Yabba Island Grill

4.5
3247 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 3247 people are saying
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RobertC
Naples
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was excellent. Love the Wedge Salad. We split the ribeye steak and it was delicious. The sweet potato fries are outstanding. Service by Connor was perfect. Sorry to see one of our favorites, the Pecan Chicken leave the menu.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 2 minutes ago

Thank you very much for the positive feedback and kind words. We are sorry to see the Pecan Chicken go as well but I assure you it will be back. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Meh. This restaurant was recommended by a new friend. It was okay. Of the five dinners we had in Naples this trip, this was 4th most enjoyable of the 5. Would have strongly preferred a server who kept their face covering on while Indoors like most of his colleagues. Management clearly does not take safety protocols seriously; so I will vote with my dollars and dine elsewhere next time I’m in town. I recommend Hobnob across the street for good food, better value, and a service staff that follows good safety standards.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Yabba and our staff take food safety standards very seriously. We have had the highest standards for over 20 years on training and education when it comes to making sure our restaurant is safe, even before covid. We have gone above and beyond the CDC requirements to protects our guests and employees. A full list of proactive measure we have taken can be found on our website. It saddens us that restaurants are graded on their masks protocols today rather than the food and service they provide.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day. Had a great experience. Great Server too.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much for the lovely review and feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We Went for Mother’s Day dinner on Saturday night. There was a singer who played that night that just made our evening! We danced and sung and partied until he stopped singing. Being in my 60’s this is a rare occurrence, but it made all of our evenings memorable that is for certain. His name was Peter Andrews, he is exceptionally talented and we were so fortunate to have made our reservations at Yabba Island Grill that evening. The food was alright( great presentation) the server very nice and attentive, but I would go back to hear Peter any day of the week!
Thanks Peter for making our night!!!
We had a blast, and so did all the people who partied with us...

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much. Peter sings at Yabba every Friday and Saturday night. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to him. We look forward to seeing you again this weekend.

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Joyce
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grouper stuffed with crab was simply ourstanding

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food !!! Delicious

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much.

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KenE
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food. Sat at the bar and received a 20% discount.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the stars, we greatly appreciate them.

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vipRosemarieG
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of our go to places with guests. Food is generally very good.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the positive feedback. Hopefully next time we can earn that 5th star.

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vipMarylandSavyEater
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had grilled salmon, partner had grilled shrimp. Both very good. went early enough to get the 20% off the entrees.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the positive feedback. Hopefully next time we can earn that 5th star.

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vipAlex
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Restaurant is in a good location, that's pretty much it. Decor and food lacking, maybe sitting at the outdoor bar across from Ocean Prime to have a drink is a good idea here, but dinner definitely isn't.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Alex. Yabba hasn't been one of 5th Ave's best restaurants for over 20 years because they are lacking. We have thrived for this long because we have top quality food prepared by professional Chefs and the best service staff you will find anywhere in Naples. We appreciate any and all criticisms so we can get better and truly hope you will elaborate on what you feel Yabba is lacking so we may have a chance to address any real issues before your next visit.

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vipwillie
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed that they sneak a credit card charge on your bill! LOOK FIR IT!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

The credit card surcharge was never sneaked on any bill. It is clearly printed on every menu and clearly labeled and totaled on the check presented before you pay. Choosing to pay with an option other than credit card would result in this charge being removed. Again, there is no sneaking going on as you claim. We have been upfront about this and will to remove the charge if our guests are paying with any other form.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner appetizers, wine and several dishes. They all were delicious. Joe our server was very attentive and was extremely knowledgeable. We will definitely make this a favorite on our list. We really enjoyed the entertainment as well.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars !

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MichaelC
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time I’ve dined at Yabba Grill and love sitting outside with family and friends. Food is delicious!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review Michael!

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vippl500psi
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I will not return to Yabba until they remove the 4% service charge for using a credit card. This is unacceptable as far as I am concerned. Who gets this? The restaurant or the server? Only 1 in our party of 6 paid cash. The charge was removed for cash. The entertainment was great and the food wad real good. But that service charge will keep me away. That won't go with locals for the summer!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

The charge has been removed. See you soon.

