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Aia, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 01:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 01:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Herndon, Virginia
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Table for two by the window overlooking the ocean, the stage was set for dinner. Quick service and excellent attention by our server Shelby! She was attentive, cordial and her personality enhance our dining experience! So many seafood choices, but we chose the Blackened Mahi Mahi! Wow! Tender white flaky fish and an explosion of flavor! Comes with rice and... More 

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Thank J C
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food was great, we even tried new things, but the service was terrible. The staff hang out with each other and don't seem to worry much about taking care of tables.

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Thank Bsimpson88
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great beach bar and grill right on the beach so the view was great. I ordered a fried grouper sandwich and was amazed at the fish portion. It was so large ( at least 8 oz. ) that I had to eat it with a knife and fork. One of the best fried grouper sandwiches I have ever had and... More 

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Thank William T
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Was torn between a rating of 3 and 4. The food was 3, but if you are looking for the touristy beach bar experience then this place hits the mark. Loud, live music, nice drink specials, and a great view of the beach. But if you are looking for great food, nice calm relaxing atmosphere then this doesn't seem to... More 

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Thank Chad G
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Location is everything with this place. They are beachside and have tables where you can see the beach. They are right next to the pier and all the shops which keeps it hopping. Food quality and selection was fair. Service staff very friendly but a bit slower due to large volume of customers. Good DJ music and people dance randomly... More 

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Thank Suzanne S
Bronx, New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Went there,with,some friends Saturday 4/16..ordered margaritas-2 it,was,so watered-down...food was miniscule..tab runs me $180 what!!!didn't know 2 burger 2,scampi 2 margaritas could be sooo ooh expensive....and to pitch off added 20% for shirts service

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Thank cel150
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Our 1st server showed up after sitting for 30 minutes. She brought us all water, never introduced herself, never took our drink order, and abruptly appeared asking "Are you ready to order now?" When we asked to speak to the manager he was even worse than the server. Stating the restaurant is too busy and he only has one girl... More 

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Thank MeisPeg40
Bartlett, Illinois
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170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Always make a trip here. Great to sit at a window right on the beach. Prefer to go here for lunch. Very crowded and noisy at dinner time.

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Thank tweety874
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Thursday evening. Nice easy breeze off the beach. Table for 4 no waiting. Pleasant flashlight equipped waiter brought us our drinks and soon after our food....the table selection was fish tacos, and three of their unbelievably delicious Angus hambergers one Classic Ceddar, one Blue Cheese and mine Portobello Bacon Cheese. No room for desert. Love the view of the... More 

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Thank Mary M
Alton, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great view of the beach, the seafood quesadilla was excellent and good value. I highly recommend this place .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Caribbean, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aia, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale

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