Vacation Guide to Southwest Florida

Tin City Naples Florida: Restaurants, Shops, & Great Attractions

Ahh…

Tin City, Naples Florida.

The place where tourists flock each year for some open-air shopping and a selection of the best restaurants. 

Who can blame them, right!?

Not only do you get great shops and food, but also attractions that make you want to stay forever. This waterside district is one of a kind, and you’re about to find out why!

In this article, we uncover the best restaurants, shops, and attractions. But before we dive in, here’s a quick Tin City history lesson.

It might surprise you.

The History Of Tin City Florida

When you call a location ‘Tin City’, there must be a reason, right!?

Correct!

Don’t worry, you won’t find a bunch of tin cans lying around the place!  

To find out why it’s called Tin City, we need to take a trip down memory lane. Back in the 1920s, Tin City was a hotspot for boat building. This was because of the Seaboard Airline Railroad, which was key in the transportation of timber and other materials. 

Many of the buildings were (and still are!) made with tin roofs; hence the name.

Nowadays, Tin City is a popular shopping district in Naples.

How times have changed, huh!?

The Must-Try Tin City Restaurants

Pinchers, Tin City (Best For Seafood Lovers)

Opening Times

Monday: 11am – 10pm

Tuesday: 11am – 10pm

Wednesday: 11am – 10pm

Thursday: 11am – 10pm

Friday: 11am – 10pm

Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Sunday: 11am – 10pm

If you have a love for seafood (don’t we all!?) Pinchers is where the magic happens. This chilled-out seafood restaurant is loved by many thanks to the delicious food and amazing views. 

Located in front of the dock, there is an outdoor seating area where you can watch the fishing boats come and go.

Doesn’t get any more relaxing than that on a Sunday afternoon, don’t you agree!?

And the best thing is that Pinchers is reasonably-priced for a seafood restaurant. If you’re on an even tighter budget, you can take advantage of their happy hour discounts.

As well as discounted drinks, you can also grab oysters at $1.50 a pop!

EJ’s Bayfront Cafe

Opening Times

Monday: 7:30am – 3pm

Tuesday: 7:30am – 3pm

Wednesday: 7:30am – 3pm

Thursday: 7:30am – 3pm

Friday: 7:30am – 3pm

Saturday: 7:30am – 3pm

Sunday: 7:30am – 3pm

If seafood doesn’t leave you jumping up and down with excitement, then maybe a traditional American lunch or breakfast will?

Head over to EJ’s Bayfront Cafe for a taste of America’s finest food.

You can choose from omelets, pancakes, french toast, or benedicts to fuel you through the day. If you’re looking for a healthier choice; granola and yogurt, avocado toast platter, and tofu scramble are also on the menu.

The thing we like the most about EJ’s is the diverse menu. If you’re traveling with fussy eaters, there is sure to be something they like at EJ’s.

The icing on the cake is the excellent service you receive. It’s not uncommon to be greeted with a friendly demeanor and a smile; exactly what you expect at a restaurant.

Discover The Best Tin City Waterfront Shops

Most Tin City shops are on 5th Avenue, South Naples, Florida. As you may have guessed, this selection of shops is located on the waterfront.

Here are the ones we recommend…

Tin City Magic

Opening Times

Monday: 10am – 9pm

Tuesday: 10am – 9pm

Wednesday: 10am – 9pm

Thursday: 10am – 9pm

Friday: 10am – 9pm

Saturday: 10am – 9pm

Sunday: 12 – 5pm

Clothes shopping is great…

But if you really want to ‘wow’ your friends and family, stop off at Tin City Magic and leave your relatives speechless.

They sell magic tricks, books, and DVDs. Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can purchase all the books required to become a professional.

Naples Soap Co

Opening Times

Monday: 10am – 9pm

Tuesday: 10am – 9pm

Wednesday: 10am – 9pm

Thursday: 10am – 9pm

Friday: 10am – 9pm

Saturday: 10am – 9pm

Sunday: 12 – 5pm

Do you feel like spicing up your skincare routine? Then head over to Naples Soap Co to choose from natural soaps, body lotions, lip balms, and more. All these products are made in Naples.

You’ll also be happy to hear that everything is organic, which is much healthier for your skin. For example, you can find soaps made from lime, goat milk and honey, cherry almond, and more.

But a favorite at Naples Soap Co are the bath bombs. For just $26.99, you can come away with 5 bath bombs that leave your skin feeling silky smooth!

Cool Activities You Will Remember For A Lifetime

Watch The Sunset From The Sea In Naples Tin City

Did you know that some of the best Naples boat tours are in Tin City? Head over to Tin City Waterfront Shops and you will find many water-based activities.

Here is a list of all the great Naples Activities in one place!

One of their popular activities is a sunset cruise in Tin City. After a fun-filled day shopping, you can relax on a sightseeing boat with a cold beverage, watching the beautiful sunset take over the coast.

If you’re a guy reading this article, it makes the perfect date location…

Just saying.

Boat Tours

If you’re looking for something a little less romantic, offers daytime Tin City boat tours. These are excellent for outings with family and friends. Not only do you get to see some amazing views (and wildlife!), but you also get a history lesson from the staff onboard.

You will learn about the history of Tin City and Gordon Pass Waterways.

Discover Napes In Style

Why walk around Naples when you can join an electric trike tour?

Trike Tours USA caters to family, friends, and couples; allowing you to discover Naples in style.

It costs $74 per person, yielding you 1 hour and 30 minutes. Keep in mind that these are guided tours. That means you will be following a set-out route, so you can’t go off on your own. 

If trikes don’t tickle your fancy, electric moped, bike, and segway tours are also available. And for those that don’t want a guided tour, you can also rent bikes and paddleboards; giving you more freedom to explore.

Leave a Comment