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Driftwood Bistro

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1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704
+1 912-635-3588
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Was it the best! Good service and friendly. The menu did have a lot of gluten free on it with not much if any price difference. The taste of everything was unbelievable.Food was delicious and hot. During the week we got in right away. I don't know how it is on the weekend.

Thank Mee4172009
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

ATMOSPHERE: Their atmosphere is cheesy with their mismatched paisley and checkered tablecloths. Their bar is not separate from the dining area where Children were sat. Big negative in my opinion. It was casual -- good for families but i would never bring a client here on business. FOOD: Now, the food: my food was actually pretty good. I had grilled... More 

Thank Gyro5490
Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great mid-size restaurant with great service. The prices are very reasonable and the quality of the food very good. There are an unusually large number of employees who make sure that everything runs very well. All of the staff are professional and hard working, making sure that you want for nothing. Their caring attitude is the key... More 

Thank bonita099
Boones Mill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

when we visit a locality we have never been to (Jekyll Island this summer) and everyone told me it was the best restaurant in town. Sadly, Jekyll Island is lacking in fine dining if this is the best the island has to offer. My flounder stuffed with crabmeat was bland at best. It was almost tasteless-really. My wife's shrimp cakes... More 

Thank Keith H
Dallas, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is on the north end of the island. It has a great atmosphere and great service. They have a varied menu... everyone can find something they like to eat... and is reasonably priced. It is a very welcoming restaurant after a long day at the beach.

Thank Dennis W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great southern food with a lot of variety. Tasted the shrimp and grits, excellent! The fried catfish, also delicious. We had fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and they were great as well. After tasting the others, I have to say my pot roast was amazing! Large portions and very tender. Would definitely come back here again! We had to... More 

Thank CdnNCarolina
Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Jekyll for only two nights and ate here both nights. I was traveling with my mother (70s), sister (50s), and 15 year-old son. Their menu has enough variety to please everyone. It has a nice atmosphere and friendly professional wait staff. I had shrimp and grits, squash casserole, and salad- all delicious. We will go back next... More 

Thank Cindy S
Overland Park, Kansas
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed dinner at this restaurant while on Jekyll Island. The food was rich in flavor and the service was wonderful. We had to wait about 15 minutes as it was a Saturday night but it was well worth the wait.

Thank 1NODAK
Martinez, Georgia
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came on a Friday night around 7. Had to wait maybe 20 minutes so went in next room hotel lobby to watch tv. Waiter came and got us and seated at table for two. Enjoyed good app. of fried okra then entrees of fried catfish and shrimp and grits. Both come with sides(several options) and bread. Collard greens very good.... More 

Thank Rollbama
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We're staying on the island and this bistro came highly recommended. The hosts were a little unorganized but worktops and funny. Once we were seated everyone from our server to the kitchen staff checked on us to make sure the food and service was top notch. The seating was nice without being seated right on top of other people. There... More 

Thank Ashley Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $14
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Jekyll Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-635-3588
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?