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Driftwood Cafe

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Sandy Bay, Honduras
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Driftwood Cafe Bar and Grill sits over the Caribbean Sea. The East Wind is...
Driftwood Cafe Bar and Grill sits over the Caribbean Sea. The East Wind is usually always blowing. There is an outside Dock and Open Veranda to enjoy. We seat up to 75 people. A Great place to watch a sunset, swim, snokel or dive.The Food is Awesome and we have a great staff..Come enjoy the day with us, or dinner or hang out at the Bar.
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  • 122
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A 'must' when in Utila!

Great burgers, ice cold beers and friendly hosts! Lovely over-the-water deck for sunny days, breezy noons or starry nights topped with a view to kill! If you're lucky, you even get to see some shooting stars on starry nights! 💫

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

New owners and not much left of what we loved in the past. It took over an hour to get half of what we ordered.

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Thank Phil P
montse1977, Propietario at Driftwood Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Phil we really appreciate your feedback , which helps us see an opportunity for improvement . today we will meet with the team to discuss what happened when you were there, and see how we can prevent it from happening again . months ago we have become the new owners and honestly is the first time we receive a... More 

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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Being from Texas I had heard that it was owned by Texans, so we had to try it looking for good nachos, etc. Sadly disappointed, no nachos, no to most anything, settled for a sorry burger.

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Thank lthomas132
montse1977, Propietario at Driftwood Cafe, responded to this review

Good evening, We appreciate your comment, we have a very long list of happy and satisfied Customers , because we really care about them and we always will. We do have nachos, buffalo wings, high quality baby back ribs, lobster burger, Veggi wraps, sea food, etc, etc. Maybe the waitress did not give you the menù , or explain herself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Great burgers, ice cold beers and friendly hosts! Lovely over-the-water deck for sunny days, breezy noons or starry nights topped with a view to kill! If you're lucky, you even get to see some shooting stars on starry nights! 💫

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2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Good place to hangout. Real good food. The grill master goes wild with the ribs. Thumbs up!!! Kids had fun in the trampolin. To release the heat just take a dive from the deck and ready!

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2 Thank Jenny Elizabeth S
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, nice over the sea deck to have lunch or dinner. Manager is a great host and good grill master. Try the conch soup, I recommended it for the recovery. The Georges and lobster burgers are awesome

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1 Thank Javier Z
San Jose, Costa Rica
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The baby back ribs were great! the burguer was a 1/2 chuck cooked on the grill by George himself! My kids are rather picky with food, but they asked me to go 3 times and we did. You can dock your boat on their dock and have away with a good time. Owner's usually on premises, service was friendly and... More 

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Thank tomCat7908
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The George's hamburguer is awesome. Beers are cold and the view is incredible. I would defenetlly return!

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Thank Enrique S
Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Food is outstanding, very tasty, feels like homemade food, a lot of food also. the service is great, very friendly , the deck area is great, Perfect view. My favorite restaurant in Utila.

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1 Thank Mark O
Utila, Honduras
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The food was amazing!, the place is awesome. Very clean, very nice people. Price are good too. We order spanish entries , and a Lobster hamburger for me, and my friend ordered paella! everything was excellent!

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1 Thank Monica h
Norwich
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Over the years that we have been visiting Utila, Driftwood has become our favourite restaurant. Excellent fish, meat carrying the USDA certification, friendly staff and a lively atmosphere on its partially-outdoors eating area. It's at the top end of Utilian prices. Expect to pay 2 or 3 times the typical Lps100 for a diver's meal. So we found the change... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sandy Bay, Honduras
  • Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Bay Islands  >  Utila

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Driftwood Cafe Bar and Grill sits over the Caribbean Sea. The East Wind is usually always blowing. There is an outside Dock and Open Veranda to enjoy. We seat up to 75 people. A Great place to watch a sunset, swim, snokel or dive.The Food is Awesome and we have a great staff..Come enjoy the day with us, or dinner or hang out at the Bar.

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