The Boathouse on Naples Bay

4.1
2372 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 - Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2372 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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heynigel
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place to eat. My wife and I really enjoyed our meal. The waitress was great. She did a fantastic job. Overall, when we’re back in Naples, we’re coming back here again.

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ChuckW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food-great service and peaceful setting to enjoy dinner on water.

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Dufus
Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We actually ate there on 6/17 and 6/21. The meal on 6/17 was very poor. My kids ordered a half pound of king crab legs and they each received a half of a TOTAL crab leg. I ordered the tuna ceviche and the tuna was the toughest cut of the tuna.

On 6/20, I ordered the gumbo and seasame seared AHI tune. Tuna was good but over cooked slightly. The gumbo had very little resemblance to a "gumbo" and was more of a seafood soup with rice. The roux was flat and in no way tasted like a gumbo roux

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Chickie
Naples
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can't beat happy hour drinks and food is excellent with good portions

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EGD15
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular, great views..

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AMYS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was an excellent server. Food was great. Overall would def go back.

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vipDLdiner
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on the waterfront. Huge portions and great service

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SteveP
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I ordered the Broiled Fisherman's Platter. Shell fish, and fish filet were good. The lobster tail and the shrimp were shriveled up and dry!

The service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our waiter by the name of Holden was not pleasant at all. We ask questions about the menu and he was not helpful and was always in a hurry. We were there at 5:30pm , the Restaurant was empty at that time and He was trying to rush us out of there.
He told us that He was the son of the owner. What a shame, He needs lots of training!!!
On the other hand the waitress working with him serving other tables was very nice and pleasant with everyone there.
Very disappointed!

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Jess
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I would not recommend this place to anyone. The calamari was so chewy, it was by far the worst calamari I’ve ever had. We ordered the filet and wanted our steaks medium. They came back in under 10 minutes of ordering and the steaks looked like flank steak, not filet. The steak was so rare it might had well of still been alive. The steak had absolutely no flavor, I had to try to eat it with mashed potatoes to even swallow it. The website looked fancy and reasonably pricey, so I had high hopes and was deeply disappointed.

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Rita
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always choose the Boathouse for nice dinners out. The water view, friendly staff and food always makes a great night out. Friendly bartenders when sitting at the bar before dinner
Just an overall non pretentious place to dine!

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vipRegularOpenTableDiner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

There was a guest with a dog barking loudly most of the early part of our meal. It is not clear why a disruptive dog is accommodated at a nice restaurant. Nice fresh bread. Service speed was reasonable (so better than some other reviewers experienced). Nice to sit outdoors by the water and boats.

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JanT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Overpriced. Sandwich without side. Fish without anything to go with it at high prices. They’ve changed menu and not for better

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sarahm
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was just okay. It did start raining while seated outside so I’m sure it was hectic moving people indoors but given the area and the climate it should be part of the norm. Kids meals side items were forgotten until we asked. Food was okay but probably wouldn’t make a special trip.

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vipCarolK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Just terribly understaffed.

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CarolynF
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, view, and dinner was excellent!! First time dining at The Boathouse and will definitely return.

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JudyJ
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a good brunch but felt sorry for our waiter who was doubling as the bar tender. He did a good job but though no fault of his, the service was not up to par.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food, I really enjoy the paella

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JoanneF
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Piped in music is VERY loud; we were seated next to a table of 6 which were extremely loud and noisy. I won't go there again for a quiet peaceful dinner.

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TomR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizer of calamari not good. Grouper entree was delicious. On the water. Sat outside. Perfect location and ambiance. Bri our server was the best!! Great service. Took our picture. I mentioned it was my birthday and she brought a free piece of cake with a candle. A great evening despite the bad calamari. Grouper was catch of day fresh and sautéed in lemon butter. Delicious!!

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MayganD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing ! A little expensive but good quality

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Madge
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Family dinner - we been to the Boathouse twice before and had a great meal. This visit wasn’t the best.
My teenage grandson did not like the Chicken Francais. My teenage granddaughter and son-in-law had the Asian stirred and they didn’t think it was the best. Surprised that the app - bacon wrapped scallop was $14 and you only got 3 scallops.

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vipReneV
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice setting on the water great menu nice value and a nice water.

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Shugey
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As the room filled up with diners it got noisy.
Also, we must mention that upon arrival ( 25% full) there is a foul Oder. Almost too heavy and made one think twice about the cleanliness of the establishment.
Hopefully management will address this during summer low season.

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MidoriM
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great ambiance and wonderful food, service can be improved more for faster service.
Our waitress was very nice and dog friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best lobster we ever had! Crab legs were not great. Ceviche was awesome! Asian pork legs appetizer was amazing!

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MarianneM
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome food and great service. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love coming when we are in town. Great view and good food.

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gerrim
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab I’ve ever eaten!!!

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mattb
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server would disappear and had to ask others to help

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GINAW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great view of the water. Service was great from the valet to our server. First time there. Will definitely go back.

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BillS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We heard many people rave about the boathouse. In our opinion there are plenty of other places to go that have great views and much better food. If your visiting the area then you would love the Boathouse if your a resident there are better choices. The service was exceptional. From the bartenders to the servers.

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JamieP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful water views and delicious seafood. We went back for a second time!

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AndreaC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed ourselves. Great food. Happy Hour fabulous. Highly recommend!

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vipLILita
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

A beautiful evening sitting outdoors on Naples Bay. We started with the crab encrusted artichoke. The stuffing was delicious however the artichokes needed to be cooked more. Hardly able to get any "meat" off the leaves. Salads were of ample size and dressing was served on the side which was appreciated by all. The prime rib and garlic shrimp were both cooked to perfection. The shrimp were large and swimming in a delectable garlic sauce. The vegetable kabob was not worth the high asking price. It appeared that the chef just scrapped the bottom of the refrigerator to dig out a very few small pieces of vegetable and it was cold when it arrived to the table. Probably don't serve this often but again for the price this should have been more substantial, especially since no meat was involved. Would definitely go back but maybe leave the vegetarian at home. Also must note that the industrial fans were way too windy and loud for this setting. Had to move our bread basket so it wouldn't fly away!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Our waiter was as good as he could be without any help! This USED to be my favorite restaurant when I came to Naples. Unfortunately they are understaffed and possibly new management or something

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TatumL
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was decent. Service was horrible! Overcrowded patio!

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vipMikes
Key West
108 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife had the lobster roll and it was very good stuffed with lobster. I had the Paella, it was very good the rice was not dry and it had a large amount of mussels, lobster tail, claims, grilled octopus. I could not finish it all, I'm looking forward to going back again. The service was great.

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vipScottS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner with a great view of Naples Bay.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back, everything was delicious.

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 4.1 stars by 2372 OpenTable diners.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.boathouseonnaplesbay.com.

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.