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“A River Runs Through It” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bay House

The Bay House
799 Walkerbilt Rd, Naples, FL 34110 (North Naples)
(239) 591-3837
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Ranked #101 of 803 Restaurants in Naples
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: North Naples
Cross street: Highway 41
Walpole, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A River Runs Through It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We recently dined out with friends at The Bay House in Naples, Florida. We have eaten there many times, and the restaurant never disappoints. The menu is varied and interesting, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and the sevice staff is attentive without being overbearing. I enjoyed the seafood pot-pie that I ordered, but my wife's scallop dish was the most delicious I have ever tasted. I requested and was given window seating with a view of the nearby river. It added to the ambience to look out over the water and watch the boats passing by. We ate in the "fine-dining" section of the restaurant, which is a little pricey but well-worth it. There is an active bar in another section of the restaurant with a more limited menu and lower prices that I have never tried, but it always seems to be busy and popular.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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UMWSUHFH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant has a novel view of the river which is well lit. There is outdoor seating as well as a large fire pit. Try the scallops.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Excellent food and beautiful restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Wonderful chefs and unique selections and you will not be unhappy with the beautiful old Florida setting. A hidden gem.

Visited August 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Great Naples Restaurant With Atmosphere!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

One of my main complaints about the restaurants in Naples is that the best ones seems to always be located in strip retail centers. The Bay House manages to meld great food with outstanding atmosphere, and service, that to me makes it one of the top, if not the top restaurant in Naples. The service from the top down is amazing, Ed the GM makes everyone who comes in feel special,ands you can see that he has put his stamp on the rest of the staff as they do the same as well. The menu has a mixture of low country southern food and "americana" type dishes, that are sure to please even the most picky eaters. The attached bar has its own menu, but you can also get items from the main dinning room there as well. And if you are lucky enough to go on a Friday or Saturday they have wonderful live music in the bar. All and all, I highly recommend this spot the next time you are in Naples, you will not be upset you did!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Fantastic atmosphere and food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've been to this restaurant on several occasions over the years. I have always loved it because it is off of the beaten path and tucked away in a rustic setting on the Cocahatchee. They've made several improvements since my last visit including a fire pit area, a new raw bar, a new menu and more seating off of the bar. There is also a fireplace going inside in the bar in cooler weather. It is a really great place for a drink. There is a separate menu for the bar area but you can still order off of the dining room menu if you sit in the bar - not vice versa. We had a wonderful meal in the dining room but I would sit in the bar area next time to give us more options on the menu. I dined with 3 other people and all of our meals were fantastic. My sister ordered sweet breads which she raved about the entire next day! Although I cannot imagine ordering them I did taste them and they were delicious.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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