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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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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The experience was just ok...the drinks were not very tasty and the service was marginal. When we made the reservation they specifically asked what we were celebrating yet did nothing to acknowledge either event. The food was good as is the ambience.

Thank Dawn P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the fish we caught sent to Driftwood where they prepared it four different ways. It was all delicious and we enjoyed every bite. I especially loved the Aruban style fish! The staff was very friendly and service was excellent. We couldn't have asked for a better way to spend our anniversary dinner! We will return and highly recommend... More 

Thank Candice J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We always enjoy a meal at Driftwood when we visit the island and this was no exception. I ordered shrimp and lobster tail with baked potato and vegetables. I enjoyed every bite! Wait staff are very friendly and we love the design of the restaurant. Kudos to Driftwood, we will always return and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Aruba.

Thank Jsftravels
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice local place to eat! Fresh catch served daily! Nice atmosphere, a little slow in service but very good food

Thank Millgare
Wantagh, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You know the food is going to be good when the restaurant is packed with locals. Would have given 5 stars, but the place needs an update. The Food and Service were excellant. We were a party of 10 and everything was served quickly and hot

Thank 0703dssuperqs12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Downtown and a little hard to find but really good seafood. They have their own boat that catches all their fish which means very fresh food. I had barricuda and really loved the taste , prepared to perfection

Thank Steve P
Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Driftwood at least twice on every visit that we make to Aruba. The chilean sea bass in curry sauce is the best! We went on the fishing charter (4 hours) and caught 3 barracudas that they prepared for us for dinner. The fish was prepared 4 different ways: French, Aruban, Blackened and Grilled and were served with 4... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been open for 25 years and had always been one of our favorite family restaurants! Excellent service, child friendly, delicious meal! This restaurant is one of the two restaurants in Aruba that actually fish for their specials each and every day! They have fishing charters in morning and afternoon and whatever is caught is what you eat that night! Love... More 

Thank lilady001
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The portions are substantial and the quality of the food is great. The barracuda was phenomenal and so was the gumbo.

Thank aysk89
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently read a review for this restaurant, I think it was on the Aruba visitors boards. I ordered the fresh barracuda "Aruban" style. It was phenomenal! I've never had it before, but it was prepared perfectly. My wife had the filet mignon and lobster tail. Both were done very good. Very good ambience, good service and very good food.... More 

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