We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Driftwood Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
+1 912-635-3588
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 866 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 516
    Excellent
  • 233
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
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
Vacation dinner

Fantastic food and great service. Wine by the bottle is the deal of the century! Would return in a heartbeat and recommend to anyone who is in the area. This restaurant would be on a" do not miss" list for sure in my book!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
judy r
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

866 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and great service. Wine by the bottle is the deal of the century! Would return in a heartbeat and recommend to anyone who is in the area. This restaurant would be on a" do not miss" list for sure in my book!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Eating at the Driftwood Bistro was the highlight of our trip! We had great service and the food was excellent. We did have to wait almost an hour to be seated, which is why we are giving 4 stars, but once you are in everything is great. Can't blame them for being so popular!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vidalia, GA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was not my first visit, but my first review. I have been to the Driftwood Bistro several times and never been disappointed. Get there early if you don't want to have to wait for a table. I recommend the squash casserole and fried okra as sides and every entree I have tried was excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The services and food was great! The quantity and quality of the food was outstanding for the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dawsonville, GA
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent seafood, collard greens, fried okra, deals on wine. Full bar. We ate there twice. wish they were open for lunch, a veggie plate for lunch would have been perfect

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The reviews did not lie. This place was great, Tried the squash casserole in the petite portion and after one bite wished It came in tub size. Fried okra pods as appetizer very tasty as was our meal. We were seated immediately and our waitress was very attentive. Would choose this restuarant over any other on the island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Statesboro, Georgia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The prices are good and the food is great. There is a wide choice of side items. I recommend the squash casserole and sweet potato souffle. Their shrimp and grits is excellent. I also like the crab stuffed flounder.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I've visited Driftwood Bistro before, but I continue to be impressed. Food is good and reasonably priced. I had the shrimp and grits - and it was an excellent choice. Wine by the bottle is a bargain and should not be passed up. If you are eating on Jekyll Island, don't miss the Bistro! Good food at a very good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Hands down this is the best service we had in the island! Crab bisque was to die for! Fried okra was great, grilled shrimp YUM and the squash casserole AHMAZING! The owner was very personable and even gave me the squash casserole recipe! We will go back!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kansas City, Kansas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Dinner was very good. Do not miss the squash casserole. I've not had anything like it - and loved it! Friends enjoyed the shrimp and grits.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Driftwood Bistro also viewed

Jekyll Island, Golden Isles of Georgia
Jekyll Island, Golden Isles of Georgia
 
Jekyll Island, Golden Isles of Georgia
Jekyll Island, Golden Isles of Georgia
 

Been to Driftwood Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Driftwood Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?