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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583-2515
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Ranked #31 of 164 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $36
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Since 1986 Driftwood is specialized in fresh seafood from the Caribbean Sea and has become the favorite spot for Aruban-style seafood dishes. Fresh fish is caught daily by the owner himself and perfectly prepared by our talented local chef.
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Greenville, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The service was good, food was fresh, nicely cooked and presented. Taking a cab or driving is necessary. Back from the Downtown area.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is like a New York City old Steak House with all the Noise. It is a pushy get you in, get you out and seat the next guest place. The food is o.k., but you can find MUCH better elsewhere. We have been here 4 times over five years and would NEVER go back. The last three times other... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a wonderful seafood meal here. The atmosphere was very laid back and easy-going. Salmon was fantastic!

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Barrington, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Their fish as always is fantastic. We had wahoo grilled and Aruba style both were great. The 3 course meal is a great deal but they don't vary from selections. We have dined here since 04 and never disappoints Our waitress MaryLue was very attentive and nice

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Bedford, NY
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116 reviews 116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

First an incredibly friendly place. Scallops great, crab cakes blah. Fish delicious, steak okay. Service wonderful. The place to go for fresh seafood!

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Swartz Creek, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Did the early bird special on Monday Janurary 19th. As such were expecting a decent meal with good service. Turns out the early bird consisted of three courses, had the salad which was great with the blacken wahoo which was outstanding. For dessert chocolate cake and coffee which both were very good. Garlic bread and a flat bread were also... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My cousin and I visited the Driftwood for dinner in January 2015. We did make a reservation ahead. Food, service, and atmosphere were awesome. I highly recommend the Crab Legs! This was our favorite restaurant of our entire stay! Excellent in every way!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have been visiting Aruba regularly for many years, and dinners at Driftwood have been a part of our annual visits to the island. Not any more. We were disappointed to see that the set 3-course dinner menu does NOT offer all items as it used too and as it is still being advertised both in handout leaflets and in... More 

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Levittown, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We been going to this restaurant for many years . The seafood is great . They have their own boats and offer different fish on different days. Some days it's barracuda or Wahoo . The problem is the service gets worse and worse. The waiters are in now hurry even when the restaurant is not busy. Last trip we got... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Between average and very good=3.5 stars. Service is what brought the score down the most. Very busy the night we were there. Lobster was very good, service was average at best due to busy night.

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Address: Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 583-2515
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
Average Prices: USD 9 - 36
Cuisine: Seafood

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