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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, Excellent service, good value!!! We were very pleased with our overall experience here.

Thank Greg H
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a good meal here and it was reasonably priced. A lot of locals recommended this place. However, we ate at several restaurants on the island that we liked better. I had the mahi mahi and it was good. Decor of the restaurant looked dated and was on a side street in downtown. You can get as good if... More 

Thank rab-pgh
Watertown, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is prepared to suit the most picky eater. Looking from the exterior of the building, one would not expect such yummy fish meals.

Thank 222Lewis
Union Dale, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Someone recommended this restaurant to us, and every time we visit Aruba, we come here to eat! The fresh catch of the day is always delicious, the fish soup and chowder both are great, and the corn bread served with the meals is out of this world. We recommend this restaurant and food!

Thank camerainmyhand
Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had tremendous expectations based on hotel concierge recommendations and taxi driver endorsements. We were immediately disappointed upon entering the restaurant due to an immediate sinus attacking mold problem throughout the restaurant. Next, no host to greet customers made for an ambiguous sitting experience. Upon sitting and seeing the menu, my wife and I were not surprised... More 

Thank vic2rm881
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A must if you enjoy seafood with a local flare. The staff was friendly and hospitable. Pricing was fair.

Thank Tashram
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner with great service. We had the catch of the day which was Wahoo. They have 5 different ways of cooking it and I really enjoyed the blackened. It was not spicy and had a wonderful peach dipping sauce as well. Getting the check was a little slow. But this is a nice restaurant and maybe we're... More 

Thank 01diamondback
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was friendly. Great selections on the menu. You can definitely tell that the seafood was fresh and prepared very well. Excellent choice for dining out. Would suggest reservations.

Thank Phyllis R
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driftwood was recommended by our hotel concierge and it didn't disappoint. They offer several fresh catch of the day fish prepared several ways. One of the selections the night we were there was fresh barracuda. I had never had barracuda but it was amazing. One of our favorite touches was the Pan Bati. This is a traditional Aruban corn bread... More 

Thank Susan C
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The appetizer best one food doesnt take long the people working always smile and friendly the prices are excellent it can be a nice place for get to getter with friends

Thank belkis_engelhardt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$36
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 583 2515
We are located in the heart of characteristic downtown Oranjestad and offer you a unique dining experience. Enjoy the freshest fish, biggest shrimp, or the most succulent Caribbean lobster amid the rustic ambience of the natural driftwood dining room. Our menu includes a large variety of typically Aruban delicacies including our three star fish soup and our mouth-watering filet of fish served with a mild Aruban Creole sauce... A seafood lovers dream come true. Furthermore all dishes are prepared with an Aruban touch and accompanied by Pan Bati, our famous Aruban corn bread. We welcome you to our intimate and comfortable Aruban seafood restaurant where we will do our utmost to make your dining experience a most pleasant and enjoyable one. Welcome to Driftwood!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?