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The Flying Fishbone

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Seafood, International
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Savaneta 344, Savaneta, Aruba
297-584-2506
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 134
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  • 52
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb

First time there.Service, food and environment outstanding. The entire experience was over the top. Quite an enjoyable meal in fabulous surroundings with excellent and attentive staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Susan D
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

First time there.Service, food and environment outstanding. The entire experience was over the top. Quite an enjoyable meal in fabulous surroundings with excellent and attentive staff.

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Elgin, Illinois
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We saw the pictures of tables on the beach, with diners feet in the water. Well, there are only a few of those tables. Unfortunately, we didn't get one. But, the view is great and we loved the Blue Fishbone drinks, The food is good, but the location is the big draw.

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FFBManagement, Manager at The Flying Fishbone, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience, and yes, we have a great Flying Fishbone martini! More 

Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Exceptional service by our server, Renate, with an amazing atmosphere for dining! Our drinks and meal were served at our timeframe, no rushing to push us along. We felt the night was ours! Food and service were impeccable ! Somewhat pricey for our budget but worth every penny. Would not have changed a thing! Best experience ever in food, service... More 

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FFBManagement, Manager at The Flying Fishbone, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at the Flying Fishbone and for taking the time to post this excellent review! Thank you for recognizing Renate! More 

Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

You don't get any closer to "waterside dining" than the flying fishbone, with tables right by (or even IN) the water. It was our first time there, but we were in the company of a few folks who visited several times earlier. We did not come away disappointed. The food was very tasty, and the service excellent. Aletia (our waitress),... More 

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FFBManagement, Manager at The Flying Fishbone, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at the Flying Fishbone! We appreciate your great review and we are glad you enjoyed the dining experience so much, thank you for recognizing Alethia! More 

New Brunswick, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

For the second year in a row, my wife and I sat dining on the edge of the water, with our bare feet in the sand. The spectacular evening sunset and outstanding service by our waitress Renate made this a most memorable event. The seafood tower was scrumptious. We can't wait to return in February 2016!

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FFBManagement, Manager at The Flying Fishbone, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! Great that you enjoyed it so much, thank you for recognizing Renate! More 

Newport Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located on the beach with a wonderful view of the Caribbean. The best time to eat there is around sunset. The food and service is excellent. Don't miss this restaurant when you are in Aruba.

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FFBManagement, Manager at The Flying Fishbone, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your review and your great feedback.! More 

Boston
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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is a long ride to get here so it has to be special. The ambiance definitely is but the rest was just average. The mahi mahi was overcooked; the desert had to be sent back to get what was requested. Service started out great, but as the restaurant got busy the service went downhill fast, at least 1 hour... More 

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FFBManagement, Manager at The Flying Fishbone, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your feedback and we will look in to this so we can make the necessary improvements. Our apologies that your visit was underwhelming. Could you provide me with some more feedback; erikvdhengel.se@gmail.com More 

Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We visited for the first time two years ago. Rented a car from the low rise area and made the :35 drive past the airport to the awesome waterside location. Rename served our table again, and she deserves the TA raves. Excellent shrimp cocktail and lobster bisque. Went with two specials. The wahoo was meaty, well prepared, and served with... More 

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FFBManagement, Manager at The Flying Fishbone, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at the Flying Fishbone! We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner and that you "were back again". Thank you for recognizing Renate! More 

Chicago
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here for the first time on a recent visit to Aruba. The restaurant setting, on the beach, at sunset, was spectacular. The service was great and the food was as well. The goat cheese salad and tempura shrimp appetizers were spectacular. Everyone loved the fish they ordered (mostly Wahoo and some grouper). We had a wonderful experience here... More 

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FFBManagement, Manager at The Flying Fishbone, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to post this excellent review. We love your feedback on our dishes, and we hope to welcome you soon again! More 

Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Thank you Josef and staff for another wonderful meal at Flying Fishbone. Our party of 10 was well situated with a pristine table situated with a great view of the ocean and lit up palm trees. We've been coming to this place every year for the past 5 years; it's our vacation tradition that never gets old or feels "mandatory".... More 

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FFBManagement, Manager at The Flying Fishbone, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us with your family and thank you for coming back all those years! We are happy to read that we are the favorite restaurant of your family. We hope to welcome you next year again...! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Savaneta 344, Savaneta, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Savaneta
  • Phone Number: 297-584-2506

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

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