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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“wahoo” (269 reviews)
“seafood” (203 reviews)
“fresh fish” (134 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed today via mobile

Tried for lunch but not open. Driftwood is known for daily caught fish as entrees. Order kingfish and wahoo. They prepare multiple ways, kingfish was Aruban creole, wahoo was meunière. Both very good, the creole sauce was quite complex and rich. Raw oysters as app...More

Thank jfrederick52016
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Pete F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The blackened King Mackerel was exceptional. Their blackened spices are so good. Their “cornbread” is a thick pancake and quite good with the fish. We had the vegetable medley, very good. Wasn’t a fan of the shrimp cocktail. It wasn’t chilled very well and seemed...More

Thank Tonya M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun place to go to. Felt like we were in a restarant in New Foundland by the sea. Food was very good.

Thank dlouisehanson55
Reviewed 6 days ago

We read the ad and thought we'd try it. the food was excellent and the decor wa quaint, even for downtown Oranjestad.Recomment taking a cab. very narrow street and parking for 3 cars. They seat over 50.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was ok. My husband and I came to this restaurant as we had heard good things about it from reviews and from locals on the island. Unfortunately it was a little bit of a disappointment. It reminded us of a lot of restaurants...More

Thank kimberlymoore335
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in the heart of Palm Beach, we wanted to get out of the hustle and bustle and visit the downtown area. We decided to eat at Driftwood after reading several TA reviews. My husband and I both loved our meals. Hubby had King Crab...More

Thank Debinohio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Driftwood on the recommendation of local shop owner. It was better than we ever expected! We both had freshly caught wahoo prepared Caribbean style. The shrimp cocktail was also very fresh and large. Service was excellent.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of 8 and I called and made a reservation that day!! The food was so fresh and we all loved it. The restaurant decor is a bit outdated but the food makes up for it and then some. Reasonably priced!!

Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish is as fresh as if it swam up to your table excellent staff and in the center of town close to everything

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Judi S
16 August 2017|
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Response from sinecure74 | Reviewed this property |
Short taxi ride. Less than a 10 minute walk from cruise port.
24 August 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
18 December 2015|
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Response from Palapaman24 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry can answer the question with specificity though my son dates a young lady with the same requirement and she can did not accompany us the last trip. So if you would so kind when you find out to let me know it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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