Compared to places like Captiva or Sanibel, Naples is the foodie capital of Southwest Florida. There are so many choices offering up everything from fried fish platters to farm-to-table or vegan cuisine. Here are our picks for the best restaurants in Naples Florida — no matter what your taste buds are craving!
Best Restaurants in Naples FL for Breakfast or Brunch
Jane’s Garden Cafe
Located right in downtown Naples on 3rd Street, Jane’s Garden Cafe serves up a delicious breakfast, brunch, or lunch in a lovely courtyard setting. Don’t worry, if it rains there is also indoor seating. Try traditional crepes or egg dishes, or sample something unique like the Fried Egg BLT with Smoked Jalapeño.
Jane’s Garden Cafe is located at 1209 3rd Street, Naples, Florida 34102
The Local is Naples’ first farm and sea-to-table restaurant, offering healthy choices and comforting classics. Although it is located in a standard Florida strip mall, this cozy cafe offers a hip ambiance with a small wine bar and daily blackboard specials. With plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans, the crepes and challah French toast will also satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Local is located at 5323 Airport-Pulling Rd, Naples, FL 34109.
Best Restaurants in Naples Florida for Lunch
True Food Kitchen
If you are looking for a healthy option for lunch, the Naples outpost of True Food Kitchen offers a great alternative to fast food. This growing chain features veggie-forward soups, salads, bowls, sandwiches, and entrees.
True Food Kitchen is located at 5375 Tamiami Trail N Ste 15, Naples, FL 34108.
If you take a day trip from Naples, head down to the Everglades. You can stop in to the Visitor Center at the Big Cypress National Preserve or visit the Museum of the Everglades. Taking an airboat tour is also a great way to experience nature. Stop for lunch at City Seafood in Everglades City if you want to eat like a local.
If you visit during the winter, be sure to sample the region’s fresh stone crab claws. City Seafood will crack them for you and serve them up with their homemade mustard sauce.
City Seafood is located at 702 Begonia St, Everglades City, FL 34139.
Cosmos Cafe & Pizzeria
If you want to spend the day fishing off the Naples Pier (no license required) or hanging out at the Naples Pier beach, Cosmos Cafe at the Pier serves up pizza, sandwiches, and salads. You can even grab a beer or wine from noon until sunset as you stake out a prime spot to watch the sun go down.
Cosmos is located on the Naples Pier in Naples, FL 34102.
Best Restaurants in Naples for Dinner
The Bay House
The Bay House is an upscale restaurant offering river views from its elegant dining room, outdoor deck, or upscale tavern. The restaurant features a seafood-heavy menu with a refined touch and Southern influences. Just be sure to specify where you want to sit when you book your reservation.
Bay House is located at 799 Walkerbilt Rd, Naples, FL 34110.
If you are looking for fine dining, Sea Salt offers modern seafood dishes in a hip, upscale space with patio seating along the popular 3rd Street. As the name implies, the focus is on the judicious use of global salts and spices, including an option of three salts — Himalyan, Merlot, and Smoked — served at the table to pair with bread or your meals.
Sea Salt is located at 1186 3rd St S, Naples, FL 34102.
A friend of mine is a real Francophile and one of her favorite French restaurants is Escargot 41 in Naples. Located in a shopping plaza on Tamiami Trail, this cozy cafe offers decadent French classics and a large wine list in a romantic setting. As you can imagine, the escargot are featured front and center.
Escargot 41 is located at 4339 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34103.
The Turtle Club
The Turtle Club is a beachfront fine dining restaurant at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort. It offers fresh seafood and land favorites, along with low country classics like gulf shrimp and sausage over grits and inventive dishes like lobster frites.
The Turtle Club is located at 9225 Gulf Shore Dr North, Naples, FL 34108.
Truluck’s is a swanky steak and seafood chain that will appeal to New York and Chicago steakhouse lovers. We visited Truluck’s on our first trip to Naples and my eyes nearly fell out of my head at the size of their Alaskan King Crab legs. If you want to experience Truluck’s on a budget, stop by for the happy hour specials.
Truluck’s is located at 698 4th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102.
Adelheidi’s Organic Sweets
When you need a sweet treat or mid-afternoon pick me up, stop into Adelheidi’s Organic Gelato. Adelheidi’s serves up interesting flavors from banana to red chili, and the coffee is good too!
Adelheidi’s is located at 520 Park St, Naples, FL 34102.