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The Boathouse on Naples Bay

990 Broad Ave S, Next to the Cove Inn, Naples, FL 34102-7319
+1 239-643-2235
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
990 Broad Ave S, Next to the Cove Inn, Naples, FL 34102-7319
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Boathouse on Naples Bay
1. Best Waterfont Restaurant
"One of the few restaurants overlooking the water - a high priority"
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2. Seafood is amazing
"The crab melt, boathouse combo, and paella dishes were fantastic"
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3. Exceptional service
"The location is great, the service out of this world"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my wife's and my favored place to dine. The food is excellent, the wait staff very fast and friendly, the view is beautful. We try to get there before happy hour is over for the two for one drinks what more could you...More

Thank JERRYD437
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place had amazing views of the water, and the food is to die for! Very fresh seafood, and wonderful options. We had such a great experience the first night with family, we decided to go back as a couple, since there were so many...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
Julie K, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse on Naples Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jennifer, this is just wonderful to hear! Couldn't help but chuckle about the so many items to try! Thank you so much for taking the time to share and we can't wait to have you join us again... maybe this evening?! Ha! :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived for our reservation at 6 p.m. We stood at the reception desk for 10 minutes while the hostess checked in each party. After fumbling with the computer to find the reservation, she wiped the menus and then personally escorted each party to their table....More

Thank George K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not usually one to write reviews but what I witnessed tonight was crazy. The manager was running around yelling at everyone else and blamming everyone else and not in a nice way. I was shocked at his language. He needs a does of humility....More

Thank tomdungard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive and excellent menu . The local fish choice is superb - I had the grouper which was not only lovely but very filling . Great service and prices reasonable.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The last two times that we visited this restaurant the food has been uneventful. Currently it is average at best. Service is also just average. We probably won’t go back again until high season starts again.

Thank TPD2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to go for a great view on the water. Our recent visit I tried the crab leg pound "special" - I usually get the lobster mac and cheese which I should have gotten this visit too but wanted to try something...More

Thank Funtimes_Naples
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Had artchoke and crab appetizer which was awesome. Then crab, asparagus gratin which was basically mac n cheese with crab in the place of macaroni. So good, great atmosphere too. Service was a little slow but it suited our group ok.

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed September 13, 2018

It was too long between visits to The Boathouse and we were not disappointed. In fact, we wondered why we had not been back sooner. The setting is really spectacular, overlooking Naples Bay, and the food is quite good. The menu is very diverse and...More

Thank PhillyBoy21
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The view and the guitarist made the lunch amazing, thank you for the good quality music. Sadly the waiter was not good and the food was average.. will keep searching for something better in the area.More

1  Thank cviguerao
Julie K, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse on Naples Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Cviguero, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and alerting us that our server did not meet your expectations, nor our high standards for service. We would like to address this as that is not the experience we want any of our...More

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Questions & Answers
Michael H
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Julie K | Property representative |
Yes, part time during off-season.
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Napleshappygirl | Reviewed this property |
3:30 to 6:30 everyday. At tables and bar.
David J
December 17, 2015|
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Response from tripahoy8 | Reviewed this property |
Excellent management now. Visited "Boathouse" twice recently (15 Nov. & 13 Dec) with different very critical folks-- and all different menu items.. Everyone raved about food which was truly superb whether lobster, crab... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 990 Broad Ave S, Next to the Cove Inn, Naples, FL 34102-7319
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples>  > Old Naples
  • Neighborhood: Old Naples
  • Phone Number: +1 239-643-2235
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Seafood has been a decades-long love affair here in Southwest Florida. The Boathouse on Naples Bay, overlooking the glistening waters in historic Downtown Naples at the City Dock, has mastered this love affair like no other in the area. Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows, with seating indoors and out, the Boathouse on Naples Bay offers unprecedented views and a wonderful, historic and unpretentious atmosphere. We prepare the abundance of just-caught fish and seafood, flown in daily, with the freshest seasonal sides. Our menu also offers premium Midwestern beef and poultry, Old World pasta dishes, crisp, garden fresh salads, hardy sandwiches, succulent burgers, and innovative daily specials along with a surprisingly affordable wine list. The waterfront ambiance of the Boathouse on Naples Bay is as enticing as the food. We look forward to seeing you!
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