Yabba Island Grill

4.6
3317 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
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.

Support Yabba Island Grill during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3317 people are saying
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SteveO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. the food was very good and the service was perfect. Very nice and comfortable place.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded an hour ago

Greetings SteveO. Thank you for this great review and support for the restaurant. Great to hear you enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Please come back soon.

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vipDAVID
Naples
264 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yabba is always a great dining experience. Best bar atmosphere with the best service.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded an hour ago

Hey David. Thank you for your 5 star review. Happy to hear that you always have a good dining experience with us and receive great service. See you soon.

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vipBeverly
Naples
322 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The stuffed flounder was delicious, as was the wedge salad. The porch was lovely and the waiter, Shane, was very attentive and friendly.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 2 hours ago

Hello Beverly, Thank you for the great review. Here at Yabba we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

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samb
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yabba is one of our favorite restaurants. Love the outdoor seating right on 5th ave. Food, service and ambience were fantastic.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on September 10, 2021

Hello Samb, Start by saying that we are thrilled to know that Yabba is one of your favorite restaurant. We thank you for your support. Appreciate the comments about the ambience and food and glad you enjoyed your evening and hope to see you again soon.

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vipReneeF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass and steak sweet and spicy was delicious. Always excellent food

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on September 9, 2021

Hi ReneeF, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with with us and will pass that on to the chef. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were wonderful. The salmon is “the stuff of dreams.”

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thank you for your great 5 star review and choosing Yabba Island Grill for your dinning pleasure. We appreciate your feedback and will pass it along to the Chef. Come back soon. The Salmon will be waiting.

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Isavante
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside. Very pleasant. Our server was very knowledgeable about menu, both food and drink. Having a gluten dietary issue, he was aware and made sure to reiterate when serving.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on September 10, 2021

Hello Isavante, Thank you for our support of local business and choosing Yabba Island Grill. We appreciate the comments and glad that our staff was able to help you find the right options for dinner. Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit.

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vipDAVID
Naples
265 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yabba is always a fun dining experience. Great food selections and attentive service.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hey David! Thank for your 5 star review and your continued support. We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Floor was dirty with food under table. All food was over cooked. Rare filet was well done. Medium rare was well done. Bland taste. Disappointed as I had a family recommendation to go there.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you for choosing Yabba Island Grill. I am truly sorry we did not meet your expatiations. Did you mention any of your concerns while you were in the restaurant, we feel that is the best time, since that gives up an opportunity to address and fix. If not I can be reached at keith@gr8team.net to future discuss the visit. Once again I apologize.

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FeliciaF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time visiting. We recently moved to the area. We really like the food and drinks here and will come again.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello Felicia F, Welcome to the area, and thank you for your multiply visits. We appreciate your help in supporting local business and are looking forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice place! I love the food and the drinks! They had live music, it was super nice!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 29, 2021

Thank you for your 5star review and your comments. We appreciate when guest have a great visit and we look forward to your next visit.

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JoeM
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Location and ambiance are 5 star

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 29, 2021

Hello Joe M, Thank you for our support of local business and choosing Yabba Island Grill. We appreciate the comments and look forward to your next visit.

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vipLinda
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This used to be one of our favorites but this experience didn't live up to normal. Yabba has pared back their menu to practically nothing - so disappointing. Interesting most restaurants on Fifth Ave were mildly crowded this Friday evening but not Yabba. I wonder why???

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello Linda, Thank you for choosing Yabba Island Grill. I am sorry we did not live up to your expectations. It is true in dead of summer we do pare back the menu in order to maintain the small high quality. Also please keep in mind Yabba Island Grill is probably on of the largest restaurants on 5th Ave. also.

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Bruce
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet night outside for our 42nd anniversary.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hello Bruce, Thank you for choosing Yabba Island Grill for celebrating your special occasion. We appreciate your supporting local business and hope to see you again soon.

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ArthurA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and restaurant were fabulous. We had a great evening.
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Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hello Arthur A, We appreciate you supporting local business and your great 5 star review. Hope to see you again soon.

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HollyP
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Service and staff were amazing!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hello Holly P, Thank you for your 5 star review and helping to support local business in these difficult times. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your next visit.

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vipJamesB
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass was one of the best I've enjoyed. The key lime pie was different and was excellent. Katie was great and the bartender George is a property asset.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hello James B, Thank you for your great review and choosing Yabba Island Grill, we know there are a lot of choices. I am also thrilled Kady and George enhanced your experience. Please remember to ask for them on your next visit.

