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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
17:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service! Best meal I had in Aruba! I enjoyed the local caught Tuna and my lady enjoyed the Crab Legs. Jeff

Thank Jeffrey M
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at Driftwood is amazing! We visited twice during our stay. The catch of the day is amazing as well as the battered fish. The staff is friendly and provides great food suggestions. Nice place to dress up in casual attire on the beach!

Thank thatsher512
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Aruba many times and have never eaten at Driftwood. Nestled on a backstreet of downtown Oranjestad to our surprise we had the catch of the day which was Wahoo. We both had it blackened and was very delicious. We have been to other restaurants in Aruba and we rate their fish as one of the top... More 

Thank Randy B
Albany, New York
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Driftwood is a regular stop during our annual Aruba vacation and it has never disappointed. We always get the catch of the day since you can't get any fresher. Recommend asking for the three course dinner menu as it won't be offered otherwise. For $30 you get an appetizer, entree and dessert. The fish soup is phenomenal, loaded with... More 

Thank albany789
Bogota, Colombia
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service. Thanks Lando ,Diana,Andrei. We had the catch of the Day Aruban style. It was so good. You should try the fish soup.

Thank VaferTouring
Noord, Aruba
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driftwood is known to best visited among both locals and tourist mostly known for seafood but has a variety of dishes on the menut oo

Thank Julienne G
Littleton, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to Driftwood every year on a trip to Aruba. The food quality and taste are always excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful. Try the fresh fish "Aruban Style". If you are an early diner, ask for the "special menu". Appetizer, entree and dessert for one price.

Thank Ken B
Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My spouse and I visited during our most recent visit to Aruba. For unknown reasons, we had not been here for several years and now realize what we have been missing. It's located downtown in Oranjestad, somewhat behind the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino and a five minute walk from the bus station. It is well worth the visit. On... More 

Thank c s
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Driftwood is always a must when we come. Food is always good and great atmosphere. The owner catches the fish daily. Wahoo "Aruban" style is my favorite.

Thank Jennifer B
Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food the fish is soooo fresh, especially the catch of the day. Very friendly atmosphere kids will love it too!

Thank Ron S

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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, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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