Bring the Whole Gang to Naples' Best Restaurants for Large Groups

When it is time to gather the family or a group of friends or colleagues together at meal time, Naples restaurants are generally accommodating, but it is always a good idea to call ahead to assure your space. Many restaurants such as Bay House Restaurant and Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House have private dining rooms you can reserve for a special occasion. This list includes such options and also restaurants with large dining areas indoors or out, where you can typically group up some tables for a large party. 

The restaurants on this list run the gamut from casual bar settings lined with sports TVs to waterfront tables with a view and a formal dining room overlooking golf course greens. The styles of cuisine also diversify to meet the specific needs of your group - all American, global, Mediterranean, seafood, Southern and Italian. The menus range in prices, too, so that you have a variety of budget options. 

So whether you are booking a birthday celebration, a rehearsal dinner, a family reunion or just a casual gathering of friends and family, you can find on this list the best options to fit the size, appetites and budgets of the group with choices casual to fine.

Little Bar
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You could sum up the fishing town of Goodland in one word: idiosyncratic. Likewise, the Little Bar, one of three watering hole restaurants that tourists love as much as the (idiosyncratic) locals do. Because besides the usual frog legs and...  Read More

Old Naples
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Have a seat in the European-style courtyard or make new friends at the communal table inside. Known for its authentic Italian pizza and gelato, it equally excels at a select menu of pastas, seafood, meats and sandwiches. This is cousin to Sea...  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

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The only town with two Ritz-Carlton resorts, Naples benefits from the brand's fine, precise influence on its restaurant scene. At the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Lemonia has a slightly more relaxed feel than The Grill at the cross-town beach...  Read More

Sea Salt-Naples
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Chef Fabrizio Aielli comes from a stellar background that covers Italy, the Caribbean and two of his own highly hailed Washington, DC, restaurants. At Sea Salt, he conceived dining centered around the sea. To carry the concept, he stocks...  Read More

Mereday's Brasserie
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Charles Mereday has done some reorganizing in recent months. He has exited his fine dining restaurant at Naples Bay Resort and moved Mereday's Brasserie from Coconut Point to the former location of his Alto's Jazz Kitchen at Bayfront. True to...  Read More

Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House - Naples
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Part of a small, Texas-based chain of restaurants, it is anything but cookie-cutter. The dining room seems oversized at first, but its popularity fills the warm, welcoming space at the back of Inn on Fifth most nights. They come for their fix...  Read More

Old Naples
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Opened in February 2014, it replaces the well-loved McCabe's Irish Pub at the Inn on Fifth. Residents grumbled at first, but now they hail the light, airy space with walls of glass and wine bottles. The menu matches the contemporary setting...  Read More

Bay House Restaurant
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Overlooking serene Cocohatchee Bay, the Bay House - as it is most commonly known – is regarded as one of the city's most spectacular seafood restaurants. This charming eatery serves fresh, Southern-inspired and bistro-style seafood dishes, as...  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