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The Old Fisherman

Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Ranked #40 of 95 restaurants in Oranjestad
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We ate here after a day of jeep touring the island. The food was good, but not great, typical fried seafood and such. The one thing I would go back for though is the Aruba Frosti, great alcoholic drink that hit the spot after a hot and dirty day of touring the island in a jeep.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We ate here on the recommendation of a local taxi driver. He had given us their card. I noticed later there were initials on the card;no doubt so he can get his kickback for referrals. Beware when you ask a local for recommendations. We are lunch here and it was by far the most expensive. We each had a drink,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Mediocre, expensive food and service. Tough lobster, testeless fish. Disinterested staff. Café-like ambience.

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New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to town in search of good local food. The cab driver and a security guard at one of the malls recommended the Old Fisherman. It is not east to find but worth the trip. Service was pleasant and helpful and the fish was fresh and well prepared. Lunch was served with rice, plantains, french fries and the local... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My lady and I visited The old fisherman because it was referred to us by a friend. The first time we went there for breakfast, we only paid $15 for the 2 of us. We were both surprised how cheap it was, so we decided to go back the next day for dinner. The next day we went there for... More

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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped by the Old Fisherman restaurant in hopes to try some local food and some amazing fish and were not disappointing! We had the Fish Soup, Mahi Mahi Salad, and the 4 Fish Sampler. All were a bit pricey but was loaded with fish! The corn bread was amazing as well. I wasn't able to try the drinks but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very delicious and fresh food. Generous portions. Friendly atmosphere and very helpful staff ready to help anytime. Fantastic value for money. Aruban style food. Try catch of a day!

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Yuba City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

my wife and I walked to this place after it was recommended by another guest at the Hotel we were staying at. We walked in.... greeted by the host....shown to our table.....given menus.......and that WAS IT. no drink orders.... no NOTHING. the waiter would make eye contact with me about every 3 minutes but HE NEVER ONCE came to our... More

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Colesville, Maryland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Food was ok Service good Toilet clean - very important to me Local beer served was also good. Don't drink beer but could tolerate this.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

very good food and service. Very fairly priced food.We have been there several times now and food has always been good.

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