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Driftwood

Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“wahoo” (267 reviews)
“seafood” (212 reviews)
“fresh fish” (133 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent! We arrived on a Monday about 6pm. We were immediately seated and greeted for or drink order. I drank the house Chardonnay and my husband just had water. Our service our the course of the night was excellent and...More

Thank Brittney K
Reviewed 5 days ago

On the list of every cab driver/concierge in Aruba for good reason. Maybe could say tends towards the "family" style but part of its charm. Filled with driftwood (how appropriate covered with names of diners from years ago to present (earliest could find was 1991...More

Thank Gamma70
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was a little surprised at the location, but what a great restaurant! Had reservations for 6pm and glad we did. By 7pm it was a full house! The servers were very attentive at first, but hard to come by as the crowds came in. The...More

Thank L5331WRkarenc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are two couples. Visit was a Thursday night. $10 cab ride from Divi. Amazing food started with warm garlic bread. Three of us had the catch of the day. Pan seared with garlic. Arubian prep. And grilled. All so good. One person got the...More

Thank Hassy74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant did a great job in celebrating a birthday in our group. The food was excellent. But there are a lot of excellent restaurants in Aruba. You have to discern between them. A little on the expensive side. But a nice time.

Thank ScottSha_in_WC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did their charter trip in the morning and came back to eat our fish that night. Wow, way too much. They bring the fish out on a platter and its served family style 4 different ways. We caught Wahoo and they said not to...More

Thank mauidave65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A walk from the hotel for some great eats. Catch of the day was fresh and prepared perfectly. Good baked potatoes and a killer chocolate cake dessert. If you are staying near middle of island, this is a must dinner.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner because locals were telling us they have the best blackened fish and they do have the best fish dish. One thing though their appetizers are average so my suggestion if you're going here just order their fish dish and its...More

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food. Slow Service, Not Cheap: We were on the island as it was a port of call on a cruise we were on. After an excursion, we asked a local for a recommendation for a place to get a good local kind of experience...More

1  Thank JillintheCountry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place! They cooked up our catch from our fishing trip earlier in the day four different ways....pan fried, garlic, grilled and blackened. I’m not a seafood eater but this was so awesome I was so pleasantly surprised. My husband loves fish and...More

Thank Khohman
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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.
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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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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$36
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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