The Bay House
The Bay House

The Bay House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bayhousenaples.com/
  • Phone: 2395913837
  • 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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Bay House reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (91)special occasion (72)romantic (59)fit for foodies (51)neighborhood gem (48)great for outdoor dining (42)vibrant bar scene (30)notable wine list (26)great for brunch (20)good for groups (18)great for lunch (17)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • AWESOME OYSTERS
    Braddy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    WOW by far the best grilled oysters ever!! So happy to hear they are now also available both nights of the weekend. JUST SUPERB!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    glueski
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent food and service. Unique twists on offerings (hamhocks with the scallops).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night
    Myles
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We really enjoyed our visit. The bar was fun, music great. Service was very friendly..no issues..great dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasion dinner
    Kundin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I was entertaining family who visited me from Germany, we were sitting on the patio, the experience was outstanding, Brian, our server, was fabulous. The food was delicious, imaginative presentation, the Tuna Tatare a must try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet restaurant
    Gourmetneighbours
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been living close by for seventeen years, but as this is tucked down a very quiet road it is easy to forget it's there. It is a real find, and we'll definitely be back. It is very expensive, and for those prices one would expect more choice, but that's my only criticism. The food, service and lovely view were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TO RECOMMEND
    nounouVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    THE VIEW IS VERY NICE, THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD EXCEPT THE FRITTATA (DRY), WE HAD A PERFECT SERVICE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a real gem
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Beautiful settling, beautiful outdoor seating for drinks and dinner, outstanding interior decor with a rich nautical theme and excellent food. What more can you ask?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too little...too much money
    unhappy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have been coming to Bay House for years...just the bar. A friend of mine, received good news about her cancer, and she wanted to celebrate. She chose Bay House. I told her it was a bit pricey, but she did not care...until the bill came. 3 drinks, 4 entrees, 2 cappucino....$200..not including the tip. The portions were small and you do not even get a salad. Very disappointing! Never again. A celebration turned out to be a disappointment. The last time I was there, I had oysters at the bar. They were so small and schriviled...I couldn't even scrap them off the shell! NEVER AGAIN!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We have been there several times and had very knowledgeable servers-not this time. He was slow, didn't know the menu very well (about gluten free), and we don't really want to know what is the waiter's favorite choice on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodies!
    LJVitale
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Yellow tail snapper with Tomato Jam is not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our server was great ~ Courtney, I believe. She really made our group feel at home and relaxed. Very pleasant young lady and knowledgeable about the restaurant, Chef, and meals.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite Naples restaurant
    Ann4Art
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If you pine for great friendly service and wonderful food this is for you. Creative menu with flair but delicious results. Wonderful place to bring friends because it is quiet enough to hear each other talk. Service is excellent and not stuffy. Ask for it you get it. Need reservations many others have it as their favorite too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mrs. Joseph Babey
    Sheri
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I wasn't fond of the corn chowder; a little bitter and the crab cake a little too spicey. The fish was delicious and I thought the plate should have cluded more than one scallop. Loved the atmosphere, the food was great and our waitress a young lady from Russia really made the dining experience perfect. The Champagne was an elegant touch for my husband's birthday, thank you.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was another celebration at The Bay House and another wonderful dining experience. Our friends celebrated their 50th Anniversary and our meal was truly The Bay House at it’s best. One diner had grouper and accompaniments were perfect. Two of us had king crab two ways and were very pleased with our choice. Nicole’s service was superb and she really was on top of her game with our guests. We dread Season coming on because we know we are going to have a hard time getting reservations. This place is a true gem in vacationland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cardinals45
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We celebrated our 47th Wedding Anivarsery there last week and it was very enjoyable. The service was excellent and the staff went out of their way to make the occasion special,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was excellent --- the ambiance, music, and food were great!!! We love to come to your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View
    LuvfoodandwineVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and service excellent as always. Hard to find a restaurant on the water and this one is a gem. When it is a bit cooler they have dining outside which is wonderful. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my thoughts
    sandy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I was going to go to the Turtle Club. as my experiences there were always pleasant and the food has been great. I was particularly annoyed at the portion sizes and we had to have our key Lime dessert replaced with donuts which were just as unsatisfactory. I believe you try too hard to be original with your deserts, which leaves much room for disappointment. Our sever was very impressive and helped us wade through the dessert issue. Your prices are $$$$ and although the service is top notch, and the main meal acceptable..the desserts bring the experience to a modest level.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New #1 in Naples
    DavidaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been coming to Naples for years and we tried several new spots this past trip. We were astounded that we had never heard of The Bay House. We almost want to keep it a secret, but we can't. The evening was simply the best food, service and ambiance we have experienced in Naples. My wife had the Pan Roast as her entre and I had the grilled oysters as an appetizer...WOW on both counts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.