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    Why is no one talking about "The Old Fisherman?"

    This restaurant is off the wall full of local Arubian food, local Arubians and FRESH caught fish everyday! If you haven't tried this place, it's a MUST! Owner, Ramone, started this restaurant as a little take out joint just a few years ago, doing the fishing himself, in downtown Oranjestad, where the vendors are on the main strip. He and the main chef are no match for some of the high end restaurants on the island. Friendly wait staff, (ask for Monica) easy to get to (just off the main strip, 2 blocks) and fabulous food.
    Please, please, please try it and critique it here. You won't be sorry

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    [B]paul and i had been to the old fisherman many times. last few times we were there, we felt that the quality had gone downhill each time and the prices had gone up.



    Quote Originally Posted by jillianrn14 View Post
    This restaurant is off the wall full of local Arubian food, local Arubians and FRESH caught fish everyday! If you haven't tried this place, it's a MUST! Owner, Ramone, started this restaurant as a little take out joint just a few years ago, doing the fishing himself, in downtown Oranjestad, where the vendors are on the main strip. He and the main chef are no match for some of the high end restaurants on the island. Friendly wait staff, (ask for Monica) easy to get to (just off the main strip, 2 blocks) and fabulous food.
    Please, please, please try it and critique it here. You won't be sorry

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    The Old Fisherman is now also open for breakfast.

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    We often will stop at Old Fisherman for lunch when we are shopping downtown. This will be our big meal of the day and we have something light for dinner in the evening.

    Food has always been very good, prices reasonable, and waitstaff attentive. Didn't have a chance to go this past January, however, but we hope to go again on our next trip.

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    We've had good experiences the past few years. Planning on going in a few weeks while we are staying downtown. Hope it is still good and will post back. We'll ask for Monica :-)

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    We ate there a few weeks ago, (after my mishap). and it was one of our favorites for fresh seafood and REAL aruban cuisine. Wait staff was great and so are the prices!!

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    We went here the 1st night of our trip and it was as good as always. It has always been consistant for us. Nice casual seafood place with resonable prices we thought. Service was good also. I just love the pan bati they bring out with the shredded cheese. Yum.

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    Looking forward to trying it on our visit in July. We have always gone to Flying Fishbone but have been disappointed there last year by the poor and indifferent service we experienced and would like to find a new "sunset restaurant. We did enjoy Pincho's a lot last year- good food and nice people, but menu is a bit limited.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffnev View Post
    Looking forward to trying it on our visit in July. We have always gone to Flying Fishbone but have been disappointed there last year by the poor and indifferent service we experienced and would like to find a new "sunset restaurant. We did enjoy Pincho's a lot last year- good food and nice people, but menu is a bit limited.
    The Old Fisherman is not a sunset restaurant. It is located next to the downtown bus terminal. Old Man and the Sea next to Flying Fishbone is a sunset restaurant.

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    Thanks for clarifying that. We would have been disappointed by the view

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