The Boathouse on Naples Bay

4.3
1961 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, Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 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 1961 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
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4.4
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEnjoysfood
Philadelphia
138 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual place to eat on the water in the bay area if Naples. We sat on their outside deck and we had a nice table with a nice view. Service was good and so was the food. If you are looking for a good seafood meal at a reasonable price with a water view this is the restaurant for you. I would highly recommend.

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Napleschic
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The seafood was excellent. Our party had snow crab and Brazilian lobster which were outstanding. A couple of our group members who don’t do seafood ordered the filet mignon and NY strip. We don’t recommend either. The spinach that came with the beef was delicious. Ambience - if you are in the mood for dining in an extremely boisterous atmosphere, you will love it. We were not, and found it very disturbing to our meal. COVID consideration is nonexistent. Tables are nearly on top of each other and this restaurant is seating parties practically together, barely room to leave the table once you are seated. Our waitress removed her mask to speak with us as well. Even though the seafood is great, we will not dine here again due to the so-so quality of steaks and the ear bursting noise level. Prices are also very high.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overall experience would be summed up as chaotic. The two hostesses were young, dismissive and too concerned with internal drama. Not one but two trays of food were dropped. It didn't appear that there was any manager on duty to oversee the running of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and service! Veronica was very attentive, and pleasant! We enjoyed sitting outside and relaxing!

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greatexperience
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the crab and lobster... Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for outdoor dining. Food and service very good.

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vipDonnaF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I ordered Alaskan Halibut. They brought me 3 different fish.....none were halibut. It’s an expensive piece of fish so I would expect that they would know. The service was something I would expect at Stan’s not a fine dining restaurant. The server was very rough around the edges

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vipRjb128
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting guest really enjoyed the whole experience. Great menu, great food.
Will return

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Suzanne
New England
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Great waitress. Food was ok. The noise was unbearable.

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CherylT
New England
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tables were very cramped and 2 of the seats were in direct sunlight on a very warm day. 1 Hostess very nice the other was rude - not only to us but to several people that were inquiring about a table. We luckily had reservations which are pretty much required even if there are several open tables.
The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service, decent food and sweet location

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vipKaren
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok service was horrible. The presentation of food was horrible. Wouldn’t go back.

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vipDISAAPOINTED
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on the patio.

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LSev
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance.... Tables spaced well for covid.... Wait staff all in masks....

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time, and the food was excellent! Joe, our waiter, was wonderful. He has the absolute best personality, and provided exceptional service.

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, service a little slow, very nice sitting outside

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geradf
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted a true Florida seafood dinner with scenic views. Great spot

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MichaelB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The food was delicious and the ambiance was wonderful!

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vipRowdyRaider
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Great views and vibe for the restaurant. But, the food and service is average at best. Prices are high for the quality of food and service. You are paying extra to sit near the water.

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Foodie59
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our visit to The Boathouse was frankly disappointing. While our server was good, the noise level made it very difficult to have a conversation comfortably. Our appetizer, the chargrilled octopus was good but minimal and why they put corn with it I'll never understand. Our main courses were OK but my husband's sides were bigger than his fish. The wine list was good. Not a repeat for us I'm afraid.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Fitting decor for location, large menu, food was very good.

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LisaU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our filet mignon came out rare when it it was ordered as medium- medium well. Not good when everyone is eating their dinner but yours was sent back to the kitchen...

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RickB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location. Great food. Great service. Would definitely recommend this place

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ThomasS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We enjoyed our meal and the time spent there.

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ShannonB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great! I loved how they had a valentines balloon arch where people were able to take photos! The service was fast! Waitress provided us with great wine suggestions and amazing food choices! We enjoyed our time and had an amazing dinner. Will definitely recommend others and will come back again!

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vipTerri
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a seat outside on a beautiful night. Had a nice selection to chose from. Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Put into a corner where the servers hit my husband with a door when they came out. No view. Steak was less than tender and under cooked.

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Bound4Florida
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day and it was wonderful. We sat outside and it was beautiful. Will definitely be back!

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vipDianeP
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was very slow. The server had to many tables.

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vipHGIII
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. We were first time diners at this restaurant, found it on Open Table website.

What a hidden gem. Nestled in back of other building and took a little walking to find the restaurant but it was well worth it.

Only negative was the delay in getting seated. We had a reservation but they were busy and we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated.

The atmosphere was great, seating on the waterway with boats coming and going.

We had great service even with most tables full and our waitress running non stop from kitchen to the sitting area.

I saved the best for last, the food. If you love seafood you have to try this restaurant. The menu is full of different types of seafood along with platters offering a mixture of items. Both our meals, including appetizer were delicious.

We return soon and tell our friends that this is a MUST visit restaurant.

Thank you “The Boathouse” for a wonderful Valentines dinner.

See you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I don’t care what people say, the food here is terrible. It’s over priced and you pay for the view. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!!

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BillD
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful view of Naples Bay! the Sunday brunch was excellent and the service was very attentive and great. Will go back for dinner within the next few weeks. A great way to spend Valentine's Day.

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vipMARKG
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful location. Sunday brunch menu could be more diverse

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for the first time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Our server, Nadia, was extremely kind and knowledgeable about the menu. She made recommendations that did not disappoint! Her service was friendly, as if she was an old friend. We had a quiet spot outside on the bay and it was very beautiful. The food was delicious and it’s safe to say this is a new favorite spot for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering it was Valentines Day the crowd was as expected and the food and service better. At the last minute we were able to get a reservation for Valentines Day. With strong reviews and never having been there off we went. When getting out of our car to valet there were other patrons leaving and I engaged them and asked how was it? Unanimously everyone was smiling and exclaiming how good it was. Well, needless to say what a good start. We entered and within 10 minutes we were seated in a extremely busy atmosphere. We had appetizers, entrees and desert and it was all delicious. Being at night the bay vista was light filled and looking forward to visiting many more times. Great find! Thanks Boathouse!!!

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Choosey
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined here for Valentine's Day. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Food was flavorful and portions were generous. My crabcakes were probably the best I've ever had. I would order them again. The atmosphere was casual and the noise level from conversations was a loud hum - you could still carry on a conversation at normal voice level but there was no music to blend the conversations from the other tables into the background. Overall we had a nice experience. We will return during the day when we can enjoy the view.

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vipMilesaway
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delayed seating as waited 30 minutes beyond reservation.
Nice outdoor ambiance. Good server.

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Beth
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed . Worst table next to rest rooms corner not romantic at all for Valentines Day. Partners soup lobster bisque was so skimpy for price . 4 nice size shrimp as my app but pricy . Partners dinner Norwalk seafood was good & plentifully.
I had NY Strip steak & this is why we went there new grass fed beef as I’m not a seafood person was thin and very chewy . Way over priced. Mentioned to server & he said yes there beef is a new grass fed beef . “Wow “ it was not at all tender. He offered a dessert but we declined . Not sure if it was because it was the day before Valentine’s but just not up to par . Love the view under normal times by the h20 or even outside but not sure we’ll be back too soon.

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 1961 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.