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Driftwood

Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583-2515
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Ranked #24 of 95 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a good restaurant but not worth the price, There is story behind that which I will get to in a sec. We had the Crab Cakes (mealy), fish cakes (good) and arubian fish soup (Excellent). Fish wa s fresh and came with vegetables and rice - nothing special. We spent about 40 per person but we had eaten... More

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Aruba
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went back to Driftwood with friends and again had an excellent dinner. This restaurant has a unique setting and tremendous food. The seafood is very good and as they advertise, fresh, since they go out fishing daily. The staff is friendly and willing to go out of their way to accommodate you. The atmosphere is always nice and reservations are... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I found Driftwood via recommendations and through looking up reviews for best seafood in Aruba. No disappointments here. Made a reservation and got seated in about 10minutes. Great atmosphere, staff seemed friendly. Seafood chowder was awesome. I ordered a lobster, shrimp and steak kabob. Wife had shrimp and rice. Food was very good.Various servers were friendly. Will be a MUST... More

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rockville, md
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Is in sketchy looking area but food was great and walked to Renaissance hotel after without any problems and felt safe.

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Philadephia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Food Amazing Staff Amazing Quick Service Well worth it! Pretty pricey but worth every penny!! I will eat here every time I visit Aruba!

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food was very delicious and the price was great! The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The décor was very charming! We definitely would eat there again. I had the wahoo fish Aruban style and my husband had the NY strip. The onion soup was very delicious. We had a 3 course meal for $25.95 per person. They serve... More

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Wrens, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

First..do not pay full price like we did!! Look in the coupons from the airport from the "Little Switzerland" bag they hand out. It will save you significantly!! The food here was inconsistent. My blackened Wahoo was tasty and tender, the piece received by my son-in-law was overcooked and dry. The whole meal was just average and the price we... More

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New York, New York, United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Good food, plentiful portions and a nice staff at this "sea shanty" themed restaurant. The seafood was fresh and plentiful and our waiter was really nice.

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Jamaica, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I asked the cab driver from the airport her recommendation for a good seafood restaurant and without hesitating she said the Driftwood. After a couple of days in Aruba we found ourselves in town and decided to go on the spur of the moment. We didn't have reservations, were seated anyway, and within 20 minutes the place... More

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Slightly formal service in an ambient decorated with pieces of driftwood. Very good fish - apparently caught by the owner himself. Upmarket prices. Remember to sign your name on one of the driftwood walls.

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