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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Sponsored by: The West Deck

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Unbeatable food & scenic views
1. Unbeatable food & scenic views
"xcellent! Everything fresh and cooked to perfection."
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2. Best beachfront spot in Aruba!
2. Best beachfront spot in Aruba!
"a hidden gem! The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful-"
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3. Outstanding Service
3. Outstanding Service
"the margaritas are the best on the island and the service is top notch"
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The West Deck is located on the brand new Linear Park of Aruba at the Governors Bay on the beach. The restaurant is set on a large wooden deck over the white sandy beach and right by the water’s edge. All the tables have spectacular ocean views, view of the landing planes and full up close view of the cruise ships departing our island during cruise ship season. The setting is casual and fun just for drinks or the perfect place for a relaxed lunch or dinner.We are about a 7 minute car ride from the airport. 5 Minute walking distance from the Renaissance Resort 10 minute walking distance from the main shopping street in town and 15 minute walking distance from the cruise terminal. From the Palm
$8 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The West Dock is a hidden gem in Aruba. We went there for a family dinner while we were visiting Aruba and had the pleasure of having Marilyn as our waitress. Not only was she quick and efficient but, she had fantastic recommendations and left...us wanting for nothing. The food, atmosphere, and Marilyn were amazing. We highly recommend having a family meal here.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022

This was a wonderful surprise! We thought this was going to be a bar food and drinks night. But, it turned out to be delicious! Everyone raved about their meals! The great service and staff were big fun! Truly enjoyable! Thanks to JoJo, paula, Chantal...and Franscican!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This food was delicious. I had the special and it included wahoo, snapper and grouper. It was amazing. Marilyn and JoJo were amazing servers and did not disappoint. Great atmosphere with a live sax player as well. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our party of 11 walked down to west deck for dinner. They were very accommodating seating us under the lights on the lower level. Kids played at the beach while we waited for our food. Everything we ordered was excellent! Our waitress Lizzy was so...nice and very conscientious of our daughters numerous food allergies. We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Marilyn was amazing ! Love the local love the atmosphere. Wonderful ceviche, and seafood soup, and the best service ever!!!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wanted casual restaurant for our first night in Aruba. Great place on the water and open air. Food was great and apps & dinners prepared well. Plentiful portions. Lizzy our server was so warm and friendly. She was attentive to our group and their requests....Loved the steel drummer as well.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small downtown eatery right on the beach. Excellent service (Francisco) and excellent food. 3 Fishes special was perfectly cooked (Grouper, Wahoo & Snapper). Spicy Jerk Shrimp with Carib rice also great. Surf & Turf (Shrimp & Tenderloin) cooked perfectly to order. Flavored Margaritas were generous...and tasty.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and ai enjoyed a super chill dinner on the deck at West Deck last night. Food was great, service was perfect, view and vibe were super chill and relaxing and live music was perfect addition. Highly recommend this for great food, reasonably priced...with great ambiance!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for an early dinner on the water. View, vibes, and service was amazing! Francisco was my server. I told him to choose his favorite apps and dessert for me! He had excellent taste! Everything was delicious and came out so quickly. Apps: shrimp,...calamari, and a chicken dish with Gouda. Dessert: chocolate cake . Drinks: cosmo and espresso martini! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was terrific! Our group had the rivs, red snapper coconut shrimp, combo. Everyone left happy and full. Our server JoJo was fun and provided excellent service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reseveration would highly recommend.
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Yes and there are also small portion sizes under the Appetizer menu that kids will enjoy!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The West Deck

Yes, The West Deck offers takeaway services.

Yes, The West Deck is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The West Deck is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5