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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” (240 reviews)
“seafood” (198 reviews)
“fresh fish” (126 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
All hours
Caribbean, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Klipstraat 12, Oranjestad 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food and service . local fish dishes fresh from the boat, ours was caught 3 hrs before it hit our plate. Interior had a good feel not the same old tourist crap. staff always ready to help. Pricing was in line with what we...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been going to the island for 5 years. Just tried Driftwood for the first time. We aren't big seafood eaters, so we were hesitant. But reviews were so good we had to try. Server told us the special was Mahi Mahi. Didn't know anything about...More

Thank KMHollander
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were recommended by many locals to try the restaurant for the freshest caught fish. They have there Own fishing boat which goes out daily, The menu decent, the food did live up to its expectation... however the starters were too small and the mains...More

Thank royclarke61
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have wanted to go here for years and never made it, so glad we finally did. All 6 of us got the catch of the day, it literally must have been caught that day, so fresh. We all got the Wahoo which had a...More

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a great spot for fresh fish off the grill. The crab cake & coconut shrimp appetizers were delicious, as well as the small salads. We loved the lightly blackened mahi mahi! Had it on a few different visits. Service is prompt &...More

1  Thank Dawna M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent choices on menu. Be sure to ask for the "special" as it is not always advertised. Service is good. Fish is fresh everyday. One of the best restaurants on the island

Thank joflossy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dining in Aruba. Good was Great. Would highly recommend. Fish of the day was Barracuda. I was a bit hesitant because it's not a popular fish to eat in Florida. We ordered 1 plate as an appetizer and we were very surprised. Great service...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have given it a 5 star but it is a little pricey, but the food is great and excellent. I love the fresh catch of the day. It was also bear renaissance resorts and casino, walking distance.

Thank shirlbear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first place that my wife and I visited after a long day of travel. Unfortunately, the food was a bit average and nothing special...we ordered the scallops, I had the lobster tail and king crab legs combination. The food was not bad...More

Thank Patrick J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made an online reservation and arrived right at opening time 5 PM. The area around the restaurant was a little sketchy and parking was on the next street over. We were told by a local that the first three hours of parking was free...More

Thank Scott D
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Judi S
16 August 2017|
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Response from Dawna M | Reviewed this property |
Very close...5-10 minute walk maybe. We stayed nearby so didn't take taxi there. They have set rates for taxi rates (for example: airport to city center/cruise port- 10-15 minute drive, $18). It's a great restaurant though... More
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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