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  • Post #31 - November 28th, 2011, 3:01 pm
    Post #31 - November 28th, 2011, 3:01 pm Post #31 - November 28th, 2011, 3:01 pm
    My favorite place right now is Inca Kitchen. It's amazing Peruvian cuisine, about 20 minutes from downtown Naples. Reservations are necessary.

    http://www.incaskitchen.com/home/index.php

    Other favorites for dinner are Campiello, Bites in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton, and IM Tapas.

    For lunch, Grouper and Chips for incredible fried grouper or Tommy Bahamas which has a very nice courtyard and a great pork sandwich.

    You can check my posts on the Florida board for more extensive reviews or suggestions. The weather is great.
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." Frank Sinatra
  • Post #32 - November 28th, 2011, 3:15 pm
    Post #32 - November 28th, 2011, 3:15 pm Post #32 - November 28th, 2011, 3:15 pm
    Ended up having a martini at the bar at Shula's (very nice pour, good crisp blue cheese olives), then on to Campiello's for dinner at their outside bar. Food was good--not great--and what a scene! Still, it was a nice spot for a solo diner, provided she doesn't mind fending off 60+ y/o pick up lines :D Had an order of beef carpaccio that was very good, a small caesar salad that was adequate (I was craving something green and the selection wasn't extensive) and a half order of spaghetti with veal meatballs that looked good based on the guy who was eating an order next to me. Took most of the pasta back to the hotel and ate it for breakfast the next day--nice sauce with good chunks of roasted tomato, meatballs a bit bland, a nice parm incorporated.

    Best meal was lunch the next day--a clam strip roll from Swan River Seafood scarfed down in their parking lot (had the dog with me). Great stuff--perfect coating and meaty (sometimes fried clam strips are an excuse to eat fried batter--not necessarily a bad thing.) Still, these were flavorful, tender and delicious. Good spicy cocktail sauce too. Highly recommended if anyone's in the area.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #33 - February 24th, 2015, 11:36 am
    Post #33 - February 24th, 2015, 11:36 am Post #33 - February 24th, 2015, 11:36 am
    I'd gotten some Naples recommendations from folks here, but unfortunately with our date in Naples being Valentine's, our pickings were slimmer than I'd have liked -- lots of places were booked solid. I ended up booking a tapas place, Lamoraga. A little pricier than similar places in Chicago, but very tasty food, great service.

    The dishes we ordered included calamari (nice touch to include some toasted almonds), lamb skewers (we enjoyed, but I can't remember any details), burrata (delicious, but should have had ripe tomatoes or something else used -- one of my restaurant pet peeves), patatas fritas with bravas sauce (not patatas bravas, but really good frites), and probably the best lobster bisque we've ever had: perfectly balanced, creamy, sweet, silky textured soup with bits of lobster and a foam of cream on the top. We may have had another dish too, but I don't remember, and if so, it was something off the V-day menu, not on the regular menu.

    Lamoraga
    3936 North Tamiami Trail
    Naples, Florida 34103
    239.331.3669
    http://www.lamoragarestaurant.com/
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #34 - February 24th, 2015, 1:05 pm
    Post #34 - February 24th, 2015, 1:05 pm Post #34 - February 24th, 2015, 1:05 pm
    Joel,

    Glad you enjoyed Lamoraga. It's one of our favorite restaurants. It's been a while since I've posted about Naples dining and there's been a slew of good restaurants that have opened the last few years. Here's a short list of our current favorites for anyone else who may be visiting.

    Incas Kitchen still going strong with a new location across from Mercato shops.
    Hob Nob
    Tulia
    Bay House and Tierneys Tavern at the Bay House
    Omei for great Peking Duck
    South Fork Grille
    Mereday's Brasserie
    Fuse
    Masa
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." Frank Sinatra
  • Post #35 - February 27th, 2015, 8:42 pm
    Post #35 - February 27th, 2015, 8:42 pm Post #35 - February 27th, 2015, 8:42 pm
    I'm going to be in Naples for 3 days in March. I've made reservations at Fuse and Bha Bha Persian Bistro. Any opinions on either of them would be appreciated. Also looking for a recommendation for a fish shack to get good, fresh stone crabs. Thanks.
  • Post #36 - March 1st, 2015, 6:19 pm
    Post #36 - March 1st, 2015, 6:19 pm Post #36 - March 1st, 2015, 6:19 pm
    I ate at Fuse a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. I did a short review on Chowhounds. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/100404 ... 82#9417582

    Haven't been to Bha Bha in years so I have no opinion. I've heard people like it but feel it's pretty pricey. If you're looking for something ethnic and different I really recommend Inca's Kitchen. I would recommend Pincher's Crab Shack for stone crabs. It's a fun place. I usually stick to more basic items on the menu. There's a few of them in the area as it's a local chain. If you are near downtown Naples there's one in Tin City.

