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The Flying Fishbone

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Beach side dining, with even tables in the water. Great international menu, extensive wine and cocktail list and spectacular sunsets!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
French, Caribbean, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was such a unique experience. While it is located about 30 minutes from the capitol, it’s well worth the visit. The sunset and food were both amazing. The staff was friendly.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you come to this restaurant, know two things 1) It is a little pricier than other restaurants in Aruba, 2) If you want a guaranteed reservation for the feet in the water seating, you need the 4:00Pm or 4:30PM reservation, anything else means a...crapshoot as to whether you get the seats because they are in such high demand. The setup of the restaurant itself is fantastic. The seats in the ocean are wonderful, but be sure to wear something other than a bathing suit that can get wet (I tied my dress up) because the waves will wash over you if you are seated close enough. The food was very good, and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in my party. The herb risotto, mashed potatoes and rice sides are delicious, the vegetables are fresh and the shrimp, catch of the day, and two seafood combination dishes were all cooked to perfection. The drinks were tasty as well.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and atmosphere were on point service amazing to! Drinks were great to i had diplomatico rum and a moscow mule and they both were on point

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a reservation for 5:30 ,table in the sand. Beautiful water views however it was incredibly hot at this time of day as the sun is just beating down on you with no shade, but you probably wanna came here for the sunset views like...me so it’s worth it. Service started out good but then fell off a little. I know we’re on Island time but when you spend over $200 on dinner for a family of 4 , you expect a little more. Our food was brought out, my wife’s wine glass sat empty and both her steak and my daughters steak come out without steak knives. So we sit for the next five minutes patiently waiting for our waiter to bring some so they can enjoy their meals. Not a huge deal and I don’t normally complain but when you pay certain prices you expect a certain level of service . Anyways they said the steaks were pretty good although a little under seasoned but were cooked nicely. I had the unicorn fish over risotto and it was amazing. My other daughter had the red snapper and it was also very good. All and all, a good dinner in a unique setting with beautiful sunset views. About 30 min from the high rise district. Cabs run about $37 usd each wayMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply breathtaking!!!! When I booked I was told they were all booked for seating in the water. But when I arrived, my table was on the first row in the water!! This changed the rest of my trip. I was soooo excited. I watched the...sunset. Thank you Flying Fishbone for my experience. I’ll be returning in October and will be visiting the restaurant againMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I probably watched too many TikTok’s hyping this restaurant up and was therefore let down by it. Yes, beautiful set up and yes, good food, great drinks. However the hype of “must have 4:00 reservation for the water table” is crap. We got a partial...water table while 4 water tables remained guest-less and 1 party was eventually moved to the water 4:45 ish. After 5pm 2 ladies walk in and get seated at a water table. I was annoyed by all of that to say the least. The good: host Jam- was awesome, they gave recommendations and brought top notch service to our table- they’re the only reason we didn’t ask to move. The escargot and fish cake appetizers were delish. Snapper was delish and scallops were just-good. All 3 of my drinks were extremely good. Banana daiquiri, lemon drop martini and Aruba something..all excellent. The bad: reservation experience, hot ass sun with no protection, no sunset in 80% of diners viewing, 1 staff member making guests uncomfortable by staring them downMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals we have ever eaten. Our family had excellent lamb, scallop, and beef dishes. Terrific mixed drinks, as well. Attentive service and the view is amazing.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far the best restaurant we ate at during our time in Aruba. The food was so good not surpassed by the setting and the view. It is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. The waiter was attentive ....The view is as amazing .More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Flying Fishbone was excellent! The servers were amazing, especially Hylton. He was super attentive and so much fun! Our meals were great and you can't beat the view!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful ambience; sat on end of pier. 30 minute drive from hotels. Food was good. Put on the bug spray; that was the 1st time getting mosquito bites after a week at Palm Beach. Manager could have been a bit more hospitable.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here a year ago and returned this year with friends. The location is great, right on the water (even got our feet a bit wet this time). The service was excellent and the food exceptional. Great place for a romantic dinner for two,...or to celebrate with friends.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is beautiful - come for sunset, the feet in water experience but honestly I wonder why no one commented on the annoying flies???? (The table outside the bathroom has bottles and bottles of off bug spray)… for me, while it was a nice...backdrop, the flies (which of course, are out of the restaurants control) had me getting the check as quickly as possible - skipped dessert and lounging bc I was grossed out. Also the restaurants is pretty far - like 30 minutes from our hotel (which is quite an expensive taxi ride).More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice meal at flying fishbone. The location is just so lovely - beautiful view, not as peaceful as we would have liked because our table was in between a large family that had two tables and they kept trekking back and forth,...taking pictures of each other, and talking loudly. There was also a wedding next door that evening with loud music and celebration (best wishes to the happy couple!). Neither of these things were the restaurant’s fault. We had very good service, quite attentive and friendly. The manager came by twice to make sure we had everything we need. The food is good. It is not amazing, blow you away food, but quite good. I had grilled shrimp and risotto. It was fresh and tasty. My mojito was great. We did not opt for “feet in the water”. We’ve done that before and it is a fun experience. Do it for sure if it’s your first time! We just didn’t want to eat very early and were required to do so for the tables in the water. I am not sure we will be back. Twice was likely enough.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant right on the beach with tables in the water and on the sand. A bit far from the High Rise Hotels but worth the trip. The food was great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals we’ve had hands down. Not to mention the incredible views and service. Make sure to get a reservation with your feet in the water

Date of visit: July 2022
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starship77
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Response from Gina4368 | Reviewed this property |
Do you WhatsApp? Many restaurants will contact you this way. However, I would imagine you could use the hotel’s number.
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Response from SamiaOhio | Reviewed this property |
It is a high end restaurant , for two people dinner with a drink and desert can be @$ 120- 150
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Response from 196gerrys | Reviewed this property |
6:00pm would be a good time for your reservation to enjoy the sunset during your meal
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The Flying Fishbone is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5