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Driftwood

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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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Lake Santeetlah, North Carolina
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We learned about Driftwood from our charter fishing boat captain who recommended we take our catch to Driftwood to be prepared. For those if us who ate our catch, they did an excellent job preparing it blackened, grilled, Aruba style and garlic butter saute. The other in our group had other meals and they too, were very content. The service... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went to Driftwood on Mon. July 25th 2016. The owner of the restaurant also has a restaurant called Red-fish. Driftwood is the second restaurant. The owner has an excursion where you pay to have him take you out on the boat and fish. If you catch something, your meal is free. All of the fish are... More 

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Raynham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hubby signed our name on the driftwood wall. Fresh seafood and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Julie B
Allentown
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended to try this restaurant by a local resident and I'm glad we went. Friendly from the moment we walked up to the door, our food was incredible (we both had the fresh fish special), and dessert was delicious! We would definitely go back again!

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Thank Stefanie_Axsel
macon, ga
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here one night while on vacation. The food and the atmosphere was great. The staff is very friendly

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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I had a successful morning on Driftwood fishing charter and so I booked their restaurant to sample the Mahi Mahi & barracuda we caught. (actually my 10 year old son caught a 25lb Mahi Mahi) The staff were fantastic when they found out my son had caught the fish of the day and we were able to... More 

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Thank Jonny M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on 7/19/2016. I had the whole snapper blacked, and my fiancee had the driftwood special. It was one of the best steaks I have ever had. The snapper (blackened) was spectacular. The restaurant looks a little questionable from the outside, but it is nice inside. Highly recommend!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere, good food but a bit fast with the service, once you have finished your starter, the main dish is with you very quickly.(only fault)

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Thank therese868
Powell, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate our catch, so I can't really comment on the prices; however, from glancing at the menu, I didn't notice the prices to be any pricier than the other restaurants we visited. We had great service (the restaurant was packed), and great food. I would have liked to go back, but we simply ran out of time. It doesn't... More 

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Gruver, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food!!! A little pricey, so come prepared to pay. Worth the money!! We ended up sharing a few plates, which allowed us to sample more food!

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Restaurant Details

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

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