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Driftwood Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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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
$9 - $36
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Ritz staff said lots of locals eat here because of the outstanding food and value and they were so right Fresh owner-caught barracuda and wahoo among best fish we’ve ever had. Great value, nice staff, all around must eat. To set expectations, it’s not fancy,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BBStL
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for the fresh catch. While we were not totally disappointed , it did not blow us away. The service from the waiter was poor. Thankfully Anna chipped in where our server was supposed working. The food is really overpriced. The presentation is basic....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank pk853
Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious food. Best coconut shrimp EVER! The fish was prepared so well and the presentation was beautiful. Great atmosphere and wonderful staff. Highly recommend. We'll be back for sure!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank escapeHJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. They serve fresh fish that is caught each day. Portions are large. Service is great.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank jbailey529
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high expectations with this restaurant and has to say that service was not what I expected and food, was very good but not fantastic. Special mention to the scargots, served with very small smash potatoes instead of bread, were delicious. Lobster and shrimps...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Nela G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was just fantastic!! The service, the food and the staff was all so amazing. My husband and father inlaw started with the delicious seafood soup. Our meals varied from grilled wahoo to lobster, to my favorite...my meal, the seafood and turf kebab. It was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank deborahrQ9086ET
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Driftwood. The calamari was the best we had on the island. It was super tender and our daughter gobbled it up. I ordered the gin smash cocktail and it was almost too delicious! I also ordered the blackened grouper and my husband ordered...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Anna L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish was delicious! My husband got the blackened barracuda and I got the marinated sweet sauce Arubain style wahoo fish and omg it was freaking amazing! Apparently the owner has a boat near by where he catches the fish daily. Everything was fresh and cooked...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Babyyapah1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed Driftwood restaurant twice on our visit to Aruba. Best ever fish soup, barracuda catch of the day. Staff friendly, big portions.really liked their seafood.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 777robbm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute place with a local feel. Fish option is what they caught that day prepared one of 5 ways. I had wahoo, aruba style. Very very tasty. My partner had the pan fried shrimp with a garlic sauce on the side and also a sweet...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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April 26, 2019|
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Response from deborahrQ9086ET | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, as we was a party of 2.
September 17, 2018|
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Response from 382barbaraq | Reviewed this property |
hi, Sorry, we didn't have any crab legs
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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