Fodor's Expert Review Charlie's Restaurant & Bar

$$$ San Nicolas Caribbean Fodor's Choice

For almost 75 years of San Nicolas's boom-and-bust oil refinery days, Charlie's Bar has been the town's heart and soul, and it still serves as a magnet for visitors and locals today—it's even run by a third-generation Charlie. Its famous interior—a mini-museum of eclectic items left behind by years of visitors—is only half the attraction; Charlie's serves surprisingly good food for a watering-hole dive. Superb fresh fish and killer steaks have folks trekking out on a regular basis. Charlie's also bottles and sells their own hot Honeymoon Sauce. Lunch or an early dinner are the only options since they close at 7 pm, except for Thursday nights when San Nicolas celebrates their weekly Carubbian Festival, a mini-carnival in the streets—a perfect opportunity to taste Charlie's signature "Boozer Coladas."

Caribbean Lively Lunch $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Zeppenfeldstraat 56
San Nicolas, n/a Aruba  Aruba

297-584–5086

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No dinner.

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