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Yabba Island Grill
Yabba Island Grill

Yabba Island Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yabbaislandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (239) 262-5787
  • 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: Seafood, Steak
  • 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, 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 (239) 403-7267.
  • Private Party Contact: Joyce Stek (239) 403-7267
  • Entertainment: Every Friday and 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very good food and service. Rasta Pasta was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Lots of misfires by the restaurant. Dinners mixed up and not correct. Server was weak and not attentive. The manager on duty didn't care."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Hostess was not at all welcoming, we were 10 min early. Directed us to bar but never came for us when she did begin seating patrons. A reason for my return visits for at least 5 yrs. is that I had always been greeted & seated cheerfully even when dining alone."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I go down to visit my grandparents in Naples 2-3 times a year and we always have to go for dinner! Food, service, ambiance, and vibe is perfect for intimate dinners and also for the family."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "...but just OK. I didn't think our dining choices were outstanding (seafood pasta, parmesan crusted snapper, crab cake) in their preparation. The ambiance was good. The outdoor seating was lovely and lively. The service was very good. But, I thought it a tad overpriced."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The waitress dropped an entire tray of dirty dishes behind me!!! It almost landed on my daughters head. Barbecue sauce all over our table cloth, my chair and my skirt! Not to mention, the sauce sprayed everywhere! The Maitre D never came over to our table, even though there was a lot of commotion!! I realize accidents happen and the waitress did say she was sorry, but a glass of club soda for my skirt simply didn't cut it!!! This was my husband's birthday dinner and it started the evening on a very bad note!! At the very least, we should have been comped dessert... The meal was just OK..... CERTAINLY NO ACCOMMODATIONS WERE MADE DUE TO THEIR MISTAKE! Eat at your own risk!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Yabba has a great location in Old Naples. The food (we both did pick your fish, prep method, sauce -- one pompano, one grouper) was tasty. Our server was pleasant and helpful. The host, however, had serious attitude. We had requested an outside table after making the reservation. They told us that there were no guarantees. Fine, that's true of most places. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and told the host that we'd come early so that we could be flexible should an outside table open up. He sneered, yes sneered, "Nothing's open and I don't hold them for you or anyone else." We almost cancelled the reservation. 15 mins later, a much more pleasant hostess gave us a table indoors but by the large open windows facing the street."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We enjoy Yabba. It was one of the first restaurants we visited in 2002 and it has kept up its quality of food, friendly service and great ambience over the years. Will continue to patronize them for years to come."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We've been here several times before. This experience was not up to par. It was the day after St. Patrick's day and when we tried to order several different tap beers we were told they were out because of St. Patty's day. One of the seafood orders had a "fishy" taste and smell and one of the salad dishes was not fresh."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Really good food! Great menu! Desserts were divine! Service was slow & spotty. Would not go back at peak time."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Several diners where staying long after they had eaten and paid their bill. The manger made sure he told us what was happening andwhat he was trying to do to help us be seated."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Yabba'a has a great "island" themed menu! Fish shrimp and ribs were all delicious. Desserts were unique and very tasty."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Dinner at Yabba was a solid 3 stars. The food was ok, nothing special and very expensive for what it was - gilled/sauteed fish with a side. The drinks were good, albeit light on the booze. The service was ok at best. Bartenders were good, but we were mostly ignored by our server. Overall a 3 star experience. Highlight - sitting outside on a beautiful night in Naples."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Dinner experience with friends was just perfect!!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Very poor service and very poor quality of food fir 38.50 a plate. Grainy ahi tuna, waiter never even asked us how our meal was..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a Saturday evening reservation here with our 3 small kids. Was noisy enough with many conversations so that the kids' noise wasn't noticable. Food had a nice Caribbean flare, was fresh and tasty. Unfortunately no stone crab due to the area wide shortage. Nice kids meal as well."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Another very nice visit to my daughter's favorite spot on 5th Avenue. The food is good…consistently so. Service very accomodating though a little slow this particular Saturday night. We enjoy dining here every visit to Naples."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal with great service! Enjoyed completely."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD AND WERE HAPPY THAT THEY ACCOMMODATED OUR REQUEST FPR A QUIET TABLE"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great food, very nice assistance getting us seated even before the reservation time. Great server with lots of helpful tips."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food and our server were outstanding - the woman who called to confirm my resrevation lacked any type of personality and you could tell the 2 hostess were frazzled by the very busy evening. Definately would consider going back or recommend as a place to stop for a good meal."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Our server, Kary, was very attentive and explained menu choices perfectly. She is a gem!