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The Old Fisherman

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Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They are doing road construction right in front of this restaurant and is a little difficult to get in and out of. Once in, it's a nice restaurant. My wife and I had excellent meals recommended by the hostess (or owner). When we got our check we found a 10% service charge added on. I asked our waiter about it... More 

Thank HarryHawaii
Stamford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ordered the catch of the day and it was wonderful. Very good fish and sides. My only issue was that one $50 fish was barely enough for 3 people and we had to order extra sides.

Thank nickjimenez33
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed a very nice local restaurant off the water but with a fantastic menu with daily fresh fish. Our main dinner of Steak and Mahi Mahi was cooked to perfection and had the perfect side dishes to bring out the flavor of each meal. Drinks were also very good and they had good suggestions for each meal we had... More 

Thank David H
Tampa, Florida
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A bit overpriced for what you get, but it is right in the touristy area and very close to the cruise port. We had 5 people for a birthday lunch and I would say 2 out of the five dishes were very good. They were the fish cakes and the catch of the day which was mahi mahi. The traditional... More 

Thank ritsriii
Poughkeepsie, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Fisherman was one of our regular spots for years but then we felt it had gone down in quality and service but tried it again this year. Glad we did because the menu had changed a bit and the food was excellent. Had the Mahi Mahi which was so fresh. I had it with the meunière sauce and... More 

Thank JRKlein
Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go based upon the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We were very pleased! Service was very good. The food was very fresh and large portions. Don't miss ordering the Shrimp and Avocado appetizer to share with the table. Fresh shrimp salad stuffed in the largest half-avocado I've ever seen. Excellent. The fresh catch was as advertised. Fresh... More 

Thank Howard M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited this restaurant 5 years ago during our first trip to Aurba. The second time was just as good. My fish was delicious!

Thank alysonalyson1
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we loved service and food. They were working on road but , was worth trip . The ladies were nice and food really good in town . Take bus nice and near bus terminal . 2.30 to ride easy trip.

Thank andersonbette0
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following the advice from a very friendly local, we tried the Old Fisherman restaurant / Aruba. Excellent food and service, good value for money. The Old Fishermann is highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very high priced for basic service and standard fare. Waitresses on phones and engaging in personal conversations. Two of 5 orders were wrong.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havenstraat 36 | Downtown, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: 5883648

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?