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Poolside Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton

$$ - $$$
Pelican Bay
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285 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, FL 34108
+1 239-598-3000
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Overland Park, Kansas
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great view of water and very casual place to dine. Menue isn't extensive, but then it's resort casual.

Thank Lincoln2014
Kissimmee, Florida
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146 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a drink and lunch, not enough bar stools, Drinks were good, I like to get away from kids when sitting at a bar

Thank Cindy W
Fremont, Michigan
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Poolside Cafe is very conveniently placed right in the middle of the pool complex that is part of the Vanderbilt Beach Ritz. Drinks are very good and the guacamole is outstanding. Very expensive but very good.

Thank Cadbanker
Greater Cincinnati
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The poolside cafe is much nicer than your typical poolside cafe. It was perfect for a lunch during our day at the pool, and there were also business lunches going on at the same time. The food was a little higher scale than your typical poolside restaurant, and we loved our caprese salads and southern chicken sandwich!

Thank brownwells
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The food and cocktails are wonderful. The service was also great. The atmosphere is relaxed and very casual. Outstanding menu options offered in a casual environment.

Thank Fara_N_Ohio
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

This is a convenient place for lunch in the pool area. They do serve food at your lounge chair, but the menu is larger if you sit at a table. I had what is no doubt the best pastrami sandwich ever! Service is what you'd expect from the Ritz.

Thank Dave S
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

The staff were great, especially patient with the kids. We never had to wait long for service or an answer to any question.

Thank Asim R
Atlanta, Georgia
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This is a relaxing spot to have lunch while at the Ritz. The menu has classics, the burger is great, and salads and some other options you could tailor to be healthy. Everything is tasty and fresh. The service is excellent, very prompt and attentive.

Thank Cmcdonald86
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Very conveniently located in the center of all the pools at the Ritz-Carlton. Good food, great atmosphere.

Thank corbetmh
Manchester, New Hampshire
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

I'm not a big fan of breakfast buffets to begin with but when you have a station that cooks eggs to order, the chef should be a little more experienced and fluent which was not the case. Maybe it was an off day. The restaurant was nice but we were sandwiched between two families with children; one was well behaved,... More 

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RitzCarltonNaples3, Director of Food and Beverage at Poolside Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent experience with our breakfast buffet. I regret the service and cuisine was not up to the standards we pride ourselves on, and will certainly address this with the staff to make immediate corrections. We truly appreciate your comments and hope you will give us another opportunity to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, FL 34108
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples>  > Pelican Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Pelican Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 239-598-3000
Casual light cuisine. The restaurant, which is completely outdoors, featuring a delightful blend of traditional cuisine with a healthful influence.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?