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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“wahoo” (237 reviews)
“seafood” (192 reviews)
“fresh fish” (123 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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1 - 10 of 1,662 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my 8th trip to Aruba and this restaurant is one we go to every time. There’s no beachfront view or outdoor seating, but the food is excellent. I’ve yet to have a bad meal here. We traveled with a group of 11 (6...More

Thank myrickbrian
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heard great things from the locals, so we were excited to go. The restaurant looked old, along with the menus. The wait was long and the food was underwhelming.

1  Thank Annia888
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were looking for a local restaurant to get fresh seafood and several people recommended Driftwood. The evening we went it was not busy so we were seated right away. There were many servers hanging around perhaps because it wasn't busy, but somehow we ended...More

Thank sunlovingfamily
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came to this restaurant the first week of May 2017 after fishing 4hours on the Driftwood charter. This restaurant will cook the fish you got on the trip and cook it 3 different ways of your choice. The fish was fresh and amazing. We...More

Thank WhoFive
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We asked a few locals, and they recommended this restaurant for seafood. This place is packed compared to other restaurants in the area. The vibe is lively, and the interiors are welcoming. The servers are quick to attend. We ordered the special catch of the...More

Thank mich_sue123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driftwood was recommended to me by a coworker who is from Aruba and she billed it as the 'Best Restaurant' in Aruba. Luckly Driftwood was a few steps from our hotel. A simple spot. We found the wait staff rather lazy and not attentive. Seemed...More

Thank genntonik
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on our first night in Aruba. The food was okay but the servers were not very attentive to us

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

So this year we went and took extended family, there were 7 adults and a 1 year old (it was actually his birthday). It's all about the fresh fish here. The Wahoo was exceptional (6 of the 7 adults ordered it). The one year old...More

Thank Stu S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner at the Driftwood after catching our fill. Having our catch prepared for us was fantastic. A great experience, we had all the tables next to us asking what dish it was that we ordered. Top shelf indeed!

1  Thank Leonard K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood dinner serving lobster and delicious filet minion! Pricy but had promotion so that made it great to go there!

1  Thank JuliaAnn1014
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you need reservations?
24 August 2016|
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Response from kelleypie | Reviewed this property |
I would not say that reservations are required. But we have traveled to Aruba many times and it is customary in the caribbean to make a reservation. Even if you make one at the last minute, it is still the courteous thing... More
Can you accommodate individuals who have a GLUTEN ALLERGY? Also Do you serve gluten free pasta Thank you
18 December 2015|
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Response from Palapaman24 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry can answer the question with specificity though my son dates a young lady with the same requirement and she can did not accompany us the last trip. So if you would so kind when you find out to let me know it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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