Fodor's Expert Review Driftwood

$$$ Oranjestad and Environs Caribbean

Opened in 1986, this rustic, nautical-themed restaurant is owned and operated by the Merryweather family. It's justifiably famous for serving up the freshest catch of the day caught by the owners themselves. Typically they recommend the fresh fish be served Aruban-style for the best local experience (that means panfried and topped with a spicy creole sauce). Not to be missed is the fish soup that's been a family secret recipe since the very beginning. You can join them on their deep-sea fishing adventures through their sister company Driftwood Charters and have them cook up your own catch for dinner that night.

Caribbean Casual Dinner Family Service $$$

Quick Facts

Klipstraat 12
Oranjestad, n/a Aruba  Aruba

297-583–2515

www.driftwoodaruba.com

Known For:
  • Family-recipe, hearty fish soup
  • Boat-to-table fresh fish and other seafood
  • Friendly service and warm atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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