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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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“seafood” (204 reviews)
“fresh fish” (129 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the hammer jack fish "Aruban style" which was beyond amazing! I also highly recommend the crab cake and fish soup!

1  Thank Porscha J
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on reservation for dinner. Seafood was good, drinks were excellant. The service was attentive and we felt like we were welcome. We would go again for sure.

1  Thank srohrer43
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had read somewhere in the reviews that someone got a "chain like restaurant feeling"??? That couldn't be further from the truth! It was a unique little restaurant, friendly staff, good service, and the only restaurant that made my alcoholic beverage that didn't seem watered...More

1  Thank Jenn D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place last year and sought it out again this year and once again we were not disappointed. The food is excellent. Never disappointed here.

1  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first went to Driftwood back in 1988 and loved it then. They've managed to keep the same quality and good food for all these years. The main menu is fairly simple - catch of the day with a choice of several different sauces. My...More

1  Thank Maddy V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I️ ate here on our honeymoon and could not have been more disappointed given the great reviews this place has. The menu was very bland and simple. We could have easily cooked most of the options at home for a fraction of...More

Thank Brittany S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the rack of lamb and mahi mahi & shrimp in garlic sauce. My husband said the rack of lamb was good. I found the garlic sauce to be bland and shouldve ordered the creole sauce which I asked for after my food came. Also...More

Thank Mrsdav1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great 4 course dinner at the driftwood! They offer a special nightly menu with 4 courses for 25.00! The fish was wonderful and hubby had the beef, both were great. desert was yummy as well. Ice cream and chocolate cake!

1  Thank susanbO5498OK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd heard so many great things about Driftwood. The staff was lively & friendly from the get-go. I had a chicken dish, which was good, but the seafood eaters in our group weren't impressed with the fish at all. I suppose living on the east...More

Thank Bellanonna2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is always my go to when I'm in Aruba. The freshest fish always!! Great preparation. Highly recommend this restaurant!

1  Thank ReeRee31
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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
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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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