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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Cambridge, Minnesota
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I enjoyed this place so much, we ended up eating dinner there 4 out of 7 nights on our trip! The staff is great and remembered us. We didn't need reservations because there is plenty of seating. They hail taxis right out front too. The best thing on the menu is the king crab legs and the... More 

Thank Janet D
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Garlic shrimp, Catch of the day (mahi-mahi) and striploin steak were enjoyed by our party of 4 just after New Year's. The fish and shrimp was perfectly cooked, as was the steak, the vegetables were steamed just right and the rice and beans and pan bati was interesting. We passed on the caramel flan as we were all too full... More 

Thank MorningtonRose1905
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel recommended this restaurant. Casual "driftwood" decor. My son and I split the barracuda and grouper entrees which were very good. Our waiter recommended the Baileys banana colada which was awesome. Nice start to our week.

Thank Susan G
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haven't been to Driftwood in several years. It was rather crowded. I wasn't very impressed with the food. I found the shrimp dish too salty, and didn't find the shrimp that good. My friend had Mahi mahi and was happy. What can I say, try it yourself. I won't be back.

Thank sgoverman
Lenexa, Kansas
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We fished in the morning with Driftwood and ate our own catch that evening! What a great time! They provide you with rice and veggies and cook your fish - there were choices of how it was prepared and it was FANTASTIC! We had enough left over from 3 tunas and a small shark for the next night's dinner at... More 

Thank kjb11
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not positive but I think the locals got another menu with specials on it. Not sure if it was an honest mistake or on purpose. When I arrived we were told they had fresh wahoo but it was out 2 minutes later when we ordered. I had the barracuda it was just ok. Not as good as some of the... More 

Thank ezdraft
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an absolutely delicious meal here, fresh fish just caught that morning.....Someday we would love to go on one of their charters and catch our own. Third visit to this restaurant, and we have always been pleased.

Thank Pam S
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been coming to island for more than 20 years... Driftwood has always been a reliable Great dinner. It is not fine dining, but it's a must go to.

Thank Tiffany P
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fish was fresh and the service good. However, for the price there are a lot better options on the island. the coconut shrimp was fair by aruba standards. The mahi mani was fresh and well done. The side with pumpkin in vegtables was good

Thank Karl S
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210 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Driftwood is a must in Aruba. Spend a day in Oranjestad and end it with fresh seafood. Try the fish soup, catch of the day, and sangria.

Thank Dan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 36
Caribbean, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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