Stoney's Stone Crab

3.5
104 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
With a stunning setting, a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of locally caught seafood and truly exceptional service, Stoney’s Stone Crab is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
All Day
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(239) 331-4821
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David O’Donnell
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Private party facilities
PLEASE NOTE BAR AND OUTSIDE SEATING IS OPEN SEATING. RESERVATION UPON PHONE CALL REQUEST. please call restaurant directly.
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Parking details
Valet and Self Parking available
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 104 People Are Saying
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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Stone crabs ordered were not fresh, small (overprized) and upon my request for warm drawn butter for the stone crabs, I received hot oil that tasted disgusting and ruined whatever stone crab tast there was and my wife's backed oysters tasted funny and were full of shells or sand - the meal was comped since they admitted kitchen had made a mistake with the hot oil, but still, it was disappointing.
No atmosphere whatsoever, at 7:30 pm just a few tables were occupied.
Unless this restaurant makes some dramatic changes I don't see it thrive ...

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i
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really just expected a 'crab place', nothing spectacular. We live nearby, and wanted a quick dinner. We were amazingly surprised! From the waitstaff, (formerly trained) to the extensive menu, nothing was less than 5 star. The menu is so big, and the restaurant was so quiet that we dialed down our expectations. After all, how could they manage to serve a great meal with so many selections and very little business? We couldn't have been more pleased. It was like having a private chef in the kitchen and nothing was overlooked. I can't wait to go back. I highly recommend. The food was just delicious, perfectly prepared, accompanied with creative sides that were also delicious. I would have skipped this request for a review, except this place deserves customers. Their hard work and dedication shows in everything they do.! Go!

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F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was ok. New. Have to get some kinks out. Stone crabs were not served with sauce. Waitress ask if we wanted bread half way thru our meal. Food took awhile.

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K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Stoney’s. It was a beautiful evening, so we sat outside. The interior of Stoney’s is lovely. Service was impeccable, our hostess and server were very friendly and helpful.
My son and I had the Branzini, which was just delishious and my daughter-in-law had the King crab legs, which she loved. My husbands steak was a little overdone, so he was not as thrilled as the rest of us, but other than that, a perfectly yummy experience!

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HH
Naples
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Well worth trying. Creative! Try the “ bamboo rice”.

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R
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal great service !

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u
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is new and a work in progress. We came for stone crab, but were shocked by the prices, posted on a black board. One claw for $30+? We were told that claws were brought in from "up north" and not locally available, due to red tide, hence the price. We opted for other dishes. We liked the Pompano - but it came without any side dishes, which are quite pricey. I ordered 12 clams, 6 each from the two clam varieties available. The larger ones were meaty and delicious, the littleneck clams, on the other hand, were so tiny that there was literally no meat to be extracted. After a failed replacement, I received six more of the larger clams, which I was happy to accept. Both the manager and her superior came to the table and apologized and we were pleased to see that they were genuinely concerned. Since the restaurant had only been open for about one week, it is understandable for some glitches to occur.
We will definitely go back - the restaurant space is very pleasant and quiet and I am sure they will work out the kinks.

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BH
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Save for the $$ for rare stone crabs, our experience would have been exceptional. Wait staff outstanding.

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DB
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rae was fantastic server
Chef was awesome; couldn’t believe he came out to see us
Food spectacular
Happy hours a great one

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JS
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great. The ambiance was average.

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s
Naples
78 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

going for happy hour might be a better choice. Dinner was anything special.

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C
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated the end of stone crab season at Stoney's, a relatively new restaurant in Naples Bayfront area. I ordered a jumbo and large claw a la carte with Brussels sprouts and french fries as sides. Companions ordered the medium crab claw dinner and a steak. All were absolutely delicious. We had wine by the glass and a champagne cocktail; both very good. The brussels sprouts are a reason to frequent this place; they were so divine that I placed a to go order (not for calorie counters!). Wonderful experience. Our waiter, Brian, was visible and attentive throughout.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was amazing partially due to the excellent service. We will definitely return. Great food, great service and the music choice was so much fun!

