“It all began in 1986 when we started to offer fresh seafood from the Caribbean Sea with passion to our guests. Specializing in Aruban-style seafood dishes, we go the extra mile to bring you the best dining experience”
The Aruban fisherman and owner Herb really knows what our local waters have to offer and catches the freshest fish daily. Restaurant guests get to enjoy these afterwards as they are perfectly prepared by Driftwood’s talented chef.
Located in the heart of downtown, Driftwood offers the most succulent seafood amidst a warm and inviting atmosphere of the natural driftwood dining room inspired by all the natural woof you encounter on the North side of the island along the shore that came in after a long journey in the waters. You can even join for a great deep-sea fishing experience and catch your own dinner!
Herbert Merryweather Jr. Co-Owner at the Helm of the Restaurant and the Charter fishing boat has been involved in the family business since he was in high school. After college he came back and settled in at Driftwood and took the reigns of the restaurant and the fishing charter.
Francine De Lannoy, Founder of the Driftwood Restaurant and mentor to her son Herbert. Francine left teaching to become a restaurateur. After giving Herbert the reigns to the family business, Francine is still often found on site directing the busy dining room. Ask your waiter for information on our Deep Sea Fishing and Charter rates.
We welcome you to our intimate and comfortable Aruba seafood restaurant where our staff is ready to make your dining experience a memorable one.
If you want to experience the surrounding waters, join us for a great deep-sea fishing experience and catch your own dinner. Our Driftwood Charter yacht is available daily for fishing and fun. After a day of fishing, we will arrange a table for you at the Driftwood Restaurant where you can enjoy your fresh catch just the way you like it.