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The Bay House
The Bay House

The Bay House Details

  • 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
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Very wonderful dinner with friends. Seafood was awesome. Salmon outstanding, oysters excellent and the seafood Roast also outstanding."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Had a great brunch with my significant other on a Sunday. Nice quiet restaurant, good food and great service."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We took a friend here for her birthday...great food as usual...beautiful setting"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Place was eloquent, gracious and attentive servers, and dinner present well and quite tasty. Definitely a special restaurant to visit for special romantic occasions."
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and interesting food. The Bay House never fails to impress. We had great service with good recommendations."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our meal was not up to the standard that we associate with The Bay House. Perhaps Sunday night is not a good time."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "as always, very good food and service. excellent brunch will come back as usual"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "There's a reason this place has so many reviews... it is excellent!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First time dining there and food was fantastic. Had Alaskan King Crab 2 ways! Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Such a wonderful atmosphere... Service...music...selection of food....only suggestion is offer less expensive wine and food entries. Thank you."
    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!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "You wont be ever be disappointed here. Great food, great service and great waterview"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "An around great restaurant. Service was great and food beyond compare."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I've lived in Naples 12 years and never knew this place existed! Brunch was fabulous, the wait staff was very accommodating and helpful with menu choices - with Irish Music to boot. Couldn't ask for a better time. Looking forward to dinner in the near future."
    Dined on 6/1/2014