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Aruba Beach Cafe

1 E. Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-3601
954/776-0001
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located Directly on the beach in Lauderdale by the Sea flAward- winning Chef brings you the true taste of the Caribbean, along with American Favorites Fresh Seafood Prime Steaks, Gourmet Salads and burgers and much more. Three Tropical Bars await to quench your thirst. Aruba Starts Jumping island style with live music daily. Causal Dress with seating inside or on the outside deck provides a picturesque view of the ocean. serving lunch and dinner late night dining. One Happy Restuarant!
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Surprise, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've eaten here every year + thoroughly enjoyed it, along with the view. Not this time!!! The hamburger was a hockey puck, the alfredo + portabello burger mediocre, On the positive side, the shrimp, bread with honey butter (the full loaf, vs the 1/2, is worth the price) + French fries were good but that was less than a third... More

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Canfield, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This has great food and atmosphere and it is very close to the Beach House! There is a bar with a band playing on one end, and in the restaurant you can view the ocean and pier as you eat!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We just recently had lunch at Aruba Beach Cafe. Food was awesome. I had a really yummy salad with strawberries, walnuts etc., don't remember name of it though, hubby had the burger and said it was really good. It's right on the ocean, so if you're lucky enough to get a table by the window you can see the beach... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere feels like vacation. Food is delicious and large portions. Not ideal for young kids due to menu choices and $$$. I would definitely recommend it for adults and teens though!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Upon walking into this place, it was loud......live music was going on and it was packed, so I wasn't sure if I would like it.....at first. (I am not a "live band" type of person). Well, we got a table outside, facing the beach, and it was wonderful....the server was pretty attentive, the drinks were awesome (try the chocolate martini;... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful evening dinner at the Aruba Beach Cafe. I had the Seafood Alfredo and could not have been more pleased. The scallops were fantastic. Our waiter was very slow and unresponsive but with the view we had it was hard to worry about speeding up the experience. Expect to pay $20-$30 for an entree.

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Dayton, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The mussels were perfect. The setting on the ocean is magnificent. Scallops with bacon were overcooked. It got busy and service became slow. Just a great hangout spot by the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This is the best gathering place in South Florida. Right on the beach. Sit at the bar with Chris and Crissy for the best night of your life!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Absolutely great food. Not much more I can say. Bars and band inside weren't for us but sitting outside for dinner looking at the ocean was nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were given a table with an outstanding view of the pier and ocean front. We ordered the Lobster and blue crab bisque and bacon wrapped scallops. Delish and not to pricey. Drinks, of course, were a little on the expensive side and small for the price.

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