The Boathouse on Naples Bay

4.3
2098 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 2098 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRLCC
Naples
95 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish sandwich and waterfront.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was awesome! Great view!

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Notfussy
Naples
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Staff seemed overwhelmed leading to under performance

I would not pay to repeat that experience ...but we have been there when things were fine

DP
vipDavidP
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice harbor side seafood restaurant.
I’m not convinced the Hog Snapper was really Hog..... seemed very consistent with Red Snapper but overall food prep was good.

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BeverlyD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was excellent, well presented. Waiter Tim was awful. As we were being seated he told the hostess he was killing him. We were seated a little early, he told us he would be right back but had to ring up an order for 12 people. No drink offer or anything. About 12 minutes later he came as asked us for our drink order, which we provided along with our appetizer order. Hubby and I discussed and stated well it is now our dining reservation of 645pm so we were good. 10 minutes later we asked where our drinks orders were. bartender backed up, another table was seated, was Tim's table and they got their drinks in 3minutes, we asked again. Blamed the bar tender. They brought out the food for the 12 people...707pm he brought out hubby's drink not mine, I told him to cancel it. He comes running out with spills in on the table, no lime, no sugar on the rim (like I had two days before) Hubby tells him we cancelled Tim will get the manager. 5 minutes later Tim brought out our appetizers that we order 30 minutes before, my baked shrimp was warm not hot like coming out of the oven. I had to asked him to wipe up the spilled drink and not just put the platter on top of the mess. Asked hubby if he wanted another drink and he laughed and said no. Table seated after us had their appetizers all ready and were eating salads. We ordered dinner. Food was good, but had to ask for ice for water glass, ask for extra napkins, forgot sour cream for bake potato etc. Had to ask for everything. Did not offer anything! The manager came right before they brought out the meal (20 additional minutes) Don't recall his name but was useless. Try to blame us. Wasn't asking for special treatment just to be treated fairly. Was told a Strawberry Martini takes time to make, didn't last time, plus you make the drinks in order they are placed. 20 minutes? really? They told me they would take the drink off, I cancelled so that wasn't an option. Food worth it service the worse!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The boathouse has beautiful views of Naples Bay. However, the food is way overpriced for its quality and taste. Also, the floor was filthy under the table when we sat down. A quick sweep up could have been helpful.

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Jennifer
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was our server! He's amazing. He took such great care of our group. Great menu suggestions and he was to attentive. This was a big deal because the place was busy. The food was excellent. Restaurant and bathrooms were very clean. Portion size is large. Everything was wonderful. We will be back!!!! Loved it. And eating outside was beautiful.

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MrsPilot
Naples
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow. It was the waitress, not the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience I’ve ever had in any restaurant in my life! I went out to dinner every night in Naples for 2 weeks and all were delightful. A party of 4 drunks (seniors by the way) were seated across from us and could not have been louder or more obnoxious. Our waiter would not move us to a different table or even ask the party to keep things to a reasonable volume. The manager refused to come over when I asked him to intervene. Our meal was beyond miserable. Every table around them were clearly upset but nothing was done. The waiter continued to serve them alcohol when they were beyond impaired. Awful experience and would never go back.

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Scott
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is, at best, an average dining experience. We are not foodies at all, but we were disappointed by the wait (25 minutes) despite having a reservation (party of 6), slow service (took a long time to place our order), quality of the food (average, at best; we had salads, soups, seafood apps and entrees), and price (you can get better food in Naples for not much more $$, so other places are a better value). Has kind of a tired tourist trap feel. It was really busy, but won't ever go back.

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Allie
Naples
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the boathouse restaurant it’s so nice. I recommend people to get there early to find a good parking spot

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vipFondo
New England
180 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Grest view of wster, food very good and service friendly and efficient. Happy hours great deal

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DonnaF
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Atmosphere was good. It’s nice outside by the water. Food was ok. The menu looked wonderful but the food not so much. My husband had friend flounder and it was over cooked and not fresh tasting. My dinner was broiled seafood and it was just ok.

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CathyB
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Ean was excellent, best service we have had while visiting in Naples!!

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vipdisappointed
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Absolutely horrible - from the service to the food. Save your money.

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vipJenny
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food was great! Tim was attentive and humorous.

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viplauriejnee
New England
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Good drinks and good service

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vipGeorgeG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. And nice to sit outside on the water and enjoy the views. Would recommend to anyone

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vipIslanders78
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The foos was delicious and our server was responsive and friendly. My only detraction is because of the hostess. I had requested outdoor seating but when I checked in and told her that her response was “No you didn’t.” I replied that I had, and would be happy to show her the reservation request.

She basically just snarled at me and said, “No you didn’t and we don’t have anything available.” If you don’t have seating outside then you don’t, but please don’t tell me I didn’t do something I could clearly prove I did.

She was rude, aggressive, and seemingly forgot that she is the first point of contact for the restaurant’s dining experience. The meal was fine but the initial interaction was disturbing and unwelcoming.

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viptori
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never eaten here although have lived in Naples a long time. We wanted someplace different and really enjoyed the service from the time you enter the door, the hostesses are so nice and pleasant. The waitress explained some of the dishes very well and took our drink then our order. It was nice not to be rushed and allowed to eat and enjoy the meal. I definitely would try again!

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vipGrogan
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Missed some items ordered, took a bit of time to get order. HOWEVER, they did take an item off the bill on their own. Would definitely try again.

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RobertR
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced very good service, excellent food, in a perfect outdoor setting.

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joer
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Extremely noisy, extremely poor service and not a good value for the cost

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PaulO
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was mediocre. Salad was small and not very fresh. Bread under baked.

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Bill
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great water view, excellent service good menu, but the food tasted kind of bland.

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vipBLH4754
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very nice area, sat outside on the bay. Food was good, however they seemed a bit understaffed. Our waitress seemed very rushed.

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cindym
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service, crabcakes are outstanding!!!

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Margaret
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Location was fine but not noteworthy. Just a normal restaurant. Food was average, nothing to make note of. They have these water misters above the outside tables which dripped water on you, which was annoying to say the least.

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Gmako127
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for outside but because of the weather we were not able to enjoy it. We were promptly sat near the windows so we could be on the water. Joe was wonderful! He was multitasking multiple tables sat within minutes of each other! We were not in a rush but enjoyed every second! The food and drinks were superb! We will return and send people here to enjoy this gem!!

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vipAVM12
Miami
104 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal, good service, and amazing view. Love The Boathouse!

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PattyG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers and meals were great. We didn’t have any desserts. Loved the warm bread too!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice outdoor seating. Decent food but you’re there for the ambiance for sure. Food was slightly over cooked, but decent. Nice service, no wait for our reservation.

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vipJoeG
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place was extremely crowded. Service was a bit slow but Mollie took great care of us. Food was fresh and delicious. Good place to find fish thats not on many Neapolitan menus. Been there several times. Food is consistently good.

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Naplesfan
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Not happy with the food or service. Calamari was terrible, had to chase down waitress to get a water refill gave up on drinks.

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vipjmbzabinski
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at the Boathouse. We both had a combination meal with fresh fish. I would highly recommend it!

MA
MikeA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not one spec of food left in anyone’s plate. This was an awesome time. Great food

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Grathygrub
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner after wedding cake n Friday night

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food came out cold and way over cooked. Also the service was slow.

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RichV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality- as expected.
Ambiance-happy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent-Veronica!!

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 2098 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.