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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“wahoo” (276 reviews)
“seafood” (215 reviews)
“fresh fish” (137 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The host and waitstaff were pleasant. I enjoyed signing my name on the wall. The cornbread is a highlight. Our food was good.

Thank Erica B
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Come hungry as the portions are huge. If not a big eater you might consider splitting a plate. The Fish of the Day was swimming that morning - in this case wahoo. I had it Aruba style and it was delicious. My wife also enjoy...More

1  Thank Pete F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended Driftwood and another restaurant; when we saw Driftwood had lobster Thermidor we knew it was the place for us! We started off with calamari which was very tender; the breading was subtle yet very complimentary. The lobster came with vegetables and a...More

1  Thank BeachLover2243
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great. One of the best places to eat fresh seafood in Aruba. My only concern is that, without a sweater and fur gloves, your experience will be unpleasant. I don't go to Aruba to dine in a freezer. I go there to...More

Thank philtasseur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the morning fishing trip with the Driftwood Charter. First time on an ocean charter great time we caught mahi. Captain and his crew we're excellent. Then had our catch freshly prepared 4 ways. The fish was amazing. The staff was friendly and attentive. if...More

Thank Smitty57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hit the Driftwood after fishing all day with the Driftwood 2 boat...We caught Mahi, Tuna and Rainbow Runner and they prepared it for us in the restaurant that night. As usual, it was good - Get some T-Shirts in XXL size!!

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well-known restaurant, and really it was lovely. The fish was fresh and it was one of the first places where we actually had vegetables! But it's big and loud and full of big parties of people. And, to be honest, it's quite...More

Thank staceymoves
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was wonderful and the service was fantastic. The restaurant is predominantly seafood, but the steak and chicken were great. We will be back!

Thank Channie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for great fish, this is the place to go!. The Mahi Mahi was outstanding! So fresh. Our family had it three different ways - garlic sauce, fried and blackened. All were excellent but the garlic sauce was my favorite. The Coconut...More

Thank LuciaN27_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined with a party of nine on 8/2/2018. William was our lead waiter and couldn't have been better. All our meals were done to perfection. The entire wait staff was professional and courteous and responded to our need. Great job by all. We will return....More

Thank jtwright2018
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June 5, 2018|
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Response from rarero | Reviewed this property |
Check the Aruba Today paper for Driftwood deals.
Judi S
August 16, 2017|
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Response from sinecure74 | Reviewed this property |
Short taxi ride. Less than a 10 minute walk from cruise port.
August 23, 2016|
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Response from kelleypie | Reviewed this property |
I would not say that reservations are required. But we have traveled to Aruba many times and it is customary in the caribbean to make a reservation. Even if you make one at the last minute, it is still the courteous thing... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $36
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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
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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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