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Whether it's 2 people or as on our last dining experience we have always enjoyed our meal & the atmosphere is always great. It's lively but not too noises and just a restaurant we can count on to bring friends visiting for the first time. Will return over & over during our winter stay!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We often bring out of town guest to Yabba or their sister restaurant Pazzo both have good seating for people watching. Yabba has a nice menu with great fresh fish options which is what we usually go with. They also have a nice early bird menu. All the waitstaff are also very professional and friendly."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Great meal! The food was excellent the the presentation creative and our waitress was outstanding. We come back year after year when we visit Naples."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We enjoy a meal (or two)at Yabba's ever year we visit Naples. We are never disappointed. Their Mac Grouper is delicious. My husband enjoys the Black Grouper grilled with the Mango Sweet and Spicy sauce. The "crazy cool" slaw is good too. If you feel like eating early, they have a great early dinning menu. Perfectly located in the heart of 5th Avenue."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The early dining menu.was good. An ample variety of choices."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Booked a last minute reservation on a friend's recommendation. We had an 8:15 reservation, but after walking around 5th Avenue a bit, we were hungry early. We tried to get in earlier, and they said they were full, but to try back at 7:30. Did a bit more shopping and decided to go back and just have a drink at the bar. Turns out there was a cancellation, and they seated us at 7:15 at a great outdoor table. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, my martini was wonderful and we both loved our meals. I had the stuffed shrimp with crabmeat (delicious - very little breading) and my husband had a stuffed chicken dish that he loved with yummy smashed postatoes."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I like this place and have been there several times. The location is great, in the heart of the Naples 5th Ave South scene. On this visit my meal was a little disappointing, but everyone else was delighted with theirs. If I had ordered my fish pan sautéed instead of grilled I think I would have been happier. The place was busy and it was left on the grill too long. I would still recommend it though. The food is generally good and not really overpriced for the location. It's kid-friendly too. As long as you don't expect gourmet dining you should be satisfied."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This restaurant located in Olde Naples has a beautifully decorated tropical theme. It sets the mood for a nice relaxing dinner whether one is on vacation or just out for the evening. The food is always fresh and the selections unique. It is a plus that Happy Hour prices are also available in the dining room. The regular menu prices are very reasonable. Yabba is one of our local year-round favorites. We especially like the location and the open air design."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Love this place and their fantastic menu which is customizable for everyone--great combos are possible , what with grilling or sautéing --wonderful waiter , who was so very friendly and helpful with menu choices -- a great spot and has good options for fish and chicken lovers !"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The only three things this place has. The food was HORRIFIC. Too busy to take care of guests - it isn't out fault it is the height of the season. Nice sitting outside under the lights of the trees. Other than that it sucked."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I live on Marco and brought my guest from Ohio to Naples for dinner. Have been to Yabba before and enjoy the menu. She said it was the best meal she had had in along time."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Nicest welcome and waitstaff in Naples!!! Adam our waiter was outstanding! Food was very good."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "-Travel to Naples regularly and always go to Yabba's; family favorite for years. Like the casual, island atmosphere combined with what had been very good food. This experience will make us reconsider this. -Drinks and appetizers were very good - Coconut shrimp, Caribbean egg rolls, Sunset salad and tomato soup. -Multiple of our entrees were mediocre to very poor. Many were overcooked. -The Grilled shrimp (fresh fish entree with pick your side/sauce) was very dry with a strong fishy taste. Not good, and could not be finished. Black grouper from same section of menu was overcooked. Mac Grouper, which has been excellent in the past, and is a signature dish, was overcooked and dry. Very disappointing. Unlikely to return or recommend anymore."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We have been to Yabba's many times and love their food. They take pets outside, too."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Menu was too large, I couldn't turn it at our small table. Wanted to put fish on a salad but told I could only do chicken or shrimp. Prices were way too high for fish. Server seemed a little inexperienced. We received warm Draft beer. My raw bar item leaked all over the table, server didn't remove until end of eating. I may come back but portions were small with high prices."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Good meal (generous portion for early dining) + wine = great value. Chow Chow Chicken and Rasta Pasta are our favorites. The food is always delivered HOT to our table which is important to us. We request seating in the outer dining room next to 5th where it is less noisy than the bar, patio, and larger dining room. We have been here 4 times this season."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We took our son & girlfriend (from Manhattan) to Yabba on Saturday evening. They enjoyed it and they are used to all kinds of things in the city. Everything was so good, the food, the service, etc. Definitely would go again & have already told other friends how nice it was."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had the stuffed chicken breast encrusted with something. The chicken was tough and the outside was burned in places. This is very unusual for Yabba but they sure dropped the ball on this entree. My wife had a fish dish and it was very good."
    Dined on 3/12/2014