Yabba Island Grill

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Steak
Now offering 50% off entrees and 20% off steaks, stone crab and lobster, all night long!
Carry out now available. Please call (239) 262-5787 to place an order.

Yabba brings the best of Florida’s laid-back lifestyle as we offer you a dizzying array of craft cocktails and island originals along with fresh Florida stone crab, affordable grilled steaks and fresh seafood!

Also, don’t forget to try our world famous “retails plus a $1” wine list!

Located in the heart of Fifth Avenue South, Yabba Island Grill is the ideal spot for cocktails, date nights and group gatherings alike.

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4.3
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4.3
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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waitress not very welcoming or pleasant. Have to say probably will not go back again.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 18, 2020

Im sorry to see that you felt the service was poor. Thank you for bringing to this my attention, I will be reviewing Yabba's standards with the service staff to ensue every guest has a 5 star experience.We truly hope to see you again so we may so you a true 5 star experience. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at info@gr8food.net

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Server did ok just nothing special. Seemed to have to many tables. Dishes set empty for long periods, refills were slow, no bread offered or coffee after dinner. No management interaction.

FM
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The prices were a bit high relative to the quality of the food. Waiter was OK, but was very slow in bringing our bill. Entertainment was good.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 15, 2020

Thank you for your review frank, what did you have for dinner? Please feel free to contact me directly at info@gr8food.net

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GH
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 enjoyed a comfortable booth. The air conditioning was a bit on the cool side, easily fixed with a light sweater. The half price wines allowed us to choose a very nice Italian barbaresco. The appetizer salads were delicious and portioned large enough to share. We all enjoyed a different entree. Standouts were cedar plank salmon and chicken chow chow.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 15, 2020

Thanks for the awesome 5 star review!

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M
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our server rushed us through and the restaurant was maybe 10% occupied. Another thing where we come from bread is served as part of a dinner. Not going back for a while if ever.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 15, 2020

Im sorry to see that you felt the service was poor. Thank you for bringing to this my attention, I will be reviewing Yabba's standards with the service staff to ensue every guest has a 5 star experience.We truly hope to see you again so we may so you a true 5 star experience.

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P
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Wonderful location, lovely music.

ST
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 5 in our party, everyone ordered something different, food s for years,

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Steve!

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MM
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Restaurant was more than half empty with many servers buzzing around, yet I waited 15 minutes, trying to catch someone’s eye and eventually waving at staff, to no avail, and finally got up and tracked someone down half way across the restaurant to ask to send server to our table for a drink order. Neither she nor the server that finally showed up was pleasant. Fish and shrimp fry was mediocre at best - thick breading, dry and tasteless .

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

I a sorry to see that you felt the service was poor. Thank you for bringing to this my attention, I will be reviewing Yabba's standards with the service staff to ensue every guest has a 5 star experience.We truly hope to see you again so we may so you a true 5 star experince.

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RS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

It was a wedding anniversary!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for your review roger. I would like to know more about your recent visit to Yabba island grill. Please feel free to reach me directly at info@gr8food.net

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Not the Yabba our family used to enjoy over the years😞

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 8, 2020

please let us know what we can do to make your next visit worthy of 5 stars

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G
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, but not hot. Surprised, because it’s always been hot before.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks Garbo for your review. Please let us know of any issues while your in the restaurant so we can fix any problems while your still here.

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DA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Great indoor table location with view of 5th Avenue activity. Food very good, but overpriced. Service was reasonably quick, but perfunctory. Waiter uninterested.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

thanks for your review dan. We have been known as the most affordable restaurant on 5th ave. We offer an early dinging menu that might be more your style. Hope to see you again soon!!!

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c
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good place
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Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for the stars

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MO
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was very good and large portions.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars!!!

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MH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel was terrific ! The shwimps appetizers was delish!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars mike

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B
Milwaukee
84 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Yabba continues to impress. The Rasta Pasta was excellent and the wine list is the best value in Naples (although not quite the bargain they represent on the menu).
Also, have to mention the excellent sax player doing entertainment.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively casual spot! Great food and fun atmosphere. Terrific music. Good for families as there is. a lot to see and do. Terrific people watching!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for the great review

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Yabba. It is one of our favorites before going to The Naples Players next door. But now that they have live music at night it’s important for those who want a peaceful meal to reserve an outdoor table.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review! We do have our entertainment schedule posted on our website.

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RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only disappointment was the stone crab claws. $8.50 each which was not the problem - they just didn't have much meat. Other than that, the steaks were excellent, sweet potato fries crispy and delicious. Yabba's is rated $$ but I'd have to say it's $$$. $90 per person two drinks. Still, I would go back - just not order the crab claws.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for your review Roy. We do receive our stone crabs daily so that they are of the highest quality. Also they are weighed in house each day. Maybe order the large claws net time they are 3-5 oz with shell weight. Hope to see you again soon

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BM
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner! Lots of wonderful menu choices! It was difficult to select just one!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for the great review!

