The Bay House
The Bay House

The Bay House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bayhousenaples.com/
  • Phone: (239) 591-3837
  • 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
    Lunch begins December 1st ~ 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Bay House reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (100)special occasion (95)fit for foodies (78)romantic (70)great for outdoor dining (67)neighborhood gem (67)vibrant bar scene (41)notable wine list (37)good for groups (24)great for brunch (20)great for lunch (15)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • TomD
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The menu and food were fantastic. Great atmosphere inside and out. I was amazed how easy it was to carry on a conversation with the band playing in the bar (even when we were sitting in the bar). Service from our waitress Miranda was top notch and really professional. Can't wait to come back during the day to enjoy the scenery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service!
    Linstas
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food and service here is excellent. Nice view of the river if you sit near the window. It gets prettying busy in season so reservations are a must. We were served a small appetizer compliments of the chef.... Cauliflower soup and a bite size popover. My hubby and I ordered surf and turf which was short ribs and shrimp. They were delicious and tender. I had the house salad which was made with a lemon tea dressing. It was light and fresh. Our friends had the oysters, soup and scallops. He loved them all. She had the special which was flounder. For desert we shared the fried dough with chocolate and caramel sauce. It was enough for 4 of us and also very good. I gave it 4 stars because I thought it was a little pricey but that's what you get in Naples. They also have an outside area if you want to just go for a drink and appetizers around a fire pit. Nice and cozy in winter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A definite must
    Klinka
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The Bay House was thoroughly enjoyable, the decor, the view, the food and our waitress, Nicole. We would recommend and return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best in Southwest Florida
    Lesa
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    By far and away, the best restaurant in SW Florida. Exceptional food, service and ambiance. Lively band in the bar, but doesn't interfere with dining. Beautiful views and great outdoor dining. If you only have time for one meal out, you owe it to yourself to eat at the Bay House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • popular spot
    Loris
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This popular spot never disappoints. Their "southern" cooking style is a different take on seafood, and makes it delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Place!
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    First time here, sat in the Claw Bar, which had live music and was more casual. Great atmosphere! Would definitely go back. Wait staff was awsome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Have been there many times--service was very poor---it definitely I lac yours plans for going back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jo H
    JoAnn
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We had a great anniversary dinner here and love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    Georgie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Had an early evening dinner booking, and couldn't praise the service we received enough, very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. That, together with great food and a lovely setting made for a memorable occasion, which we can't wait to repeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • choochooLou60
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food and service was excellent. The noise level was a bit much, but tolerable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood gem
    Cakes
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We found this restaurant several years ago and love it. It's where all the locals go. It's always busy which is a good sign. The food, service and ambiance are wonderful. They are especially accommodating to anyone with food allergies. Our favorite place in Naples!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doug from Michigan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great place to relax and have a very very good meal with friends. Loud enough that your conversations did not carry but quiet enough to talk comfortably-a rarity. Our waitress is the best I seen in 50 years- not notch service. Food was superb. Had a very wonderful 3.5 hrs. with great friends and closed the place. Ready to go back today
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food was fantastic and the service was great! Unusual menu but great combinations of tastes and options. We had a great time. A friend suggested we try this and I'm really glad we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great Food, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Have been multiple times and the food is always excellent.Service was a little off this evening, which we are willing to look past as this is the first time that has been the case. Will return to enjoy the ambiance and great menu while hoping that they get service back on track
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fabulous!
    BC91947
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service was exquisite..we had a waiter named Michael and he,along with the bus boy and manager were at our table numerous times during the evening. I asked to have my scalops returned as they were cold and the response of the waiter and manager were incredible...No questions asked,they took my food back immediately and offered me a soup while I waited. The manager personally delivered my meal to the table and apologized again.At the end of the evening they offered a complementary dessert..One of the best dining experiences my friend and I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Mollee
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As usual, it was a great experience and we definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    BobB
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The Bay House remains one of our favorite restaurant in the area. Their seafood dishes are excellent with a nice presentation and wonderful unique twist added. The service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit
    Woodwards
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was the second time we had visited The Bay House. Being a chef and retired from our own fine dining restaurant we enjoyed the creative imagination of the talented chef of The Bay House. Protien cooked well with many complimentary flavours in sauces, coatings and seasonings. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely room, wonderful food
    AlspatVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Bay House showed us how great a simple meal can be. Four great appetizers followed by four great entrees! The dining room is beautiful and surprisingly quiet. Adjacent to the dining room is a very busy bar, live music and folks having lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Certainly the Best in SW Florida
    Lesa
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The Bay House is, in my view the best in the area and perhaps the best in the SE. The food is exceptional, the wait staff is well trained and certainly attentive. The views are exceptional and the "vibe" is just great. Live music and valet parking complement the evening. If you enjoy Great Food and a wonderful dining experience, you owe yourself a trip to the Bay House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had a wonderful time the meal was great but slightly over priced. I loved everything we had. The complimentary soup was a nice touch. Because of the cost we will probably not be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My Favorite Local Restaurant By Far
    StephanieM
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The Bay House is the one restaurant I tell everyone they have to try and where I take all of my out of town guests. It is always a hit. We eat there frequently and it is amazing every time. The servers are friendly and professional and the food is one of a kind. We especially enjoy the Sunday brunch. The banana bread french toast with praline bacon... delicious. And the Bloody Marys are awesome, too. Be sure to check out the Boss Hog!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Rolls and Beignets
    hairman
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Nice casual atmosphere and great service. Delicious fresh rolls and sweet softened butter so you don't have to wait for the solid, cold butter to soften. Just slather up the butter and shove those soft, warm rolls in the chow hole. Recommended is the potholes and the tuna tartare. But whatever you do save room for the beignets. But if you can't, they're just as good the next day with your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail by the pool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Restaurant
    kgirlfoodie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Bay House is our favorite brunch restaurant in Naples. The scenery is lovely and the ambience relaxing. The food is always superb with some unusual brunch items. The seafood BLT and the crab Benedict are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb!
    CleanPlateClub
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was our first visit to The Bay House and we will definitely return. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Our server was extremely knowledgeable, making suggestions along the journey. It was obvious that the entire staff took extreme pride in their work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We keep taking new guests to The Bay House and every experience there ends with our guests saying they had the best meal ever. Boys from Tennessee and New Orleans, "Yo' Mamma sho did teach you to cook good." All joking aside, this meal presented us with impeccably prepared snapper. The coastal pan roast is one diner's favorite and once again delicious and well done. Our guest had beef and of course he was the one that said the best ever. Culinary training students assist with table, so our joke was we had rolls on our bread plates removed, before we even attempetd to eat them and while we were engaged on conversation. No big deal and a good laugh for all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Debbie
    Debsdinner
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is our second dinner visit to bay house. It has been excellent food from appetizers to desert. Our waitress was also excellent and very helpful and personable. We will definitely be returning. It can be pricey though. a special occasion must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.