    Check out the menues at some of my recommendations on the previous post.
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." Frank Sinatra
  • Post #37 - March 2nd, 2015, 5:22 pm
    Post #37 - March 2nd, 2015, 5:22 pm Post #37 - March 2nd, 2015, 5:22 pm
    It won't win any fine dining accolades but for a really good red tablecloth Italian dinner with great service and a price point that will enable you to bring the whole family, I'd recommend Joey D's on Immokalee west of I-75.

    It's located in a strip mall on the south side of Immokalee. Pasta dishes pleased everyone in our party and the all-meat pizza ordered as an app was delicious and well-executed. The joint has a bar and table dining on one side and the kitchen and more table dining on the other side. We went at 630pmn on a Sunday night (February 8) and there was a :20 minute wait.

    Joey D's Italian Restaurant
    2356 Immokalee Rd
    Naples, FL 34110
    (239) 597-8545
    http://www.joeydsnaples.com/

    They have another location in Golden Gate, too, but I can't report on that.

    Davooda
    Life is a garden, Dude - DIG IT!
    -- anonymous Colorado snowboarder whizzing past me March 2010
  • Post #38 - January 8th, 2016, 3:24 pm
    Post #38 - January 8th, 2016, 3:24 pm Post #38 - January 8th, 2016, 3:24 pm
    The holidays are a distant memory already, there goes Florida:
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    Record heat, totally lucked out. I've been coming down to see my dad for 40 years, there've been plenty of times where it's upper 50s and drizzling. This trip more than made up for the cold years.

    Usually stay on the Atlantic coast, but we decided to skip the Airing of Grievances and headed over to Naples for some west and wewaxation. I hadn't been here for 10 years, I usually went to Marco Island every summer as part of a business conference. But yeesh Naples has totally turned into Beverly Hills East, with the corresponding good food

    A few notable meals, Cafe Lurcat on the main 5th Avenue strip. Great weather to eat outdoors on the patio. We split a fairly reasonably priced plateau de fruits de mer, including stone crabs. Pretty hard to mess this up as long as everything is fresh, which it was:
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    Best meal was at Osteria Tulia, again on 5th Avenue with an outdoor patio. In a tourist town you appreciate a kitchen putting forth the extra effort, "better than it had to be" is high praise and this fit the bill. Everything was excellent: house made sausage with lentils, tomatoes with burrata, and cacio e pepe. Molto bene!
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    I strapped on my white shoes and belt and sprinted over at 5:00 sharp to Truluck's to catch a table in the bar for the Happy Hour special. This is a pretty good deal, $6 call your own martini's and all sorts of briny temptations on the happy hour menu. We easily made a meal out of these. Took a look at the regular menu, that seemed pretty outrageous I wouldn't bother with that - plus the bar was fun, very lively:
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    Our waiter at Osteria Tulia highly recommended A Table Apart in Bonita Springs since it was a short ride from our hotel. The chef is Hawaiian, so he knows how to handle a fish. The room is pretty dated, certainly not a glamorous setting but the fish was delish. My wife had the swordfish special, and I had the Tri Tail, which is a regular menu item. Both were very good. The wine list was short but well thought out, we got a $35 bottle of White Bordeaux that was just fine paired very well with the fish:
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    Somewhat off topic but - Yeehaw Junction! Gawd how many times have I driven past that god forsaken place on the Turnpike, smack in the middle of the state where you just want to get the endless drive over with. But google maps took me down some back road state highway and I stumbled across the Desert Inn whilst searching for a pit stop. This place was awesome, loads of character which is quite welcome in this most sanitized of states. Definitely check it out if you're mindlessly blowing down the turnpike it's a welcome respite - everything you could desire in a dive road house in the middle of nowhere, all that's missing is Swayze:
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    Vaya con Dios baby!
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  • Post #39 - August 10th, 2017, 5:39 pm
    Post #39 - August 10th, 2017, 5:39 pm Post #39 - August 10th, 2017, 5:39 pm
    Anything new? Going next week!

    I'll be more towards North Naples. Sounds like grouper and shrimp is the way to go. Looking forward to the markets.

    25-35 seems like the range for entrees on most of the menus of the reccos above, yikes! Interested to see how 3 26 year olds enjoy this town.
  • Post #40 - August 12th, 2017, 10:53 am
    Post #40 - August 12th, 2017, 10:53 am Post #40 - August 12th, 2017, 10:53 am
    For a good and inexpensive meal, I have always liked Pelican Bend in Isle of Capri. Pelican Bend is known for their sauteed fish of the day (roughy or grouper) served with baked sweet potato and ice cold lettuce wedge with creamy garlic. They have good frog legs and fried chicken as well. Was here late last month and had lunch on way to Marco Island and dinner on way of town to airport. Lunch was blackened grouper with sweet potato fries in the chickee hut.

