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Where do you want to go? Naples | Bonita Springs & Estero | Fort Myers

 

Naples
Search by area: Downtown | North Naples

Downtown

7th Avenue Social
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
In a nutshell: A traditional Southern-style brunch in a casual, bar-centric atmosphere that will make you want to sit and stay awhile.
849 Seventh Ave. S., Naples | 239-231-4553 | 7thavenuesocial.com

Barbatella
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Highlights: Buffet brunch served with a complimentary glass of champs.
1290 Third St. S., Naples | 239-262-1955 | barbatellanaples.com

Bice
Hours: Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
Highlights: Post up on the patio or in the bar area for a prix-fixe three-course option ($24)—or with bottomless mimosas or prosecco for $32. (An obvious choice.)
300 Fifth Ave. S., Naples | 239-262-4044 | naples.bicegroup.com

The Dock
Hours: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
In a nutshell: This casual bayside brunch is quintessential Old Naples the way it used to be—authentic and no fuss.
Must try: Get creative with the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Asparagus? Mini corncobs? Why not?
845 12th Ave. S., Naples | 239-263-9940 | dockcraytoncove.com

The French
Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
In a nutshell: Turn-of-the-century Parisian brasserie vibes with the cutest outdoor patio.
Must try: The French Puffle, a housemade puff pastry waffle with Nutella, bananas, walnuts and powdered sugar. 
365 Fifth Ave. S., Naples | 239-315-4019 | thefrenchnaples.com

Jane’s Cafe on Third
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
In a nutshell: A quaint garden courtyard tucked off Third Street South’s main thoroughfare.
Don’t miss: Check out our full review here.
1209 Third St. S., Naples | 239-261-2253

Le Lafayette
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (October through May)
Highlights: A buffet brunch with a make-your-own omelet option, fresh seafood station and, of course, plenty of popular French fare.
375 13th Ave. S., Naples | 239-403-7861 | lelafayette.com

Tavern on the Bay
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Highlights: A bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary bar for $12 and $15, respectively. Drink up.
489 Bayfront Place, Naples | 239-530-2225 | tavernonthebay.net

NEW! Timeless – An MHK Eatery
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Highlights: Casual, comfort food with a contemporary twist—think coal-fired frittatas, breakfast pizza and salmon Bennys.
90 Tamiami Trail N., Naples | 239-331-4325 | timelesseatery.com

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North Naples

Baleen at LaPlaya
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
In a nutshell: One of Southwest Florida’s only spots to brunch right on the beach, Baleen blends elegance with toes-in-the-sand relaxation.
9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples (LaPlaya Beach Resort) | 239-598-5707 | laplayaresort.com/naples-baleen-restaurant.aspx

The Bay House
Hours: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
In a nutshell: This tucked-away treasure right on the water is rich in good old Southern hospitality.
Must try: The Claw Bar has some of Naples’ best stone crab claws and oysters. If you can’t decide, the Claw Bar sampler is a good way to try a lot for just $22.
The experts say: Go-to DC brunch blog Bitches Who Brunch reviewed The Bay House on a trip to Naples. See how it fared here.
799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples | 239-591-3837 | bayhousenaples.com

Bites at The Ritz-Carlton
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
In a nutshell:
The Ritz’s tapas lounge transforms into a small-plates brunch with a hot and cold menu on weekends.
280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort) | (239) 598-6644 | ritzcarlton.com

Bravo
Hours: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
9110 Strada Place, Naples (Mercato) | 239-514-0042 | bravoitalian.com

BrickTop’s
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Must try: A delightful French 75 cocktail made just as they do at Bar Hemingway in Paris.
5555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (Waterside Shops) | 239-596-9112 | bricktops.com

Brio Tuscan Grille
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
5505 Tamiami Trail N., Naples (Waterside Shops) | 239-593-5310 | brioitalian.com

D’Amico & Sons
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Must try: Bottomless mimosas or bubbles for $10.99.
4681 Ninth St. N., Naples | 239-430-0955 | naples.damicoandsons.com

