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“We must of missed the views and GREAT food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kelly's Fish House Dining Room

Kelly's Fish House Dining Room
1302 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-3434
239-774-0494
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Ranked #421 of 793 restaurants in Naples
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
North Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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“We must of missed the views and GREAT food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Visiting Naples for the first time our family of 4 wanted to find a fun restaurant on the beach serving great local seafood. Reviews lead us here.

First, the hush puppies served before dinner were the best I've ever had. Lightly fried they were amazing. The Mai Tia's were very good. Our server and the entire staff were very friendly.

After that we found very little to recommend. We are shocked that the view everyone talks about is of a canal. You get to see the side of tin city mall across the canal. You get to see a small water taxi move about. Maybe we set our hopes too high in finding a great seafood place with a view. Reading reviews here which talk of the great views has us spending our future vacation diners somewhere else because this view was horrible.

The special of the night was a pound Maine lobster with small potatoes, and two shrimp. 3 of the 4 of us tried that while the other one had shrimp. Food was delivered on time but was bland. Our big seafood diner was a disappointment.

We are 5 days into a 7 day visit and have not had a dinner with a great view or a dinner that was so outstanding that we didn't have a problem paying a little more for it. The chains have been our best bet.

Visited July 2013
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Alabama
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“Unprofessional staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Last week we were vacationing with our family in Naples. We tried a new restaurant each night. Upon arrival we noticed the restaurant was not busy (this should have been a warning) but being low season we thought perhaps it was just a slow night. When our server finally approached us for our drink order she asked our 22 year old son for his ID (as she should have) and he promptly produced it. She looked at it and took it with her to the bar. Our son had ordered a beer. After a very long wait she returned and smugly said to our son "I brought you a water since you are not 21! We don't serve underage here!" We initially thought she was kidding around with him. Upon questioning her further she repeatedly said he was not over 21! We laughed good naturedly initially that he was indeed 22 and as his parents we should know. His drivers license clearly proves he is 22 years old. She then quite sarcastically and again smugly took his license to her manager who along with the hostess (have no idea how she got this job as she was very unfriendly) had to use a calculator to come to the conclusion that our son was indeed 22! At this point we decided to leave. At that point another waitress accidently bumped into our son causing her to drop her tray of water glasses. What a disaster of an evening. We promptly left and had a fantastic dinner at The Dock and our son had no problem getting drink order.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Florida
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“Dinner at Kelly's Fish House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We arrived during happy hour. We taken directly to a table that the waitress said was one of the best...it was. We had a great view of the Gordon River and Riverwalk. The four of us had no trouble with the view.

The food was excellent and at Naples prices were within the norm. The lobster pot is excellent for $19.95. The fried oysters are excellent.

We will visit this restaurant again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ft Mitchell
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“Always a good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

one of our regular "good seafood" restaurants. Never are dissatisfied. Price is a factor. Love the snapper, salads, bar, and local catch!

Visited December 2012
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“Frozen food,Gorden Ramsay would have a field day!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I'm sorry but eat over the water tin city.
Compressed food,not fresh but frozen.For Florida I expect at least fresh fish the server even admitted it was frozen.
Don't waste a good evening out here.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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