    Pelican Bend is on the water and has an awesome sunset views from the chickee hut out back. Also has a great 2 for 1 happy hour, however, only serve beer and wine.

    Pelican Bend: 219 Capri Blvd, Naples, FL 34113

    If you go to Marco Island, there is a hidden gem known as Leebe Fish. It's owned by a family that owns a commercial fishing boat. They serve a fried or grilled fish of day taco or fish platter served with black beans and rice. The fish is typically mahi mahi, white roughy, snapper, or grouper. I was here last week and ate lunch here daily. The fish was mahi mahi and was always fantastic.

    leebe fish: 350 Royal Palm Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145
  • Post #41 - August 14th, 2017, 8:57 pm
    Post #41 - August 14th, 2017, 8:57 pm Post #41 - August 14th, 2017, 8:57 pm
    dirtyappraiser wrote:For a good and inexpensive meal, I have always liked Pelican Bend in Isle of Capri. Pelican Bend is known for their sauteed fish of the day (roughy or grouper) served with baked sweet potato and ice cold lettuce wedge with creamy garlic. They have good frog legs and fried chicken as well. Was here late last month and had lunch on way to Marco Island and dinner on way of town to airport. Lunch was blackened grouper with sweet potato fries in the chickee hut.

    Pelican Bend is on the water and has an awesome sunset views from the chickee hut out back. Also has a great 2 for 1 happy hour, however, only serve beer and wine.

    Pelican Bend: 219 Capri Blvd, Naples, FL 34113

    If you go to Marco Island, there is a hidden gem known as Leebe Fish. It's owned by a family that owns a commercial fishing boat. They serve a fried or grilled fish of day taco or fish platter served with black beans and rice. The fish is typically mahi mahi, white roughy, snapper, or grouper. I was here last week and ate lunch here daily. The fish was mahi mahi and was always fantastic.

    leebe fish: 350 Royal Palm Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145


    Thank you so much! I'll pay the price for some fresh grouper and shrimp no problem, but I've put a pin in those spots.

    Other restaurants that have caught my eye:
    Mr Big Fish
    http://www.gomrbigfish.com/
    754 Neapolitan Way
    Naples, Fl 34103
    Phone: (239) 213-9342

    SWAN RIVER SEAFOOD
    http://www.swanriverseafood.com/menus/
    3741 Tamiami Trail North,
    Naples, FL 34103

    The Bay House Restaurant
    http://www.bayhousenaples.com/menu.html
    799 Walkerbilt Rd, Naples, FL 34110
  • Post #42 - August 15th, 2017, 1:26 pm
    Post #42 - August 15th, 2017, 1:26 pm Post #42 - August 15th, 2017, 1:26 pm
    Hi Photoboothe,
    Have a great time next week. The three of you might enjoy a drink and appetizer at Gumbo-Limbo, the Ritz-Carlton's outdoor bar/restaurant. It is a beautiful place to watch the sunset.

    http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/naples/naples-beach/dining/gumbo-limbo
  • Post #43 - August 15th, 2017, 2:51 pm
    Post #43 - August 15th, 2017, 2:51 pm Post #43 - August 15th, 2017, 2:51 pm
    You can find a crazy amount of reasonable and delish happy hours w/food and drink in Naples: Pinchers, Cafe Lurcat, many others. One of my favorite meals was at Lurcat outside on their little porch. Lurcat also has the most amazing manchego/apple/chive salad and fresh donuts!

    http://cafelurcat.com/PromotionsFL.aspx
    Reading is a right. Censorship is not.
  • Post #44 - August 18th, 2017, 1:15 pm
    Post #44 - August 18th, 2017, 1:15 pm Post #44 - August 18th, 2017, 1:15 pm
    Just had some great black grouper and hush puppies at Deep Lagoon. It's a restaurant + seafood market combo which is a real winner. Prices are fair and I've just encountered the biggest shrimp I've ever seen. It's like, as big as my hand.

    Too full for key lime pie, but the couple next to us got a whole pie to go and I believe they have a couple local awards so seems like they've got a winner there.

    http://www.deeplagoon.com/
    Right off route 41 and Immokalee
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  • Post #45 - August 19th, 2017, 1:12 pm
    Post #45 - August 19th, 2017, 1:12 pm Post #45 - August 19th, 2017, 1:12 pm
    Wish I had seen the post earlier so I could've chimed in. I hope this isn't too late to help.

    Doc's on the Beach near Bonita Beach Rd. is great for lunch. It's right on the beach overlooking the gulf and has terrific grouper sandwichs( I prefer it grilled). The owner is from Chicago. Sit upstairs for the view among Chicago sports memorabilia.

