The Boathouse on Naples Bay

4.3
1859 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The waterfront ambiance of the Boathouse on Naples Bay is as enticing as the food and at the heart of Naples’ history. Spectacular views, great food, friendly, seasoned staff and a very relaxed attitude.
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  • Happy Hour on Naples Bay

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    3:00-6:00 in at the Bar and in the Dining Room House Brand Martinis and Manhattans 4.25 Cosmopolitans 5 Margaritas and Bloody Marys 4.75 House Wines 4.25 House Pour Mixed Drinks 3.25 Domestic Bottled Beers Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite 2.75 Michelob Ultra, Yuengling 3 Imported Bottled Beers Blue Moon, Corona, Corona Light, Buckler N.A. 3.25 Guinness Stout, Heineken 3.50 Draft Bud Light 3

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1859 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Was seated at our reservation time, outdoors on the deck. Waited at our table for exactly 30 minutes before we got up from our water side table and went and sat at the bar to get service. Thank goodness for Rodney, he saves the night. Food was good and Rodney’s service was great.

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vipDemps
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was a pleasure to sit outside on the waterfront. The food met expectations but service very slow. It appeared they were understaffed on a reasonably slow night. Server was trying to be friendly but had a ‘direct’ manner that was bothersome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server Daniella was very pleasant. Seemed the kitchen was a little slammed but she did a great job keeping us informed and happy. The food was Excellent. The mojito was too sweet. Get the grouper blackened...delish! The grilled octopus and stone crab claws were excellent too.

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vipExcellentFoodAndService
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our daughter's 20th birthday with family and friends. Sitting outside was a bit chilly, but the heater helped. Ambience was nice looking at the water (even in the dark). Our waiter, Mark, was excellent. Kept up with refilling some heavy water drinkers, was concise in offering his opinion to advise us on menu options, and made everyone feel special as we celebrated! Thank you.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for dining and celebrating your daughters birthday with us!!! We hope to see you for your next special occasion, or any time in between!

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vipAngelD
Naples
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over waiters name is Mark. Great waiter and kept tap on how we were doing and if needed anything 👍

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vipTreasure1969
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is really very nice. Valet car parking. Indoor and outdoor seating both with views of the water. Nice indoor bar area. Menu is relatively large and food was spectacular. Quantity of food was appropriate for the prices. Service was very attentive and pleasant. Definitely will return.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review!!! We hope to be able to wow you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dinner on the bay in Naples.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family nice server friendly

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MarciN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful River View.
Delicious food and generous portions.
Our waitress, Brianna, was absolutely perfection.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay
Responded 3 days ago

Marci, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback!!! We hope to see you again soon, and please feel free to ask for Brianna again!!!

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GeorgeB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waitress had to many table and service was inferior.

Prices for food was not competitive relying on location to justify pricing.

Would not recommend with so many better restaurants in the area.

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WilliamM
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and great food and service Beautiful views

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viproger
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was very slow she said they were underhanded

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vipKING
Naples
93 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was accommodating and the food delicious. It was a cool evening, but the heaters do the trick outside.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for dining with us!!! We hope to see you soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Waiter needs a personality.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, good atmosphere. Will be coming back!

The Boathouse on Naples Bay
Responded 3 days ago

See you soon!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was mediocre at best. Very salty and heavy on butter but not tasty or memorable. Drink menu was uninspired and the beer selection was an absolute joke. Service was good, not terrific (weekday so probably not well staffed so not going to hold that against them given COVID issues). Fish was actually cooked perfectly, moist and flaky. Seems like it was just cooked in a vat of butter. No true flavor. There is a weird mix/match to sides and such so there is no flavor coherence and made for an meal that was lacking when compared with the bill. Go somewhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable experience. Food was terrific and the selection of choices was more then satisfying. I would definitely return.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review, see you soon!!!!!

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vipFuntime
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Still a great view - but had reservations still had a wait had to check in twice people that came after we arrived sitting down almost immediately? Restaurant inside and outside wasnt real busy so must have been the staff , needing more servers. Most everyone had masks or protective covering. Lobster Mac and cheese used to be y favorite here - but price has increased and serving is smaller. I would still recommend trying to out just for the view we sat outside by the water on a cold night but was still nice.

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JeanieF
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection on the menu. Our server, Mollie, was awesome! Attentive with being overbearing, courteous, fun! Made our dinner there very enjoyable!

The Boathouse on Naples Bay
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Jeanie!!!! We hope to see you real soon!!!!

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vipTomH
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and food

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining was fantastic! We had a beautiful view of the water from our table. Wonderful selection of seafood and fare from land. Will definitely be dining again.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the great review!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Been several times. Not great server this time. Wasn’t notified they were out of ordered food until everyone else’s food arrived. Request Kerri. She’s an amazing server we’ve had in past. Food always great. Reasonable prices. Great location.

