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Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“wahoo” (269 reviews)
“seafood” (212 reviews)
“fresh fish” (134 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Driftwood was recommended to us by the concierge and I think it was over sold. Our meal was fine, maybe even good, but nothing special. The fish is was fresh and well cooked but nothing you can’t get in a hundred other places. The kitschy...More

Thank phlash23
Reviewed 5 days 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 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in at the recommendation of a friend. Was seated promptly at a table about four inches from the one next to us. For an island restaurant this place feels like you are in a hole. We ordered a steak with baked potatoes and the...More

Thank franmom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the meal was good, it was just didn’t have that ‘wow’ factor this time. There are many ways to prepare escargot. The little whipped potatoes on top distracted from the taste of escargot. Needed more garlic. I probably wouldn’t order it again. I can...More

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best seafood restaurants on the island! Best service I had my whole trip. Very friendly and happy to help at all costs without being pushy.. the food is impeccable and the food is very affordable.. their cheesecake and chocolate cake are mouth...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driftwood was recommended highly by friends and natives alike and it did not disappoint. It is an easy walk from either renaissance hotels. We all got fish-wahoo and salmon and both were absolutely perfect. That night wahoo and kingfish were the catch of the day....More

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a group of 12 for dinner, 2 people who were celebrating their birthdays and a 4 month old baby. The staff was great when we informed them about the birthdays upon our arrival. There were 4 older people who were already seated and...More

Thank 6Leef6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family to Driftwood on the recommendation of family members who have been there multiple times over 20+ years. Driftwood has been known for good fish, a pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Most in our party went for the wahoo fish special (they also...More

1  Thank Tomas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food , service etc! A great atmosphere too! Good ole fashioned place to eat! U leave hungry it's your fought!

Thank br0adcreekadventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here after a week of very good fresh fish at various restaurants. I noted the rack of lamb on the menu and gave it a try. Full rack done as requested and delicious.

1  Thank Pabuelo
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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.
23 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
17 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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