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My family is renting a beach house in Ft. Myers Beach for a week this June. I've extended the trip to include 3 days in Naples. Since the trip is extended and we are on a budget, I would like to find some affordable dining options in Naples. We love seafood and most anything else. Most of the reviews of Naples mention more upscale restaurants, which I'm sure are awsome, but not practical for my family and parents. Thanks in advance.

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    A couple of my favorite "cheapies". At Vanderbilt Beach, but on the bay side just about a block north of the Ritz Carlton entrance is a little place called Buzz's Lighthouse. You will see a mock lighthouse sticking up from this little place with a deck on the back. They have the greatest Grouper Ruebens in the world -- don't knock 'em till you try 'em. This is a super casual place!

    There are several Cheeburger, Cheeburger places -- one right on Fifth Avenue. Tremendous cheeseburgers and fries, and fantastic hand made malts.

    A little more upscale but for Naples is very reasonable is Il Bellagio in the Bayfront, right at the bridge on Fifth Avenue (by the Comfort Inn). All main courses are under $20. It is a lively trendy place, very busy but well under the prices of similar atmosphere places. Do you like carpaccio? For lunch they have a wonderful beef carpaccio with a nice sized arugula and fresh tomato salad that is a nice meal -- I think it's $7.95.

    Since you're staying in Ft. Myers Beach you might check out some of the Fifth Avenue places for "early bird" --oops, here in Naples they call in "PRE-THEATRE" specials. Right in front of the Sugden Theatre on Fifth is Yabba, a cool Carribean place with indoor and outdoor. Before six they offer three course combinations (including my favorite -- half a jerk chicken) along with a salad or other choice of appetizer and great dessert selection for prices like $14.95 (for all three courses). Mostly they are priced about the same as the normal price for entree, but they throw in the extra two courses for free.

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    If you are looking for inexpensive dining located right on the beach, try the Vanderbilt Inn and their Chickee Hut. It is an outdoor restaurant that serves sandwiches and some dinner entrees at really affordable prices. It's located in North Naples at the end of Immokalee road....You might also try Bucca de Beppo for family-style Italian. Pricing may seem high but they serve portions that are meant to feed 3-5 people. It's a fun place to take a crowd....This is located in North Naples, just south of Vanderbilt Beach road. We have all the chain restaurants such has Longhorn Steak House, Outback, Houhihans, TGI Fridays etc....For seafood, you might try Grouper and Chips, 2 locations in your area. One in Bonita Springs on US 41 just south of Bonita Beach Rd and the other on US 41 located in Old Naples. Not a fancy place at all, most people do take out. There is a very casual beachfront restaurant called Doc's Beach House in Bonita Springs that is similar in menu and price to the Vanderbilt Inn chickee hut I mentioned before. Another idea is to keep in mind that a lot of restaurants run "early-bird" specials for dinners before 6:00pm. You can get better pricing then at some of the nicer places. Check the Naples Daily News on Fridays for listings. Oh, just remembered, in Old Naples (downtown area) there are a couple of places that have pretty decent seafood at pretty decent prices....check the Riverwalk at Tin City, the Dock at Crayton Cove and Kelly's fishouse. A little more expensive but perhaps a nicer atmoshere would be the Boat House. All of these places are on the water (Naples Bay)
    Good luck, have fun..

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