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Aruba

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Caribbean, Pub
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Aia, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 01:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 01:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a vibey hangout. Lovely view of the beach, free wifi, a guy on a guitar, more than one bar, friendly staff and lots of food. My friend and I enjoyed the place very much! Recommended.

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Thank Des1963
Houston, Texas
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. The music was great and I love the fact that there were all ages of people they're both young and old having fun. Our only problem was my friend put out $100 bill on the bar and it seems that it got stolen possibly by a patron. I guess stuff like that happens everywhere so I... More 

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Thank fancygirlHouston
Malmo, Sweden
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on a Sunday. We thought we were early when we arrived at 5:30pm. No tables free. Upon asking how long the wait was, we were told ten minutes. We waited for 50 minutes and there wasn't even the slightest chance of getting a drink at the bar. I'm guessing this is a place where ppl go directly from... More 

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Thank Annikajeanette
Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food Love to take out of towners Real Florida beach restaurant With good food and service Have been going for many years and always go back with new to Florida residents

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Thank Douglas K
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is just about the best all around hot spot great food beautiful beach views fun entertainment and the people watching is fantastic . Whether lunch dinner or happy hour Aruba is prime and we tried all three .High energy friendly staff.The best seared tuna I ever had along with the Bimini bread wow Bring your friends and family can't... More 

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Thank John P
Herndon, Virginia
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Table for two by the window overlooking the ocean, the stage was set for dinner. Quick service and excellent attention by our server Shelby! She was attentive, cordial and her personality enhance our dining experience! So many seafood choices, but we chose the Blackened Mahi Mahi! Wow! Tender white flaky fish and an explosion of flavor! Comes with rice and... More 

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Thank J C
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food was great, we even tried new things, but the service was terrible. The staff hang out with each other and don't seem to worry much about taking care of tables.

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Thank Bsimpson88
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great beach bar and grill right on the beach so the view was great. I ordered a fried grouper sandwich and was amazed at the fish portion. It was so large ( at least 8 oz. ) that I had to eat it with a knife and fork. One of the best fried grouper sandwiches I have ever had and... More 

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Thank William T
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Was torn between a rating of 3 and 4. The food was 3, but if you are looking for the touristy beach bar experience then this place hits the mark. Loud, live music, nice drink specials, and a great view of the beach. But if you are looking for great food, nice calm relaxing atmosphere then this doesn't seem to... More 

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Thank Chad G
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Location is everything with this place. They are beachside and have tables where you can see the beach. They are right next to the pier and all the shops which keeps it hopping. Food quality and selection was fair. Service staff very friendly but a bit slower due to large volume of customers. Good DJ music and people dance randomly... More 

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Thank Suzanne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Caribbean, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aia, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale

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