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AM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food-especially when taking advantage of the early bird! Fantastic service and a great booth!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Anne!

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M
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times with guests who came to visit us in Florida and we have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious, the service is great and so is the atmosphere there. Our guests have always enjoyed their meals there as much as we do. Would highly recommend!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars

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J
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We used to enjoy everything about Yabbas for years. However , lately our experiences have been disappointing. Food was so-so with tough, rubbery fish. No butter was served with my baked potato. When asked to get some, it came long after my potato went cold. Ordered a bottle of wine. It came after we had finished 3/4 of our meal. Server never once came to see how things were or if we needed anything. This place was always popular and crowded for years, but it wasn’t crowded at all. Sure sign things aren’t going well.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 9, 2020

I a sorry to see that you felt the service was poor. Thank you for bringing to this my attention, I will be reviewing Yabba's standards with the service staff to ensue every guest has a 5 star experience. We truly hope to see you again so we may so you a true 5 star experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Items on the menu were priced high. No additional add-ins were offered i.e. bread, salad etc. Prices were high in comparison to the offerings on the menu---and also the service was mediocre. Will choose a different place to dine the next time,

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for your review Joan. Here at Yabba we strive to provide our guests with a high quality and affordable dining experience. We have been know as one of the most affordable restaurants on 5th avenue. Also we do have many salads on our menu starting at $11, as well as entree salads starting at $17. We do not serve plain bread, we offer our guests mini cornbread muffins, with cheddar cheese, a brown sugar topping, and served with our honey butter.

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RF
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table outside. We were not rushed by our server. Very good wine selection. Very good service and excellent food. Perfect evening.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thanks for the great review Roger!!

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LB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby’s birthday great setting. Cozy and relaxed. Great service by Chase!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. I will pass them along to Chase for you.

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T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unfortunately they brought out and place our main course on the table before we had finished our salad.
I know they have to turn the table over but that was rude.

LR
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Evening. Dined with quests from out of state, first time together in over 25 years! Food was excellent, wait staff super, great table....will be back again and again.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thanks for the awesome 5 star review

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TM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and we love the outside seating.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you very much.

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L
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. I requested a table in the main dining room since the last time we were there, the live entertainment was mellow. This time it was very loud so we were annoyed by it.
The next time I'll request a table in the quieter front room.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

We appreciate the 5 stars and feedback. Yabba offers live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, it does tend to interfere with casual conversations but it has been a huge success for us. Most guests dance and really get into the party vibe. We would have moved you away and will definitely get you a quieter table on your next visit.

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BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great venue, with live music that night, however found the food to be mediocre and slow. We had a great server that helped to keep the night enjoyable

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

I am sorry to hear you were not happy with the service from the kitchen. I will share your feedback with the Chef so he can make sure Yabba is making every guest 100% happy while they are here. We are dedicated to being the best and hope to see you again soon so we can show you.

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OT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, fun setting, good live music.
We were seated about 15 minutes later than our reservation, and the server could have had a little more personality, but overall, it was a really nice experience.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for the stars and the positive feedback. I will share some of your critiques with the staff so we are better for you next visit. Hope to see you again soon.

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d
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to get a reservation for a last minute dinner on Saturday night in Naples but Yabba had a few openings so we gave it a try. The food was very good. Introduced some relatives to Stone Crab. They loved it. Excellent service all round. Wine pricing seems very fair.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you very much for the kind words. Hope to see you again before Stone Crab session ends.

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KH
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy as usual. Early dining is a great deal.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for the perfect rating and kind words. Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent staff.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for the stars and kind words. Hopefully we will see you again soon so we can earn that 5th star.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location and Live Music !
Food was very well prepared.

What , No bread with Dinner ? !

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

We appreciate the stars and your feedback. Yabba has not been serving bread for a couple of years now. Most people do not eat bread anymore so they can be healthier. By having a small charge for bread we are allowed to offer something better than just white bread and butter. Additionally, restaurants that do offer free bread work that cost into the price of everything so even if you are not eating bread you are still paying for it. Hope to see you soon so you can try one of our amazing Smurfs!!

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JK
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was great. The live music was really fun, but loud. It was a fun evening.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much.

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JB
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were there with friends and were seated practically on the dance floor. Did not know being our first time to ask to be seated away from the music or outside. Although food and service were good, the music was so loud we could not have conversation with our guests. In my experience music should be at a lower volume until at least 8:30 or later. Will be back again but, will ask to be seated away from the music. On a positive note entertainment was good.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Yabba offers live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, it does tend to interfere with casual conversations but it has been a huge success for us. Most guests dance and really get into the party vibe. We would have moved you away and will definitely get you a quieter table on your next visit.

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MH
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Roisin was great !

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you very much, I will pass along your praise to Roisin. Hope to see you again soon.

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l
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested a table for a party of 4 in the front room of restaurant by one of the doors
We were seated at the best table

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the perfect rating. Hope to see you again soon.

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