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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” (258 reviews)
“seafood” (210 reviews)
“fresh fish” (129 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

Had the Wahoo which was very good, decent prices and great service, not much atmosphere compared to fancier or outdoor spots.

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We become a lot of restaurants in Aruba and this place from the appetizers to the service to the main course was amazing my husband had the wahoo and I had the 6oz filet & everything was amazing we had coconut shrimp appetizers and the...More

Thank Deedrahsue
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was good at the Driftwood but not spectacularly for the price. We had shrimp appetizer (4) and crab cakes (2 small ones). Had Shrimp linguini dish and Fried Shrimp platters and those portions were adequate but not very seasoned or flavorful.

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Two of our group are fish lovers. One is an abstainer. The chicken, while plentiful, was a little bland. The fish eaters enjoyed their meals. There are usually a couple of "catches of the day" which can be prepared a number of ways. If a...More

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We used driftwood fishing charters and then came here. All I can say is AMAZING!!! Fish was prepared absolutely perfect.

Thank Oakland1984
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ended up going to Driftwood after we were turned away at Yamanja because we had our kids with us. Driftwood was good. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but the staff is friendly and the food was decent. Correction the main entrees were decent but...More

1  Thank camundt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great grouper, steak was just average ( I tried my husbands) terrible martini I couldn't even drink it. Service was good but the food is just average. I didn't care for the atmosphere either. I would not go back.

1  Thank Samcat79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard that if you go out on one of the fishing boats and catch some fish then you can have your fish taken to the Driftwood restaurant where they will prepare your catch for you. On our recent trip to Aruba we went...More

Thank Dbakeriv
Reviewed 1 week ago

My eighth trip to Aruba and seventh visit to Driftwood. I had the Catch of the Day which was Wahoo. It was delicious as always! Veggies and baked potato were good although the potato was on the small side. Friendly server although not the speediest...More

Thank Cy2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like others, we caught our fish in the afternoon and it was prepared for us that evening for a very reasonable price. Good wine and side selections too. Great location in the real part of the city, just 2 blocks from the ocean. Parking is...More

Thank JackNDiane
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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