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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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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place has a killer location. The room is big and not too noisy. Really outstanding view of the beach and sea. Our server was pleasant and adequate but not especially attentive. The potstickers on the special menu were very very good. And the Bimini bread was interesting although the server was so intense about us knowing there was an... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I liked this place for the attitude - No nonsense service, decent food and live music. And it oversees the beach. We did not spend too much time here and ordered their crab soup and the Aruba dip with home baked bread. The dip and bread is unique but nothing much to write home about as I have had better... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

a great little place on the beach, food was great and price great. we went there twice in the 5 days we were in Ft.Lauderdale.

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Melbourne, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Over the years I have stopped into Aruba...each time hoping that the food and drinks might catch up to the great location and overall appeal of the place. Sorry to say that is NOT the case. At best, the mixed drinks are average ..and the food is just so, so food. This time was my last time.

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