Aruba Beach Cafe

Aruba Beach Cafe

Seafood Restaurant, Caribbean Restaurant, and American Restaurant
1 Commercial Blvd (at A1A), Lauderdale by the sea, FL 33308, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Wed–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

At Aruba Beach Cafe we have Live Island Music, exotic frozen drinks & oceanfront dining w/your favorite island dishes.


Based on 347 votes

People like this place

  • Ranked #2 for seafood restaurants in Lauderdale by the sea
  • What you need to know
    Jennifer O.
    "Must have: Bimini Bread and Key Lime Martinis!"(13 Tips)
    Gus S.
    "The live solo band and beach view is awesome"(4 Tips)
    "... on Friday and enjoy a complimentary pig roast."(3 Tips)
    Elyse B.
    "Try the lobster salad sandwich...not too creamy"(4 Tips)
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  • seafood
  • scenic views
  • complimentary pig roast
  • happy hour
  • cocktails
  • sandwiches
  • conch fritters
  • live music
  • lively
  • beach
  • casual
  • good for dates
  • fish
  • quesadillas
  • martinis
  • outdoor seating
  • shrimp
  • great value
  • mousse cake
  • good for a late night
  • Stefano R.

    The fresh seafood plates are great. The patio seating is delightful.

    Stefano Relli · 1 week ago
  • Hannah S.

    Bartender was very attentive during happy hour and my portobello burger was delicious!! Great french fries!

    Hannah Smith · 3 weeks ago
  • Raphael W.

    Key West shrimp plate was delicious

    Raphael Weiner · September 7
  • Karim E.

    Cherry coke r the best 😋 , lobster

    Karim Elghoul · August 28
  • Steve Cabeza / A.

    Great beach views with good music and energy and seafood

  • Michael B.

    Awesome food. Get the mahi mahi sandwich blackened with the vegetables as a side and ditch the bun. Great lunch

  • VisitLauderdale

    Stop by for happy hour Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm for 50% select cocktails and $4.95 apps at the bar!

    VisitLauderdale · June 9
  • Jeff R.

    Nice location and atmosphere. Ended up here after 2 hour storm hit the beach. Hummus appetizer was ok, drink prices were decent. Good place to socialize

    Jeff Ryan · April 24
  • Holly H.

    Looks like just another beach strip restaurant, but fresh, quality food! Outdoor seating is best because the music inside is overwhelming and doesn't work if you want to have a conversation.

  • MAAR P.

    Peel & Eat Shrimp With a Bloody Mary!!! Perfect Match!!

  • Chris M.

    Order the bread to start off. Enjoy the beach views. Food is good for seafood bar fare

    Chris Meade · March 8
  • Tammy S.

    The homemade bread is a must.

    Tammy Smith · March 3
  • Vaedra J.

    Beautiful but always crowded. Mature party crowd 35- 55.

    Vaedra Jones · February 5
  • Rebecca M.

    The food is just ok. Nothing special. Super busy. Big tourist spot. As a local, I avoid this place.

    Rebecca Miller · January 20
  • Iva C.

    Much better during the day. Music is so loud and it's very dark inside. Food is nothing special. Location is the best.

    Iva Crvak · December 2, 2014
  • Malcom B.

    Come on Sundays and enjoy the steel drum band and excellent drinks. Everyone needs to come here once and try the Bikini Bread.

    Malcom Benites · November 30, 2014
  • JRyan G.

    Cocktails are a must

    JRyan Gillette · November 15, 2014
  • Don D.

    Great food huge portions this place gets really crowded at night which can also mean the service suffers.

    Don Diamant · October 27, 2014
  • KarBel M.

    Macadamia and coconut crusted shrimp is very delish!

    KarBel Multimedia · October 25, 2014
  • Laura M.

    Generous and reasonable fish dishes.

    Laura M · August 9, 2014
  • Jesse M.

    Yummy Seafood...Great Atmosphere :)

    Jesse McGee · August 9, 2014
  • Fort Lauderdale M.

