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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must if you enjoy seafood with a local flare. The staff was friendly and hospitable. Pricing was fair.

Thank Tashram
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great dinner with great service. We had the catch of the day which was Wahoo. They have 5 different ways of cooking it and I really enjoyed the blackened. It was not spicy and had a wonderful peach dipping sauce as well. Getting the check was a little slow. But this is a nice restaurant and maybe we're... More 

Thank 01diamondback
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Driftwood was recommended by our hotel concierge and it didn't disappoint. They offer several fresh catch of the day fish prepared several ways. One of the selections the night we were there was fresh barracuda. I had never had barracuda but it was amazing. One of our favorite touches was the Pan Bati. This is a traditional Aruban corn bread... More 

Thank Susan C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The appetizer best one food doesnt take long the people working always smile and friendly the prices are excellent it can be a nice place for get to getter with friends

Thank belkis_engelhardt
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been coming to Aruba for over 30 years. I have tried new restaurant every year I come, but my favorite is DRIFTWOOD, the food and service is excellent. they serve the best Stuff Lobster I have ever had though out all of the island. everything on the menu is very good, it's hard to make a discussion on... More 

Thank charley747
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Continues to be our #1 place in Aruba! The shrimp, lobster,service,staff...all continue to be the best in Aruba. Thank you!

Thank Charlesforthofer
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked a reservation on line last week. Good thing I did as the place was packed. I had looked at the menu ahead of time and the Valentine selection appeared online as well. My wife chose the sea scallops, lobster Thermidor and the cheesecake from the four choices. I had my heart set on shrimp so I elected for... More 

Thank sunlover6031
Auburn, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in early and got seated right away---problem was food and service. Grouper and mahi-mahi were so overlooked I couldn't eat mine. Conch fritters were mushy and had to ask for check 3 times

Thank DonandJai
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was highly recommended to us and for good reason. The food was absolutely incredible, the service very efficient and friendly, and excellent value for the price. They make an "Aruba" spice fish of the fresh fish caught by the owner that day, and it was amazing. We also tried a different dish, the garlic fish, and it was... More 

Thank ecotourist08
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and atmosphere. The owner goes daily fishing for the food he serves you. Friendly wait staff.

Thank mike b

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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, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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