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“yum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yabba Island Grill

Yabba Island Grill
711 5th Ave South, Suite 207, Naples, FL 34103
239-262-5787
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Ranked #129 of 793 restaurants in Naples
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 8th and 7th Street
Description: Yabba Island Grill is the perfect spot in town for the grandchildren, grandparents and the kid in all of us! Yabba offers a casual fun island atmosphere, where you don't have to dress up, and if you do, you'll still feel at home. At Yabba's everything's cool! Every Friday and Saturday night, we go late night with an Island party for the younger "natives". The rest of the week is as calm as an island breeze…
New Canaan, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very crowded, but the food was great. There is an indoor and outdoor area and we were lucky enough to snag an outdoor table. Good people watching as well. Check the menu online befoe you go. Some great offerings. Enjoy!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Yabba Island Grill, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear shells13,

Thank you for the wonderful comments. Yes, our place can get busy this time of year, but we will always do our best to accommodate everyone. We hope to see you again soon!
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Relaxed Atmosphere, Great Service and Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We dined here this past Sunday night, and as usual, we experienced a memorable and fun family meal. Our waitress Amber was absolutely wonderful and the food was tastefully prepared as usual. The manager personally came by to ensure that my son's clams were prepared to his liking. It's a little pricey, but this is Naples and overall, very worth it. We can't wait to return on our next trip!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Yabba Island Grill, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Sunmom77,

We are so please to hear that your family enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to see you all again!
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“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Outstanding food. The Lobster and Crab Samba was excellent, a great value for the price paid. Wait staff is close to rude, but service is efficient.

Will be going back!

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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Yabba Island Grill, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear RobertWRankin,

Thank you for the compliments on the food and I will be sure to let the chef and kitchen crew know. As for the servers being "close to rude" we apologize. We are looking into this and we hope the next time you dine with us you will leave with an overall great dining experience. Thank you for joining us!
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Naples, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Loud, bad service and disappointing food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Loud, bad service and disappointing food need one say more? This is a place locals do not go to and with reason. AVOID. (yes it is a tourist trap)

Visited November 2013
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Yabba Island Grill, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Michael L,

We are very sorry to hear you feel this way. We do try and create a fun and family atmosphere that will be liked by the tourist and the locals. We hope you give us another try.
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St Louis
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“One last Naples 2013 Memory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Had had a great, extended weekend out of the cold of the Midwest and visited Yabba on the last evening, before we went back to the snow. Perhaps that prospect had an impact, but we enjoyed the meal immensely. Sat on the patio, facing the plaza with the Christmas Tree. Lots of people to watch and the weather was extraordinary.

We samples some of the quick items rather than ordering large entres. Outstanding was the spicy shrimp...simply delicious. And, an important feature of any restaurant for my wife, the bread delivered to the table was exceptional and warm.

All in all, a great experience and, we'll repeat it on our next trip I'm certain.

Visited December 2013
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Yabba Island Grill, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear BG_STL,

Thank you for taking the time to write great comments about us! We hope you are staying warm and we look forward to seeing you again!
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