NOTE: This post was updated on 10/6/20 to exclude Citrus Seafood which I’m sad to say closed permanently during the pandemic.
When we were looking for great seafood restaurants in Naples, FL, we were reluctant to eat in restaurants in which we didn’t have good recommendations. What if the food is horrible or the service is slow and our toddlers erupt at the table because their patience has expired before the main meal arrives? What if the there is no kids’ menu and won’t accommodate or the food is mediocre with a pricey bill? Oh no! Where are the great seafood restaurants in Naples, FL?
Fresh Seafood Naples, Fl
Of course there are many great places to eat in Naples, Florida but, the two mentioned in this post are where we ate and enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Enjoyable dining experiences are worth sharing with you!
Seafood is one of our favorite foods. One Pot Corn and Crab Chowder, Maryland Lump Crab Cakes with Spicy Tarter Sauce and Roasted Tilapia are dishes I like to make at home.
In March, we booked our flight to the beautiful state of Florida. We visited Venice, Marco Island and Naples all if which are on the Gulf of Mexico side.
We found two great seafood restaurants in Naples, FL that we really enjoyed. Florida is such a popular winter vacation destination, it is worth saving and sharing this info for your next trip to Florida.
After our delicious lunch, we walked a few short blocks to the beach where my 3 yr. old decided to run up and down the beach and then fall into wet sand. Yes, I saw this coming.
Capri Fish House
Capri Fish House-203 Capri Blvd, Naples, FL 34113 (bay front)
This was the second of two great seafood restaurants in Naples, FL. I found a recommendation on Trip Advisor for Capri Fish House which mentioned you could eat on the beach which, immediately perked my attention. It is a very casual seafood place with indoor and outdoor seating, ample parking and you can have drinks or eat right on the beach with your toes in the sand! We were delighted to be just in time for Happy Hour followed by a romantic waterfront dinner for two.
We enjoyed late afternoon cocktails on the beach. I had, what I believed to be, a homemade Pina Colada (not frozen mix) followed by a Margarita, which also did not taste like a sugary mix. As I was sipping this delicious Pina Colada, I couldn’t help but think of Jimmy Buffet and the “Escape” song, aka “The Pina Colada song” and shortly after the song came on the speaker. Was it coincidental? Is the song played every time the drink is ordered?
The Great Food
There is an early bird menu if you order before 4:45 but, we enjoyed a nice long sunset dinner instead. We chose delicious Oysters Rockefeller and calamari. My husband prefers calamari not fried but I do, so the chef prepared it especially for us in a savory broth.
After a few drinks and a couple appetizers, our salads arrived followed by our delicious entres- Stuffed Flounder and Grilled Grouper both with steamed veggies and buttery mashed potatoes.
Also, the best part of this relaxing meal was enjoying it while watching a beautiful sunset on the water, over the pier while listening to live music with our toes in the sand!
Additionally, the Capri Fish House also has kayak rentals and jet ski tours. It’s a very casual restaurant serving good food with a smile, live music five days a week on the bay.
When you’re hungry after a long day of site-seeing or beach fun, don’t take a chance on an unfamiliar restaurant. Capri Fish House* is a great seafood restaurants in Naples, FL with fresh, well-prepared seafood in a good location with enjoyable water front dining experience which your tummy and wallet deserve!
*This is NOT a sponsored post. The above mentioned restaurant did not compensate me to write this post.
Joanne Schweitzer says
Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that. I’ve updated the post and thanks for letting me know.
Sadly, Citrus has closed permanently
Beautiful dishes. Your photos are great.