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Quimbombo Apr 6, 2010 03:07 PM

If you were going <and treating the family> to ONE restaurant in Naples which one would you choose as the best? Good food and affordability included. Beer too.

Fine Fixin's

Inca Kitchen

Randy's Fishmarket

Thanks in advance for your input.

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    RevrendAndy Apr 7, 2010 09:06 AM

    If the family is open minded I would choose Inca's Kitchen. Otherwise, from your list, Randy's.

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      Quimbombo Apr 7, 2010 05:07 PM

      The family really likes Peruvian food.

      Gracias for your response.

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        TomOHaver Apr 11, 2010 05:20 AM

        I second the recommendation for Inca's Kitchen. It's a really nice restaurant located in a "low rent" district, and the food and service are excellent. Everything I've had there has been really good. Randy's is also good - a very "old Florida" traditional place, with excellent seafood.

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          Quimbombo Apr 11, 2010 08:10 AM

          Reservations already made for Inca Kitchen and Randy's is a planned visit during the week.

          Thanks for all your replies.

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      Writeher Apr 17, 2010 05:57 PM

      Follow up: Did you go to Randy's Fishmarket? If so, what did you think?

      We have lived in Naples (year round) for 14 years. We ate at Randy's Fishmarket, for the FIRST time, two weeks ago. We were NOT impressed!!!

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      Randy's Fishmarket Restaurant
      10395 Tamiami Trl N, Naples, FL 34108

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        Val Apr 17, 2010 06:02 PM

        Writeher, what's your fave fish restaurant? Have you been to Swan River?

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          Writeher May 8, 2010 04:35 PM

          Hi Val,

          My favorite upscale fish/seafood restaurant is Bayside Seafood Co. We love to eat out upstairs on the deck overlooking the cove, watching the sunset and listening to live accoustic guitar music. It is always relaxed, romantic and the food is good.

          My favorite everyday, always tastes fantastic fish restaurant is Steamers on Pine Ridge Road. Their Grouper and Chips is probably my #1 comfort food. The atmosphere is more like a diner. The food comes in plastic baskets. Their prices are equal to any of the upper mid-range restaurants in town. In short, their prices appear high in contrast to the location and presentation. Having said that, the place is packed any given day (or night) of the week, year round. The recession seems to have no effect on their business, even when other popular restaurants in town are sitting half empty Steamers is busy with a steady stream of faithful, 'just gotta have it' customers.

          Please understand I am not a seafood expert . I just love well prepared fresh fish. The two restaurants mentioned above have proven to produce just that, on a consistent basis.

          No, I haven't tried Swan River but I am interested to hear feed back from others who have.

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            Val May 8, 2010 04:37 PM

            LOVE Steamers...haven't been there in a while but might go tomorrow for Mother's Day...don't care about fancy, just want GOOD steamed clams!!! So thanks for the reminder about Steamers!!! Son and I both *love* it.

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          Quimbombo Apr 19, 2010 05:38 PM

          We went to Randy's Fishmarket last night.

          It was the type of restaurant I expected it would be.

          For appy my brother ordered the gumbo and he said it was nothing special. And we all shared the fried clams which was pretty good.

          2 of us ordered the fish and chips the other ordered the chicken grilled sandwich. The fish was really fresh, and was good The portions were very generous and we took the leftovers home.

          The key lime was OK, I've had better in NJ.

          With the leftover fish we made fish tacos today, and the fish actually was tastier today then yesterday.

          I would go back to Randy Fishmarket. Nothing fancy and nothing gourmet but it was a pleasant evening, the service, atmosphere and the food was good.

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          Randy's Fishmarket Restaurant
          10395 Tamiami Trl N, Naples, FL 34108

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            BrainAlive May 3, 2010 08:19 PM

            I visited Randy's Fishmarket in May of 2008, and was not impressed. It felt like a chain restaurant... like the entire place had been conceived of in a corporate park somewhere and shipped whole to the location where it sits. Put another way.... it screamed inauthentic! The food wasn't outright bad, but that's wayyyy short of what I want, quality-wise out of restaurant eating. Anyway, I really didn't have a good experience and I wouldn't return.

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            Randy's Fishmarket Restaurant
            10395 Tamiami Trl N, Naples, FL 34108

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              Writeher May 8, 2010 04:49 PM

              Given the variety of fish/ seafood restaurants available in Naples today. There is no reason any of us should accept 'Nothing fancy; nothing special or just okay", not at those prices.

              I applaud your hospitable and forgiving comments but please know for the same price there are restaurants in town producing memorably good food, worth every penny.

              I wish you the kind of dining experience your kind nature deserves.

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              Randy's Fishmarket Restaurant
              10395 Tamiami Trl N, Naples, FL 34108

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                Writeher May 8, 2010 04:56 PM

                Hi Quimbombo,

                Given the variety of fish/ seafood restaurants available in Naples today, there is no reason any of us should accept 'Nothing fancy, nothing special or just okay", not at their prices.

                I applaud your hospitable and forgiving comments but please know for the same or similar cost there are restaurants in town producing memorably good food, worth every penny.

                I wish you the kind of dining experience your kind nature deserves.

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