So consider this article a primer for getting to know our abundant seafood scene. This quintet of impeccable eateries represents a variety of concepts, atmospheres, and locations throughout Florida’s Paradise Coast.
Set amid a cluster of fine dining establishments on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples, Sails Restaurant is not only known as one of the Paradise Coast’s best seafood restaurants — it’s one of the best restaurants, period.
This upscale establishment combines an elegant atmosphere, gourmet meals derived from France, Italy, and Greece, and Old World service to make for the perfect evening. Sails bring fish in daily, and its prix-fixe menus are designed to create an unforgettable culinary experience.
An unpretentiously classy Marco Island restaurant, Fin Bistro is so committed to serving local and regional fish and shellfish that it’s closed on Sundays. Why? Because it can’t get fresh products brought in.
Fin Bistro orders, butchers, and cooks its fresh catch daily. The restaurant also sources meats, produce and more from area farmers. The mouth-watering menu ranges from crudo to chowder, Caribbean spiny lobster to Key West swordfish piccata.
Swan River Seafood
At this combination of restaurant, raw bar, and gourmet seafood market in Naples, the market supplies the restaurant. The market at Swan River Seafood is supplied by the world: haddock from Maine, sea bass from Peru, ora king salmon from New Zealand, and, a Florida favorite, black grouper.
The raw bar is out of this world and offers freshly caught local stone crab when in season. With a fun, nautical-themed decor and casual, New England-y vibe, Swan River has long been a hit with visitors and locals alike.
The Oyster Society
“Our oyster is your world,” goes the slogan for this hip eatery and bar on Marco Island. With an array of fish dishes, a sushi bar, and an oyster & raw bar, The Oyster Society leaves no seafood option unturned.
The owners proudly state their commitment to running a sustainable and eco-conscious establishment. The 1920s speakeasy-style interior, a top-shelf craft cocktail menu, and live music on weekends make The Oyster Society a hot social gathering spot.
Hidden in a tucked-away island oasis in the heart of Naples, Hogfish Harry’s captures the essence of tropical dining through eclectic coastal delights and refined seafood creations.
Naples Chef Everett Fromm offers up a line of seafood, from shrimp and scallops to lobster, crab, and the house specialty – Hogfish. With a vibrant, yet relaxed and casual ambiance and an island-inspired bar, Hogfish Harrys welcomes you to relax, enjoy and indulge in tropical-inspired cocktails and the day’s freshest catch.
So pick one or try all five, and savor the flavor of Florida’s Paradise Coast’s best seafood restaurants.