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vipMNPVGC
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We went here intending to have a lobster lunch but the server made us feel so unwelcome we had the coconut shrimp appetizer and left. We were seated outside on a perfect afternoon. The waiter was an older man who would literally drop off our items and keep going. I don't think he said a word to us. It's unfortunate to have somebody like that representing your restaurant.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, service excellent, and outdoor dining relaxing

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We dined outside and had nice heater to keep us warm as it was a chilly evening. Our server was outstanding. She was very attentive and delivered hot and delicious seafood.
We did have a very vocal toddler at the table next to us which shortened our time there and put to rest any thoughts of dessert or after dinner drink. Saved us some calories!

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vipkokosuki
New England
50 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best fish, prepared the way you like it at the Boathouse. We have been trying to only eat outside and the Boathouse has definitely stepped up to the challenge. They have recently updated the outdoor tables and chairs so it is even nicer than it used to be out on the deck.

We had local Red Grouper, blackened, and it was excellent as always. They make outstanding Clams Casino for an appetizer.

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vipJnine
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service is slow. they could use more wait staff most of the time

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vipmonicat
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and yummy food!

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KarenB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a 5:30 reservation and at 6:00 had to argue with hostess to get a seat. I ordered the lite portion of crab stuffed shrimp and got 3 tiny shrimp with a dot if crab. Plain broccoli was my side. I would not go back as it was overpriced and not all that tasty.

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MaryA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there 3 times with our 110 ib German Shepherd. Perfect time!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view and great time!

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vipAMSAMS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Excellent meals and outdoor seating. Service below standard....long wait time but seemed to be limited to our server only. Excellent choice for dining in Naples area.

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LadyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We have eaten and enjoyed The Boathouse in the past and enjoyed the food, ambiance and just about everything about it however, sad to say, that his restaurant is not covid compliant nor do they seem to be paying attention to the risk to their staff or to the patrons. They do not follow CDC rules. Just a couple of quickies. 1) To get to the desk to sign in you have to go through the crowd on the "ramp", 2) when you get to the desk there were 7 people (not counting the staff) crammed into a very small space, 3) the gal that took us to our seats had her nose over her mouth but not her nose, 4) in order to get to our seat we had to slide between the chairs of seated diners (our girl asked several to "suck it in" so we could get by, 5) when we got to our table we could reach out and easily touch the next 3 tables (the fourth side was a wall). There is so much more that The Boathouse could do to ensure safe dining. Shame on us though since when I looked it up on TripAdvisor other people had already made the same observations. Shame on The Boathouse for not responding properly. PEOPLE WILL LIKELY GET SICK, SOME MAY DIE, BECAUSE THE BOATHOUSE DID NOT TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS....EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE.

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vipDianaB
Cincinnati
124 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there for New Years Day for dinner
Halibut with lemon butter was fab but salad very small n broccoli was 4 florets.

Definitely not concerned about Covid there. Had I not been with others I would’ve left or asked to be moved. No partitions; no distancing between tables etc. It was clean & masks were worn. I felt uncomfortable.

Very loud. People were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was all too
buttery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waiter, Ian, was AMAZING!! Great vibe and music!!

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vipShellyE
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and excellent food & service.

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vipPaul10n
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Made a 3:15 reservation for Jan 1st thinking we would have a relaxing afternoon.
Wait staff complains about being tired from New Years Eve. Server was absent for most of the time, had an “I don’t care attitude”. Food was not good. Potatoes and lobster were over cooked and dry. Prime Rib was.
Medium well after server assured us we could get medium rare. Very disappointing to say the least.

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irism
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First, I made a reservation for 3people, outside seating. Arrived 15 min prior to reservation time, as directed. There was no one available for at least 3 minutes welcoming the guests. She appears without a smile or an apology for the wait. Then she proceeded to ask how many in my party n if I had a reservation. She located the reservation n told us that we must wait because all the tables were dirty. We waited. Then when she finally was able to sit us, she started to take care of a guest who was interested in buying merchandise. After her transactions she comes back n told us that our table was ready...we walked behind her, and suddenly she stopped n asked us to go back inside because the table was still dirty. After 5 more minutes, she told us that our table (this is way past our reservation time) is ready to follow her outside. She proceeded to sit us in a corner with no water view, next to the serving tower overlooking part of cars parked on the parking lot, n a restaurant window. She threw the menus on the table n said enjoy.
This young girl had NO customer service manners whatsoever n an “I don’t care” attitude. The restaurant owner should really look into an intense orientation for the hostess on how to welcome and treat the guests who come to the restaurant to spend money and make the place desirable for people to go back and enjoy the experience. By the way, it was 2:30 in the afternoon when the restaurant was NOT busy at all!!!
As for us, we will never visit again or recommend the place to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time dining at The Bosthouse. Had dinner on NYE, excellent staff, service, and food. We enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere.

FAQs

The Boathouse on Naples Bay offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 643-2235.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay is rated 4.3 stars by 1859 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.