1302 Fifth Avenue S. | (US 41 E) On The Gordon River | Naples, Florida USA 34102  | 239.774.0494

OPEN FOR DINNER 7 DAYS 4:30 TILL CLOSING - Monday thru Sunday

Stone Crabs October 15 thru May 15.

 

In operation since 1952, Kelly’s is a true landmark. Beginning as a net and gear shop frequented by shrimpers and other local fishermen, it eventually evolved into Kelly's Fish House Dining Room, the oldest and most respected seafood restaurant in Naples.

Located in an ideal location directly on the Gordon River, cozily nestled by the bridge on the east bank, it is an easy drive from anywhere in town,

Hawiian-born "Mama Kelly" and her husband, Hewitt McGill, bought the picturesque property in 1971 from the Combs family, one of the great pioneering families of Naples.

Kelly's has remained family-owned and operated after all these years. By carefully maintaining its original comfortable, homey atmosphere, the restaurant looks much the same as it did some fifty-odd years ago.

The priceless photos below, as well as  many others, give you a glimpse of the working waterfront as it once was. You can see them all in the foyer as you enter the restaurant.

Miss Fortune

Sadly, "Mama Kelly" has since passed away, but she will always be remembered as the warm and beloved lady at Kelly's' door, warmly greeting her dinner guests.

Ballyhoo commercial fishing boat at Chirma Docks with net drying wheel in background. Naples 1950s.

 

 

12-14 lbs kingfish catch at Chirma Docks.

Naples 1950s

Chirma dock worker shoveling ice to pack fish boxes. Naples 1950s

1302 Fifth Avenue S. | (US 41 E) On The Gordon River | Naples, Florida USA 34102 | 239.774.0494

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