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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583-2515
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Ranked #33 of 151 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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Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We had our Thanksgiving meal at Driftwood last year and were amazed by the food. We live on the Gulf of Mexico and have had snapper prepared a lot of ways but they had a dish called Aruban Snapper that was to die for. Please check this place out!

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Saint Cloud, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food and service was fantastic! They prepared our catch of the day 5 different ways I loved them all! I will be back.

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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This place is, at best, average. I would liken it to your typical tourist spot everyone goes to because it is part of a tour or cruise package. There is nothing spectacular about the food or its preparation. The food was luke warm, the sauces were on the side and not used in preparation and the vegetables were easy to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The prices were ridiculous to start. We decided on sharing appetizers and were less than satisfied. My husband got the fish stew which was crappy chicken broth with fish thrown in to it. I ordered a crab cake that was supposed to have fresh lump crab meat. More like stale lumps of stuffing! Was tasteless and I couldn't taste or... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The good part first - the onion soup with melted Gouda very good and the wahoo pan fried also very good. Now the bad news - the drinks were horrible. The piña colada with a fresh banana sounded good good but it was void of any hint of rum. The peach martini absolutely awful, served warm and with no peach... More

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New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our very first meal on our first day in Aruba... My husband and I decided to eat here on Sept. 30th after we checked into our hotel. We caught the bus to downtown and walked around and made our way over to this place around 5:30pm. We didn't have reservation but they accept walk-ins. The place was clean nothing fancy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We asked the taxi driver to take us to a Caribbean restaurant and he drove us to the Driftwood. It might be hard to find on your own, even if it is located in the town. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The walls were of driftwood and guests had written names etc. on the walls. The food was very good,... More

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Accokeek, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've going here for over 15-years and I have been more then satisfied every visit. I love the Chilean sea bass in the coconut curry. The king crab is the best...

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Westfield, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding menu and service...not offered unless you ask - they have a 3 - course menu for $25.95 with excellent choices for starters - entrees - desserts. Management is active to be sure your party is satisfied with each course...two different bread courses to kill for. Homemade soup and salad dressing are excellent. Fish of the day prepared several ways... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The fish is caught daily in local waters. Great preparation and presentation. Affordable and delicious

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