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Driftwood Bistro

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1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912-635-3588
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Casual theme low country cuisine specializing in fresh vegetables and...
Casual theme low country cuisine specializing in fresh vegetables and unique entree items featuring Wild Georgia Shrimp, Stuffed Collard Greens, Signature Pastas and Shrimp Creole. Traditional favorites like Yankee Pot Roast, Shrimp and Grits, Stuffed Baked Flounder, Fried Grilled or Blackened Wild Georgia Shrimp (did I mention that we serve Wild Gorgia Shrimp). Unique sandwiches like our Veggie Wrap and Cracker Cuban as well as burgers and salads. Full service bar specializing in frozen specialty drinks from Top Shelf Margaritas,Peach Daiquiris and Rum Bar Smashes.
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  • 449
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  • 193
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 24
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal! Great server!

Everyone on the island raced about the Driftwood and they were right! My husband had the pot roast and mashed potatoes, which was great! I had the vegetable plate consisting of squash cassorole, collard greens, black eyed peas, and fried okra! All were great! The wine deal they have going is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
katnicHoover_Alabama
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Hoover, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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752 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hoover, Alabama
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Everyone on the island raced about the Driftwood and they were right! My husband had the pot roast and mashed potatoes, which was great! I had the vegetable plate consisting of squash cassorole, collard greens, black eyed peas, and fried okra! All were great! The wine deal they have going is super! You can buy a bottle of wine for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

One of the best restaurants on the Island. Excellent food. Well worth a 45 minute wait. Call ahead to get your name on the list.

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Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The smashed okra appetizer is a must have and so are the shrimp and grits! Service good, prices reasonable .... food worth a return visit!

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Commerce, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The shrimp and grits were amazing!! Nice place with great food!! Would def go back when in the area!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I had the grits & blackened shrimp and it was to die for. Also a side of squash cassarole which was equally delish. At our table people had pot roast & stuffed flounder and everyone was very satisfied. Service was quick too.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This restaurant is located in the Villas by the Sea complex and has great food in a good location & good service. Our favorite restaurant on Jekyll Island.

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Flint
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a late dinner. Price and menu were perfect while others over price to impress Driftwood priced for locals letting food and service impress. The crab bisque warmed us. My wife had excellent blackened shrimp and grits. I had pulled pork pot roast. Both could not have been better. Chocolate lava cake with ice cream and kaluah was perfect.

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Muskoka District, Canada
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218 reviews 218 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Driftwood Bistro is located at Vilas by the Sea at the north end of Jekyll Island. In January it was one of a very few places where you could get a meal. The restaurant opens at 5pm and there was a lineup. The service was excellent both efficient and friendly. There is a wide variety of items on the... More 

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Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Everything here is fried...all the appetizers, most of the entrees, even one of the desserts was fried! We don't eat fried food so we can't rate this very highly. We decided to go here based on the reviews on TripAdvisor and it's close proximity to where we were staying but it was disappointing. Good service; good prices on decent wines... More 

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Merrill, Wisconsin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been to Jekyll from northern Wisconin for many years, catching it in spring and fall for a week! Bistro's food is at the top of our list of restaurants. Some others charge three times over for food that is mediocre. Bistro offers great selections. The atmosphere is not the Jekyll Grand Dining room, but the food is well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Jekyll Island
  • Phone Number: 912-635-3588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Casual theme low country cuisine specializing in fresh vegetables and unique entree items featuring Wild Georgia Shrimp, Stuffed Collard Greens, Signature Pastas and Shrimp Creole. Traditional favorites like Yankee Pot Roast, Shrimp and Grits, Stuffed Baked Flounder, Fried Grilled or Blackened Wild Georgia Shrimp (did I mention that we serve Wild Gorgia Shrimp). Unique sandwiches like our Veggie Wrap and Cracker Cuban as well as burgers and salads. Full service bar specializing in frozen specialty drinks from Top Shelf Margaritas,Peach Daiquiris and Rum Bar Smashes.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?