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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583-2515
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Emerson, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed. We even see the same waiter who told us he's been there thirty years!!!! We each ordered off the special menu. I had the green salad and my husband had the fried Calimari.I had the Mahi Mahi Arubian style. My husband had it grilled with a... More 

Thank PegI7998
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is on one of the many side streets downtown. Their fixed price meal was a great deal and the food was very tasty.

Thank hwattorney
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing meal we had! My husband and I each chose a different fresh catch - mine was amberjack Aruban style, his was barracuda blackened. We could have not asked for any fresher or perfectly cooked fish. This restaurant is very casual, homestyle. Matthew and all the servers were excellent. The only thing I would change about our visit... More 

Thank Monimoo327
Clemmons, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were directed to Driftwood by locals and past visitors. Glad we listened to their suggestion. From service to meal, entire experience was enjoyable. The taxi ride was even terrific. At our table was amberjack, a kabob of seafood and beef, and two other dishes of which I do not recall. Fish cooked perfectly with rice and vegetable medley. Kabob... More 

Thank Michael K
Lebanon, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was there 16 months ago and the server that waited on us tonite remembered us from our first visit. We had a great meal where they cooked the fish we caught on their charter fishing boat. I highly recommend the driftwood restaurant.

Thank raymondharris
Manton, Michigan
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141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When downtown Oranjestad, Aruba a stop at he Driftwood should be at the top of your list. The blackened grouper was one of the best I've had. The workers are top notch and the decor is fitting. Often the fresh fish is caught that day by the owner and family. A real treat.

Thank Dale F
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely seafood great atmosphere friendly environment service is good clean quick with your meal came hot and on time

Thank jayne d
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a nice dinner here at Driftwood. The fish was very fresh and the service was great. Overall just a great dinner!

Thank Sarah T
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I will tell you something as I am finishing here.... God bless the simple but flawless, the unpretentious but fabulous. God bless the classic Aruban fish, the people who catch it every morning to deliver to this marvellously straightforward restaurant. All you need is love. And that is all I got on my plate. Forget the appetizers... have TWO fish... More 

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Mason, Ohio
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had taken a fishing trip on the Driftwood Charter and then brought out just caught catch to the restaurant. Was very will prepared and served with tasty vegies and rice. Well worth the experience.;

Thank Paul K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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