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Aruba Beach Cafe

Aruba Beach Cafe

Seafood Restaurant, Caribbean Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
Lauderdale by the sea
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8.3/10
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  • Ranked #2 for seafood restaurants in Lauderdale by the sea
  • Jennifer O.
    "Must have: Bimini Bread and Key Lime Martinis!"(14 Tips)
    Gus S.
    "The live solo band and beach view is awesome"(3 Tips)
    Miami.com
    "... on Friday and enjoy a complimentary pig roast."(3 Tips)
    Tracy A.
    "The Lobster Salad Club sandwich is amazing."(4 Tips)
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  • John K.
    John KassMarch 30
    Great Mali mahi Cesar salad. Great view of the ocean but there are many drunks. These two were so drunk and yelling non sense. Be careful who you sit next to there. The waiter said they were drinkin
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SladeMarch 22
    Fun live music! Went for my grandmas 83rd birthday and she had a blast
  • JR umana T.
    Its the place.. Florida sea soup......holly smoke..
  • JR umana T.
    Best. Unique.....
  • Peter B.
    Peter BauerNovember 23, 2016
    Absolutely the very best salmon dish I have ever had. The sesame crusted salmon is spectacular.
  • Anna
    AnnaOctober 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice place, good food.
  • Omer B.
    Omer B.September 15, 2016
    Always a good experience especially when the weather is nice. Take a walk on the pier after your meal/drinks and enjoy. 8/10
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanSeptember 1, 2016
    They have the most amazing key lime pie! Loooooved it!
  • Emaad R.
    Emaad R.August 1, 2016
    If you wanna try an American style burger here would be a nice option. By the way, frozen margarita looks so fancy but it was not as hard as what I expected.
  • S C.
    S ClarkJuly 8, 2016
    Lobster and crab bisque Bread and APPLE and caramel Pie 👍🏽
    Upvoted Apr 10
  • S C.
    S ClarkJuly 8, 2016
    Everything is awesome and that includes our server tonight, Chuck was friendly, answered every menu question, and even talked me into the best apple, caramel pie I've ever had ! GreatFood GreatServer
  • LIPSapp.com
    LIPSapp.comJuly 1, 2016
    Almost always good. Watch the ocean and chill while having great food and drink. Go early on Sunday if you plan on brunch as it ends at 11AM
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CarusoMarch 5, 2016
    Seared tuna is awesome and Petron on the rocks with lime. YOW!
  • Douglas N.
    Douglas NordFebruary 1, 2016
    Seafood quesidilla and the service was great!
  • Lily
    LilyOctober 11, 2015
    Sit outside and order the Bimini Bread
  • Stefano R.
    Stefano RelliSeptember 24, 2015
    The fresh seafood plates are great. The patio seating is delightful.
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SmithSeptember 15, 2015
    Bartender was very attentive during happy hour and my portobello burger was delicious!! Great french fries!
  • Raphael
    RaphaelSeptember 7, 2015
    Key West shrimp plate was delicious
  • Karim E.
    Karim ElghoulAugust 28, 2015
    Cherry coke r the best 😋 , lobster
  • Michael B.
    Michael BelluardoJuly 8, 2015
    Awesome food. Get the mahi mahi sandwich blackened with the vegetables as a side and ditch the bun. Great lunch
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleJune 9, 2015
    Stop by for happy hour Monday-Friday 5pm-7pm for 50% select cocktails and $4.95 apps at the bar!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RyanApril 24, 2015
    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
  • 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.
    Chris MeadeMarch 8, 2015
    Order the bread to start off. Enjoy the beach views. Food is good for seafood bar fare
  • Tammy S.
    Tammy SmithMarch 3, 2015
    The homemade bread is a must.
  • Vaedra J.
    Vaedra JonesFebruary 5, 2015
    Beautiful but always crowded. Mature party crowd 35- 55.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MillerJanuary 20, 2015
    The food is just ok. Nothing special. Super busy. Big tourist spot. As a local, I avoid this place.
  • Iva C.
    Iva CrvakDecember 2, 2014
    Much better during the day. Music is so loud and it's very dark inside. Food is nothing special. Location is the best.
  • Malcom B.
    Malcom BenitesNovember 30, 2014
    Come on Sundays and enjoy the steel drum band and excellent drinks. Everyone needs to come here once and try the Bikini Bread.
  • JRyan G.
