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Aruba Beach Cafe

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1 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
+1 954-776-0001
09:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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976 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 915 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

And I can see why. The food was terrible. Bimini bread tasted like stale white bread with honey butter. Stone crabs tasted and smelled like ammonia, yuck! Service was bad. Took order and didn't check back on our crappy food till he brought the bill. Hoping the stinky crabs don't make me sick. Definitely wouldn't return or recommend. To bad... More 

Thank PlanetR
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to go for happy hour or Sunday brunch. Sunday brunch has a bit of everything especially for the hearty appetite. Happy hour has select starters at fair prices, reduced price drinks, and acoustic live music. It's a great place to grab a high top outside and people watch. Right on the water...nice view, decent food and drinks, personable... More 

Thank noochieCt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food, good atmosphere, and good service. We ate there for dinner on Saturday night and you get lots of food for the money and it is good. We ate brunch there on Sunday and it was good and good choices of food. Love that you can sit outside and enjoy the beach.

Thank karenkuder
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun restaurant for couples and families. It is right on the beach. You can find parking yourself ( not easy but doable) or use the pay to park $1.75/hr or pay for valet parking when you pull up to the restaurant. There is both inside and outside seating. Steel drum music playing hits from the Caribbean and... More 

Thank Karabo M
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great environment, with patio and/or view of the beach/ocean from inside, live music in the bar and TVs in the bar, so there is something for everyone. I'm not a burger person, but I had the cheeseburger and it was fabulous! I actually went back 3 times and had the same meal. That is my annual limit for burgers! But... More 

Thank reederz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch was outside on a busy Sunday....good salads and sandwiches, and live music Dinner was inside on a weeknight...good service and fine food....very lively place. I had the seafood quesadilla....very good came with melted cheese and a small side of guac. Spouse had crabcake samdwich and fries.

Thank RobertaPhilly
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place. Valet parking. Worth it. So pretty outside with all their bright lights. We dined outside so we could people watch and enjoy the pretty street lights and children playing in the square. Food was delicious. We ordered the bread that I've seen people comment about on this site. Soft warm bread served with a sweet butter. Delicious! I... More 

Thank patschenectady
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to have happy hour lunch with ocean view and good service you are in the right place)) It is close to the pier and the beach and have very good relaxing atmosphere and nice to get break from the sun during the day or enjoy fresh ocean nights

Thank zasada99
Portland, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live music, good food, nice place to eat and drink. Right on the beach! This was a happening place with inside and outside dining

Thank Rick M
Centurion, South Africa
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a few days in Fort Lauderdale before departing on a cruise. After having read all the favourable reviews we decided to have lunch at this “One happy Restaurant”, that turned out be an excellent choice. This restaurant is right on the beach next to the fishing pier providing a beautiful view from where we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Lauderdale by the Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 954-776-0001
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?