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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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Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful fish dishes , most of fish caught daily. I had barrucuda 'catch of the day' it was amazing. Lots of choice.Staff very friendly.

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been going to aruba over 25 years. We would never miss going to the driftwood for a dinner while on the island. We ask for our favorite waitress Anna. She is amazing and always remembers us from year to year. The food is...More

Thank miatamiller
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great experience !! We dined on our catch from our afternoon charter the "Living Easy". The restaurant staff was excellent and was just as excited about our catch as we were. They prepared our Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Tuna, and Horse Eyed Jack to...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner and we arrived there at about 7pm. We were able to get seat right away. I noticed that there were lots of servers which is good. No one is assigned to your table and each server checks on you so it was...More

Thank Onie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place just oozes tradition - from the fish-shack decorations to the high-quality service. The food was incredibly fresh, cooked perfectly, and well-presented. I couldn't have asked for anything different...our favorite meal in Aruba!

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driftwood was a nice enough restaurant but personally, I found the fish (that is what they do most) was a tad overcooked. It had good flavor but was dry. A few others in our party found the same thing. The one really annoying thing was...More

Thank 781JOHNB_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took us a while to find the restaurant in downtown Oranjestad and park the car, but it was worth the effort! Driftwood offered fresh caught wahoo, mahi mahi, barracuda, and grouper; each was available pan seared aruban style, pan seared with a mild garlic...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was bland would not recommend if you enjoy spices, however the service was nice. Nice location.

Thank Pamn17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ask for the special menu $29.95 for 3 courses. Lots of choice 2 types of fish mahi mahi or wahoo both cooked a choice of 5 ways, prawns, tenderloin or chicken. Choice of 5 or 6 starters and 3-4 desserts + coffee. Excellent service from...More

Thank leeeds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, atmosphere and service!!! Went with friends who have been coming to this restaurant for years. The staff remembered them!! It was great! The lobster was huge and delicious. And the conch bites were delicious!

Thank joshuajoanne
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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