Fish Crazy Bar

Fish Crazy Restaurant N. Naples, Florida

If you’ve been around SWFL long enough you probably are familiar with Randy Essig formerly of Randy’s Seafood and Rodes Market, fame.  He’s now partnered with Tony Valego and opened Fish Crazy in North Naples, in the location that was the home of Naples Tomato.

Fish Crazy Restaurant Photo AlbumLet me just say that the restaurant is beautiful, cozy, comfortable.  They nailed the atmosphere. Fish Crazy is just a pleasant place to spend time.  The food, as anticipated, was outstanding.

From the lunch menu, I enjoyed the firecracker shrimp appetizer plus the fried shrimp platter with fries (from the dinner menu) and slaw, as my entree.  My lunch company had the fish tacos with a side of fries and slaw.  Both dishes were decidedly perfect and worthy of the highest praise.  I can’t wait to go back and try the hush puppies and grouper sandwich.

Imagine my surprise walking into a restaurant, a new restaurant that just recently opened, in the middle of tourist season, and getting a seat!  Fish Crazy had been open only a few weeks when I decided to brave the crowds and treat myself to a great lunch. Fortunately, I chose an early lunch on the weekend of the Blues Festival and the Susan G Komen event … the crowds were otherwise preoccupied.

Fish Crazy offers a seafood counter that you’ll see when you walk in the door.  Other stand out features are the huge, full bar with tons of seating plus an indoor bocce court.  The only restaurant I know with a bocce court! 

When you go remember that Fish Crazy doesn’t offer reservations or call ahead seating.  Be sure to “like” their Facebook page and keep up with current events, here:

Fish Crazy Restaurant

14700 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida