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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583-2515
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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New York
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed Driftwood. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Aruba. The food was fantastic! I had the lobster thermidor. My husband had the lobster and crab leg special. Both meals were delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank hopeful74
Hackensack, New Jersey
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have eaten here many times. We ate here tonight to celebrate my 60th birthday and as usual the entire evening was outstanding. The service is great, Lando serving us the best sangria around, Edith who took our order and all the other waitresses and waiters made this a memorable evening. The food is fantastic. Tonight I... More 

Thank Ronald C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful, fantastic meal! Great waiter...everything was delicious... a little hard to find but worth it!!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined here on our last night in Aruba, and could not have had a better experience. The service was great (minus one cranky water refill lady), the lobster was amazing and also the filet.

Thank newfiemomof3
New Rochelle, New York
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Again visited Driftwood for dinner and were treated to a very fresh fish dinner. Mahi-mahi grilled with an accompanying sauce was tender and broke apart. My wife had the wahoo blackened and said it was also excellent. While the decor may lack a bit the food clearly outshines any reservations you may have about the ambiance. It has quickly become... More 

Thank Stephen M
Somerset, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by our driver when we arrived in Aruba that Driftwood have the best sea food on the island. Were a lot of the locals go. We went to dinner and have a very good experience. The food was amazing, the ambiance was very nice, beautiful concept. Our server was great, everyone seem very nice. We had drinks,... More 

Thank jvsimm10689
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On of the best seafood restaurant on the island, nice ambiance and good service from the moment you step inside you will be pleased.

Thank Caridad Q
New Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We re at the driftwood twice in this trip to Aruba. The first time as a recommendation and we went back again after going out on a fishing charter from the restaurant and they cook your catch for you. First let me say how wonderful the staff is there....very friendly, and Andre went above and beyond to make sure we... More 

Thank Paula L
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place does not look like much from the outside, to be honest....but inside is delightful and the food is so delicious and fresh!

Thank LoneTraveling
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will understand the name of this restaurant once you walk through the door. The interior is all pieces of driftwood. They offer many different kinds of seafood but I really like the pan fried fish. You can choose one of four different fish prepared five different ways. Never having ate Barracuda before I choose it prepared with a garlic... More 

Thank Alaska_Traveler01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $36
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 583-2515
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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