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Bacon “Steak” Is Reason Enough to Give Sydney’s a Try

The half-inch-thick Nueske’s on sliders is a hole-in-one at Tiburón’s under-the-radar pub that’s open to the public.

BY March 3, 2017

Even if your idea of hitting the links involves a putter, windmills and fairways less than 20 feet long, it doesn’t exclude you from trying the little-known Sydney’s Pub at Tiburón Golf Club. Open to the public, with free valet seven days a week, the comfy eatery overlooking the green is executive chef Brent Moore’s playground. His menu caters to a lunching and snacking crowd (the pub opens daily at 11 a.m., and it closes at 8 p.m. weeknights and at 5 p.m. on weekends). There is a lot of variety, with flatbreads, salads, soups and sandwiches, as well as dishes like lemon-garlic grilled wings, fried pickles with chipotle-lime dip, traditional chicken pot pie, grouper and chips—and the most amazing sliders with Nueske’s bacon as thick as a deck of cards. Those beauties have made an appearance for the past three years at the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Grand Tasting and are consistently the talk of the crowd (where else have you seen such a thing?). Deliriously laced with fat and sporting a crisped exterior from the grill, the bacon “steaks” are then popped on buns with shredded lettuce and mayonnaise that Moore makes using tomatoes that have been roasted for 12 hours. Sound akin to a mythical hole in one on the course for bacon lovers? Find your way to Sydney’s this season and decide for yourself.


To plan a visit:

Sydney’s Pub

Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

2620 Tiburón Drive, Naples

(239) 593-2200

Editor’s note: Twenty percent gratuity is automatically added to all bills. 



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