    Inca Kitchen is still great but has gotten pricier. Grouper and chips is a longtime favorite for fried grouper. Pinchers is good for seafood, especially happy hour. Osteria Tulia is my go to place for Italian-rustic as opposed to the ubiquitious new york italian(not that there's anything wrong with that). A previous post mentioned Bay House, which I recommend, however I usually go to Tierneys Tavern & Claw bar which is attached to the restaurant and more moderately priced. It's also fun as it's their bar area and there is usually music in the evening-at least during season.
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." Frank Sinatra
  • Post #46 - August 21st, 2017, 9:32 am
    Post #46 - August 21st, 2017, 9:32 am Post #46 - August 21st, 2017, 9:32 am
    RevrendAndy wrote:Wish I had seen the post earlier so I could've chimed in. I hope this isn't too late to help.

    Doc's on the Beach near Bonita Beach Rd. is great for lunch. It's right on the beach overlooking the gulf and has terrific grouper sandwichs( I prefer it grilled). The owner is from Chicago. Sit upstairs for the view among Chicago sports memorabilia.

    Inca Kitchen is still great but has gotten pricier. Grouper and chips is a longtime favorite for fried grouper. Pinchers is good for seafood, especially happy hour. Osteria Tulia is my go to place for Italian-rustic as opposed to the ubiquitious new york italian(not that there's anything wrong with that). A previous post mentioned Bay House, which I recommend, however I usually go to Tierneys Tavern & Claw bar which is attached to the restaurant and more moderately priced. It's also fun as it's their bar area and there is usually music in the evening-at least during season.


    Doc's was actually the first place I went to on Thursday night since it's my friend's favorite place! Too funny. I had blackened grouper tacos and they were great. Beer was cold. Chi decorations made me feel like I was still in Chicago but looking out into the gulf.

    I'd go back next time I'm in town. Thanks for confirming our pick!
  • Post #47 - October 23rd, 2017, 5:40 pm
    Post #47 - October 23rd, 2017, 5:40 pm Post #47 - October 23rd, 2017, 5:40 pm
    Returning for 5 days in November and looking forward to checking out more recommendations listed above and expanding my reach to Marco Island :)
  • Post #48 - October 24th, 2017, 7:59 am
    Post #48 - October 24th, 2017, 7:59 am Post #48 - October 24th, 2017, 7:59 am
    In Marco Island, there is a joint called Jack's Lookout. It is on stilts above the water near a marina. You can see the water through some of the floorboards. Good atmosphere and if I remember right, they still allow smoking. They have limited food, good bar hot dogs and chili. I also remember that on Friday afternoons they had a raw bar with oysters, shrimp, and stone crab. I loved that part. The oysters were served on a Bud platter with ice. Good joint if you like joints.
  • Post #49 - October 24th, 2017, 6:28 pm
    Post #49 - October 24th, 2017, 6:28 pm Post #49 - October 24th, 2017, 6:28 pm
    Puckjam wrote:In Marco Island, there is a joint called Jack's Lookout. It is on stilts above the water near a marina. You can see the water through some of the floorboards. Good atmosphere and if I remember right, they still allow smoking. They have limited food, good bar hot dogs and chili. I also remember that on Friday afternoons they had a raw bar with oysters, shrimp, and stone crab. I loved that part. The oysters were served on a Bud platter with ice. Good joint if you like joints.


    Sounds like my kind of spot. We'll definitely be on Marco one day so I'll put a pin in it now! Thanks!
  • Post #50 - October 30th, 2017, 1:43 pm
    Post #50 - October 30th, 2017, 1:43 pm Post #50 - October 30th, 2017, 1:43 pm
    Jacks is a great place. It's a charming dive. Jacks is beer/wine only and only roller hot dogs, chilli, and sometimes chowder. The dogs are from Costco and the chilli comes out of a can. Last time I was there was in August and they were out of chilli and dogs. The occasional raw bar is no more. The place is located on Bald Eagle and is a low key dive with great views, cute bartenders, and old time florida charm. Been going here for 45 years.

    If looking for food, down the street is the Snook Inn, great views, live entertainment, decent food. Better choice is Pelican Bend or Island Gypsy on Isle of Capri. Pelican bend is old school florida with awesome sauteed fish of the day, frog legs, and fried chicken. I you lucky you may get hogfish!!

    If you want to stay on Marco and want low key I love Sandbar, Leebe Fish, or Crazy Flamingo for fish of the day plate.

    Cafe De MArco has awesome prawns.

    Marco, Isle of Capri, Goodland, and Everglade City were hit hard by Hurricane Irma. Goodland and Everglade City were rocked . I was there early in October and most places on Marco were open or almost ready to open. Never made it to Isle of Capri. However, Everglades City and Goodland were devastated and most places were not open. I am sure Stans, Little Bar, Triad, Havana Cafe, Kirks Seafood could use the patronage.

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