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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
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A-MA-ZING. Wow the meal was sooo delicious. I ordered the crab cake and the blackened sea bass. The best seabass I have ever had. All of the sauces and meals everyone got was incredible. Server Lando was awesome and so fun. You need to come...here!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worst meal I had in Aruba. I wish I can say something good too support the local business. I stayed in Aruba for months and tried all the top 50 restaurants in Aruba. From fancy to local. We went on a night when we didn’t...make reservations and the place is packed. Wine was served and my partner are I both felt the wine is water down. The special are all overpriced. We ordered lamb for medium rare and was cooked well done. Ordered daily fish and the same dish is other restaurants in Aruba will cost 1/3 of the price. There is nothing special. Comes with Aruban sauce which is campbell vegetable soup. Same favour. I don’t know why the reviews were so good. What did people ordered and there is no way this is a 4 or 5 stars restaurant. I guess if you like fish and chips this is the place to go and you will enjoy it. You have kids. You can bring them. It’s a loud restaurant. Don’t expect a meal cooked with heart or by a chef. Nothing culinary meal you will expect.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favorite, by far, on this visit to Aruba. Recommended by our hotel, Renaissance Aruba, there was not a thing out of order: table ready at reserved time, very attractive decor and warm, delicious bread served immediately. (We are patient and grateful for...restaurants being open fully staffed after the long shut down, but DRIFTWOOD did not appear to have any bumps in the road!. Bravo!) Family owned and run, mature and knowledgable wait staff and a fantastic menu: husband had shrimp and pasta in a garlic/butter sauce; I had French Onion soup with gouda cheese and a crab cake. Drinks were replenished right away--it was the most warm and welcoming restaurant totally tuned in to the guest that we had on this trip!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were so kind to hold a last minute reservation for a traveling guest whose birthday dinner was changed from the LJ's steakhouse to their location. Attentive to detail they serenaded the birthday lady with a cake without having to be gestured.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious seafood! We got the fixed menu for $29 - and they gave us so much! Blackened wahoo with sides, calamari app, coffee and delicious glam. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 6, 2021 via mobile

Great special menu. Very friendly. Fabulous fresh catch Good price for very fresh fish Have to ask for special menu Behide the church on back street very safe

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 16, 2021

Just had a wonderful dinner tonight at Driftwood. The crab cakes were outstanding. Great food and great service. Everyone went out of their way to give us a great dining experience.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 30, 2021 via mobile

This place offers daily-caught fresh fish. Fun atmosphere supported by great service. The Driftwood is a reasonably priced break from the more expensive hotel strip restaurants. Located in town the Driftwood is a great place to eat after jewelry shopping in town. Highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 22, 2021

Well, it took us years to finally make it to Driftwood, so many great restaurants in Aruba. We were not disappointed as the food and the service was very good. Looking forward to our next trip back

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2021

With all of the outstanding restaurants in Aruba with gorgeous atmosphere and delicious food, there is no reason to head to “red lobster” in Aruba. The food was very average, certainly nothing special. It was just a plain old restaurant with plan old food. Our...group ordered seafood, steak and chicken and no one was impressed with their meal. In fact, my sister in law splurged on the crab legs and thought they were the worst she had had. Overall it was an expensive and disappointing meal.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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288tiffanym
April 26, 2019|
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Response from deborahrQ9086ET | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, as we was a party of 2.
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steveandbarb
September 17, 2018|
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Response from 382barbaraq | Reviewed this property |
hi, Sorry, we didn't have any crab legs
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elong3117
June 5, 2018|
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Response from MarkJas | Reviewed this property |
WE didn't ask...but had dinner there this week....they do offer the catch of the day....I had mahi mahi & my wife had Fried shrimp...all very good. Enjoy!
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