Lemonía
Hours: Daily, 7-11 a.m.
In a nutshell: A fancy buffet brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, perfect for special occasions or celebrations.
2600 Tiburón Drive, Naples (The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort) | 239-598-6644 | ritzcarlton.com

M Waterfront Grille
Hours: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
4300 Gulf Shore Blvd., Naples (Village on Venetian Bay) | 239-263-4421 | mwaterfrontgrille.com

Naples Grande
Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Highlights:
Held on the hotel’s Sunset Veranda, this indulgent brunch is not to be missed by Bloody Mary lovers, thanks to an over-the-top build-your-own Belvedere Bloody Mary bar. 
475 Seagate Drive, Naples | 239-594-6058 | naplesgrande.com

Tartine & Tartelette
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
In a nutshell: Brunch comme les Français at this authentic French buffet.
11121 Health Park Blvd., Suite 900, Naples | 239-431-6438 | tartine-tartelette.com

NEW! True Food Kitchen
Hours: Sundays beginning at 10 a.m.
In a nutshell: Brunch you can feel good about, thanks to plenty of organic, vegetarian and vegan options. (Don’t worry; it’s still just as indulgent.)
5375 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 15, Naples (Waterside Shops) | 239-431-4580 | truefoodkitchen.com

The Wine Loft
Hours: Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Highlights: A champagne jazz brunch with bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys and sparkling wines.
9118 Strada Place, Naples (Mercato) | 239-598-5601 | thewineloftofnaples.com

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Bonita Springs & Estero

 

Bonefish Grill
Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Highlights: The Endless Bubbles option applies to certain entrees as well as mimosas or Bellinis, which is a hell of a deal.
26381 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs | 239-390-9208 | bonefishgrill.com

Survey Café
Hours: Sundays, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
In a nutshell: This quaint, home-y setting and fresh, homemade menu items make you feel like you’re in your grandma’s backyard.
10530 Wilson St., Bonita Springs | 239-992-2233 | thesurveycafe.com

Tarpon Bay
Hours: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Highlights: This lavish buffet brunch includes complimentary champagne, mimosas and bellinis (most importantly) and live music (secondary). It’s been known to sell out, so reservations are recommended.
5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs (Hyatt Regency Coconut Point) | 239-390-4295 | coconutpoint.hyatt.com

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Fort Myers

 

Bayfront Bistro
Hours: Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
In a nutshell: One of the few upscale waterfront spots on Fort Myers Beach, this traditional brunch offers a bottomless champagne, mimosa and Bloody Mary option, as well.
4761 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach | 239-463-FOOD | bayfrontbistro.com

Cantina Laredo
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Highlights: A Mexican twist on a traditional brunch selection. (Think crab cakes Benedict with chipotle hollandaise.)
5200 Big Pine Way, Fort Myers | 239-415-4424 | cantinalaredo.com

Crave
Hours: Sundays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Highlights: Everything on this sizeable brunch menu is fresh and cooked to order, so prepare to kick back and stay a while.
12901 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers | 239-466-GOOD | cravemenu.com

Flippers on the Bay
Hours: Daily, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
In a nutshell: This hidden gem boasts a serene waterfront view of Lover’s Key and is accessible by car or boat.
Must try: The Ultimate Lobster Egg Benedict is finished with homemade Key lime hollandaise—you can’t get much more “Florida” than that.
8771 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach | 239-765-1025 | flippersotb.com

Lighthouse Restaurant
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Highlights: This picturesque spot on Port Sanibel Marina is always a winning choice to bring visiting family and guests.
14301 Port Comfort Road, Fort Myers | 239-489-0770 | lighthousewaterfrontrestaurant.com

Mimi’s Café
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
5070 Bell Tower Shops Ave., Fort Myers (Bell Tower Shops) | 239-561-0073 | mimiscafe.com

Twisted Vine Bistro
Hours: Sundays, beginning at 10 a.m.
2214 Bay St., Fort Myers | 239-226-1687 | twistedvinebistro.com

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