The Bay House

4.7
3350 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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 experience our gracious hospitality in an intimate setting that exudes Old Florida charm. Outdoor seating is available on our riverfront deck and around our fire pit on the front patio. The cuisine ranges from all types of seafood to southern-influenced dishes and neighborhood bistro-style fare. Many of The Bay House’s signature dishes include locally-grown and locally-sourced ingredients.

Please note that online reservations are for the main dining room.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dining Room - Tuesday - Saturday at 5 pm
Tavern - Tuesday - Saturday at 4 pm
We will be closed Sundays & Mondays through September
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Phone number
(239) 591-3837
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jamie Knapp
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 41
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Entertainment
The Bay House offers live music in the Tavern every evening and during Sunday Brunch.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3350 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Naples
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

The receptionist are rude and the manager is horrible..they are arrogant and will not save a table for you even if you call 3 weeks in advance for a special event..Do not dine there horrible experience.

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RM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and our server was the best

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TE
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waitress was outstanding. The only negative was the length of time between ordering and delivery

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Naples
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a special occasion- my wife's Birthday. The food was excellent our waitress was very friendly. Prior to the meal we had a cocktail at the raw bar area and Tom made us feel right at home. Thanks for a special evening J&B

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service were good. I thought it was a little pricey, and I, personally, would like more options in the beef/poultry line.

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Naples
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Bay House was outstanding and exceeded expectations. Live music in the bar, grilled octopus appetizer and black cod entree were all excellent. Lobster and crab potholes appetizer were also excellent. Can’t wait to return!

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Naples
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our very favorite spots. Food and service always world class

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G
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great menu and service. One of our SW Florida favorites

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PS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Delicious fish and seafood. Sides we good as well. Portions wee large.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! We can’t wait to come back.

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R
Orlando
44 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Always a great time at Bay House. Love the live entertainment and great food.

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MP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed the Bay House for years. It is a gem and their consistency is second to none.

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DH
Las Vegas
85 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have experienced The Bay House on two separate occasions and both were excellent! The food is the star here, with great tastes and presentations. Very talented kitchen crew here. This trip enjoyed Lobster and Crabmeat Potholes. Caesar Salad, Crabcakes and one of the best burgers we have eaten! If we lived here, we would surely eat here often. Server Nicole was friendly, courteous and professional. Highly recommended if you are in the Naples area!!

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Lovely restaurant....ambience is next to none.

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MJ
Naples
44 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time dining at The Bay House; both visits were above average dining experiences. We had different servers each time; both were attentive, had a good command of the menu, and made great recommendations.

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was outstanding

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PC
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I found the food rather bland and was disappointed. The restaurant itself is quite attractive and the location is great. Maybe we ordered wrong we will give it another chance regardless.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, the food and drinks were fantastic. I will definitely return again!

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience! Ambience, service (Bernadette), food, celebration! Perfect.

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JS
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! A must when you are in Naples. Service and food were fantastic!!

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R
Orlando
44 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local favorite for great food and an active relaxed bar scene. Waterfront location hidden in North Naples is perfect any occasion. The variety of seating choices allows you to choose from interactive to private dining. A rare wood burning fireplace in the bar adds to the ambiance in the winter months.

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RR
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not great for gluten free options, however they are willing to work with the customer. In June we went for our anniversary & received a complimentary glass of champagne. It was a nice touch. We went for my birthday this time & I saw many complimentary little cakes coming out for customers. Not for me even though the hostess wished me a happy birthday. Because of my celiac disease, I couldn't have eaten the cake, but another alternative would have been nice.
I had the BBQ shrimp & grits and those were the strangest "grits" I've ever eaten & the BBQ flavor was just too overwhelming for the shrimp.
My husband really enjoyed the fried cauliflower appetizer but the bread was pedestrian. Nothing special at all which we would have expected for this restaurant.
It was quite expensive & slow. Two of us for dinner & it took an hour to get our entrees. I doubt we'll go back.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal here. Wife's Birthday and everything went beautiful. Will definitely be back.

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TJ
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a table for 4 to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. Our server was always close by and attentive. All 4 meals were excellent...salmon, chop, swordfish, seafood medley. It’s a little noisy but not overly distracting.
We’ve been many times & will be back.

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GM
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice, good touch w the b’day cupcake

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MJ
Montana
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food and service our go to place in Naples. A must try if you haven’t

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FS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, and the food was delicious and unique.

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MF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The black cod was fantastic. The stew was very good also and a huge serving. Our waitress was really nice and responsive. Good experience overall

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LG
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in Naples. The location with views is great, the staff are very professional and the food is always excellent. I asked for a table with a view because I was bringing a friend who was visiting from England and they gave us a great table that she thoroughly enjoyed.

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RM
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always.. nice people, good food, beautiful views 😊

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m
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a party of four and had a very nice table in the corner overlooking the bay. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgable. I ordered the caesar salad to start which was very disappointing when it came out. It looked as though the lettuce had been cut days prior as the ends were brown. I told our waitress and she did take it off our bill. Three of the four of us had the grouper special which was quite good. Our friend ordered the swordfish which he said was tasty but looked like it was cut in half. We are normally used to swordfish being quite thick. Otherwise it was a good meal.

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PO
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Disappointed in our night at Bayhouse. We have been here many times in the past. It was for my wife's birthday. Seated in the Tavern which was noisy due to people sitting in booth next to us who were, obviously, friends of management. They made no effort to quiet them. Very disappointing. Food was just average this time. Do they let things slide in the off season?

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FH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The manager, Steve, was fantastic. Gave us personal attention and took total care of us. Wait staff was great. Would certainly come back again.

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SV
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers was very good. Had pimento cheese and lump crab. Everything was great.

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PC
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. So efficient and courteous. Outstanding value

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R
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, food and service. Nice selection of items on the menu.

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S
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We dined at The Bay House "out of season" in July. It was not very crowded, and the scene was pretty quiet. We would have enjoyed live music in the bar, but they were not playing on this night. The food and drink was very good. I thought the menu was a bit limited and the restaurant is pricey. I will return "in season".

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Ate in the dining room for a birthday dinner. The grilled octopus appetizer was impeccably prepared - unbelievably tender and delicious. Shrimp cocktail was pretty standard sized shrimp but very nicely chilled and fresh. Scallop entree was quite good. BBQ shrimp and grits were a train wreck though, like somebody dumped Cincinnati style chili over shrimp and cold congealed grits. This drops the food stars to 3, but the service was very good and the overall value and experience made the Bay House a a place worth maybe checking out again sometime.

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BC
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

THIS WAS THE WORST DINING EXPERIENCE MY WIFE AND I HAVE HAD IN SEVERAL YEARS. WE DINE OUT TWICE A WEEK ALL YEAR!
NEVER AGAIN WILL IT BE THE BAY HOUSE

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DP
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. This was not only an excellent meal, but the service was also superb. Easy to see why you need reservations even in the summer.

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