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8 Food Spots for Beachfront Bites in Aruba

Wondering where to go to fuel up on yummy grub, all the while enjoying the view of the Caribbean blue sea?

Discover 8 flip-flop friendly restaurants for grabbing a quick bite to eat by the beach in Aruba.

Keep scrolling to see who made the cut!

1. Surfside Beach Bar

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Photos by Surfside Beach Bar

*TripAdvisor Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Nearby Sandy Shore: Surfside Beach

A Taste from Their Menu: Surfside Snackplatter (chicken wings, battered fish, spicy shrimp and nachos), Croquette on a Bun, and Create-Your-Own 2-topping Pizza

🕒Opening Hours: 9.00 AM – 8.00 PM, Daily

2. Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar and Restaurant

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Photos by Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar and Restaurant

*TripAdvisor Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Nearby Sandy Shore: Surfside Beach

A Taste from Their Menu: Blackened Fish Tacos, Jamaican Jerked Chicken and Avocado Fritas (beer-battered avocado topped with black bean salsa and chipotle ranch)

🕒Opening Hours: 11.00 AM – 2.00 AM, Daily

Bonus: They regularly host fun events such as Taco Tuesdays (see details) and Sunday “Yappy Hour” (see details)

side-note: This spot is located at Renaissance Marina, so technically it isn’t beachfront, BUT they do have various sandbox seating options such as lounge chairs and hammocks, to keep the surf-lifestyle vibes alive. This means that you most definitely can still have your sandy-toes-lunch at Lucy’s!

View more info on Lucy’s here🌮

3. Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant

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Photos by Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant

*Facebook Review Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Nearby Sandy Shore: Manchebo Beach

A Taste from Their Menu: Matthew’s Sandwich (sauteed chunks of chicken with bacon and pineapple, served on panini bread with paprika and mayo dressing), Piña Colada Shrimp, and Caprese Salad

🕒 Opening Hours: 7.30 AM – 10.00 PM, Daily

Bonus: You can get 10% OFF your bites at Matthew’s – see the link to find out how

View more info on Matthew’s here🍤

4. The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar

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Photos by The Pelican Nest Seafood & Grill Bar

*Facebook Review Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Nearby Sandy Shore: Palm Beach

A Taste from Their Menu: Conch Fritters, Martin’s Platter (created by the owner, and includes grilled calamari, shrimp, mahi-mahi fish and a 4 oz. lobster tail – served with fries) and Tuna Tataki Salad

🕒 Opening Hours: 11.00 AM – 10.00 PM, Daily

Bonus: You can get 10% OFF dinner at Pelican – see the link to find out how

View more info on Pelican here🐟

5. Eduardo’s Beach Shack

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Photos by Eduardo’s Beach Shack

*TripAdvisor Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nearby Sandy Shore: Palm Beach

A Taste from Their Menu: Poke Bowls, Summer Rolls (rice paper rolled vegetables, rice and peanut sauce) and Vegan Waffles

🕒Opening Hours: 7.30 AM – 4.15 PM, Monday – Saturday & 8.00 AM – 4.00 PM, Sundays

6. MooMba Beach Bar & Restaurant

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Photos by MooMba Beach Bar & Restaurant

*Facebook Review Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Nearby Sandy Shore: Palm Beach

A Taste from Their Menu: Philly Steak & Cheese Sandwiches, Deep-fried Chicken & Waffles and Quesadillas

🕒Opening Hours: 8.00 AM – 1.00 AM, Daily

7. Ricardo’s Restaurant & Bar

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Photos by Ricardo’s Restaurant & Bar

*TripAdvisor Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Nearby Sandy Shore: Manchebo Beach

A Taste from Their Menu: Carnival Wraps (grilled chicken, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, corn and creamy cheese sauce), Chef’s Favorite Escargot and Fish Ceviche

🕒Opening Hours: 8.00 AM – 10.00 PM, Daily

Bonus: On Thursday nights they host their weekly Karaoke Dance Party starting at 9

View more info on Ricardo’s here🐌

8. Gilligan’s Seafood Shack

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Photos by Gilligan’s Seafood Shack

*TripAdvisor Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nearby Sandy Shore: Palm Beach

A Taste from Their Menu: Lobster & Crab Skillet Nachos, Mary Ann’s Garden Veggie Burgers and Dog Gone Its (Hebrew National Foot-long, All-beef “Dog”, onions, sauerkraut and sweet relish – served with fries)

🕒 Opening Hours: 11.00 AM – 5.00 PM, Daily

Bonus: They just introduced their beach-side dinner option – see the announcement here

View more info on Gilligan’s here 🦀

Bon Appétit by the Beach!

Wishing you happy seaside snacking in Aruba 🙂

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*Rating as of 03/14/2019