The Boathouse on Naples Bay

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1558 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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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.

Complimentary specials

Happy Hour Every Day 3-6

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
Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite 2.75
Michelob Ultra, Yuengling 3
Blue Moon, Corona, Corona Light, Buckler N.A. 3.25
Guinness Stout, Heineken 3.50
Drafts Beer Bud Light 3 Sam Adams 4

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was really good. The reason for lower rating was for the poor implementation of safety measures in light of the c-19 virus. Table distancing is fair, but none of the servers wear mask, tables were been cleaned between customers without any disinfectant and the glasses for the next customers were being placed upside down, which places the area that will have contact with your mouth right on the dirty table.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kerry was phenomenal! Best French onion soup I’ve had as well. Overall amazing experience

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We've loved the Boat House for years. My only surprise was that the servers were wearing gloves, but not masks. I would think it would be the opposite. But, we loved our dinner, and it was so nice to be out again after so long.

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vipterrym
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Boathouse was excellent. Food is well prepared and plentiful, service is great, and the ambiance is beautiful.

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vipJOANI
Naples
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boathouse is a Naples gem. If you like sitting on the water inside or out the view is awesome. A seashore feeling is what you get from the time you enter this charming place. The menu is wonderful and extensive. If You want it, they probably have it. Well prepared and delicious is what you expect and that is exactly what you get. Friendly attentive staff. You won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time out to eat since quarantine! Happy to sit outside z as Nd look at boats. Ate late afternoon so no social distancing problem.

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vipPeter
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This dinning event was our first out since the pandemic hit and all restaurants were closed. Food is fresh, enjoyed oysters and shrimp with spouse having the grouper. Guest were spread out and care taken on having a clean table and utensils. Mark was a super server, being very knowledgeable about the menu and specials. We enjoyed the evening.

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vipRico
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always an excellent Sunday lunch spot on Naples Bay!!

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vipCindyP
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best seafood restaurants in the area! We've never been disappointed. And the portions are large; we've never been able to finish our dinners. Simply put, they have great food and beautiful views.

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vipAnnK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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vipJewels
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful breeze for our outdoor dinner. Great dinner and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was super cold in there, the waitress was slow. It took 20 min to get seated after our reservation and then another 20 min for someone to even stop by and say hi. Dress warmly and don’t make any plans for later. It takes forever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Took my mother for Mother’s Day and her grouper was awful.

KB
KitziaBrian
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant by the water. Amazing food and would return back to again!

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vipJerry
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server, Madeleine, was exceptional, but we have ALWAYS experienced excellent service dining at the Boathouse. The waterfront dining and excellent food make this a regular dining spot for us.

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vipElena
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Although you were at the first brunch after the quarantine it was Mother's day and many families were celebrating. We were not greeted upon arrival (had reservation), no one acknowledged the Mother's day (we were 2 women with small child) not a hostess, server or manager. There no specials no drinks for mothers or flowers just felt ignored and to be honest it could be so easy for them to make it memorable for us, but seemed like they didn't care much...

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vipChanna
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Honestly one of the worst experiences I gave had in Florida. Service was exceptionally slow. The food was bland. It took over 25 minutes to get our check and then had to ask another server to get our check. We were visiting Naples for the day and not impressed.

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vipDeborahV
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and service are kind professional and courteous. Love the staff,food and atmosphere.

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vipAlwaysHungry2
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We loved the view, the food and the great service from Hannah! Our only negative was that social distancing was not being abided by. It got crowded and all the tables were full and not spaced in accordance. Overall though, it was very good!

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vipginger
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Boathouse. They very tactfully observed social distancing with tables and kept good care of my family and I.

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MattD
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with an awesome view right on the edge of Naples Bay.

ML
vipMissLizz72
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood & service! A new find and we will surely return. Loved the tuna appetizer!

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vipHeatherC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For our first night out during the pandemic, we were shocked how perfect it was. We were seated right away at a perfect table with a view of the water. The tables were spread out appropriately and the staff wore masks & gloves. The services was great. The food was good. Gator bites were awesome. Finished the evening with amazing Crème brûlée and full moon. The night was perfect! We’ll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We paid $170 for overpriced, less than average quality dive bar food. Weak cocktails. Extremely disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the boathouse for my birthday, the food was great and so was the service! I had the grouper, shrimp scampi and crab cake plater, also the view of Naples bay is really pretty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going for 15 years
Miss eating at the bar

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vipterrym
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner at the reopened Boathouse last Tuesday. It was excellent as usual. Very quiet due to social distancing but the place looked great after being closed for a couple of months.

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JerryH
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be at the Boathouse. I felt very safe and everything was nice and clean. We will be back, love sitting by the water!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ian was our server and he did an excellent job. Good to be back out and dining out. Great value and portion sizes with an even better view!

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Patty
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there with another couple on the first night restaurants were allowed to open after the shut down. It was a real treat to be there and sit by the water. The food was outstanding. It took a bit for our cocktails to come when we first sat down but we were not in a hurry.

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vipNaplesdiner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and outdoor dining area with great views.

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vipReneV
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great and our young waitress was sweet and caring.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful from the start. Host was wishing he was anywhere but there and let know we were bothering him by just being there. Our waitress was very nice and personable but lost me after I mentioned the salad we ordered had brown rusty wilted romaine and she agreed it looked bad when she served it. Every piece of fish was over cooked, but our meals came fast, which means it was pre-cooked and heated up to order. Sea bass was dry and gray, lobster was rubbery and tasted liked it was cooked last month. Don’t fall for good reviews —. This place is a tourist trap with not real waterfront views unless you like a sketchy murky water marina.

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vipBobbie
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The view was terrific! We ordered a Caesar salad, an shrimp appetizer and Norwegian salmon. The Caesar salad came first which so thought was odd. We later found out that it was brought first because the service was extraordinarily slow. It took almost thirty minutes to get the appetizer. I think the restaurant probably did not want to rush us but that was a little annoying. The salmon had an incredible topping.

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itchin2goout
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was absolutely delicious.

TO
vipTheodoreO
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice. Will come back

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vipChloe
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

not sure why this place is popular. Long waits, most of place has terrible view and the deck dining is niuce if you like parking lots

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vipKarenKg2
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place food is outstanding

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vipBamaLu0
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner for two Friday night was superb! We ate outside by the water. The view was nice, the food surpassed our expectations, and the service was excellent. Was super-glad that we got reservations so that we didn’t have to wait. We will definitely return.

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snowbird
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Yes. It's an institution in Naples and everyone should have dinner looking out onto the bay. Food is very good, but it has gotten so noisy with so many people.

FAQs

The Boathouse on Naples Bay does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. The Boathouse on Naples Bay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 643-2235.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay is rated 4.2 stars by 1558 OpenTable diners.

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