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The Paddock

$$ - $$$
American, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
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Oranjestad, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583 2334
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Roseville, Minnesota
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit this spot at least one or two times per vacation. French onion soup is one of my favorites. Dutch Pea is another wonderful soup. My wife had the potato-bacon soup and said "good but a lot shy on the bacon". Sitting downtown on the water is always a fun spot. But remember you have to pay to park... More 

Thank docmbroker
Chicago, IL
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for the Wednesday all-you-can eat ribs for $15. Served with some macaroni salad and fries. While they are just average ribs, you could not beat the price. This is also a nice spot to grab an app and beer during the day while overlooking the marina. The younger servers are pleasant. The bar has dollar bills and fun memorabilia... More 

Thank JulieDChicago_IL
Fishers, Indiana
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Paddock has been around for a very long time and it sits right on the main street and water. The food was good but it's the location that makes it special.

Thank Michele P
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want gourmet meals, this is not the place. It is basic fayre, but we knew what to do expect. We wanted "pub grub" this evening having been "fine dined" out over the last few days. The dining area is Dutch barn style with three open sides. However it is on the harbour side with very good views over... More 

1 Thank pmydon
Surprise, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a few drinks and should have just keep on walking!! This is the poorest service I have had in a long time!! Should have known better as no one was in this place.

1 Thank Paul B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here while visiting on our last cruise. Can't beat the views of the marina. It's like a cute little outdoor café. We had some drinks and a couple of appetizers. Very relaxing way to pass some time. Service and food was great! We'll be returning.

2 Thank dawn31068
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views! Fast and friendly service. We ate at the Paddock on way to return our rental from our day trip to Aruba from Curacou. We had a really rough start(plane delays, missed our tour and no rentals at the airport) to our day trip, so this was a pleasant ending. We had one hour to eat and get to... More 

1 Thank Tammy C
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived into Aruba, went for a run, then stopped at Paddock for a few beers. Having just arrived from Chicago, we were happy to be having beers outside. Good place to enjoy a few drinks outside. We only had an appetizer, so can't rate the food.

1 Thank Wesley Y
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had skipped breakfast and decided on having a late lunch at The Paddock as we had been wanting to visit since we had arrived. We have visited The Paddock in the past and it has been good food with decent service...today I'm not even sure how this place is still open. We ordered the potato bacon soup which took... More 

1 Thank Blake V
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice lunch. I had the grouper and fries, which was very good. My husband had a hamburger, which was also very good. The fries had to be ordered separately from the burger and we were disappointed with how few fries he got. It was nice to sit on the patio by the water. We watched a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oranjestad, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 583 2334

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