Welcome to Driftwood!

Driftwood, a family-owned restaurant established in 1986, has been serving locals and tourists alike, and building up a loyal clientele and stellar reputation. The restaurant is specialized in fresh Caribbean seafood and is a hot spot for Aruban-style dishes. Their fish is caught daily by their award-winning fishing team. The restaurant owners, Herbert Sr. and Herbert Jr., share a passion for fishing, they know what the local waters have to offer and how to best prepare their catch. The fish and seafood come straight from the pier to the kitchen, where they are masterfully prepared by the restaurant’s talented chef. Visit Driftwood for an intimate and cozy atmosphere, delicious seafood and a memorable dining experience.


Escargots in Garlic
— 8.50
with lots of garlic

Coconut Shrimp — 9.50
jumbo shrimp dipped in sweetened coconut batter, deep-fried and served with our sweet-and-sour sauce

Seafood Chowder — 9.50
a rich, creamy, delectable chowder with fish, shrimp, baby clams and squid

Shrimp Cocktail — 11.50
jumbo shrimp from our local waters peeled and deveined, served with our own cocktail sauce

Crab Cake — 13.50
made with jumbo lump crabmeat and served with the perfect combination of seaweed and sweet-and-sour sauce

Sea Scallops — 15.50
jumbo sea scallops grilled and served with pesto sauce


Chicken Parmesan
— 22.50
with marinara sauce, topped with cheese and served over linguine

Blackened Fish — 26.95
generously coated with Cajun spices, pan-fried and served with a sweet Caribbean peach sauce

Pan-fried Fish “Aruban Style” — 26.95
fresh catch lightly seasoned, pan-fried and served with a mild Creole sauce (Creole sauce is made with tomatoes, onions, bell pepper and fresh local herbs)

Grilled Fish — 26.95
served with our vinaigrette sauce

Filet Mignon

U.S. tenderloin, the most tender cut of beef, grilled and served with a mushroom sauce
— 6 oz. 27.50 — 8 oz. 32.00

Rack of Lamb — 32.50
grilled, fresh rosemary, served with mint sauce

Fish and Shrimp — 34.50
in garlic butter or Creole sauce

Seafood Pasta Thermidor — 38.00
fish, shrimp, scallops, baby clams and lobster, served over linguine in a creamy thermidor sauce

Driftwood Special — 42.00
6-oz. lobster tail and a 4-oz. filet mignon served with mushroom sauce or 6-oz. lobster tail and jumbo shrimp served with garlic butter

Alaskan King Crab Legs — 52.00
full pound of crab legs boiled and served with melted butter


Broiled Lobster
— 46.50
with butter and lemon

Lobster Thermidor — 46.50
chunks of lobster with Gouda cheese, mushroom, peppers and mustard, topped with melted Parmesan cheese and served in the shell

* Served with white rice or a baked potato, sautéed vegetables and our local cornbread.


Authentic Aruban Seafood Restaurant

Klipstraat 12
Downtown Oranjestad
(297) 583-2515



Dinner: 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.,
closed Sundays
Dining: Indoors
Serving: Dinner
Attire: Casual
✓ Bar
✓ Parking

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