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SueE
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80th Birthday Celebration! We had a 5 PM dinner reservation so we were able to take advantage of the early discount. 6 out of 6 agreed their meal was outstanding. We had 3 encrusted grouper stuffed with crabmeat dinners, 2 bone-in 14 oz pork chop dinners (my husband, the birthday boy’s personal favorite) and 1 Rasta pasta. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. Our drinks were good! What more an I say!?! Yabba was a great choice for my husband’s 80th birthday celebration!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thanks for the fantastic 5 star review Sue. We hope to see you at Yabba again soon!

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vipDAVID
Naples
243 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun and great dining experience. Great people, wonderful entrees especially during Early Dining.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you David for the great review. See you at Yabbas again soon

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PaulV
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was seared outdoors as requested. Service was perfect attentive but not overwhelming. Food was expertly prepared
Would highly recommend this restaurant

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thanks for the great review Paul. We hope to see you at Yabba again soon.

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vipckscholl
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Despite having a reservation, the hostess tried to tell us there were no outside tables...after my husband explained that we had called twice to confirm, she put 2 tables together. The food was good, our server fine, but the hostess’ really negative attitude was off putting to say the least.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Outside seating is at its highest demand ever. Yabba has a first come, first serve policy when it comes to patio seating even with a reservation. We always guarantee guests will have a table at the time of their reservation but if they want to sit in a specific area they may have to wait, even with a reservations. I will pass along you feedback to the hostess. It is our goal to accommodate everyone the best we can with the best attitude.

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sandra
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SERVER----young lady who just moved from washington or Oregon

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for the perfect 5 star rating!! We greatly appreciate it.

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GulfGirl
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, my companion has hearing issues but all was fine. so no complaints about the sound. AND nice to hear violin from Sugden grounds

Being locals, it was disappointing to see such a SCANT list of choices with much higher prices. We get it - COVID, fewer guests, servers and income. But a bit more variation is needed.

Thank you!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you for your review Gulfgirl. I will pass this on to the chef and owner

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BeverlyK
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us all loved our entrees; three of us had the salmon which was fantastic! We'll be back.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for the perfect 5 star rating!! We greatly appreciate it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the live music. It’s subtle and not loud. You can still carry on a conversation with people at your table.
I enjoy the food and atmosphere.
We’ll definitely be back.

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JohnH
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening with good food and good service. Yabba does it right!!!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you for the great review John

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vipJanP
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, but extremely pricy. A tad over the top, Two non-alcoholic iced teas my husband had a dinner salad, 2 soups and I had a regular dinner and it was almost $90. Not that we can’t afford of course weekend but I felt it was too pricey for what we eat with no alcohol.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 26, 2021

Thank you for your review Jan. Please join us again during our early dining special which is 20 percent of all the entrees steaks and fresh stone crab.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value. Delicious food nicely presented. Attentive service.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had relatives in town visiting and went to Yabba. Everyone enjoyed their meals as well as their great cocktails. Joseph our server was very attentive and gave good recommendations. I highly recommend Yabba Grill, we’ve been their on many occasions and each time it never disappointed.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 26, 2021

Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you at Yabba again soon!

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michaels
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good service excellent.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for the stars !

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KevinH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. We'd not eaten there for a few years (no real reason, we just don't get to downtown Naples that often), but we had friends coming into town and wanted to eat downtown. Yabba did not disappoint. We were seated promptly (we had reservations), were afforded the option of eating outdoors (which was our preference), and the service was excellent. All appetizers and entrees were delicious!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars Kevin !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Horrible, terrible, not worth it and won’t go again!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Your comments are deeply concerning. Please feel free to contact me directly at Info@gr8food.net so that i can get more information about your recent visit to Yabba.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fabulous. The crab stuffed grouper with mango salsa was amazing. Best food of the trip. We can’t wait to go back!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars !

