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“Amazing atmosphere & great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Flying Fishbone

The Flying Fishbone
Savaneta 344, Savaneta, Aruba
297-584-2506
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Ranked #1 of 12 restaurants in Savaneta
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Portage, PA USA
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“Amazing atmosphere & great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The food was very good but what makes this restaurant really stand out is the atmosphere. Very romantic beach setting - our table was right along the edge of the water. Everyone takes off their shoes, they have little hangers beside your table to put them on. The tables, coverings, candlelight, water all add to the experience. Our waiter was wonderful as well. It's about 30 minutes away from the more populated beach areas, you need to take a taxi if you don't have a rental but it's worth the trip. Highly recommend.

Visited November 2012
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Riga, Latvia
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“Best restaurant in Aruba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

All dishes were cooked as it they should. Friendly and well trained staff.
Exceptional wine list and own sommelier (which is rare in Aruba)

Visited October 2012
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London, UK
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“Outstanding Ambience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Flying Fishbone is not to be missed! Although about a 20 minute cab-ride from Oranjestaad, this restaurant is well worth the trouble. Fantastic, romantic beach setting (be sure to ask for a table where the water will lap around your feet), attentive and friendly staff, and above all, wonderful sea-food make this a truly memorable experience!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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“Good food, beautify view.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I have never dined at a restaurant on the beach, feet constantly being washed by the ocean's gentle waves, watching the sunset and enjoying a good bottle of wine. This was a once in a life time experience. Being foodies, we thought the food was very good for Aruba, but for a $200 meal was not excellent by my standards, plus $74 cab fare (includes tip) from Palm Beach, it was a rather expensive dinner for Aruba. It was frequently recommended as the "must do" dinner reservation, so we had to try it once. No regrets, it was unique, scenic, very good food and the mosquito spray was included for no additional charge. Try the Barracuda, it was delicious!

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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“Atmosphere is great, food is not.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great romantic location right on the beach. Unfortunately, the seafood pasta was not great and 3 of the 4 people in our party had that. The linguine was really undercooked (crunchy) and the fish in the dish was overlooked. I had Chilean Sea bass and really enjoyed it. If I was writing this review on my meal alone, I would give this restaurant a 5!

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