Bring the Family to These Top Naples Restaurants in Florida

Naples, Florida, loves families and proves it with family friendly resorts and attractions. So naturally most of Naples' cafes, bistros and restaurants welcome families with an armament of high chairs, booster seats, menus designed for children and outdoor seating - for the rambunctious ones in the family. Some, such as Oyster House Restaurant in Everglades City, keep them fascinated with unusual décor – in this instance taxidermy animals and Everglades murals decorating the walls. And what kid wouldn't want to try alligator bites from Oyster House's menu? Boat traffic at waterfront restaurants such as Riverwalk also keep them occupied as they wait for their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or grouper fingers to arrive. 

This list covers the entire greater Naples area with listings from Old Naples to Marco Island and Everglades City. It scouts out places casual enough to make parents feel comfortable bringing their charges for a meal. Quick service and menus that appeal to kids of all ages were other criteria used to compile a list that will keep families happily fed for many days. 

Whether your family is craving pizza, seafood, pasta, burgers or yummy desserts, you will find a number of places on this 10 best list to fill the bill - and your tummies. 

Snook Inn
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Chickee bars are a signature form of the Naples area party scene, and at Snook Inn the open-air thatched roof structure also draws a lunch crowd looking for eye candy with their meal. The chickee at Snook Inn overlooks the Intracoastal...  Read More

Rodes Restaurant
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Rodes began as a rickety roadside stand and has grown into a fish, produce and gourmet market and restaurant complex now in business for more than 25 years. Purists go for the steamed clams and shrimp, mussels, stone crab and other raw bar...  Read More

Rusty Bucket
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This Midwest chain opened its first Florida restaurant in Naples summer 2014. It offers one of those menus that makes you wonder how the kitchen can possibly cover so many bases with any proficiency. It seems to succeed, nonetheless, in creating...  Read More

Tommy Bahama Tropical Café
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This laid-back Old Naples lunch and dinner destination has, as you would expect, a definite tropical theme. A prototype for the chain, it was the first Tommy Bahama restaurant to open. The Caribbean decor is bright, marked by all sorts of...  Read More

Spanky's Speakeasy
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As its name suggests, this is an old-school kind of place that still does a salad bar and throws back to the classic comedy series "Spanky and Our Gang." It has been a Naples fixture since the '80s. Happily, the prices are a bit of a...  Read More

The Riverwalk at Tin City
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Located at "Tin City," Riverwalk offers diners a salty and casual waterfront dining experience. The restaurant was designed with a nautical theme in mind, and waterside tables are available. Seafood rules in the kitchen. You can customize your...  Read More

East Naples
Three60 Market
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On the water and occupying a cheerfully painted old Florida-style house, this place could not be more inviting. Showcases and tables hold sandwiches, soups, salads, pasta, bakery goods and hot dishes made from scratch fresh daily. The...  Read More

Doc's Beach House
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Now this is what a beach restaurant should look, feel like and charge like. You will find a number of resort restaurants that overlook the beach, but to get the real thing, travel north to Bonita Beach where you can walk right off the beach and...  Read More

The Dock at Crayton Cove
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The Dock at Crayton Cove has been around since the mid-70s - a slump of a seafood shack marina-side cooled by sea breezes. It is the epitome of Old Naples pre-gentrification. Not much has changed through the decades. There's still fried...  Read More

Oyster House Restaurant
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The essence of the Everglades, it serves the requisite fried froglegs, alligator tail, stone crab claws and other seafood in addition to its namesake dish. Try the sauteed gator nuggets appetizer with chips and homemade pico de gallo, fried...  Read More


Meet Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton – the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean – has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and...  More About Chelle