Best Restaurants in Naples, Florida
Discovering the local experience through cuisine is the wave of the future. More and more, vacations and travel are driven by foodie-ism and agritourism. But you don’t have to take a class, study a curriculum, vacation on a farm or spend a lot of time plotting your trip to enjoy the flavors of the region. Whether the Naples Grande Beach Resort is your basecamp for scouting out Naples’ tastiest establishments or you just want to experience delicious fare with a view from your balcony, we’ve made exploring Southwest Florida’s coastal dishes easy as pie.
Before you wander too far, consider the dining opportunities at the resort. An extensive in-room dining menu is available from 6am to 11pm every day, featuring items from our vast array of restaurants, as well as some local Naples eats. Catch of the Pelican is a relaxed, yet sophisticated restaurant in a poolside setting that serves locally-sourced seafood and steaks. Mantra is a pan-Asian kitchen and bar with an indoor lounge setting. The Sunset Veranda is a roofed, open-air lounge with a fire pit and à la carte specialty stations. It is often the site of pop-up events and musical performances. For a quick and casual nibble, try Rhode’s End Beach Bar, Aura’s internationally inspired breakfasts and lunches, Gulf Coast Oasis’ Mexican and American favorites, or Spressi Coffee Bar’s specialty drinks and snacks. Don’t forget the Happy Hour drink and small bite specials at Catch of the Pelican, Mantra and The Sunset Veranda.
Infusing local essence while keeping true to tradition can be difficult to master, that’s why we recommend these community hot spots for foodies. Celebrated for their stone crab specials and surf & turf fit for a king, Yabba Island Grill is an experience you can’t miss. The award-winning Bistro 821 in downtown Naples offers cuisine infused with European and Asian zest. Featuring in-house dry-aged beef, Chops City Grill combines quality with Asian and American flavors. Don’t let the kitschy décor fool you, USS Nemo boasts multiple Best Chef awards and will enhance any seafood-lover’s trip to Naples.
Families will enjoy vast collection of highly-rated, family-friendly restaurants available to Naples visitors. Not only can you savor the local fare with the whole family, you can also sample the diverse international flavors that make Naples so grand. Rumba Cuban Café serves up Cuban signature dishes in a relaxed atmosphere at two locations in Naples. Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store features fresh seafood and juicy steaks with an island-inspired flare, steps away from Naples Pier. For a coastal spin on Italian classics, try Alberto’s on Fifth. Near the Tin City Shops, the laid-back Pinchers serves a variety of seafood and pasta entrees.
For couples on a romantic getaway, there’s no better place to dine that Naples, Florida. Casual or formal, this city has the exotic flavors and ample wine selection to set a romantic tone for your entire trip. Celebrate a special occasion with seafood, steaks and crab direct from their own fisheries at Truluck’s, in the heart of downtown Naples. Walking distance from the Von Liebig Art Center, enjoy the Persian delights of Bha! Bha! Bistro. Just around the corner from the Naples Historical Society, Sea Salt offers fresh seafood, 130 sea salt varieties and a Venetian twist. For over 30 years, Watermark Grille has been serving up delicious traditional and contemporary American dishes.
For reservation or transportation assistance, always feel free to contact your Naples Grande Concierge.