Dine at a Waterfront Restaurant in Naples, Florida

The Naples area has a great selection of beautiful outdoor attractions to visit during your next vacation. After a day of family fun enjoying the incredible Naples beaches, you are sure to work up an appetite. We cover just a quick selection of our top favorite waterfront restaurants near our Naples vacation rentals, so you can eat a nice dinner without sacrificing the view.

The Turtle Club Restaurant

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With the large outside patio, the bold havana-styled umbrellas, and the stunning beachside in view, the Turtle Club Restaurant has all the tropes and features of the best beachside dinner spot. Founded in 1998 by Mike Moore and Peter Tierney settled right in Old Florida with a new aesthetic. The pair married an old-beach environment with contemporary dinner fusions right on the water.

The menu is filled with seafood treats and specialties, including Sweet and Sour Calamari, Lobster Bisque, Lump Crab Cocktail, and a seafood salad mix on a pretzel croissant. But there are also nice splashes of casual eating, with the Classic Beach Burger, the Blackened Tacos, and the Turtle Club Fresh Fish Sandwich with a dash of those thick and crispy French fries.

The Turtle Club is located at 9225 Gulf Shore Dr. North and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Dilly’s Seafood Shack

With a shack on one side of the river and a truck on the other, Dilly’s packs a delightful and tasty double-whammy. Dilly’s is your answer to classic Florida seafood in a no-frills environment. Everything is fresh at Dilly’s. This forces the team to offer a rotating selection of fresh fish, shrimp, stone crab, and lobster based on the season. 

You can walk on up to the counter and get a plate of fish caught from the previous day. The team of four fish daily, and now offer nightly dinners at the Three60 Marketplace located at Celebration Park on Bayshore Drive. 

Buzz’s Lighthouse Restaurant

Buzz’s Lighthouse Restaurant has the atmosphere to spare. As part of the Lighthouse Inn, the restaurants stand as an iconic partner to the classic structural lighthouse Vanderbilt Beach. 

It has all the standard fare of any good waterfront seafood café in Naples. Enjoy a thick salad topped with chicken, grouper, or shrimp. Order a fresh fish reuben, a grouper reuben or the classic shrimp cocktail. The entrees are favorites, featuring the epic Surf and Turf, King Crab Legs, Chilean Sea Bass, and the Lobster Tail.

As you can see, Buzz’s leaves no stone unturned in offering the full spectrum of seasonal Florida gulf coast favorites.

Buzz’s can be found at 9180 Gulf Shore Dr. it is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Gumbo Limbo

Many consider Gumbo Limbo Naples’ premier seafood eatery on the water. This quality restaurant dazzles with its bold atmosphere and beautiful; use of wood paneling to create that Old Florida vibe. 

Gumbo Limbo is part of the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, but it is open to both guests and non-guests. This is not necessarily a high-end luxury restaurant especially considering its menu of sandwiches, hot wings, and other cool-and-casual favorites. But this is not a mark against its quality. Gumbo Limbo features the freshest selections, including shrimp and cheese fondu, Floridian conch chowder, the grouper sandwich, and the fantastic black bean vegetarian burger.

Dinner includes some local favorites, such as the seared scallops, the famous Gumbo Burger, and grilled skirt steak. We also recommend the Fennel Dusted Salmon, coated with fine Moroccan spiced carrots and feta mixed spinach. Overall, Gumbo Limbo is one of Naples’ best restaurants.

Lunch is served daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gumbo Limbo switches over to its dinner menu nightly from 5 p.m. to 8:30 pm.

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