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Driftwood Bistro

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1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
+1 912-635-3588
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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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
Best food on the island!

You don't have a ton of options if you want to eat out on Jekyll island. I have been to all the options and this is the best one. The fried green tomatoes are very good. The shrimp and grits are awesome and some of the best I have ever had. If you stay a while on the island this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
matt d
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Dallas, Georgia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Dallas, Georgia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You don't have a ton of options if you want to eat out on Jekyll island. I have been to all the options and this is the best one. The fried green tomatoes are very good. The shrimp and grits are awesome and some of the best I have ever had. If you stay a while on the island this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ordered blackened catfish, shrimp & grits and a 'southern sampler' appetizer. We were both disappointed by the lack luster quality of the food. After reading the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor, we were expecting better food. The waitress looked bored and disinterested, but the food expiditer was polite and friendly. On a positive note, the prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was in our complex and we went for dinner after a day on Cumberland. All the food was great and the staff was very attentive. Portions are very large and you have a choice of petite or regular. The bar area was nice also. Not many dining options on Jekyll so this was a great option.

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended by the hotel - a short drive, to far to walk. There was an hour wait, no reservations. A large menu, but mostly fried food with a lot of grease. Don't think I would go back next time.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Decided to go out one night during a week-long family trip and, after previewing some pretty steep prices elsewhere on island, opted for Driftwood. They do not take reservations and since the dining options on island are limited, we waited nearly an hour. In the end, that was the only drawback as the food and service were excellent. Authentic Southern... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Local restaurant. Excellent sea scallops special for dinner. First time visiting. Exceptional service and friendly staff. Will definitely return.

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I live on Jekyll Island, and we have many dining options. However, when we want a good meal with dependable service at reasonable prices, we always end up at The Driftwood Bistro. Besides always having the freshest seafood, they also have old fashioned favorites like meatloaf and pot roast. We especially like the smaller size portions offered... More 

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Deland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The easiest thing to make is a salad, and the lettuce in mine was not fresh. I found the food to be more like diner food.

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Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I had read quite a few reviews and expected good food--but didn't expect everything to be really, really delicious. I had the shrimp and grits, which is one of my specialties at home. My husband said their recipe was the best he'd ever tasted outside of our home--and I loved it! My veggie was the squash casserole, which the waitress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The food was great. We enjoyed the shrimps, fried okra, fried mudrooms,collards greens, and black eyed peas were excellent. It had a very nice atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Driftwood Bistro

Address: 1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone Number: +1 912-635-3588
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Jekyll Island
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
Cuisine: American

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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: +1 912-635-3588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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