The Lower Gulf Coast Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lower Gulf Coast - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. Angelina's Ristorante

    $$$$ | Italian

    Here it's all about the experience—one of the most indulgent, pampered meals you'll ever eat. Formally trained waitstaff attend to your every...Read More

  • 2. Arturo's

    $$$ | Italian

    This place is huge, with expansive Romanesque dining rooms and more seating on the patio. Still, it fills up year-round with a strong well-dressed...Read More

  • 3. Captiva House

    $$$$ | Seafood

    This wonderfully romantic restaurant is casual, comfortable, and considered by many to be the best fine-dining restaurant on Captiva Island...Read More

  • 4. Osteria Tulia

    $$$ | Italian

    An ancestral air pervades at this intimate yet lively restaurant on 5th Avenue, where the Sicilian-born chef (and part owner) drives an authentic...Read More

  • 5. Sea Salt

    $$$$ | Mediterranean

    The city's hottest upscale restaurant draws a crowd of connoisseurs to a modern, coral stone dining room that spills out onto the sidewalk....Read More

  • 6. Sweet Melissa's Cafe

    $$$ | American

    You've seen them before, those people who take photos of their food: you'll become one of them when you eat here. Choose from full portions...Read More

  • 7. The Local

    $$ | Contemporary

    You'll find an epicurean take on healthy eating at this farm-and-sea-to-table bistro that, as the name declares, looks almost exclusively to...Read More

  • 8. Thistle Lodge Restaurant

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    Now this is romance: the lodge was built as a wedding gift from a husband to his wife and is now a gift to those lucky enough to dine here....Read More

  • 9. Traders Store & Café

    $$$ | American

    In the midst of a warehouse-size store, this bistro, accented with stunning Florida photography from Alan Maltz, is a favorite of locals. The...Read More

  • 10. USS Nemo

    $$$ | Seafood

    Don't be fooled by the tacky glowing sign from the highway: most Neapolitans swear this is the place for seafood in town, which is why you...Read More

  • 11. Baleen

    $$$$ | Seafood

    The mood cast in this well-appointed dining room and the romantic Gulf-view patio that spills onto the sand feels like the perfect Florida restaurant...Read More

  • 12. Barbatella

    $$ | Italian

    This trattoria with an edge is still just as popular as it was when it opened in 2012. The restaurant has three dining spaces to suit any whim...Read More

  • 13. Bert's Bar & Grill

    $ | American

    Looking to hang out with the locals of Pine Island? Here you'll find cheap eats, live entertainment, a pool table, and a water view to boot...Read More

  • 14. Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro

    $$$ | Middle Eastern

    Long considered one of Naples's best ethnic restaurants, loyal fans of Bha! Bha! have flocked to a tiny north Naples strip mall year in and...Read More

  • 15. Bistro 41

    $$$ | American

    Amid brightly painted, textured walls and a display kitchen, shoppers and businesspeople meet here for some of the town's most dependable and...Read More

  • 16. Blue Water Bistro

    $$$ | Seafood

    For the convenience of shoppers at Coconut Point, several excellent restaurants cluster in the midst of the shopping center. This one, although...Read More

  • 17. Bubble Room

    $$$ | American

    This lively, kitschy visitors' favorite is fun for families and nostalgic types with fat wallets. Servers wear scout uniforms and funny headgear...Read More

  • 18. Café de Marco

    $$$ | Eclectic

    This cozy little bistro with cheery pastel walls and stained-glass windows has served expertly prepared local fish since 1983. The jumbo prawns...Read More

  • 19. Chops City Grill

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    Count on high-quality cuisine that fuses Asian cuisine and steak-house mainstays. It's sophisticated and popular, yet resort-wear casual, drawing...Read More

  • 20. Cibo

    $$$ | Italian

    Its flavor-bursting Italian food and its propensity for fresh, quality ingredients keep Cibo (pronounced chee-bo ) at the head of the class...Read More

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