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Driftwood

Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“wahoo” (269 reviews)
“seafood” (203 reviews)
“fresh fish” (134 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 3 days ago

went here last day on island. had fantastic service and food was very good. kind of out of the way find, but worth it!

Thank gejay81
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 1 week ago

This review would have scored higher but due to lack of service from our waitress, it made the experience much less. We had heard the food and service was outstanding but... We placed our order for crab cake appetizer, fried shrimp, and blackened fish of...More

Thank Koko823
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to come on Yelp again after so long to post an honest review of this hidden gem. I had the blackened wahoo and vegetables with banana plantain, polenta and dutch pancakes every single thing was absolutely out of this world delicious. this is...More

Thank Tania T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We make sure our last night in Aruba each year is spent at the Driftwood. We DO call to get a reservation ( many don't) because we want our "special booth". The waiters and waitress' are wonderful, very attentive and so friendly. The menu is...More

Thank jfbunnie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain mike from Ola fishing charters suggested this place to prepare our wahoo that we caught and it was spot on perfectly prepared 4 different ways so much food too excellent

Thank jdubree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from Driftwood. Best meal I have eaten in Aruba. We both enjoyed coconut shrimp to start. So fresh. Then broiled lobster. Absolutely delicious. Served with great accompaniments. Selection of drinks was great. Loved prosecco being in mini bottles rather than poured by a...More

Thank Lucie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Driftwood on our last three visits to Aruba and have never been disappointed. Service for us has always been excellent, and we enjoy the fresh fish caught daily by the owners. Our favorite is the Wahoo, so hard to find...More

Thank JT_Travel_Log
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh fish, nice rustic atmosphere. Nice portions. Waiter was great. If you're staying in the City you can probably walk there.

Thank Almost60bklyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Aruba and we were looking to have a seafood dinner. We had heard about Driftwood from our friends who are frequent visitors. The atmosphere was so unique. The walls were covered with driftwood (hence the name) that visitors signed and dated....More

Thank abbiew917
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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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ritasV9501JY
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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Vacationclubs
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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