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JP
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding fresh seafood and great service and beautiful interior. I highly recommend Stoney's Stone Crab.

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EC
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mussels. Awesome. I ate the two person seafood platter. Perfect. Great spot in town and the restaurant was beautiful!!

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MG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dined on a Saturday night with our son and daughter in law from Maine. Would have given all 5 stars but my husband’s fish and chips were over-fried and dry. He should have sent his meal back but chose not to.
We ordered a seafood tower for 4, one person had stone crab dinner, one had surf and turf and one had the small filet mignon with a side of asparagus. 3 of the 4 loved their dinners.
We chose to sit outside even though it was a bit breezy. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. He did not rush us as we enjoyed a couple of rounds of drinks.
The free valet parking was a plus.
We are full time Naples residents and will definitely return.

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GG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

My wife's friends sent her a gift card to Stoney's for her birthday and we ask 2 other couples to join us. The restaurant is very nice, except for a screaming child and we were promptly seated at a nice table for 6. The white haired waiter had everyone confused explaining the Stone Crab options 10 Med $65, ? Large 75 ? Huge $105, no mention of sides and was noticeably irritated when we ask questions, no one ordered the Stone Crab. I ordered a Chalk Hill Chard for my wife, over priced at $15 a glass and when I ask if they offered the 6 and 9 oz pour he snapped "we are not a country club". I also ask if it was better to order my Ketel One as a Martini up or on the rocks, this nearly put him over the edge. When he returned with the drinks, I mentioned at dinner last night at the Bay House on the rocks was 2oz and up was 3oz for $2 more and they offered 6 and 9oz pours, after that I could never get his attention and he was extremely arrogant. I decided on mussels and lobster bisque and my wife had a salad and crab cakes. The mussels we fantastic, but the bisque was uneatable, brown, with a single lobster claw that was like rubber. I complained to the waiter about the lobster claw and he said it s just garnish. I took a spoonful of the bisque and said I can't eat this, he then got the manager who said I agree it looks terrible I wouldn't eat it, can I get you something else and I declined. My wife salad was awful, tomatoes were mushy, crab cake just OK. Other diners some good some OK. Then they brought what was supposed to be the complementary Key Lime Pie, which was awesome and we all enjoyed it, but they charge $8 on my bill. I ask what other Chardonnay they had and was told Coppola $9 so I ordered a glass, when I got the bill it was Mondavi Woodbrige. We wanted to take pictures but the waiter was so arrogant I didn't ask. We will not be back!

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AS
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Just ok. We felt it was overpriced. I ordered the conch chowder followed by grilled salmon and a side of garlic butter spinach. All sides were ala-cart. My chowder, with a tomato base, although missing conch was good. My salmon was 1/2 of a normal serving at most other places and overcooked to the point of being crispy in the outside. Once I broke through the "crunch", it was moist but not the way it should be. It was also sitting in a pool of flavorless oil or I don't know what. Needless to say, been there done that.

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K
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First time there and we won’t go back. The blackened grouper was under cooked and the manager tried to say it just looked undercooked because of the lighting. Finally they decided to bring us another one which also didn’t taste right. When we got the bill they charged us for both. The waiter argued with us that we ordered a second one and we had to speak with the manager again. Not worth it to many nice restaurants with great food to go to

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Waiter was confused the whole night. Forgot part of order, brought out wrong meal and at dessert when he got it right thought he had it wrong. Meals were just so so

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FB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My husband had Salmon. It was OK and very small but we think it was due to the special that included soup or salad and dessert. My shrimp was OK also. The best was the dessert which we pick the Key Lime pie. The service was fine. We sat outside and that was fine, did people watching. Would we return I guess. Did not wowl us over I guess down the road we would try it again. I really cannot say anything bad about the restaurant.
So try it.

