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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583-2515
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are located in the heart of characteristic downtown Oranjestad and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious seafood dinner.

As tourists, we love to ask locals where they enjoy to have a dinner and all had on their list, Driftwood. We went after a tour of the island, a little tired and hungry. We were seated promptly and soon were surrounded by other large table of diners. The restaurant provided enough space that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
2972gini
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Conyers, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Conyers, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As tourists, we love to ask locals where they enjoy to have a dinner and all had on their list, Driftwood. We went after a tour of the island, a little tired and hungry. We were seated promptly and soon were surrounded by other large table of diners. The restaurant provided enough space that we did not feel on top... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has wonderful service and food. The prices are reasonable. A great place to go for dinner.

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Lady Lake, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A little difficult to get to due to roads but well worth the effort. Eight people ate and everyone was happy with their meal. Prices are reasonable, service was excellent. Fish was fresh and great.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I was a little worried when I walked into the place. Looked very dated, but clean. The service excellent, and the waiters were very helpful. Most of us ordered the catch of the day - wahoo - and it was prepared to perfection. About half us ordered Aruba style, and half blackened and everyone loved the meal. Our party of... More 

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Barre, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I recently visited Aruba and went to the Driftwood Restaurant 3 times an my visit. The service and food were 5 stars in my book. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Michael of server was great and the rest of the waitstaff was FANTASTIC! Thanks, see ya next year!! The 2$ man

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Went to Driftwood for dinner. Had seen ad on a flyer in bag given to us when we landed in Aruba. They offered a 3 course meal for 25.99. At first we were looking at the main menu. Then when I mentioned the flyer they gave a different menu but it appeared to be the same choices from the main... More 

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Saint John, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

fresh catch off the boat at 3pm and straight to the restaurant. We enjoyed our food options, both the fresh catch and the regular menu options for those who don't like seafood - the Filet mignon was great! Excellent service, but get there early (by 6pm), as it appeared to be jam packed by 730 when we finished up and... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We chartered a fishing trip through this company. They will cook your catch for you. It was the best meal ever!!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Everything about this place was fantastic. From the autmosphere to the food. If you are looking for something different go to the driftwood. The steak and fish are amazing!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We walked in around 5:00 and there was no one in the restaurant. The staff was all starring at us, but not saying anything. Then some woman, who wasn't the hostess, says very rudely "can I help you?" We said yes we'd like to have dinner here. And then she went on to ask if we had a reservation at... More 

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Additional Information about Driftwood

Address: Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 583-2515
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 36
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 583-2515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 36
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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!
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

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