    JRyan GilletteNovember 15, 2014
    Cocktails are a must
  • Don D.
    Don DiamantOctober 27, 2014
    Great food huge portions this place gets really crowded at night which can also mean the service suffers.
  • KarBel M.
    KarBel MultimediaOctober 25, 2014
    Macadamia and coconut crusted shrimp is very delish!
  • Laura M.
    Laura MAugust 9, 2014
    Generous and reasonable fish dishes.
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse McGeeAugust 9, 2014
    Yummy Seafood...Great Atmosphere :)
  • 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: http://flmag.com/restaurant-guide/aruba-beach-cafe#sthash.KoQTSTbW.dpuf
  • 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.
  • Miami.com
    Miami.comAugust 1, 2014
    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
  • Miami.com
    Miami.comAugust 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
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew ThompsonJuly 13, 2014
    One of the best fish and chips outside the UK!
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleJune 23, 2014
    Throw back a few 50% off select drinks and $4.95 appetizers during Happy Hour.
  • Brian S.
    Brian ShefMay 31, 2014
    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.
  • Nikki
    NikkiMay 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Summer special sit "@ bar 50% of with beverage
  • Gabriela V.
    Gabriela V. S.May 28, 2014
    Great view and seafood!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrandtMay 1, 2014
    Great food, great service and great atmosphere. I can recommend it.
  • Matt
    MattApril 4, 2014
    Amazing place... for meeting new people as well as for getting tasty food and cooool drinks
  • Angelo G.
    Angelo GonzalezMarch 23, 2014
    Food was OK atmosphere was great.
  • Brenda M.
    Brenda MarieMarch 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Key West Fried Shrimp were amazing!!
  • Teena D.
    Teena DonovanFebruary 8, 2014
    On the ocean!! Great food
  • David K.
    David KlinkFebruary 6, 2014
    Good location. Beer selection sucks.
  • Kelly P.
    Kelly PolandoJanuary 26, 2014
    Kinda noisy. But so far lobster bisque is divine and so are the conch fritters. And its on the beach...so life doesn't get much better.
  • Amy M.
    Amy McGrawJanuary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Seafood Louie salad is to die for and our waiter Luciano is a sweetheart!!!
  • Megan B.
    Megan BosDecember 30, 2013
    Amazing lobster salad- good service, try and eat outside on a sunny day
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle J KDecember 26, 2013
    Great atmosphere, $12.99 for Aruba burger not worth the price at all...guess your paying for the location.
  • Sean N.
    Sean NestlerDecember 24, 2013
    Sit on th he beach side. Beautiful view.
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • Anton S.
    Anton SeissDecember 18, 2013
    Great place. Musik, beach and fun. Love the seared tuna salad
  • Ritchie N.
    Ritchie NumaNovember 18, 2013
    Great service, great food, & live music. Sit outside for beautiful views of the beach.
  • Tabetha W.
    Tabetha WellsNovember 3, 2013
    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.
  • MiamiCulinaryTours.com
    MiamiCulinaryTours.comOctober 14, 2013
    Great spot! www.miamiculinarytours.com
  • Tracey M.
    Tracey McRorieSeptember 17, 2013
    Fabulous Food, Great Service! We have been coming to this restaurant for 20+ Years & it never fails ❤❤❤
  • Leslie L.
    Leslie LaredoSeptember 2, 2013
    Blackened Red Snapper Special was great.
  • Adnan M.
    Adnan ManjalAugust 12, 2013
    Excellent sesame salmon teriyaki... Highly recommended!
  • Neil S.
    Neil SchweitzerAugust 10, 2013
    Food, service sucks! Left this NYer disgusted
  • Steve H.
    Steve HeatonAugust 5, 2013
    Sesame tuna and Bimini Bread. Mmmmm...
  • Breann S.
    Breann ShultzJuly 22, 2013
    🐥Live music🐈
  • Terri
    TerriJuly 16, 2013
    Good Food. Friday nights they have a Hawaiian Show. Call for reservations if you want a good seat to watch.
  • Marqus R.
    Marqus R.July 8, 2013
    Grab a pier seat for a beautiful view.
  • Khari m.
    Khari maxwellJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I can't believe they were out of Bimini bread.
  • Brenda H.
    Brenda HanelineJune 10, 2013
    Awesome place!!!
  • Robin L.
    Sit outside so you can watch all the great beach action.
  • Bonny P.
