Two Naples restaurants make list of 100 most scenic places to eat in America
Looking for dining with a view?
Two waterfront restaurants with picturesque views of Naples waterways have made a national list of most scenic places to eat.
OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation website, announced its 100 most scenic restaurants in 2018 based on the reviews of OpenTable’s verified diners, according to the website. The list highlights restaurants that offer “breath-taking views of nature, cityscapes and travel-worthy landmarks.”
The dining room on the water was newly redone in 2015 in muted, elegant colors of the waterscape and features a hand-crafted dory and other watercraft suspended from the ceiling. (Photo: Contributed)
The Bay House
Tucked away off U.S. 41 North in North Naples, The Bay House’s indoor and outdoor seating gleans with modern finishes, its golden lights reflecting off the bay. The menu offers an eclectic claw bar of beer-brined, peel-and-eat Gulf shrimp and plump oysters by the dozen or half-dozen. Its well-crafted entrees include pan-seared swordfish and smoked bacon and basil crab cakes.
799 Walkerbilt Road, North Naples; 239-591-3837; bayhousenaples.com
The Turtle Club
The Turtle Club’s more casual dining atmosphere is just steps away from Vanderbilt Beach. Its Gulf-inspired menu covers seafood chowder, fish sandwiches and blackened fish with lump crab.
The restaurant and its hotel has history, too. It launched in 1998 on the grounds of Vanderbilt Beach Resort, considered the first hotel established on Vanderbilt Beach in 1951.
9225 Gulfshore Drive N., North Naples; 239-592-6557; turtleclubnaples.com
The Turtle Club is located at Vanderbilt Beach Resort. Lauren Kummer via Wochit