Yabba Island Grill
Yabba Island Grill

Yabba Island Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yabbaislandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 2392625787x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm Thursday to Saturday
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Jimenez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For more information about private dining,to view our special event menus or see photos of the restaurant please visit us at www.gr8parties.net or call
  • Private Party Contact: Keith Cronebach 2392985105x
  • Entertainment: Every Saturday night, we go late night with an island party
    for the "natives". The party starts at 10:30pm, 21 and older please. DJ plays house and top 40 music. However, the rest of the week is as calm as an island breeze…

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th and 7th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located directly behind Yabba Island Grill is a 400 space FREE parking garage. There is also parking located along 5th Avenue South.
A word from Yabba Island Grill
Yabba Island Grill is Naples best restaurant for seafood, steaks and stone crab!

Yabba Island Grill offers casual dining in a family friendly atmosphere in the heart of Downtown Naples. Enjoy a selection of great steaks, an incredible variety of seafood and Florida stone crab, caught by our local community of crabbers. Plus an array of salads, burgers and island specialties. Yabba also offers a full bar with an extensive rum list, an affordable wine list and some of the coolest cocktails in town.

Escape to Yabba Island Grill for a great family dinner, night out with friends or a romantic date for two.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Yabba Island Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (55)neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (25)special occasion (25)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (17)scenic view (16)great for lunch (13)romantic (12)late-night find (7)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service is more proffesional at iHop. Do not wine to, or argue with your guests, just smile and do your best to get what they ask for!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just not there...
    palliserpaulVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Despite having probably the best location on 5th Ave, the food just doesn't cut it. We came back after about a year away from a similar experience only to once again find the food mediocre at best. The only reason we gave the food rating any stars at all was because of the delicious appetizers. Sorry, we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good seafood, prepared many ways
    kaydinesoutVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good menu with lots of seafood and other things, too. Good corn bread, but not as spicy as it used to be. We often like to split a salad, each have an entrée and then split dessert. Wish the salad was split in the kitchen like they do at many local restaurants, including one of our favorites, B . . . , at Venetian Village. This chain apparently has a "give the customer an extra plate and make them split it" policy that isn't very customer friendly. Still, this place has a great atmosphere and great location.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    smaxx
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our waiter was excellent, the bread was terrific, and overall the food was good. My husbands shrimp was excellent, however my fish was somewhat tasteless. The rest of my dinner was great (veggies and sweet potato). We were there for their "early bird" and thought the price was outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Yabba dinner for four
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our service was good and we enjoyed the outdoor seating in the plaza. The large group of people standing right next to us at the bar were noisy and made it hard to converse. The outdoor tables are very close to the bar. The food was good, although the swordfish serving was quite small for the price. The wedge salad was large and delicious but blue cheese crumbles are standard on such a salad and it is cheesy to charge extra for them. Tilapia and tuna were also good. Loved the smashed potatoes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite spot
    RogerVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Good, consistent restaurant. Always fun. Excellent service, both at bar and table. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible! Don't go. Rude servers!!!
    Bdaygal29
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Horrible! Don't go. Rude and classless!! Very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Birthday Dinner
    dls33967
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I booked a table at Yabba Island Grill for a surprise birthday dinner for my wife. She knew we were going out for dinner, she just did not know where we were going. The restaurant itself looks great, and when we arrived we were escorted to our table overlooking 5th Avenue South. Pat was our server, and he was very polite and helpful. We really enjoyed our meal. My wife had the house special salmon dish and I had the tuna. Absolutely superb! Beautifully prepared and presented. Pat surprised my wife with a special little birthday dessert, which we both really enjoyed. Great place, we will be back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Ellie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We dined here while vacationing and had a great time! Food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively atmosphere
    Susan79912VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had often walked by as we strolled Fifth Avenue but had never tried Yabba Grill. We are both very glad we made the reservation this past Saturday. The service was great from beginning to end, everyone very friendly and accommodating. I was intrigued by the options offered with the fresh sea food - many restaurants offer the choices as to how it is prepared, Yabba Grill offers choice of sauce as well. I had selected Mango Sweet and Spicy, but our waiter asked if I liked tomato and garlic, and offered to bring the Tomato Garlic Wine sauce as well. A great suggestion! My husband loved the Chow Chow Chicken. A great evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must try!
    SushiloverVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our waiter and table service was excellent. Friendly and experienced staff and host. I felt welcomed and they sat us at what I felt was the best table in the house. The restaurant has great decor and its airy with a West Indies feel. Great music added that island touch. The food was good, not stellar. I'm glad we dined there. The kids were treated like royalty and received the cutest mini ice cream cones w/ a delicious scoop of ice cream. Thanks and we'll be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ribs
    CharlieT
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Even though the menu hides the ribs search them out and enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Opening
    Joan
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Cannot understand why Yabba is the only restaurant on 5th that does not open until 5:30. We like to have a cocktail at the bar first but always have to go elsewhere if we have an early reservation for early dining special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Menu & Fine Seafood
    Lovethatseafood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    You will enjoy the variety of seafood offered on this menu. Many of the menu items have an added unique touch to them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yabba fine naples dining
    Qualitydiningman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Wanted to take friends from NY to downtown naples for dinner . Yabba's diverse menu , has healthy seafood options , outdoor ambiance and a great bar ! Love the place !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    CHICK
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This somewhat eclectic venue provides consistently good food in comfortable surroundings.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food very disappointing
    Lupe
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my second visit to Yabba. The service was excellent. The food left a great deal to be desired. The oysters were warm and three of the twelve had a very strange taste. Our steaks were cooked to the order we requested but had no flavor. My crab cake had a very strong odor and I did not eat it for fear the crab was bad. We both ordered loaded baked potatoes. They were barely warm and the cheese on them looked and tasted like cheese whiz. I was disappointed, I love the ambiance of this restaurant and my first experience was excellent. I hope they were just having an off night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites!
    NaplesLocalVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to this restaurant many times and it is always great. My husband loves the fried shrimp and I usually get the flounder...always good! One of the couples that was with us had the mussels and he really enjoyed them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some food and service good some not
    Beverly
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The tea was not good, and the waiter was not efficient, and had to be prodded to bring out shell plates or extra things. Salad plates were warm.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Larry
    WellyDiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time dining at Yabba and the Food and service was outstanding! Highly recommend it!! Our waiter recommended 2 dishes which we ordered and they were amazing!! Couldn't get enough of the Cheese biscuits and Spicy Cornbread Too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carribean Cool!
    Wineanddiners921
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    What a great night we had at Yabba! The food was outstanding. The service and the atmosphere was perfection!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter, there's are flies in my...
    GlobaltravellerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Horrible experience. Eight of us started with cocktails and a glass of zinfandel (evening of 8/10). In first sip of my wine, found two files in my mouth. Spit them out, called waiter, and found four more in rest of wine. Waiter came back with a new glass of wine (sans flies), but offered no apology of any sort. When bill came, I asked if they don't normally comp the glass of wine when they screw up like this. Manager came over and said that this is very normal (in Naples???) and I should be happy that he exchanged the wine. I only ended up with a few in my mouth, so what was the problem. Otherwise, food was mediocre and restaurant fairly empty (no surprise there - as these guys won't ever attract regulars).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yabbas Great Food
    eggbert
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Always great food with courteous and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go Sunday Nite
    TrudyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Although the restaurant seemed very quiet, after complaining that our table felt neglected, our waiter said they were understaffed and overly busy for a Sunday night. The 'helpers' whom they had deliver the food, dumped it loudly on the table without clearing away our appetizers and then salads as WE all held our plates up in the air. Really now? I don't think so.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service needs some work...
    Mike
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday with a party of 7, while the food was outstanding, the service was mediocre at best. Even after calling ahead to ensure that that they understood how important this night was, their lack of attention to detail didn't go unnoticed..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a favorite.
    NOLAvisitorVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great location, food and service. We always make it a point to dine here when we are in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The meals, service, and atmosphere were wonderful; favorite 5th Ave restaurant. The courtyard outside is just lovely with the magical lights! Out serve Becca was knowledgeable and very attentive, and her descriptions of the menu lead us to try some new things, which were just amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining at Yabba's
    Urforeme
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great evening. The wait staff did a great job. The overall experience was wonderful. We were glad we dined at Yabbas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Tndining
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner food was delicious, service great, even for off season. Outside bar looked like fun
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Yabba's never disappoints, and we have been there so many times. It's especially nice during the quiet evenings of summer when you can walk right in without a reservation, sit down and have a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    westie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We dine at this restaurant a lot and always take visitors. We enjoy their outside dining. Even on a rainy night (as it was this week), the tables are pretty well covered and we didn't get wet. We usually get their "early dining specials" but were sorry to be informed that at this time of year they are only available on weekends, as they don't open until 6 p.m. during the week. So it was a little "pricey" this time but still enjoyed the delicious food! We have never been disappointed. Salmon, Grouper, and Crab cakes are our favorites, but visitors have ordered other things and have all been impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food and drinks. We bring out of town guest often,they always love it and so do we. Josie
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed!
    Liv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We took my sister and brother-in-law to Yabba's when they visited us in Naples. They loved it! Grandma Tiny's Salmon remains one of my favorite dishes in all of Naples!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MrFoodieMcG1969
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We chose this restaurant on a recommendation and we are very glad that we did. From the moment we entered we were made to feel at home. The kids were presented with their own menus which doubled as colouring in sheets. There is an extensive wine list both by the bottle and the glass. We asked if we could have a bottle which only appeared on the menu as by the glass and this was not a problem with the server returning with a bottle and discretely advising of the price.The three adults thoroughly enjoyed jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab meat, a chicken dish and blackened salmon.A nice touch is the included ice cream cones for the kids. We had two glorious cocktails to finish. The service was excellent being on the right side of non-intrusive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, informal find
    Montcholy
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Went to Yabba with my family and we lived it. The food was excellent for all of us. The service was outstanding with excellent host and waitress. I can't fault it and will happily return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Leogirl25
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    we all were surprised that we loved this place on July 4th so much,,food was really good and service was fast and friendly, very good fish and great selection on menu, we will come back!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    ProfessorVitoVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    One of the best restaurants on 5th avenue. Great variety great food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was my first time dining at Yabba Grill and I would definitely recommend this restaurant and dine here again. Our server Drew was knowledgeable about the menu and had a great attitude. He was friendly and energetic. We ate outside and even though it was raining, it was nice to be able to dine outside. The restaurant has a great feel and island decor. I greatly enjoyed my drinks and my meal. Thanks Yabba Grill for adding to my enjoyable evening!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dinner before Sugden Theater
    Harkangel
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had a table of 6, four adults and two children. Children's menu was excellent with a large and adequate selection. Serving bread with jalapeño peppers should have been a hint as to what was to come. They have no clue how to fry fish in this restaurant, four out of four meals were overlooked. Shrimp meals therefore were dry and borderline uneatable. Their menu is outstanding and offers lots of reasonably priced fare, but their chefs just cannot cook fish. Try something else. As a side note there are plenty of excellent seafood restaurants in Naples.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Pleasure
    transitionmagician
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We frequently dine at Yabba's. we are never disappointed! Great food, great service, LOVE IT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.