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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“wahoo” (275 reviews)
“seafood” (206 reviews)
“fresh fish” (136 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed today via mobile

Arrived 6/5/2018 with my daughter for my birthday dinner. Immediately walking in, we were taken to a 2 person table. As we entered the seating area, I mentioned to my daughter that I smelled a strong mildew smell. As I pulled out my my seat,...More

Thank wascoopy
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Come hungry as the portions are huge. If not a big eater you might consider splitting a plate. The Fish of the Day was swimming that morning - in this case wahoo. I had it Aruba style and it was delicious. My wife also enjoy...More

Thank Pete F
Reviewed today

The food at driftwoord is great. You need to be a fishlover though. It is a very cozy place that serves fresh fish. We really enjoyed...

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An excellent presentation of seafood freshly caught. I had the wahoo with rice and cornbread. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Very excellent service.

Thank neecy49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Meal was tasty and fish was flavorful.. good value in the area. And good service

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a fun day of fishing, we had our “catch” delivered to Driftwood and they prepared our fish several different ways. It was the most delicious fish we ever ate.

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had fished earlier in the day and decided to have it prepared and was it great !!! I’m not going to use a lot of words other than get of the beach chair and enjoy great service and food ! This is as good...More

Thank Frostyflipper
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Grilled Wahoo with rice and creole sauce was fresh and delicious. A dinner you would order again and again. My wife had the tuna and again a wonderful dish. Staff was attentive, professional and friendly. Terrific, Thanks.

Thank Chuck F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful family dinner at Driftwood! My Mahi Maui was prepared with garlic sauce, excellent! Another had the Wahoo fried to perfection with a light breading. Another had a steak, which was delicious! We highly recommend, as we have revisited, and will return!...More

Thank DeltaTN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went and ordered the fresh catch of the day, wahoo. Aruban style. Sides were good. Fish is fresh, the service was over the top good. One of the waiters could see I liked food.... we are both big guys, and he treated me like a...More

Thank barkonbutts
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6 June 2018|
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Response from Rzrbks69 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you are referring. I do not work here.
Judi S
16 August 2017|
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Response from sinecure74 | Reviewed this property |
Short taxi ride. Less than a 10 minute walk from cruise port.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 583 2515
  • E-mail
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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