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vipLuv2eat
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience4

I don't have any problem if a restaurant wants to add a "Covid" charge but they need to tell you upfront and not have a surprise on the check I had the server go to the manager to remove it.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 20, 2021

Yabba is not charging a Covid charge to their checks. It is a CC Convenience fee and the details about it are clearly printed on all dinner menus. Additionally, this is a new policy of the restaurant and the manager is taking the charge off for anyone who asks for a few weeks. We want to make sure our customers have time and can come prepared with alternate payments if they want to avoid the small extra fee.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our third time dining in 5 weeks & the menu does not change.
Service slow.
No entertainment!!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

thank you for your review but you might be thinking of another restaurant. We in fact changed our menu 3 times in the last 6 weeks and also added a 3 course seafood special menu as well. Also we have Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 6:30 until 9:30

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vipJoeG
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always fun with good food and service. Conner rocked. Only suggestion would be to expand the menu and offer more choice and tweak it as the seasons “change”. Super place!!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars Joe !

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vipJoe61
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very poor service.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 29, 2021

Yabba Island grill has a much higher standard than 3 stars and poor service. We would not have thrived on 5th Ave if we did. I would be more than happy to discuss the specifics of your experience with us so we can continue to get better. Our goal would be to get you back into the restaurant for a true 5 star experience.

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MirthaC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time and as always the food was great, and our server was amazing. Very polite, professional and friendly. Drinks were spectacular!

We feel Early Dining ends too early at 5:30pm. We think it should be until 6:30p.m., as well as Happy Hour.

Overall, we love it!

Congrats to the Executive Chef and Chefs!!! Delicioso!!! as well as the Bartenders!!!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review Mirtha!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our group had one person with a nut allergy , We were stunned to hear that anything fried was done in peanut oil. Our server was great about it and very good about explaining what was best to pick from due to the allergy. But it limited our guest greatly.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 29, 2021

Although, we fry in peanut oil we do offer plenty of other options that are not fried. Additionally, our kitchen staff is well versed in all allergies and the proper procedures need to ensure a safe dining experience for everyone. I do understand the frustration that comes along with limitations due to food allergies as I have a few myself. I would be more than happy to discuss available options with you prior to your next visit to make it as seamless as possible for you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Don’t bother making a reservation. They won’t honor it and will deny outdoor seating at a whim. Food is mediocre at best. Go somewhere else.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 20, 2021

We honor all of our reservations. Just as everyone is told when they book a table, we are reserving you a time slot. Outside seating is limited and fulfilled on a "first come, first serve" basis. With the climate in the world today, outside seating has become more of a demand than ever before. If a guest arrives and outside is not available we are always willing to give them the next available table if they choose to wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Prices are high

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for the 4 stars. Our pricing is right in line with the industry standard and some of the best you will find on 5th ave. Additionally, we offer 20% off the menu every day for early diners and bar guests. We truly hope to see you come back and take advantage of this amazing deal while it lasts.

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DonaldD
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Front desk - useless. they had a tabel outside with people wating for someone to come. Real desk was inside. Table dude could not see the people hovering outside through glass window???

But Great server - Conner~! Made up for it.

We found our own table!!!!!

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thank you for your review donald. you were outside of the restaurant looking at the menu as do hundreds of people a night. you need to enter the building and see the "table dude" to be seated.

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cdjd
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Did not like being charged for credit card use. It reminded me of annoying airlines fees. I am a local who eats out often. Will not go back because of credit card fee.

Yabba Island Grill
Responded on April 20, 2021

The CC Convenience charge is a new policy of Yabba. Credit Cards charge the restaurant a lot of money for customers to use their cards and then they give their cardholders bonuses for using their cards. The only winners are the big credit card companies. We offer other ways to pay that will avoid the CC charge and we encourage all the guests to use them. Private operations like ours are being hit hard during Covid and we are just trying to make sure we can keep the doors open and the lights on.

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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 4.5 stars by 3247 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.