    The Bimini bread is served w/ honey butter. W/ rotating drink specials, the happy hour packs the ocean-view bar. - See more at:

    Fort Lauderdale Magazine · August 7, 2014
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach

    Aruba Beach Cafe is quintessential South Florida livin'. It hasn't really changed much since it opened in 1983. Both tourists & locals frequent this classically Floridian upbeat eatery.


    Order some of the signature Bimini bread for the table. (The full loaf is huge; a half order is plenty for parties of four or fewer.) The conch fritters are good for sharing, too. Read more · August 1, 2014

    The atmosphere is upbeat, with live music daily and dancing after 9 or 10 p.m. Looking for a bargain? Come for happy hour (4-7 p.m.) on Friday and enjoy a complimentary pig roast. Read more · August 1, 2014
  • Matthew T.

    One of the best fish and chips outside the UK!

    Matthew Thompson · July 13, 2014
  • VisitLauderdale

    Throw back a few 50% off select drinks and $4.95 appetizers during Happy Hour.

    VisitLauderdale · June 23, 2014
  • Brian S.

    If you are a senior citizen looking to get drunk in a crowded tourist bar, this is your place! Everyone else will probably not enjoy the experience.

    Brian Shef · May 31, 2014
  • Nikki

    Summer special sit "@ bar 50% of with beverage

    Nikki · May 28, 2014
  • Gabriela V.

    Great view and seafood!

    Gabriela V. S. · May 28, 2014
  • Michael B.

    Great food, great service and great atmosphere. I can recommend it.

    Michael Brandt · May 1, 2014
  • Matt

    Amazing place... for meeting new people as well as for getting tasty food and cooool drinks

    Matt · April 4, 2014
  • Angelo G.

    Food was OK atmosphere was great.

    Angelo Gonzalez · March 23, 2014
  • Brenda M.

    Key West Fried Shrimp were amazing!!

    Brenda Marie · March 10, 2014
  • Teena D.

    On the ocean!! Great food

    Teena Donovan · February 8, 2014
  • David K.

    Good location. Beer selection sucks.

    David Klink · February 6, 2014
  • Kelly P.

    Kinda noisy. But so far lobster bisque is divine and so are the conch fritters. And its on the life doesn't get much better.

    Kelly Polando · January 26, 2014
  • Amy M.

    Seafood Louie salad is to die for and our waiter Luciano is a sweetheart!!!

    Amy McGraw · January 2, 2014
  • Megan B.

    Amazing lobster salad- good service, try and eat outside on a sunny day

    Megan Bos · December 30, 2013
  • Michelle J.

    Great atmosphere, $12.99 for Aruba burger not worth the price at all...guess your paying for the location.

    Michelle J K · December 26, 2013
  • Sean N.

    Sit on th he beach side. Beautiful view.

    Sean Nestler · December 24, 2013
  • Anton S.

    Great place. Musik, beach and fun. Love the seared tuna salad

    Anton Seiss · December 18, 2013
  • Ritchie N.

    Great service, great food, & live music. Sit outside for beautiful views of the beach.

    Ritchie Numa · November 18, 2013
  • Tabetha W.

    This is not a one "$" place. It's priced appropriately for its location (right on the beach) and it's food quality (quite good). Very busy, but capable service. Bimini bread - believe the hype.

    Tabetha Wells · November 3, 2013

    Great spot! · October 14, 2013
  • Tracey M.

    Fabulous Food, Great Service! We have been coming to this restaurant for 20+ Years & it never fails ❤❤❤

    Tracey McRorie · September 17, 2013
  • Leslie L.

    Blackened Red Snapper Special was great.

    Leslie Laredo · September 2, 2013
  • Adnan M.

    Excellent sesame salmon teriyaki... Highly recommended!

    Adnan Manjal · August 12, 2013
  • Neil S.

    Food, service sucks! Left this NYer disgusted

    Neil Schweitzer · August 10, 2013
  • Steve H.

    Sesame tuna and Bimini Bread. Mmmmm...

    Steve Heaton · August 5, 2013

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