Aruba Beach Cafe

Casual choice offering ocean views, Caribbean-American dishes, tropical drinks & regular live music.

At Aruba Beach Cafe, good food, drinks, friends, and laughter are always the catch of the day. Whether you arrive from a stroll on the beach or from the valet, you will immediately feel the island influence. Nestled in the swaying palms of the beach at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Aruba Beach Cafe is a reminder of the Caribbean.

Open 7 days a week, guests can be in the “Islands” at a moment’s notice. A smiling bartender will greet you with imaginative tropical cocktails at the 3 friendly bars. The casual bar, where familiar faces greet one another on a first name basis, is a favorite with locals and tourists. With wines, beers, and frozen concoctions all served to the beat of live island music.


Chef Chris

Chef Christopher Nealon has spent the last 40 years creating delicious tropical dishes in South Florida restaurants, and even on private yachts in the Bahamas, West Indies, and the Virgin Islands. Today he is a highly regarded executive chef in South Florida, and his well-honed culinary skills quickly achieve respect from all who work with him.

Chef Christopher has been with Aruba Beach Cafe for 30 years, and continues to tantalize the taste buds of the masses. He has received both the Golden Spoon Award and the Florida Magazine Readers choice for 4 consecutive years, and is also a 4-time 1st place winner at the Fort Lauderdale Seafood Festival.

Happy Hour

Everyday of the week there is something to celebrate at Aruba Beach Cafe. There is Martini Mondays and Tequila Tuesdays. Or maybe Wacky Wednesdays suits your personality better. Thursdays are for Mojitos and Festive Friday is definitely popular.


Aruba Beach Cafe


115 Duval St #6505

Key West

FL 33040, United States