Herbert Merryweather


Authentic Aruban Seafood

“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 Aruba 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 the natural wood 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 us for a great deep-sea fishing experience and catch your own dinner! Ask your waiter for information in our Deep Sea Fishing and Charter rates.

We welcome you to our intimate and comfortable Aruban seafood restaurant Aruba where our staff is ready to make your dining experience a memorable one.

Family Merryweather

Chef Recommended

Signatures dishes recommend by our chef

Popular Dishes

Our most popular menu items

Fresh Fish

Caught daily on Driftwood Charters

Our Chef

Jovani Rangel

He started his culinary career at the early age of seventeen in the hospitality industry in Venezuela where he was born and raised.

After establishing himself in Aruba twenty-two years ago, he has continued to grow his passion for seafood and Aruban Cuisine.

Jovani has been working for Driftwood Restaurant Aruba for the past 15 years where he has made the most demanding seafood lover’s culinary dreams come true.

Our team members

Gerald Fontaine
Head Waiter

For the past 19 years, Gerald has been welcoming guests and is always ready to make you feel like at home at Driftwood. Gerald is in-charge of service in the dining area and he would like to personally invite you to come enjoy the experience that our dining room staff has to offer.

Favorite dish at Driftwood Restaurant:
Blackened Fish

Lando Hooi

Lando started working with Driftwood Restaurant when we opened in 1986.

A few years later, Lando went to live in The Netherlands for over twenty years but when Lando came back to Aruba in 2009, he immediately re-joined the team of Driftwood Restaurant.

Favorite dish at Driftwood Restaurant:
Fish and Shrimp Aruban Style

Andrew Franken

Andrew is currently in college and found the opportunity to become a part of the Driftwood. He followed the steps of his older brothers who also worked at Driftwood before they went off to college. Andrew is very friendly and enjoys talking to our guests about their countries and cultures.

Favorite dish at Driftwood Restaurant:
Surf n Turf and Seafood Chowder Soup