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Driftwood

Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
+297 583 2515
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“wahoo” (246 reviews)
“seafood” (202 reviews)
“fresh fish” (128 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to Driftwood every time we go to Aruba a must stop. Great food wonderful staff ask for the special that they have.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious. Also the banana daiquiri was sooo good. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's located downtown. Very nice atmosphere.

Thank sandyloc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Driftwood is not fine dining, so don't go there and expect it. It is, however, great food and value. Both times we've been to Aruba we've been to Driftwood and the fish is incredible. The owner catches daily and serves that night so the selection...More

Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night in Aruba. With help from Waze found it on a side street. Greeted very friendly and seated at once. All waitstaff were cordial and funny. Special was Wahu and great tasting. Had a great meal

Thank WebsterFoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant cooked the fish we caught that morning to perfection. The steak was also amazing, according to my father in law. Staff was efficient and very friendly. My 1st time at Drifwood, but I will definitely be back.

Thank Mimmo_TessNH
Reviewed 1 week ago

This delightful venue serves very fresh fish and crustaceans in a variety of delicious finishes. Ask to see the special three course menu for $30; they don't advertise it but it includes the day's catch and several other options. Fried calamari appetizer was tender and...More

Thank TimidOnSkis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have gone there twice on our two week vacation and each time the barracuda was excellent. The salad was delicious and the baked potatoes were fabulous. It is a MUST try

Thank lindamX5314MY
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had such a great dinner at Driftwood, my salmon and steamed vegies was just amazing, the service s good and the free garlic brad was great tho. This is a great place to go and have a great time.

Thank Sabina's S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to go to eat and very close to the Renaissance Aruba. Very good food!!!! A little known secret is the not advertised 3 course special recommended by our Concierge at our resort. Try for that.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a solo fishing trip with the Driftwood boat. We had a nice day with a mix of tuna and dolphin We were treated to tuna prepared two ways and dolphin prepared four different ways. Omg, what a treat. Capped off a great...More

Thank Joe G
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Judi S
17 August 2017|
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Response from sinecure74 | Reviewed this property |
Short taxi ride. Less than a 10 minute walk from cruise port.
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ritasV9501JY
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
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Vacationclubs
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 36
Meals
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
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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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Description
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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