From Grab & Go to Fine Dining here are my favorites:
1. Food & Thoughts 2
Brand new, fully organic and is at the top of my list for so many good reasons! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Juice bar and supermarket coming soon. Omelets, burgers, steak, and pizza. And even homestyle cooking like meatloaf, you can’t go wrong! Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, get the dessert, it’s worth it!
- Choice 1 that tops my list is actually 3 in one because they have the same owner, Alfie Oakes. Food & Thought (the original) is perfect for grabbing a smoothie and some prepared food before you get your shopping done. There have been days that I have gone here twice or stopped for lunch and picked up dinner. Fresh fruits and veggies, delicious rotisserie chickens, and the best outside atmosphere under the big trees. (Beautiful tables outside under the trees- I can go take some better pics/video this week and send it over unless you want to take offline/social media- whatever you think is best!)
- Seed to Table– Where else can you walk around a food store with a glass of wine while listening to live music? People of all ages love Seed to Table and everything it has to offer. Pick out a steak from the butcher and have them cook it for you- no upcharge just a charge for the sides. You can do the same with fresh fish, or enjoy the salad bar, coal-fired pizza, homemade pasta, fresh sushi, stir fry, order from the fully Organic Food & Thought menu, or nosh on a charcuterie board by the wine bar after you purchased and opened your own bottle or sampled by the glass. Juice, smoothies, ice cream, a food store display that looks like artwork, and a large prepared food section by the front door- Seed to Table has something for everyone. Depending on the time of day/night you go- you can find Patriot Project meetings, a live Podcast, or people dressed to the nines and dancing the night away. (get photos on their website and social media too).
I am really conscious of what I put into my body, the ingredients, and where they are sourced. The owner of these 3 establishments, Alfie Oaks, is also concerned and definitely has our best interest in mind when they are purchasing and serving food. I support his stores and restaurants more than any other business in town not only because of the quality and consistency of the food and the great energy of the atmosphere he creates but because of his beliefs and truly care about our future. Check them out-you will not be disappointed!
Location: 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd N, Naples, FL 34109
2. Lake Park Diner
This is exactly how I envision a ‘Diner’ should be! Tucked right off of 41 in one of my favorite neighborhoods in town just North of downtown, the Lake Park Diner is consistently delicious.
- Chicken wings, lettuce wraps, grass-fed burgers, organic fried chicken, Mediterranean salad, and fries top the list of my favorites. They serve cocktails, mocktails, and super shakes!
Location: 944 7th Avenue, Naples, FL 34102
Upscale and Fabulous! Truluck’s is a business that I model my business after- a consistent and incredible experience in every location. Truluck’s Naples is right behind 5th Ave on 4th Ave- fresh seafood- known for their stone claws in season. We have created so many memorable nights at Truluck’s.
The bread is worth eating (and I don’t say that often!) Bubbling cocktails and an extensive wine list…you can even start at the piano bar. For dinner- start with a seafood tower, you can’t go wrong with a steak for dinner but the miso-glazed seabass is my personal favorite. Baked Alaska for dessert with cappuccino or espresso is the perfect way to conclude the perfect meal!
Location: 698 4th Ave, South Naples, FL 34102
This is your place if you are looking for the genuine wow factor in a restaurant. Dinner is unforgettable and Sunday brunch is a wonderful experience.
Dinner- the kind of restaurant that shows you the steak and lobster to make sure that’s the one that you would like before they cook it. The restaurant that asks- is there anything else that we can do to make your dining experience exceptional? Seafood, steak, and the souffle for dessert! Don’t forget to take a picture with the fat guy outside for the memory book 😉
Sunday brunch- they take all you can eat to the next level. My favorites: tuna tar-tar, crab cake, and eggs, their cocktails are delicious but the kombucha is the best I have ever had!
Location: 301 Fifth Ave South, Naples, Florida
5. Osteria Tulia
One of my favorite Italian restaurants in town. Rustic Italian, homemade pizza and pasta with perfect wine pairings. It serves late and has such a fun vibe!
Location: 466 5th Ave, South Naples FL, 34102
6. Sea Salt
Sea Salt 5th Ave is great but there is something so quaint and wonderful about 3rd St. There are many great restaurants but Sea Salt tops our list. The Bronzino that they fillet right at the table tops my list of favorites.
Location: 1186 3rd St, Naples Fl, 34102
7. USS Nemo
Known for the best Sea Bass in Naples- this little restaurant is tucked in a plaza on 41 in Park Shore. Loud, fun and one of my favorite ‘go to’ restaurants.
Location: 3745 Timiami Trail N, Naples FL, 34102
8. Del Mar
One of the newest restaurants in town doesn’t disappoint! Located on 5th Ave, the decor is perfect, the views from the 2nd floor balcony are gorgeous and the food is not only perfectly presented but delicious.
Location: 494 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
9. The Bevy
If you are a local or want to feel like a local- check out the Bevy. Open airy atmosphere, signature cocktails, and delicious food. Everything about this place says hang out and eat.
Location: 360 12th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
10. The Boat House on Naples Bay
There are not many restaurants that you can pull up to by boat, we like the Dock at Crayton Cove at Naples City Dock but the Boathouse is our favorite. The drinks come out fast, the tables move quickly, the fish is fresh and delicious. The views of Naples Bay are beautiful and the sky just after sunset is incredible from almost every seat in the house. Family-owned for generations, one thing you can count on is that your experience will always be consistent.
Location: 990 Broad Ave S, Naples FL 34102
Indulge in some of Naples’s best and let me know what you think! Share your reviews and let me know any of your personal recommendations!