Best Waterfront Restaurants in Naples FL

7 Best Waterfront Restaurants in Naples, FL to Get to By Boat

Written by Boatsetter Team
March 8, 2022

Last Updated on March 14, 2022 by Boatsetter Team

Florida’s southwest region is home to many secluded and serene beaches and destinations for boaters. Those visiting Naples can experience the beautiful long stretches of white sand beaches and clear sapphire waters, making it the perfect place to spend the day out on the water. 

The best thing about spending time on the water in this area is that several waterfront restaurants you can easily access by boat when you get hungry.

Many Naples waterfront restaurants offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour menus, making them the perfect destination to take a break from the water and grab a bite to eat. Check out some top-rated waterfront restaurants in Naples, Florida, that you can get to by boat.

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  1. Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar
  2. The Boathouse on Naples Bay
  3. Capri Fish House
  4. Kelly’s Fish House
  5. Kelly’s Fish House
  6. Pinchers
  7. The Dock at Crayton Cove

Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar is located in the Village on Venetian Bay and is a beloved location for locals and visitors. Boaters have access to dock their boats, take a break from the water and enjoy everything from casual dining on the first-floor cafe, one of two full bars, a sophisticated dining experience at the second-floor grill, private dining in Vintner’s Room, and Sukie’s Wine Shop, or open-air patio dining at Sukie’s. This restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, with a special Sunday brunch hosted weekly.

Menus available at Bayside Seafood & Grill include a grill, café, lunch, Sunday brunch, upper deck, and a wine list. Popular menu items include:

  • Meatloaf
  • Seabass
  • Mahi
  • Teriyaki-glazed salmon

Other popular menu items include the Cuban black bean soup, crunchy Florida grouper, prime cheddar burger, and Monte Cristo.

The Boathouse on Naples Bay

chargrilled octopus Boathouse Naples

The Boathouse on Naples Bay is located near Channel Marker 4 in Naples Bay, providing boaters a 100-foot dock just outside the restaurant. This restaurant has everything from seafood to pasta and salads to steak. In addition, this location has terrific sandwiches, including the meatball subs and fish sandwiches. 

The Boathouse on Naples is a locally-owned, award-winning restaurant popular with families, boaters, couples, and anyone looking for tasty menu options made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Menus at the Boathouse on Naples Bay include various appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh seafood, entrées, pasta, and more. Popular menu items include:

  • Chargrilled octopus
  • Broiled bacon-wrapped sea scallops
  • Four fried cheeses
  • Loaded Mexican bean-less chili
  • Top prime sirloin

Boathouse Favorites on the menu include stuffed flounder, the California grilled veggie kabob, and lump crab meat.

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Capri Fish House

capri fish house

Capri Fish House is set on the Isles of Capri near Marco Island and is the perfect place for those out boating in the Naples area to stop for lunch, dinner, or a Sunday breakfast buffet. Menu items include seafood platters, wraps, sandwiches, salads, pasta, beverages, and a kids’ menu. The view from the dining area of this restaurant is breathtaking and the perfect place to take a break from boating. Capri Fish House also hosts live entertainment throughout the week, making this a lively destination for boaters.

Capri Fish House has lunch, early bird, and dinner menus available in addition to the restaurant’s weekly Sunday breakfast buffet. Popular menu items include:

  • Fish House hot dog sub
  • Capri burger
  • Fried seafood platter
  • Steak pizzaiola

 Other popular menu items include the stuffed grouper, salmon sandwich, scallops, and chicken Key Largo.

Kelly’s Fish House

stone crab kellys fish house

Kelly’s Fish House is nestled on the Gordon River in the Naples Waterfront District, offering boaters the perfect place to grab lunch or end their long day out on the water. This restaurant serves locally caught Apalachicola oysters, Florida Gulf grouper, and red grouper. Locals and visitors have enjoyed Kelly’s Fish House since 1953, where they have enjoyed the Old-Florida interior decor and local commercial fishing artifacts.

Kelly’s Fish House serves lunch and dinner menus, offering various seafood, salads, entrées, desserts, and tropical beverages. Popular menu items include:

  •  Fresh-caught stone crabs
  • Genuine Florida Gulf grouper
  • Key West Mahi Mahi
  • Everglades frog legs


Conch fritters 

Pinchers is located at Tin City, Naples waterfront shopping and dining district, perfect for stopping by and grabbing a snack, lunch, or dinner while out on the waters of Naples Bay. Pinchers is the restaurant to dock at when looking for a location close to shopping and entertainment.

Pinchers serves many unique fresh seafood items and several other favorites expected on a Southwest Florida restaurant’s menu. Popular menu items include:

  • Maryland-style blue crabs
  • Alaskan king crabs 
  • Hot crab cheese dip
  • Conch fritters 
  • Grouper nuggets
  • Smoked grouper fish dip
  • Chicken parmesan

Other popular menu items include the blackened shrimp tacos, buffalo wings, and Texas Tony’s baby back ribs.

The Dock at Crayton Cove

Lobster quesadilla

Dining at The Dock at Crayton Cove is the perfect way to start or finish your day of boating the Naples Bay area. This restaurant has been a popular destination for locals and visitors since 1976, offering a convenient location nestled on the Gordon River. Dine dockside or grab some lunch to go from the fantastic, mouthwatering menu items. The Dock at Crayton Cove is an excellent location, offering one of the best waterfront dining options in the area.

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The Dock at Crayton Cove offers lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus, featuring baby back ribs, lobster, steak, chicken, grouper, snapper, and Chilean sea bass. Popular menu items include: 

  • Drunken black mussels
  • Parmesan dusted calamari
  • Buffalo grouper bites
  • Lobster quesadilla
  • Gulfcoast seafood gumbo

Other popular menu items include blue crab mac and cheese, spicy lobster rigatoni, Nana’s jerk chicken, The Great Dock Burger, and roasted vegetable quinoa bowl.

The best way to visit these waterfront restaurants is with a Boatsetter boat rental. Whether you want to rent a pontoon, fishing boat, or yacht, Boatsetter has you covered. 

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