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All 17 Jekyll Island Restaurants

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
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

affordable, great service, we eat there any time we stay at jekyll. Get the okra and sweet potato soufflé! Great atmosphere. Perfect for anyone- not too expensive yet a date night atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Despite my many visits to Jekyll Island, I had never experienced dining at Driftwood Bistro. What a pleasant surprise when, at last, I discovered it! The staff and servers were pleasant and efficient; the manager even made rounds to ensure we were satisfied. The food is - without a doubt - the best on the island. There is a wide... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My husband, teenage granddaughter and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here while visiting Jekyll Island. We were warmly welcomed. Our server easily answered all questions about menu items. My husband and I both had shrimp dishes which were delicious. Our granddaughter, who is a vegetarian and a bit of a fussy-eater, ate every bite of her Grilled Veggie Wrap. (It... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been to Jekyll in several years and had never been impressed by any of the restaurants on the island...until now. Read positive reviews of Driftwood Bistro so tried it our first night and loved it so much we ate their 3 of the next 4 nights! Started with some of the best fried green tomatoes I've ever had and... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Driftwood Bistro is an excellent dining choice for Jekyll Island. There is a wide variety of food choices and it is always delicious. Make sure to go early, this is a very busy restaurant, even in the off-season. One of my two favorite places to eat on Jekyll.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The greeters and servers at Driftwood clearly enjoy what they're doing, and their spirit combines with good food and nice surroundings. They don't take reservations, and we had a group of 9, but within 5 minutes they had a table waiting for us. The menu has traditional southern seashore fare, such as grits and shrimp, crab stuffed flounder, collard greens,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were told this spot is best on The Island. It is. Very nice atmosphere, reasonably priced, amazing food and ask for Breta (sp) she was our server and the service was outstanding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is probably the best down-scale dining spot on Jeckyll Island. The food is very good, the decor is tasteful and the service is friendly and quick. The menu includes innovative items like stuffed collard greens (excellent!), stuffed flounder and wild George shrimp. With an entree order comes a list of $10 bottles of wine. For example, Clos du Bos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This little gem tucked away in a hotel on the Atlantic side of Jekyll Island is wonderful - the food is fresh and delicious - they have petite and regular portions - the service staff is very pleasant and the prices are reasonable. We liked it so much we went back a second night for dinner - try the Shrimp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

They have "small plate" options so that it is not overwhelming. I had the best stuffed flounder ever--filled with crab and a creamy sauce. The sides were also excellent--amazing yellow squash casserole. The menu includes a Southern twist on things, such as stuffed collards. The food is what you would expect at a more formal place, but this was a... More 

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Additional Information about Driftwood Bistro

Address: 1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone Number: 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
Cuisine: American

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