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CW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great (new) server Peter will be great addtion to stoneys

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I'm sorry I cannot give you a 5 star rating as I had expected my experience would be. I had to ask for someone to take cocktail order. Manager finally took order since our waiter left. Salad was not fresh and it had to be replaced with a soup. Table could have been cleaned of crumbs while we waited for dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Steak was fatty. Friends Grouper seemed tough. Bread was good. Bernaise was spicy ( a surprise)

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Arrived at 6:30 was immediately taken to our table, then noticed the Manager semi-yelling at the receptionist. No more tables for him. Ordered appetizers and drinks. The whole time while eating our waiter never came back to get our dinner order. After apps were cleared away our waiter finally returned. Ordered waited another 20 for our meal. One meal was wrong, mine was inedible. At this time the manager is in yelling mode at his staff at the corner of the restaurant. If I wanted to here people yelling I’d of stayed home. It was a mess. The manger took mine off the bill but after asking about the wrong order. He stated that he could only give 10%. I told him nobody ever came to check on our meal. So why am I paying for a wrong order. My opinion is no manager should ever yell at their staff in front of customers EVER. I will not be going back

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B
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service, Ambience phenomenal! Started with drinks and “ the Best” Oysters Rockefeller at the bar with Mike at happy hour pricing worth checking out. Ordered their specialty Lobster dinner, they ran out of the small size so Freddy the mgr upgraded to the larger size at no additional price. This restaurant is a great addition to Naples and... Free Valet for your convenience. Also a great location at Bayfront steps from Tin City and close the the vibrant 5th Ave

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r
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Staff was slow and inexperienced stone crab was great.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The food is as alright. The service was very slow - it took a very long time for a server to greet us/ take our drink order and a long time to get drinks. The food was good, but probably not worth the price. The server forgot to bring our drinks, but did remember to put them on the bill!

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M
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed Stoney’s w/my adult son on a Saturday evening in season. Got reservations & liked our table.
Seafood was excellent & very fresh !!
Hostess not really attentive to door. No welcome or smiles.
Would return but very $$

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LG
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food good service you can tell they are new took a little while to get the food but I will go back

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Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had wonderful stone crab claws Brussels sprouts and truffle fries. The food was excellent. We had martinis which were also good. We had a new waiter but the manager led him perfectly. The place is very nice and in a great spot. If they can get the service level up a little, it will be a great place.

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Very disappointed with the lack of staff and service. No one ever came to the table to check on us, it seemed like our waiter did not understand English and even seemed to ignore us.

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G
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Disappointing food for the higher price tag.
The house salads were plates of greens and a touch of cheese ( didn’t see anything else)
My friend had to return her ceasar salad because the anchovy taste was too strong.
My friend had a shrimp cocktail which was delicious.
My grouper was a clump of dry fish.
My husband and my friend’s husband both had the stone crab. They had no complaints but nothing special.
All in all, I wouldn’t rush back.
I was very generous in the amount of stars I gave this restaurant.

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JS
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Good location but just average food at an above average price.

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J
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sea Food. Superior location in Beautiful Bayfront without the crowds on Fifth and 3rd. Tables are set apart, so conversation is easy. Staff is friendly and attentive. Food, Wine, and Deserts all fairly priced. We are locals so we know to park on the first floor of the garage next door, and walk around the corner. Visitors will park at the larger garage on the other side of the complex, and ride the elevator down to street level. Nice elevator. You'll enjoy the ride.

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AV
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried it. Loved it. I am a oyster snob and there oysters were on point (st James river).
Key lime pie was homemade and amazing

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nicely appointed. Was relatively quiet but that may have been do to only about 35% occupied. Pricey, portions small. Complimentary valet parking.

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JC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We won’t be going back. Very over priced and the service was not great.

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TL
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stone Crabs are to die for as is the Seafood Fra Diavolo and the Mahi Mahi. Our waiter Paul was very professional and very helpful. Give Stoney’s a try.

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n
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

very nice restaurant. excellent happy hour. very good menu and food. Barbecue shrimp excellent. only issues is that they need do something to make it a warmer atmosphere.

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