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The Old Man & The Sea Restaurant

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Caribbean, Seafood, International
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Savaneta 356-A, Savaneta, Aruba
00297 584 3434
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Aruban restaurants

The setting was very pretty. The tables were all on the beach. The food was very average. Our reservation was screwed up on their part. They made no attempt to make it up to us. would not go back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
jrac61
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Middletown, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Middletown, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The setting was very pretty. The tables were all on the beach. The food was very average. Our reservation was screwed up on their part. They made no attempt to make it up to us. would not go back.

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Adams, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We actually stayed here in their new villa on the water! It was fantastic. The food was fantastic. Our stay included dinner and breakfast the next morning. John David the chef and Sol the server/anything else you need person were great. It was super romantic and absolutely beautiful. We will go back again.

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We are a group of 14 that travel every holiday season. We had the private oceanfront veranda. Food was delicious and service was great!!

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Nice quiet place, a bit of travel, but well worth it. Less formal than Barefoot. Some tables are on the beach, some under the palm trees - definitely an experience. While making reservations please note that they open around 6, though the receptionist may take your 5:00 reservation as well, but you'll be the first one there.

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Michigan
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were told that this restaurant is very expensive so going for drinks might be a better option. We did that and enjoyed it a lot but cannot comment on the quality or prices of dinners since we never saw a menu. It is a very interesting spot and we enjoyed our drinks there very much. Would like to return... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A beautiful location ruined by a restaurant that is suffering. With little staff left to serve, they just cannot keep up. I hope they can change it before it is too late.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Table on the beach, beautiful sunset and lighting after the sun goes down, great romantic jazz music playing in the background. Oh yes, the food was also very very good. Seafood of course.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We read the "mixed" reviews and decided to try it anyway. We arrived at 7:30pm and there was nobody else dining, this made us unsure of whether the food would be fresh or good. Eduardo greeted us and seemed friendly enough, so we proceeded to a table. The setting was beautiful; we sat at a table with the ocean lapping... More 

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Albany, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We sat at a table right next to the ocean. The view was beautiful, the sun setting as we ate. The food was great, the chef even came out to talk to the diners. The wait staff was very attentive. Go if you are in Aruba.

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South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had reservations and rented a limo for the ride from Costa Linda to celebrate a 50th birthday . When we got there they were closed. The driver called and said they were closed . We verified this reservation before we went . They didn't even try to make it up. What a joke.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Savaneta 356-A, Savaneta, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Savaneta
  • Phone Number: 00297 584 3434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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