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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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“seafood” (209 reviews)
“fresh fish” (130 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 yesterday

Relaxed atmosphere, good service and good food. Lobster Thermidor was some of the best I've ever had.

Thank 3jmk313
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Driftwood was highly recommended but we were somewhat disappointed. The food was okay, but not spectacular. We had the steak and one of the fish meals. The entire meal felt very American and inauthentic. We left wondering if the restaurant solely catered to Americans. We...More

Thank Telly M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A mainstay in town. Professional service. Fresh catch specials daily well prepared. Nice selection of meat dishes too.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice little place right behind our hotel at the Renaissance so it was within walking distance everything we had from appetizers to our dessert was very good

Thank mike t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s always good. Fish always fresh but cooked too well done. Salad fresh and crisp. Very good service good bar. It’s a good go to place but nothing special

Thank Shelleyre
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal and staff was so attentive. Fish was good and fresh. French onion soup was a bit salty, fish soup was good. However, an hour later, it went right through two out of the three of us. Don't know if it...More

2  Thank I7294WDnancya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fish was very good, obviously fresh and cooked to perfection and my kids were very happy with their meal! Also great atmosphere!

Thank Acireale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don’t understand the many positive reviews for this restaurant. Food was average, and decor was unimpressive. Felt like I was dining in a touristy “Denny’s” Many other restaurants to choose from

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the hammer jack fish "Aruban style" which was beyond amazing! I also highly recommend the crab cake and fish soup!

1  Thank Porscha J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on reservation for dinner. Seafood was good, drinks were excellant. The service was attentive and we felt like we were welcome. We would go again for sure.

1  Thank srohrer43
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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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