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The Flying Fishbone

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Seafood, International
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Savaneta 344, Savaneta, Aruba
+297 584 2506
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Beach side dining, with even tables in the water. Great international...
Beach side dining, with even tables in the water. Great international menu, extensive wine and cocktail list and spectacular sunsets!
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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
Spectacular!!!

We did not have a reservation and they accommodated us like we were rock stars !!! My second time here it was just as good as the first...the scenery is inspiring....the cosmos were spot on especially the way they are served...the baked Alaska is a show in itself..I highly recommend it!! The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
lisa t
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Patchogue, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Patchogue, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We did not have a reservation and they accommodated us like we were rock stars !!! My second time here it was just as good as the first...the scenery is inspiring....the cosmos were spot on especially the way they are served...the baked Alaska is a show in itself..I highly recommend it!! The food is out of this world ...it's everything... More 

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westminster, md
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We dined there twice during our week and were incredibly satisfied both time. It is located some distance away but we had a car. I was told taxi fare is $35 one way. My wife loved the Halibut (twice) and I devoured Mahimahi the first visit and Wahoo the second. If their version of onion soup is available get it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

While The Flying Fishbone is a $60 round trip taxi ride from the Bucuti and Tara the experience is well worth it! Where else can you dine with your feet in the sand/waters edge, watch the sunset, and experience first class service? The tuna appetizer was great! My seafood pasta was a little bland, but I'm 100% Italian and really... More 

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

Thank you for dining at the Flying Fishbone! Great review, and thank you for posting all those nice pictures...! More 

Miami, Florida, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Dine in the water! Great food and the scene is breath taking! The staff are very friendly and the service is fast, but without making you feel uncomfortable. If you’re visiting Aruba, this place is a must!

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Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate that you shared your excellent experience on trip advisor, we hope to welcome you soon again..! More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Service was impeccable, Weng, our server was attentive and wonderful. ALWAYS go at Sunset, it was perfect. We preferred a table at the edge of the water. Being in the water was a little uncomfortable from the looks of those around us. Food was extremely high quality and NOT overpriced like the rest of the island. It was easily our... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us! Great review , thank you, we are proud that you mention us as "the best dinner of the trip"! Thank you for recognizing Weng! More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We just returned from visiting Aruba to celebrate my wife's 40th and I visited here on a couple recommendations from friends and I must say that they were on point - the atmosphere, the service, the food. The drinks could be much stronger but absolutely great all around experience. I mimic what others have said below, especially contacting our car... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate that you choose us for your 40th birthday dinner. Thank you for recognizing Jennifer and for posting the nice pictures...! More 

chicago, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant to go to if you have a rental car. The food was very good and the location could not be beat. The tables are right on the beach, or there are even tables that are in the water.

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Thank you for dining at the Flying Fishbone! We are glad to read that you enjoyed your dining experience so much with us! More 

Mahwah, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited to celebrate my 50th birthday. We were seated at a table in the water. The atmosphere was gorgeous and the food and service were even better. Our waitress, WENG, was wonderful. We ordered the calamari and Carpaccio of artichoke with goat cheese. It was way too much food, but both appetizers were incredible. The calamari... More 

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Thank you for celebrating your 50th birthday with us! Great selection of dishes you had, and then dining in the water..... Thank you for recognizing Weng...! More 

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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Congratulations to the person who's idea was to open this restaurant in such a perfect location! I wasn't 100% convinced when we got there, but when I witnessed the most gorgeous sunset while I was enjoying my food ... I fall in love! ... with the excellent food, with the location of the place and also with my companion :)... More 

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

Thank you for dining at the Flying Fishbone! Great review, thank you for the 5 stars.. We hope to welcome you once again for another romantic dinner! More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not worth the $60 cab fare from Eagle Beach. Food OK, nice sunset, service mediocre. Overpriced for what you get, but what else is new in Aruba.

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Thank you for dining with us! Can you, please, provide me with some details concerning your dinner; erikvdhengel.se@gmail.com 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 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Beach side dining, with even tables in the water. Great international menu, extensive wine and cocktail list and spectacular sunsets!

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