    Bonny PoohMay 10, 2013
    Great view food has gone progressively downhill. Burned crab cake with more cake than crab! Jamaican wings are good and bread, play it safe have wings and a drink and enjoy the view.
  • Alana G.
    Alana GoldbergMay 5, 2013
    Dog friendly, fun atmosphere, good good ($$$)
  • Tracey S.
    Tracey SchnaitmanApril 28, 2013
    I like to sit at the bar
  • Roderick C.
    Roderick CrabbeApril 20, 2013
    Beautiful view from our table!
  • Cliv I.
    Cliv IaApril 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The mussels are amazing. Try em
  • Ashley D.
    Ashley DApril 9, 2013
    Aruba burger was delicious! Beautiful views from the patio!
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RamettaApril 3, 2013
    The mousse cake is absolutely delicious! Highly recommended dessert.
  • Ernesto D.
    Ernesto DiazApril 1, 2013
    Great seafood !!!
  • Tess T.
    Tess The GreatMarch 31, 2013
    Eat at the bar...save some time lol
  • Thomas A.
    Thomas AnthonyMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great di miha
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy C-EMarch 25, 2013
    Their seafood quesadilla is awesome!
  • Paula S.
    Paula SantosMarch 23, 2013
    This place is awesome. Directly on the beach, they usually have live music and the food is pretty good. My sons also love it (they are 13 and 16).
  • Dori J.
    Dori JacobsMarch 21, 2013
    Beautiful day. At ft. Lauderdal- by the sea. Nachos, salmon , Bimini bread,, Hawaiian Cosmo.
  • Clayton F.
    Clayton FleegalMarch 14, 2013
    great seafood but the service was poor
  • Basim R.
    Basim RamsisMarch 14, 2013
    Awesome food but the service was just par
  • Becky G.
    Becky GoldenbergFebruary 14, 2013
    Best views on the beach. Great service. Good shrimp cocktail
  • Tanya D.
    Tanya DavisJanuary 26, 2013
    Bimini bread is so frickin awesome...Seafood Louie salad was fantastic. I was full and had to get every bit of seafood in it, lol!
  • Al S.
    Al SeenJanuary 9, 2013
    Awesome! Get the bread!
  • Kim G.
    Kim GoldsteinDecember 28, 2012
    Great service, food and atmosphere! Highly recommend it!
  • Gustavo S.
    Gustavo Sanchez PeñalozaNovember 19, 2012
    Wireless connection is not available :(
  • Kaue R.
    Kaue RibeiroOctober 6, 2012
    It was ok. I saw that fucking guy with the parrot. You know that guy.
  • Jose A.
    Jose AyalaSeptember 17, 2012
    Fantastic view, but mediocre food and service... Loud bar scene if you're into that.
  • Jesus M.
    Jesus MeloAugust 16, 2012
    David good server awesome place
  • Heather B.
    Heather BorgeseJuly 30, 2012
    Truly Awesome Little Restaurant With Fantastic Views Right On The Beach
  • Valérie A.
    Valérie A.July 12, 2012
    Drinks are amazing! Great spot on the beach for dinner and dancing.
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleJune 25, 2012
    Drop in on any Friday and enjoy a complimentary pig roast from 4:30-7pm.
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SchneiderJune 19, 2012
    Bimino (sp?) bread was amazing !! Awesome spot right on the pier !
  • kMcDiva
    kMcDivaJune 17, 2012
    The seafood Linguini Alfredo was DELICIOUS! Sauce not too overpowering, just right! A must try.
  • Jose A.
    Jose AyalaJune 11, 2012
    This is just for tourists, right on the water, but not very good. Not worth going to.
  • Lynda
    LyndaJune 8, 2012
    What. NO onion rings!!!!
  • Hugo R.
    Hugo RascovMarch 28
    El ambiente y los platos al igual que las buenas bebidas que sirven
  • Ali S.
    Ali SNovember 29, 2016
    Kötü yemek...
  • Ali S.
    Ali SNovember 29, 2016
    Canlı müzik, dans ve sıcak ortam. Yemekler rezalet, biralar ucuz.
  • Fabricia C.
    Adoro!!! Lugar gostoso para ir de dia e de noite. A sopa de frutos do.mar é muito saborosa e a vista para a praia é muito legal.
  • Eric
    EricJuly 5, 2012
    Muito bom !!! Sea Food.
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