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“We will be back!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Driftwood Bistro

Driftwood Bistro
1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912-635-3588
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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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26 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“We will be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We have been coming to Jekyll Island for the past 4 years and each time we have to eat at the Driftwood Bistro. It is by far the best restaurant on the island and very reasonable.their shrimp and grits is delicious, though seems to change slightly each year. This year, we brought family members with us to the bistro...they concur, the food is wonderful. They thought the catfish was outstanding. We have tried several of their sides and especially love Lynn's zucchini casserole. We also love the peach cobbler and bread pudding. We will be back, hopefully, next year.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Galena, Ill
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best of the Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We have been coming to Jekyll Island for over 15 years. This lovely, quiet, unpretentious, yet somehow "just perfect" dining experience is top notch. The food is absolutely wonderful..........everything is superb. I cannot say enough good things about
this "best of the best".........bar none.....anywhere. This is "real food" for those of us who live in the "real world".

Please, be sure to eat here.......you will never, ever be disappointed.

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great new place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have stayed at Villa's by the Sea before and the on site restaurant was not that great, but now it is GREAT!! The food was really good and the service was also great! The whole family loved it!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Place on Jekyll!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Jekyll Island is our regular hangout, and Driftwood Bistro has become our favorite place to eat.

Fish and grits has long been a southern favorite, and Driftwood was the first place we'd seen a shrimp and grits dish. A great combination!

We've never had a bad experience at Driftwood. From fried platters, to shrimp and grits, to seafood pasta, everything has been superb.

An appealing feature is that, if you order a glass of wine, you can buy the bottle (to take away) for less than the cost of a second glass.

Service has always been good, and the decor/atmosphere is a nice blend of beach and elegance. Driftwood is great for any occasion.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Market, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delightful meal & atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We discovered Driftwood by accident and what a great surprise. Reasonably priced and friendly waitfolk and manager. Driftwood carvings decorated walls and the food was very good...enough so we ate there almost every evening of our 7 day stay. The squash casserole is to die for, the grilled shrimp were large and tasty, and the lowland salad special was wonderful. We tried a couple other restraunts during the day and nothing measured up to Driftwood.
Steve & Lynne

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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