We arrived at 2:05, looking forward to sitting on their back deck with the bay views. A rather rude hostess informed us that they stop serving on the patio at 2:00. Five minutes late and we couldn't be seated outside? We looked through the window and saw at least one table that still had their menus. We were so blown away by their rude behavior that we left. We tried again on Wed night. Hostess told us the deck was closed "due to anticipated rain" but that we could sit outside by their fire pit. ?!? We reluctantly sat outside and had two waiters (uncoordinated). Doing side work instead of asking if we needed anything--we would have had another round of drinks."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The scallops were outstanding. This resturant does not disappoint"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We dined with our visiting adult children for a special family night out in Naples. Our food (various fish selections) and service was outstanding. The view is beautiful and the atmosphere and quaintness of Bay House always makes for a special treat. We have dined here often (Sunday Brunch is TERRIFIC) and have always had a superb experience. A true hidden gem in Naples."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I really enjoy the atmosphere of the Bay House and enjoy the food for the most part. Sometimes there is a bit of inconsistency of the dishes, as some are very good and others just mediocre. The hostess was very friendly and over all this was a nice meal."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great food, great ambience and great service. Will add it to one of our favorite spots to go and bring friends. We enjoyed sitting on the deck and having drinks before dinner."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We have a second home nearby and have regular visitors to Naples for 10 years. I only knew of Bay House's existence when floating past in a canoe. Anyway I took my wife for a 1030 am brunch with our two (well behaved) pre-school boys and had a very pleasant experience. A good start to my wife's birthday. What I like most is there are different areas, so you could visit many times and each will be unique, whether in the American style bar, terrace overlooking water, indoors or in the garden. Looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was great as usual. We brought our friends (this was there first time) and we were very disappointed in our server Helen. She was more interest in asking us if we wanted more drinks instead of checking on us about our meal. My husband and I had cappuccino and she did not bring the sugar. We had to ask a runner who came by our table for it. We will definitely be back but do not want to be seated at one of Helen's tables."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very nice location on the river. Beautiful Florida spot. Food and service was very good and they have live music in the bar area."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Naples for a vacation and wanted a nice meal--something a step up from casual seafood places in the shopping districts. The Bay House was great--we ate rather late so it was not crowded (8:30 reservation). We enjoyed great service, nicely prepared food, with everything cooked just right. My scallops were nicely seared but not overcooked, the veggies were fresh and bright. Our salads were also nicely dressed and fresh. M husband had the house special seafood combo and enjoyed all of it. The wine selection was good and not too pricey. It was late so we could not see the water but would be a great place to seat just at sunset or at lunch."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We loved the Bay House and plan to return. The food was delicious and service was great!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had guests who wanted to celebrate a birthday somewhere special. We'd never been to the Bay House and had heard good things from everyone we talked with. It was a perfect night. We found the restaurant without any trouble. The setting is lovely. The layout of the restaurant is amazing. There's outdoor seating. There's indoor seating in the dining room, overlooking the water. And there's The Tavern,which overlooks one of the decks. You can find a place to eat for any occasion that will suit your mood. The food was also an amazing adventure. The menu selection is very varied and appealing. We all had a hard time choosing. The food was excellent, and memorable. We'll be going back to Bay House often."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant for dinner with my husband for our anniversary and we had excellent service and a wonderful experience! I decided to take my good friend who was visiting us to The Bay House for lunch as it was her birthday. The server we had NEVER smiled, did not greet us, brought the wrong cocktail to my friend and did not apologize but said very abruptly "I grabbed the wrong one from the bar". We did not receive a bread basket as usual and when we passed on dessert, she abruptly removed the menus and didn't even stop to listen to my response."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Invited friends to meet us a the Bay House for lunch and we all enjoyed the lunch and the abiance"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This is my favorite resturant. The food is amazing as is the view and ambiance. I love the seafood pot pie. And they always have great specials. The service is superb."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "from the moment we entered the restaurant, we were treated royally. manager greeted us with complimentary champagne, stopped by table several times throughout our meal to chat and check on things. service was attentive, view and ambiance spectacular and food highly recommended. wonderful way to celebrate birthday - will definitely return before waiting for special occasion"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "If you want to eat well then go to the Bay House for dinner. It is one of our favourite places for a special occasion. However, for reasons we don't understand, the food at lunchtime is really mediocre. Maybe they have a different chef at lunchtime? But the pleasure, if you decide to go for lunch, is in the location. During the day you can really enjoy sitting on the deck overlooking the river, and that was what made our trip worthwhile. Great spot on a sunny day, but don't bi disappointed if the food doesn't live up to your expectations."