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ChristyCarol
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice! A little noisier than usual.
Food was good. Ordered steaks just not quite as good as usual.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hello Christy Carol, Thank you for your patronage in selecting Yabba Island Grill for your dinner choice. I am sorry you were not completely satisfied in your selections. Please in the future let us know while you are in the restaurant. We look forward to your next visit.

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vipDAVID
Naples
265 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yabba is always a great dining experience from Happy Hour to dining, best service, selections and atmosphere.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hello David, Thank you for choosing Yabba Island Grill and helping to support a local business. We appreciate your comments and look forward to your next visit.

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vipWilliam
Fort Lauderdale
32 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beverages and great service

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hello William, We appreciate your 5 star review and you help in supporting local business. Looking forward to your next visit.

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Jane
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Really good appetizers, main dishes were good, not great. Glasses on table when arrived….and dirty.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 15, 2021

Thank you for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal but are not pleased with the state of the glasses on the table upon arrival. This will be addressed. Thank you for letting us know and we hope to have the opportunity take care of you again!

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gvdoc
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice
A bit costly but food excellent so worth it !

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 15, 2021

Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you had a great experience here at Yabba and want to assure to you that we use only the highest quality ingredients which may not make up the least expensive places but it makes us one of the best!

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FeliciaF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks here were superb. Will definitely be back. Great place .

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 15, 2021

Thank you for the great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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JohnJ
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, always a great experience!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 15, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Yabba! Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to serving you again!

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vipChristopherO
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe our server was outstanding...great service and super sense of humor!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 15, 2021

Thank you so much for the review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to be able to server you again soon!

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RRBobcat
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Shane. Good wine list - reasonably priced. Food above average - sea bass “special” might have been best ever sea bass for me!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 15, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to taking care of you again in the near future!

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JarredC
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my girlfriend here. The food was amazing and the drinks were exactly what we were expecting. Our service was very good and the live music created a very energetic atmosphere. It was a lot of fun.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 15, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you joined us and had a great time with your girlfriend. We hope to see you again soon!

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Asurebet
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our waiter to our table to the amazing dinners, everything was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 15, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Yabba! Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to serving you again!

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vipmeloutlook
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love 5th Ave! Grouper was amazing!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review! We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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vipDAVID
Naples
265 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yabba is a great dining experience and a fun atmosphere. Great value, especially during Early Dining. The best bar staff and great dining service.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Yabba and hope to be able to serve you again soon!

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vipDavehorn
Detroit
44 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional! Both of our dishes were fabulous, and we ran into another couple outside after dinner, and they echoed our sentiments! We swapped dinner stories, and they told us other things to try the next time we eat there! Awesome!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the rave review! We look forward to your next 5 star experience!

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John
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Some of the ingredients listed on the menu were missing from two of our dishes, but this didn’t distract from how good they were. Absolutely delicious! The Island Sky was missing the jasmine rice and our blackened salmon was not at all spicy and void of the pecans and jalapeños. Once the wine arrived we were left on our own to pour the rest of our glasses and the waiter had to be reminded to bring some things we previously asked for. Will we go back? Yes. It was a lovely evening despite my nitpicking.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for coming in! We strive for constancy and will work to make sure these mistakes do not happen again in the future. We look forward to you coming back so that we can show you a true 5 star experience!

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vipRegP
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

I sent my filet mignon steak back twice before the waiter told me they were having a problem with the chef and asked me to choose something else from the menu.I wasn’t offered any compensation.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for coming in and your review. We apologize that your steak did not come out cooked properly. We will address what to do in this circumstance with the staff so that they know to get a manager involved and we can properly rectify the situation. We hope you will come back so that we can prove to you a better experience!

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JRS2
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was exellent as was the service. We got in at 5 PM and got the Early Bird discount which was a pleasent surprise.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that we will be able to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was terrific. We sat up front near the street, and the temperature in that room was a little hot. Would have preferred the rear dining room. Both dinners, which were fish, were outstanding. Definitely would return again. The host who greeted us shared some tips on where to go while in the area.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review! We hope to serve you again soon. We will be happy to seat you in the rear dining room if you so desire.

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Barb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and the service was above and beyond.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipJohnJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and friendly service.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on July 20, 2021

John, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we are especially honored you felt we were worthy of 5 stars. Thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice early dinner out with three kids. We sat on the patio and everything was perfect!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you very much. We are looking forward to your next 5 star visit with us.

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GiginRay
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service every time.
We love sitting in the front room, but any area inside or outside is great.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for the perfectly rated review. We are honored you felt your experience at Yabba was worthy of such a rating.

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You can order delivery directly from Yabba Island Grill using the Order Online button. Yabba Island Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 262-5787.

Yabba Island Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 3317 OpenTable diners.

Yabba Island Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.gr8food.net/gift-cards/.

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.