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L Dec 5, 2001 09:08 AM

Chicagoan will be in Naples on business for a couple days in December, staying at the Ritz Carlton. ISO good eats that are a little more downscale than the Ritz. Is there any good Cuban food nearby? Someone on this board mentioned Big Dave's Cuban Cafe, but I can't find the coordinates on this place. Someone else mentioned stone crab. In season in December? Any good places that are a genuine FLA experience? Thanks.

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    Daisy's RE: L Dec 5, 2001 01:59 PM

    I can't help with the Cuban food search but I have a suggestion for a Naples experience. At the opposite end of Vanderbilt beach is a Tikki Bar in the orange hotel on the beach (I can't remember the name). This is the opposite of the Ritz in all ways. The menu is chili dogs, cheeseburgers, etc. Parking is free if you eat there and get validated. Have some bar food and a drink and watch the sunset. Have fun, wish I was there!

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      SeñorChow RE: L Dec 7, 2001 11:10 AM

      Naples does not have very good cuban food, in my opinion..A good option in Naples is 5th avenue in Old Town Naples, there are several good restaurants, my fave being Bistro 451...very tasty.
      Also a secent italian place is Frascattis on Airport Pullman road..not high end but good fresh ingredients and a fun setting.
      Stone Crabs are in peak season in December, you should have not trouble finding some and its very worth the effort..food of the gods!!

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        annabelle RE: L Dec 9, 2001 03:43 PM

        Scroll further down for a posting on Marco Island and Naples places. Dave's cuban cafe is located in the industrial park off af Airport Pulling Road. It's on Industrial, either one or two blocks south of Domestic
        on the east side of the street next to a place that sells French furniture. He may only be open for lunch.

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          annabelle RE: L Dec 9, 2001 03:44 PM

          Scroll further down for a posting on Marco Island and Naples places. Dave's cuban cafe is located in the industrial park off af Airport Pulling Road. It's on Industrial, either one or two blocks south of Domestic
          on the east side of the street next to a place that sells French furniture. He may only be open for lunch.

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