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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583-2515
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Ranked #31 of 154 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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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We dined at Driftwood as we always do while in Aruba and it did not disappoint. The seafood was excellent as always. Additionally, when one of the children did not like her meal they went out of there way to replace it even though they had done nothing wrong. Highly recommend this restaurant even though it is a bit off... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our friend told us to try Driftwood and we are so glad we did. The fresh Wahoo Arubian style was amazing. Hands down the best dinner we had on the island. Coconut shrimp we delicious too. The atmosphere is great too. Love the decor.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We make sure to go there every year to eat. The fish is always excellent and fresh and it's a fun place to go.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Great service and great food, need I say more. That is not always the case in Aruba. They had 3 fresh fish caught today. The waiter recommended we try the barracuda since we had never had it. My husband got it Aruba style and I had it blackened. Both were great. Several staff waited on us making sure we had... More

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baltimore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Fresh fish -- Arubian style -- so good! This place is a little off the main road so you have to look for it but totally worth it!

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Truro, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It looks like a hole in the wall from the outside. Not the kind of place I would normally go to if I was driving by. Our concierge at our resort recommended it and I'm glad. It was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We went deep sea fishing on a Driftwood boat and were able to enjoy of Fresh Catch of the Day prepared any way we liked it. All I can say is, DELICIOUS!!!

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The fish is wonderful and the service a pleasure! What they catch on their deep sea fishing boat is what is for dinner. My recommendation is the Wahoo or better yet, the Baracuda Aruba criolle style. The baracuda is safe to eat in the lower carribean. They don't have the reef toxins there that are concentrated in the predator fish... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I wish we could give this place a 5, because the food was so good.. But the service was terrible. So bad, we almost gave the review a 3. We've been twice now and had hoped the bad service was just a bad night, but it was much worse the second time. We had young kids with us and still... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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161 reviews 161 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

When i entered this restaurant the first impression was to leave directly. The air inside was musty. But i was with a small group so i entered anyway. When i sat i understand where this smell came from. Look at the ceiling and airco grids and you will see for yourself. We ordered different menus of fish and meat. I... More

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Additional Information about Driftwood

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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