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Driftwood Bistro

1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912-635-3588
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Carrollton, Georgia, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Before spending a few hours on Driftwood Beach we ate at the Driftwood Bistro. It is located in what appears to be a condo community and not much parking but manageable given we drive a 2003 Excursion Limited. My wife had the special for the day which was shrimp in a citrus sauce served in ship bowl and I had... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Driftwood Bistro was recommended by our Hotel and we had a delightful meal there. I believe the restaurant has been family owned and operated for years. The host was gracious in seating us. The restaurant is not fancy and the waitresses wear t-shirts, but the food is the reason to go. Driftwood has 'petite' and 'regular' size portions of... More

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Douglasville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Driftwood is THE BEST restaurant on the island. Wide variety of food to choose from. Got the chance to talk to the owner and told him he was spoiling us with great service, hot food, nice atmosphere and large portions. Other restaurants should learn from them!!! Closed on Sunday which is a plus for our family.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This wasn't the best shrimp n grits, but they were really good. The peach cobbler was also delicious.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Husband and I both had the stuffed flounder. Sides were squash casserole. Very creamy. Fried squash. Sliced thin, very crispy. Cheese grits were creamy. Had bourbon peach cobbler for dessert. Nice hint of spice. Lovely ambiance. Highly recommended.

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Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We spent the day on Jekyll Island in the historic district. This Resturant was recommended to us. We were not disappointed. The stuffed flounder was delicious! Service was excellent. The portions are huge. You will get plenty by ordering the petite portion. I would highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was a good place to have a nice, sit down meal as a family. It was a bit pricey as well but it's inside of a hotel so they have to survive some way I guess. The food was good, served hot fairly quickly. Drinks were good & strong, not weak at all. Good sized portions.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a hidden gem. No reservations taken so arrive early! Great menu and really fabulous food. We ate there two nghts in a row it was so good. Better than Lattitude 31 and a lot less expesive.

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Augusta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We go here on each Jekyll visit. The only thing Ive had that was pretty nasty was the meat loaf with tomato gravy. They just killed it off with too much tomato gravy. If you try it ask for it on the side instead on top of the meat loaf. Everything else we tried was fine.

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Vail, CO
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's not fine dining here; just great home cooked food. Lots of veggies, amazing pot roast and cheap wine. Service was fast and friendly. We will make a regular stop when we return.

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