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Nov 15, 2011 07:04 AM

Naples in late November/ early December 6 nights help with Restaurant list

My wife and I will be staying at the Naples Grande Beach Resort for 6 nights. We're adventuresome foodies.

I've been working on a potential list of restaurants. Any advice or comments anyone can make about our choices would be appreciated. I would like to know if driving is a hassle for any not in walking distance from our hotel, or if taxicabs are available at all.

Here's our tentative list, not in any special order, though I am strongly inclined to go to the first four or five if driving is not a major hassle.

Inca's Kitchen
Sea Salt
Em-On's Thai Cafe (says it's Northern Naples, is that a long drive?)
Cafe Lurcat
Chops City Grill
Bha! Bha!

Any comments on the top six of this list, or other comments would be appreciated.

Thanks !

Em-On's Thai Cafe
2364 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34110

Chops City Grill
837 5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102

847 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34108

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  1. You have a solid list. Inca Kitchen is an absolute must, especially since it's unusual to find Peruvian food. It's my favorite restaurant in the whole area. Sea Salt is very good Mediterranean, but it's pricey. Chops has excellent fusion. Notwithstanding their name, I usually order seafood, especially the grouper. I believe you mean Campiello, not Camiello, and it's got great Italian and a woodburning oven.

    1. driving isnt a problem, there can be traffic but Naples is pretty easy to navigate in my opinion. however, i dont think anything is in walking distance from the naples grande other than water side shops, i suppose you could walk out to 41. i have a house about a mile from you in pelican bay. you are essentially in north naples. i like lurcat and trulucks (esp for stone crabs), both of these are downtown and a 15 minute ride. i am still yet to try inca's but plan on visiting between christmas and new years. ive had both good and bad at Baleen, it is about 5 minutes north of you on the otherside of pelican bay, it is beautiful but my last trip wasnt the best...

      i also like turtle club and its in the area.

      1. USS Nemo is PACKED daily, you might see Judge Judy too (I have 2 out of 5 times) Most important is the SEA BASS. Perfectly cooked EVERY TIME and it is all in the sauce. It is unassuming, wedged in a strip right on 41 about 1/2 way between your hotel and the 5th Ave strip. It is a locals secret but fast becoming more. Another local fave is the Turtle club. it is right on the beach in a tiny motel, get the grouper sandwich go for lunch, you can eat inside or on the beach. Older hotels are right up on the water, newer ones had major restrictions so Turtle club is also great outside at sunset. Trulucks is good, very expensive but get shell fish. Campiello's is pretty good also.

        1. Naples Bay House has been renovated and should be worth a visit.

          Bay House Restaurant
          799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples, FL 34110