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Mexican, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed February 23, 2021 via mobile

We were there on February 20, 2021, 11:45am and sat at the bar. The place was busy. We ordered an appetizer and 2 entrees. After 45 minutes we asked about the status of our appetizer. Our waitress said something was filled up and walked away....We didn’t even get an apology. She’s a tall dark haired woman, wears glasses, and has tattoos all up her right arm. We won’t be going back. This place is on the pricey side and I expect descent service to go along with the price. If you go there and your waitress matches this description, you’ll get crappy service.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 1, 2021 via mobile

Very accommodating place! After a long day of dance recitals they said they would keep the kitchen open and available for our group of people! Very friendly staff and clean restrooms! They have an awesome gaming room that kept the kids and the adults happy....Very nicely remolded restaurant! Will visit again and recommend to anyone!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed September 25, 2020

Nivella B. at the Holiday Inn Express suggested we try the Driftwood for a nice dinner. We were pleasantly surprised to see an older building that had an industrial modern feel. Cody, our server asked where we were from and we said Lincoln and he...mentioned he had worked at the Venue. A favorite place of ours. We asked him what he suggested and he said the Lonesome Dove Burger was excellent. He was so very right. It had a bourbon barbecue sauce that was homemade and who would have thought to have cheddar cream cheese with applewood bacon. My husband had a salad with honey mustard that was the best he had eaten. Another homemade I had the blue cheese and it was excellent too. The onion rings were piping hot and the fries had a different shape and they were great too. The brownie sundae was very dense chocolate and truly delectable. If you are celebrating a birthday Cody said they would give you your choice of a sundae. Cannot say enough about Cody, he was personable and really felt like we were getting first class treatment. I will suggest this to clients to stop in Ogallala on their way to vail and have a relaxing wonderful meal. Cody, also explained that they offer music and performances on the stage. They did practice social distancing too and servers wore masks. Looking forward to stopping next year on both our way to and from Vail.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

Decent. Not great. Our sweet potato fries came out literally cold. Wings were good. Kitchen staff is not helping the waitstaff at all. They’re doing best they can with COVID regs & I saw a couple re-do’s. They need to get their act together. We...probably wouldn’t go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 24, 2020

Great service, atmosphere, ambiance,and food! Happy hour ended at 5 and waitress was kind enough to rush over and get our drink orders in before it ended.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

We visited as part of the 2020 Nebraska passport program. This is a great way too see the state and check out “hidden gems” you might otherwise find. This place is defiantly worth the stop if you find yourself in Oglala!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020

Every time I’ve tried Driftwood their service is slow. Last time we went, ordered two diet cokes and waited for 30 minutes for the waitress to come back. She finally came back and told us they were really busy in the kitchen and it would...take another 30 minutes to get food. We politely said we didn’t have that kind of time so she gave us a bill for $6 for the diet cokes -which we paid (hint: good customer service would be to just apologize for the lack of service and let customers have the 48 cents worth of Coke product). Oh well, plenty of other good restaurants in Ogallala.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020

My wife and I were participating in the 2020 Nebraska Passport and this restaurant was one of the participants. We were planning on visiting numerous sites on the day we visited Driftwood. It was a very hot day and we had already traveled 80 miles....The Driftwood was easy to locate and we decided to sit on the outdoor patio for lunch. The interior was nicely done, roomy, and very clean. The whole staff was very Covid compliant throughout out visit. We had no concerns about safety. We decided to split the lunch special which was a large burrito w/rice. They had a very good selection of beers and we tried 3 beers we had not yet had before. The food was enough for the two of us and the beers were nice and cold. Service was great and we enjoyed our time at Driftwood. The prices were reasonable and all the plated food that we saw looked delicious. The menu had a large selection of items to please everyone that were more upscale than your average burger joint. The interior is very large and can seat larger groups of people. The bar area has plenty of taps and TV's to watch your favorite sport. There is a game room to give the kids something to do while waiting for food or relaxing afterwords. Hopefully, the Driftwood will survive these trying times. We would love to stop in again on our next trip through the area. This stop is currently open and was a great stop on the 2020 Nebraska Passport!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

Just ate there for the first yesterday at lunch and this evening for dinner. It is a beautiful place with wonderful staff and fantastic food! Paige was our server this evening and she made the experience so fun and enjoyable.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 20, 2020

Visited this new-ish place in my hometown last week and was delighted by both the service and the food. Our party of 7 (kid to seniors) didn't have to wait very long for our meals despite the server's apologies about delays in the kitchen. Drink...refills were brought without asking, which I love. Everyone ordered something different and everyone was pleased with what they got. The French dip was awesome! My picky kid even cleared her plate. Shoutout to servers Tammy and Cody for being so accommodating.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5