The Bay House
The Bay House

The Bay House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bayhousenaples.com/
  • Phone: 2395913837x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday thru Thursday 5:00 to 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 5:00 to 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Bay House reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (108)special occasion (83)fit for foodies (73)romantic (64)neighborhood gem (54)great for outdoor dining (43)great for brunch (38)vibrant bar scene (30)good for groups (26)notable wine list (24)great for lunch (18)hot spot (11)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Not all that
    DenverVisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Structure is nice with outside areas. Food was overpriced and over-"gourmet". Didn't see the value. Very popular and evidently one of the nicest restaurants in the immediate area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bay House terrific
    DumbdudeVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very wonderful dinner with friends. Seafood was awesome. Salmon outstanding, oysters excellent and the seafood Roast also outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clever use of simple ingredients.
    SCBob
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The ingredients were the same as every other seafood restaurant has, but this Chef was more clever in their use. There was a southern twist to the preparation, very Charleston-like. Delicious food, wonderful view, and a beautiful, quiet place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Had a great brunch with my significant other on a Sunday. Nice quiet restaurant, good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden delicacy
    Michie22VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I found this restaurant by pure luck and I am so glad I did. The food was amazing. The presentation is beautiful and the service was great. The chef sent us complimentary small plates for us to try. Nothing I are was mediocre, everything was beyond 5 stars. The southern influence at this seafood restaurant was nothing short of fabulous. The dessert was phenomenal. We don't have to wait to be seated. My only complaint is that they don't have one where I live. I can't wait to go there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We introduced friends to The Bay House last night and as year round Naples residents, they questioned why they never dined here before. The Bay House was very crowded and fully lived up to our expectations of well prepared, delicious food. Tuna Tartare was a huge portion, creatively presented and very fresh. Sweet potato gnudi was a shared favorite and the fried oysters were excellent. We equally enjoyed the goat cheese cobbler and the fried green tomatoes came with the best, fragrant, well spiced tomato jam ever. Three of us did a shared meal of appetizers and one diner had panned seafod combo which he thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you Scott and staff for another good meal and a special birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    DhurtakVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We took a friend here for her birthday...great food as usual...beautiful setting
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Place was eloquent, gracious and attentive servers, and dinner present well and quite tasty. Definitely a special restaurant to visit for special romantic occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pm032
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Kids crying, air conditiong on low, limited menu food barely passable. Wait staff fine. No 'bang-for-the-buck' here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Eatingright
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    What a great restaurant, the food was well above our expectations. The Alaskan King Crab two ways was the best meal in a long time. Homemade Pasta with chunks of Crab. Would have never known about the restaurant if not told by a friend. Went for an anniversary dinner and was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-The-Top
    Leoma
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is what I shared on your review. "Over-The-Top. As a local celebrity I often bring collectors to my area to purchase my art. The Bay House is the only restaurant in 3 of my surrouding countys that I can be assured to have the perfect evening of food, wine, and ambiance. My guests always feel special. So glad the Bay House is near (I live in Matlacha about 50 miles away). I have learned to make reservations months in advance. Especially in season. Sometimes I get lucky 48 hours before and can make the reservation. I travel internationally and the Bay house is on my top 5 list globally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great experience!
    rad4dining
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great atmosphere and interesting food. The Bay House never fails to impress. We had great service with good recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    HRTopicsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We've lived in the area and heard about bay house and decided to try it last minute. We had no idea how beautiful it was and the options were interesting and fabulous. We tried a variety of fish and duck and everything was fabulous. Certainly not your typical fish house!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We've lived here for 35 years and just now discovered this lovely restaurant. From the Hostess, Manager, Wait Staff, Support Staff, Chef and Kitchen staff everyone was pleasant and genuinely welcomed us and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable but pampered. The food was excellent. The Waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and helpful in suggestion alternatives to foods we might not like. The Chef sent us a complimentary cold Mango soup as a thank you for dining with them. I have never cared much for Mango but this was amazing. We had mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary and everyone wished us a happy one and the Chef sent us a complimentary dessert with his good wishes. We look forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bay House
    CmTlt
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our waiter was great, our wine was excellent but the food left a little to be desired- it appeared to me that the choice of ingredients was well thought out,the covering of the dishes with a sugary glaze covered the taste of the food + my cut of filet was undercooked and was rather chewey. My wife did like her fish but again it was buried under this sweet glaze that did not enhance the meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall Fabulous
    MarkColeVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I sometimes forget about this restaurant since it's off the main road but I am always very happy with food, view and service. I highly recommend Friday night grilled oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We are foodies so it takes a lot to impress us. Wow! What a meal with great service from Nicole, great reception from Scott, the manager, and even the table assistant could not have been more personable. We are part-time but year around residents in Estero. We have a few favorite places in the Estero/Bonita area, and in one meal, The Bay House has moved to postion #1. The tomato jam with the fried green tomatoes was the best ever. Crab with paparedelle and grapefruit butter, excellent. Goat cheese cobbler? Superb. My husband's seafood combo, a signature dish, was over the top. Thank you Bay House for a memorable anniversary dinner, and we already have our next reservation. Should we book out now for tables in Season?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful setting & superb food
    chicajillVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is such a delightful restaurant. The food is always great. It's on inlet water. The restaurant is separate from the music area. The bar menu & band are an excellent spot, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Standards
    oktoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our meal was not up to the standard that we associate with The Bay House. Perhaps Sunday night is not a good time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    ShaunP2
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had an amazing experience. The food was amazing, we ordered the tuna tartar, it was wonderful... My favorite of the night. We were suprised with some small treats from the kitchen and they were all very good. The main courses were unbelivable. We ate everything, we didn't want to miss tasting something. It was my girlfriends birthday and they made the whole night great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful and on water
    dearnancyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This lovely suburban restaurant is on the waterway leading into the Gulf. It's private and secluded. Food is always wonderful. The bat has entertainment, and the bar menu is great and very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so good
    nounouVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    as always, very good food and service. excellent brunch will come back as usual
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cost
    junkman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Far to expensive for the food and location. The presentation was fine and unique in some cases but far to expensive. I had the same entree earlier in the week at Seasons 52 for 30% less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dinning
    exquisite
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We were very impressed with our Server, Miranda, she was very polite and attentive and knowledgeable about the menu selections. I can't say enough about the fabulous meals we had. The presentation was remarkable and the food was outstanding! I have been to many restaurants in Naples and the Bay House is by far the very best! Thank you for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    CanaryVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    There's a reason this place has so many reviews... it is excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food
    RodneyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Bay House was outstanding - the Food, the quality, taste and selection were out of this world. Located in a convenient out of the way location - once in the restaurant the scenic view is sublime.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    foodieonekinobeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Love this restaurant but encountered a very Ho hum blah meal. Only highlight was the crispy butter lettuce in the salad. Server must have been given too many tables.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food!
    FoodWhisperer
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time dining there and food was fantastic. Had Alaskan King Crab 2 ways! Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HaditVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    It took two tries to prepare my wife's salmon well done; it took three tries to prepare my tuna seared rare; as a result, we each dined alone. Management neglected to take action against a loud, boisterous and anti-American foreigner, ultimately leaving it to the customers to set him straight and quiet him down. Restaurant is located in a nice setting; too bad it isn't managed similarly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • if...
    caraVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Such a wonderful atmosphere... Service...music...selection of food....only suggestion is offer less expensive wine and food entries. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food and Location
    ryanrp7
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I found this from tripadvisor and decided to take a shot. I used opentable to make a reservation and included in the comment area that we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and I requested a table near the windows that overlook the mangroves. We were not disappointed! Got a table with a nice view and a fabulous meal. We both had the shrimp cocktail appetizer and Alaskan Crab 2 ways. They also gave us a free appetizer that was not on the menu some sort of cornbread mixed with Pimento cheese...very tasty. At the end they gave us a free dessert of almond lemon pound cake with strawberries and cream to celebrate our anniversary...very nice touch!!!! Brian was our server and did a wonderful job!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Feast!
    happydiners
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to The Bay House for brunch, after church, on Father's Day. We are in our 70's, so the easy parking and front entry ramp option was helpful. Once inside, we were seated promptly, with a great view of the bay. We enjoyed the beautiful old wooden boats suspended above us, and the classic white linen table appointments. We found the menu choices very satisfactory, and the prices reasonable. The food was delicious. The service was equally satisfactory. The added bonus was the unexpected presence of an Irish band in the bar area. We have a particular fondness for Irish music, so this topped an altogether delightful day. We will definitely be returning to The Bay House
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch
    Babz
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoyed The Bay House Father's Day Brunch last Sunday. There were several great and unusual choices. The food was excellent, the wait staff attentive and the view was lovely. We certainly will go again so that we can try some of the other choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PopOver
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    What a wonderful surprise! We had not been here for a few years. We especially enjoyed the lean toward Southern Style. That is something missing here in Naples. We were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply outstanding
    rondine2
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    You wont be ever be disappointed here. Great food, great service and great waterview
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeteVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    An around great restaurant. Service was great and food beyond compare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch Standout
    laurienaplesflVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Sunday brunch listening to the Celtic band is wonderful. We were three old friends who wanted a chance to visit as well as enjoy the food and music. This was the place! Our server, Marjorie, knew exactly when we needed something and when we wanted extra time. The "deconstructed" corned beef hash is always a favorite as well as the shrimp and grits. We will continue to return often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous brunch
    dining4fun
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The Bay House is a hidden treasure! Four of us enjoyed a delightful brunch there on Sunday overlooking the water. The food was beautifully prepared and presented in a relaxed atmosphere for the perfect Sunday dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    live2eat
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Both service and food are invariably first rate. Serving staff is attentive and friendly. Menu is creative and unique without being over-the-top View of the Cocohatchee River and occasional boats and wildlife adds to the fun. If it's your first trip, ask to reserve a table near a window. The staff will make an extra effort to accommodate you. The raw bar (Tierney's) and outdoor area near the entrance where you can gather for cocktails may serve a more youthful clientele than the main dining room, but you will be at home in either location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CruiseVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our server Andrea was great. She was very friendly and it was a pleasure having her serve us. The Coastal Pan Roast is a must to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.