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Mangrove Cafe

#112 of 757 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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878 5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102
12392627076
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Mangrove Cafe is the longest existing restaurant on Naples' famed 5th Ave...
Mangrove Cafe is the longest existing restaurant on Naples' famed 5th Ave South. The discriminating restaurant is known for its quality fresh local seafood, especially their signature dish sweet and Sour Snapper and creative Global Comfort Cuisine. Mangrove's motto, Think Global, Eat Local, is uniquely presented on its menu and Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list. You'll appreciate the flawless service and recognize your server; they've been there for years.
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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 23
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Its been a while Mr. Mangrove...

...but I must report that your service has improved much from my last few visits - that's why I stopped coming. The food is always great, corner patio atmoshpere is just so cool. And although we started a bit rough with the service it nicley caught up to itself. Food was delicious, wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
yumyumguy
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We were drawn to the Mangrove cafe by the advert in the window $39.99 for 2 meals including a bottle of wine. The waitress was very helpful explaining what we could choose. We had the salad which was very tasty. My wife ordered the chicken and I ordered the sirloin steak medium to well. When I cut into the steak... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were strolling Fifth Avenue perusing menus for a place for dinner and came upon The Mangrove Cafe. The dinner special sounded too good to be true. You could order any of an eclectic array from the menu and it included a salad, bread and bottle of wine We were debating be tween red and white and Deanne was nice... More 

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St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This smallish restaurant features great food and a "special" that includes a nice bottle of wine, with my total bill coming to $26. I think you have to ask about the special because I don't remember it being on the menu. Would have double checked this before posting this review, but their web page doesn't load easily and then seems... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

...but I must report that your service has improved much from my last few visits - that's why I stopped coming. The food is always great, corner patio atmoshpere is just so cool. And although we started a bit rough with the service it nicley caught up to itself. Food was delicious, wine upgrade is a bit high, but overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Dinner with wife and 6 friends. I ordered paella from the $39.99 for two menus. It came with 2 entres and salid and bottle of wine and one desert for us Naples residents. All food was very good as was the service. All in our group plan to return soon.

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Durham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went with the $39.99 special which comprised of any 2 entrees off the normal menu, 2 house salads & a bottle of Lindemans Australian wine. Our server Nicci was great and didn't rush us - unlike most restaurants in the U.S. We were free to stay as long as we wanted. We opted to both have the tomato soup starter... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

There was 4 of us for dinner on a rainy week night in May... We all enjoyed the wine special... The salads were fresh,and crisp.. I had the veal Marsala ,it was tasty,delicious,and, bountiful ,my wife had the snapper. She said it was not "fishy", but prepared to perfection. Our niece,and, nephew,loved the pasta Bolengese.. The service was spot on..... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We arrived before opening, but they let us in anyway. All the staff were extremely friendly. The food was excellent, and the service continued to be great.

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Dunedin, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Let me preface by giving my credentials so you take my remarks seriously, I am a retired chef from four star hotels and private clubs. The hostess was very pleasant, we waited at the bar with a glass of wine on a busy Saturday night. The bartender was snooty and pretensious and barely gave us the time of day to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We happened to stumble upon this place while walking through town. We stopped in for a little dinner. I had the lamb chop special. Probably the tastiest meal Ive had while in Naples. Reasonably priced too. Diane, the owner stopped by and chatted with us for a bit and we had a very great time. A must do while in... More 

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Additional Information about Mangrove Cafe

Address: 878 5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102
Phone Number: 12392627076
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples>  > Old Naples
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 878 5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples>  > Old Naples
  • Neighborhood: Old Naples
  • Phone Number: 12392627076

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Mangrove Cafe is the longest existing restaurant on Naples' famed 5th Ave South. The discriminating restaurant is known for its quality fresh local seafood, especially their signature dish sweet and Sour Snapper and creative Global Comfort Cuisine. Mangrove's motto, Think Global, Eat Local, is uniquely presented on its menu and Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list. You'll appreciate the flawless service and recognize your server; they've been there for years.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?