Driftwood Restaurant

8,6 based on 104 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Aruban, Seafood
Main Course:
$22.00 - $48.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
  
Meals:
Dinner
Serves:
Ratings & more:
Excellent!
Menu(s): Dinner

Restaurant Information

Driftwood Restaurant

Klipstraat12
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 583 2515
Opening Hours:
Daily from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Closed on Sundays
Driftwood Restaurant
We are located in the heart of downtown and offer you and your guests a unique dining experience. Enjoy the freshest fish, biggest shrimp, or the most succulent Caribbean lobster amid the rustic ambiance 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 creole sauce (Aruban Style), 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.
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Great Choice

Oct 14, 2012 - posted by
Just came back from 2 weeks in Aruba, found the Driftwood the first week and took guests back to The Driftwood the second week. Both times the food was amazing. Their catch of the day was excellent, and their Sea Bass perhaps the best in town.
Dinner salads were fresh, tasty and well presented. Service both times was exceptional. Made it to our Dining List of must visit every year. The choices on the Special Menu were very good and well worth the value of a complete meal package.
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Best Dinner in Aruba

Jul 14, 2012 - posted by
We have been going to Aruba for 25 years and have never tried Driftwood. Our favorite Taxi Driver always tells us we need to eat at Driftwood. On this trip we took his advice. The food and service were amazing-from the Whole Red Snapper to the Blackened Shrimp, everthing was amazing. The corn bread, polenta and plantains made the meal even better. We cannot wait to return on our next trip.
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Really really good

Jun 3, 2012 - posted by
We were in the mood for some decent seafood and decided to give the driftwood a shot. The food was excellent and prices were reasonable. I had the blackened grouper and this may have been the best meal of the vacation. The service and atmosphere were fine . The place is casual and good for family dining. I will repeat and highly recommend
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We love this restaurant.

Apr 28, 2012 - posted by
We have eaten here 4 times now and have never been disappointed. The seafood is fresh and we've tried every style of preparation that they offer, they are all wonderful. We also highly recommend the Red Sangria.
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Mar 18, 2012 - posted by
As we have said before, some things never fundamentally change and DRIFTWOOD is one of those things. If anything, things were so improved this year that we decided to eat here twice (on the insistence of spouse - who has training as a CHEF). Our expectation of consistency that we impose when we do so, was amply satisfied. DRIFTWOOD continues to provide very good food at very reasonable prices and is to be commended for doing that. As others have said, be sure to ask for their four course special - it is one of the best deals in ARUBA. We enthusiastically recommend DRIFTWOOD for your dining consideration.
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Feb 16, 2012 - posted by
Made a reservation for a birthday dinner with a small group of 8. We wanted to surprise the birtday girl with a cake. (We did brought our own cake) no fee was added for presenting the cake (while at another restaurant we had to pay for that service) all the waiters and waitresses sang the birthday song while presenting the cake. It was an amazing experience (eventhough it wasn't my birthday)
Not only the service was great the food was enjoyable. Definitely ask for their 4 course menu and try the escargot. The first time I've tried it and it was the best dish I've ever had!
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Feb 15, 2012 - posted by
I regularly visit Aruba and always visit my favorite restaurant on the island. As soon as I walk into the restaurant, I get greetings rom the lovely hostess and waiters. The service is truly excellent. The food is just to die for. If anyone is planning on visiting they should def try the "bread" which is called " pan bati". The main dishes, specailly the fresh fish are just perfectly seasoned. Talking about it, makes me wanna visit Aruba again just to have another deliscious meal at Driftwood. A MUST, if you are in Aruba.
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Feb 11, 2012 - posted by
good food but MAKE SURE YOU ASK FOR THE 4 COURSE SPECIAL MENU. THEY advertise it in the papers but never give it to you unless you ask for it. It is a good deal. (however, it is really 3 course. they count the coffee as a course). also, you can't use any coupons if you want this special. their house wine coupon is NO GOOD if you order this deal. they get very upset. even when you ask the waitress who says yes, you can use the coupon and still get the special then the boss (or pseudo boss) comes over and says,NO you can't order the special and get the free glass of burgundy. (about a $2 glass of wine). howver, the food was good and it was a good value. would go there again. MAKE SURE YOU ASK FOR THE 4 COURSE DINNER SPECIAL.
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Jan 4, 2012 - posted by
This restaurant, because of its downtown location (i.e., not close to the beach and doesn't offer sunset views), might get overlooked, but it shouldn't. The fish here(wahoo -- catch of the day) was outstanding -- fresher and more reasonably-priced than the fish dishes at several fancier restaurants. Not surprising, since the owner catches the fish dail., The atmosphere may be a bit tacky with its sailing motif, but if you want the best tasting fresh fish, this is the place to go.
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Nov 27, 2011 - posted by
Best restaurant in Aruba. We went twice when we were there. I would highly recommend it to anyone going to Aruba.
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