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“Great Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yabba Island Grill

Yabba Island Grill
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Ranked #93 of 979 Restaurants in Naples
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 8th and 7th Street
Description: AFFORDABILITY ON FIFTH! With sultry ocean blues, accents of silver and deep mahogany woods, the new Yabba Island Grill may be the sexiest and most affordable "new" restaurant on 5th! So put the date back in date night and enjoy the brand new Yabba Island Grill! With steaks starting in the low $20's and entrees starting at just $13.50, Yabba has something for everyone ... including the largest craft beer and cocktail list on 5th Avenue South, fresh stone crab claws, live lobster and an incredible new atmosphere that is date night ready! Call for Happy Hour details, and to verify hours.
2 reviews
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

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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Thank RobertWRankin
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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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Salem, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Loud, bad service and disappointing food”
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Michael L
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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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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One last Naples 2013 Memory”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank BG_STL
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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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Naples, Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Last Visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We used to eat here for special occasions but it's time to find another hangout. When we arrived we were told our table (outside) was given away. A large party just showed up so we had to eat inside. The fake friendly waiter handed us the new and improved menus that must weigh two pounds each. I'm not sure how the elderly manage. When it was time to order my father wanted an old-fashioned salad instead of vegetables with his meal...sorry, no substitutions the waiter says but we can bring you one and charge you for it. Remember, Yabba's isn't cheap. The waiter checked with the manager and still they wouldn't give him some iceberg lettuce. The seats were elbow to elbow, the food was good (thankfully) but one thing after another made for an unpleasant evening and, for what you pay, there are just too many choices in town.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Valencia_Lakes
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Yabba Island Grill, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Valencia_Lakes,

We are so sorry to hear this was your experience. Please give us a call (239) 435-0990 and ask for Adrienne, as we would like to hear more about your experience and work on making sure this doesn't happen in the future.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“The service was so poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

We had dinner last night in this restaurant. The waitress pretty much ruined our Xmas night by the her cold face and poor service. She never brought us bread and lied to us that the fresh baked bread was not ready while other waiters kept bringing the bread to the tables next to us. Her name is Melissa S. We charged automatically the tips but she did not deserve it. We paid because it was Xmas! We will never go back there and no recommendation to friends and family.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kate C
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Yabba Island Grill, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Kate C,

We are sad to hear that this was you experience in our restaurant. Pleas contact us at (239)435-0990 and ask for Adrienne. We would like to discuss further with you what happened and make things right. We hope to hear from you!
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