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Top 6 Waterfront Restaurants in Naples

by Arelys Alexander

Located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Naples is nestled on the "Paradise Coast," and is undoubtedly the best place to enjoy waterfront dining. Whether you are looking for a casual restaurant or fine dining experience, you can enjoy delicious foods with some of the best views in the area. 

Let’s explore some of the best waterfront restaurants in Naples, Florida. 

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The Dock At Crayton Cove

Established in 1976, The Dock At Crayton Cove has become a local phenomenon. It is an integral part of the Naples experience, offering nothing short of a relaxed, amiable, open-air atmosphere. They serve only the freshest fish and shellfish from regional and international waters which they prepare with a unique, tropical touch. They have also crafted a list of wine, beer, and cocktails that pair perfectly with their dishes.

Bay House Restaurant

The Bay House overlooks Cocohatchee Bay and is often considered one of Naples' most spectacular waterfront and seafood restaurants. The Bay House serves fresh, Southern-inspired, and bistro-style seafood delicacies. It also serves fantastic and delicious chicken and steak options. 

The patio offers a generous view of the surrounding waterway, allowing you a scenic view while fine dining. Additionally, the adjacent room provides an alternative cozy dark wood and fireplace setting perfect for undisturbed relaxation. Seasonally, the restaurant's bar plays live bands from Wednesday to Saturday evenings. You can also arrange for private banquet rooms.

Baleen Naples

Baleen Naples is an upscale eatery that is also part of the impeccable LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. The restaurant provides options to dine on the tiered terrace inside or outside, surrounded by chic modern decor with contemporary art flourishes. No matter where you sit, you’ll have exquisite views of the beach, the Gulf, and spectacular sunsets. Enjoy dishes such as pan-roasted scallops, lobster bucatini, and braised lamb shank along with their signature cocktail for an unforgettable evening.  

M Waterfront Grille

M Waterfront is one of the classiest and best waterfront restaurants in Naples. It is part of the Village on Venetian Bay complex on Naples Bay. The restaurant is elegant and well decorated and emphasizes the breathtaking view. Interior furnishings complement their first-class service, professionalism, and friendly nature. 

Dinner, lunch, and brunch menus at this American restaurant feature organic produce, freshly imported seafood, artisan pasta, and the finest meat selection. Additionally, the staggered floor levels allow you an eyeful of water and passing boats.

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Bayside Seafood Grill and Bar

The Bayside Seafood Grill and Bar is one of the must-try waterfront restaurants in Naples. The restaurant is popular for its live music throughout the year from a selection of amazing artists. 

With different floor levels, ensure you stick to the café on the first-floor level if you want casual dining. However, if you want something more elegant, head over to the second floor, where the restaurant has a grill with a more elegant vibe.


Located in the Village Shops of Venetian Bay, T-Michaels offers spectacular cuisine in a waterfront setting. Its dining room has magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a clear panoramic view of the restaurant's surroundings. 

It has a fantastic selection of mouth-watering seafood on its menu. However, if you're not interested in seafood, T-Michaels has a wide selection of delicious meat dishes. 

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