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Last time i was there- the food was great- not this time"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our delightful waitress made the evening very enjoyable. The food was great. I had the excellent grouper and my friend had the rack of lamb. It was the best he ever had. The jazz band added to the ambience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We try to get to the Bay House every time we come to SW Florida. The food is always wonderful as is the service, in the restaurant and the bar. We love Margie in the bar, and our waitress Courtney may have been the best we have ever had! Delicious oysters, both raw and grilled!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The Bay House is always outstanding. The food is superb and there are many good choices. The service is normally outstanding, although ours was a bit slow on Friday night. We had to wait a while for our water glasses to be filled and to order coffee. Even so, we will go back often and are planning to go there for brunch when the winter crowd goes back up north."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "What a WONDERFUL experience!!! Such a jewel tucked away far from the maddening crowds. Service was impeccable, food was outstanding and such a tranquil, lovely spot for dining and conversation. A step back into time when dining was just that and not a frenzied happening. Will go back often!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I enjoy eating in such a lovely environment. The food is great, and it is a beautiful place to visit with friends and/or family."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Our waitress was wonderful and checked in with us frequently, keeping our drinks refreshed. Everyone loved their entrees. There is also a shellfish platter, not on menu, but just ask for it! We will be back :)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We are regulars year-round and love Chef Andy's menu of classic Southern food and fresh seafood. The Pimiento Cheese is out of this world and I have never seen Benedictine on a menu anywhere outside of Kentucky--what a treat!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The prompt valet service, seating at the exact time of the reservation, friendly and knowledgeable service, and a varied menu with items to attract different dining preferences is only the prelude to a truly enjoyable evening. We had chosen indoor dining although outdoor dining is also available. While the restaurant was busy the tables and seating arrangements are more than generous never giving you a crowed feeling. The wait staff from from busboys to servers are attentive but unobtrusive. You never get the feeling of being rushed but the service is very prompt. The presentation of our salads, dinner entrees and desserts was truly artistic and, as expected, truly delicious. My 1st visit 2 weeks ago prompted my return. Outstanding again!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We found this spot on open table and it was gorgeous, had amazing homemade but contemporary dishes and great service. Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The service was very slow and the prices are very high. $14.00 for 6 crispy oysters? Over the top."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Interesting and varied menu. Very good food. Service very attentive. Lovely atmosphere. Only complaint was that water view from inside the dining room was blocked by umbrellas on the deck! If you want the nice view, eat outside. Overall, very pleasant evening - I would go again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The new menu was not as past and the food was fair. i will not be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary here. The service was impeccable with a few unexpected surprises, such as an attractive small cup of hot beet soup and a special anniversary dessert which was a small vanilla loaf cake with fresh whipped cream and strawberrys and a hint of sliced almonds. Neither of us like beets but will always try something new. The soup was pure gastronomical delight as was his surf and turf and my snapper. We chose to eat inside in the main dining area (not the bar area) and were seated by a window overlooking the river. As the sun went down, lights enhanced the trees at the waters edge. Delightful, cozy, intimate. Next time we'll checkout the outdoor seating."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We've been to The Bay House many times in the past and have always been happy (that's why we kept coming back). Now, all I can say is that I believe they are suffering under their own success. The place was packed, but our last meal there was unevenly prepared (unevenly cooked, sloppy presentation) and of course when that happens everything suffers...perception of value, dissatisfaction overall, grumpiness leaving the place. If we go back (so many dining choices in this area...) we will wait until summer when perhaps the folks in the kitchen and their supervisors can take their time and pay attention to the dishes they're putting out."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Service from Courtney was outstanding--very friendly and personable. When we return in the Fall, we hope to have her as our server again."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "As stated, the food is excellent and the service as well, but it is loud in there. We have gone here several times and love the view and the food, but find it very difficult to hold a conversation. We like the outdoor dining better and wish they would add heaters or whatever is necessary to use those tables more often."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Nestled on the banks of the Cocahatchee River, this restaurant exudes charm. We loved the scenic location, the food was visually delightful and very tasty, and the service staff worked hard to make us feel welcome. We look forward to returning to sample more of the items on the menu!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Bay House never disappoints! Dinner was delicious, service was impeccable, and the view was gorgeous! One of my favorites in Naples!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The menu had fantastic selection of choices. All of us enjoyed our dinners. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. The main dining room has lovely views of the water."
    Dined on 3/21/2014