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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

We have been coming here for a number of years and ever time we eat hear it is great. Great squash, collard greens, cheese grits, flounder. The service is great, the staff is very friendly. Great place to eat. Only open at night.

Thank mmhcw
Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This restaurant is really good, however, if you do not come at 5 pm, you will have a long wait. And the parking is difficult as it is in a condo complex. That said, the food and service are excellent. Full bar.

Thank CandyfromCalifornia
Woodstock, Georgia
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Stopped by on a Friday night, wait was about 25 minutes. Locals place frequented by an older clientele. Décor is plain needs a little updating. Food is plentiful and inexpensive ($11-$15), sides are excellent especially the squash casserole. Overall good but I would not go out of my way to visit.

Thank shipsales
Waycross, Georgia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

Had dinner there twice and was pleasantly surprised each time. Great service, friendly staff and quality food. The shrimp and grits are very tasty and the Yankee pot roast is also very good. Do try the squash casserole, it's yummy!

Thank dchilds71
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

Located in a condo complex, with limited parking, but well worth any extra effort. Much larger than it appears from the outside, don't assume it is crowded due to the parking. the staff was very friendly in a unforced way,they all seemed to like being there for sure. Service was quick but relaxed, lots of suggestions and answers about the... More 

1 Thank bobsva
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We love this place! Best food on the island. We usually ear here more than once while we're on Jekyll.

Thank Laura C
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. Our server was friendly. Shrimp Creole was tasty, yet the shrimp were not all deveined. More than half still had the vein, which I find gross. I also thought it was odd that with five people at the table they only brought 3 dinner rolls. I guess they thought the two children at the table didn't want bread.... More 

Thank MurphyBee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. There was eight of us and we all enjoyed our meal. The waitress was fantastic and our food arrived at the same time.

Thank 170colleenw
Outer Banks NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

This bistro did not disappoint. It was Valentine's weekend and very crowded. My companion and I decided to sit at the bar with a very helpful bartender, tending to us. We were served right away and got to see first hand how smooth everything worked there. Our food was hot and plentiful but best yet, very tasty. They had a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

After reading good reviews on here, my wife and I decided to check it out this past weekend while visiting Jekyll. Very, very good! From the menu selections, to the prices, to the service, to the actual presentation and taste. ALL well exceeded our expectations. My wife had the Shrimp and grits which were fantastic! I would say best in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $14
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
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?