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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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English first
Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fantastic dining. I had the stuffed Flounder along with their take on fried okra, along with collard greens. I was the one stuffed after this dinner. I also tried the Squash Casserole. Excellent.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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162 reviews 162 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Hotel recommended this restaurant which is a part of another hotel close to driftwood beach. Food was marginal but affordable. Service was only fair, fast and they misunderstood one of our group's order which was important since she is gluten free. Not coming back.

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Jasper, GA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I had an early dinner on a Friday evening. Service was good and I found the food to be tasty. It is nothing exceptional, but a reasonable value. I did encounter what I considered to be a major problem. I went to the restroom and there was a gentleman in the commode stall talking on a cell... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The prices were reasonable and the food was delicious. The service was also very good.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The best food and the nicest folks on Jekyll Island. Save room for their delicious dessert. then drive a short way to Driftwood Beach.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed in Villas by the Sea and had dinner here twice. The food was good. We had shrimp, cheesy grits, fried green tomatoes and chicken fingers, green beans and fries the first night. Next night we had Shrimp over rice and fried green tomatoes, and catfish. All were tasty and the service was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went with my family today to the driftwood bistro, frankly not expecting much from it but going due to the little selection of choices to eat out in Jekyll Island. As soon as we walked in we were met with this great atmosphere, the place is completely authentic and was a lovely place to eat. I'm not quite sure... More

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just ate dinner at the DB. Everything from the buffalo shrimp, shrimp creole, to the bourbon peach cobbler was simply delicious. The buffalo shrimp had the perfect spicy taste. I ordered the petite shrimp creole with a side dish of collard greens (the best ever). The creole had a nice bite to it with plenty of fresh vegetables. For dessert... More

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Englewood, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I ate here while on Jekyll Island and it was excellent. We were told there would be a 20-25 minute wait, when in fact we were seated in 10 mins. The hostess was delightful and our waiter was very good. They were busy, but our meal arrived in a reasonable time. I had the grilled wild Georgia... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

this restaurant is excellent value for the price and food is great; frankly the only reason we went twice on our trip. the service is average; hostesses barely muster a smile when you walk in the door clearly underexperienced, we saw several people clearly angry when we were there and tables of people leave due to long wait . Especially... More

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