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Driftaway Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Firecracker Shrimp
Ten Local Shrimp, flash fried and tossed in Firecracker Sauce on a bed of Iceberg Lettuce
Smoked Pork Belly & Fried Oysters*
Savannah River Farms Smoked Pork Belly and fried Oysters with Red Wine Apple Sauce finished with Pickled Mustard Seeds
Tuna Tartare
Our signature Ahi seared "Tataki" Style Black and White Sesame Seeds tossed in Sesame Ginger Dressing, Diced Cucumbers and Scallions drizzled with Cucumber Wasabi Cream
Herb River Crab Dip
A creamy blend of cheese brimming with Crab Meat and Spices served with Toasted Bread
Crispy Calamari
Tubes and Tentacles on Pesto Mayo topped with Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta
Fried Green Tomatoes
Six ripe Tomatoes Panko Breaded and Golden Fried with Goat Cheese and Buttermilk Dressing
Blue Chips
Fresh Warm Housemade Potato Chips with Melted Mild Aged Blue Cheese, sprinkled with Scallions & Peppers, drizzled with Sour Cream
Queso Chips
Our House Fried Potato Chips Smothered in our Jalapeno Cheddar Sauce
Shrimp Quesadilla
Wild North American Shrimp layered in Flour Tortillas with Sauteed Peppers, Onions, and Melted Cheeses
Tuna Nibbles
Tender bites of Ahi Tuna grilled, blackened, Hawaiian or jerked w/ Golden Mango Salsa on a bed of Cucumber Wasabi Sauce
Crab Stew
Bowl of Savannah's finest
Soup of the Day
Scratch made In-House
Kale Salad
Fresh kale, Quinoa, Cucumber, Red Onions, Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese with a Seasonal Vinaigrette
Seared Tuna Tataki Salad
Thin slices of spicy Seared Tuna on a bed of Fresh Mixed Greens crowned with Mango Salsa
Black N' Blue Chicken Salad
Tender Blackened Chicken Breast Strips on Mixed Greens with Spiced Pecan Bits, Blue Cheese and Sweet Craisins
Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad
Fried Chicken Breast chopped and tossed in Sesame Ginger Sauce and served on a bed of Kale, Romaine, Red Cabbage and Carrots and sprinkled with Almonds
Jerk Salmon Spring Salad
Grilled Atlantic Salmon dusted with Jamaican Jerk seasoning, Grilled Asparagus Spears and Golden Mango Salsa
Tuna or Salmon Nicoise Salad
Our house Tuna Nibbles or small Salmon Filet cooked to order and served on a bed of mixed Greens with a scoop of our Potato Salad & Kalamata Olives
Wormsloe Wedge
A Wedge of Iceberg Lettuce with Chopped Bacon Pieces, Tomato and choice of Blue Cheese or Shredded Cheddar
Caesar Salad
Romaine Lettuce with Croutons, Shaved Parmesan Cheese and Pecorino Caesar Dressing
All Sandwiches are served with your choice of French Fries, Home Cooked Chips, Potato Salad or Cole Slaw. Add $1.50 to substitute for House Salad with house Balsamic Vinaigrette. Add $1.50 to split a sandwich or entree between two people. Add $2 to substitute or add sauteed spinach or veggies
Full House Fish Sandwich
Catch of the Day Fried, Grilled, or Blackened with Remoulade, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Hoagie Roll
Shell's Turkey Reuben
Smoked Turkey Breast on Rye Bread with Swiss Cheese, Cole Slaw, and 1000 Island Dressing
Original Reuben
Pastrami on Rye Bread with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut and 1000 Island Dressing
The All American
8 oz. of Grilled Angus Beef with Hickory Bacon and American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Brioche Bun
Classic Greek Gyro
Thinly sliced Gyro Meat, zesty Goat Cheese, Tzatziki Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato and Onion in a warm Pita wrap
Grilled Salmon B.L.T.
Grilled Atlantic Salmon Filet on Brioche with Hickory Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and topped with Pesto Mayo
Key West Cuban
As good as it gets! House smoked pulled Pork with thinly sliced Ham, Melted Cheese, Sliced Pickles and Yellow Mustard. Pressed hot in Authentic Cuban Bread
Prime Rib French Dip
Thinly sliced Prime Rib grilled with melted Provolone in a toasted Amoroso's Bakery Hoagie Roll with a cup of Au Jus for dipping
The Ham Dunk
Thinly Sliced Ham and Melted Provolone and American Cheese on Toasty Thick Sliced Rye with a cup of our Jalapeno Cheddar Queso for dunkin'
Skidaway Oyster Sandwich
Plump Fresh Oysters hand breaded and quick fried and served on buttered Texas Toast with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Remoulade
All Tacos are served with your choice of French Fries, Home Cooked Chips, Potato Salad or Cole Slaw. Add $1.50 to substitute for House Salad with house Balsamic Vinaigrette. Add $1.50 to split a sandwich or entree between two people. Add $2 to substitute or add sauteed spinach or veggies. All Tacos can be substituted with Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Angus Filet Mignon Wrap
Tender Petite Filet Mignon butter grilled and thinly sliced then wrapped in our Garlic Herb Tortilla with Mixed Greens, Grated Cheddar, Black Bean & Corn Salsa finished with Chimichurri
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Griddled Chicken Breast, chopped and tossed with Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese and Caesar Dressing wrapped in a Garlic Herb Tortilla
Turkey Club Wrap
Thinly sliced Turkey with Crisp Bacon, Shredded Lettuce, Swiss Cheese, Tomato, Onion and a drizzle of our House Vinaigrette wrapped in a Garlic Herb Tortilla
Pesto Chicken Wrap
Grilled Chicken Breast, chopped and tossed with our Housemade Pesto Mayo, Sun-dried Tomato Bruschetta, Spinach, Sauteed Mushrooms and Provolone Cheese. Wrapped in a Garlic Herb Tortilla and Hot Pressed Warm
Baja Fish Tacos
Catch of the Day Grilled, Fried or Blackened on Flour Tortillas, with Black Bean Corn Salsa and Baja Sauce
Firecracker Shrimp Tacos
Jumbo Shrimp Flash Fried on Flour Tortillas, with Black Bean Corn Salsa and Firecracker Sauce
Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Fried Chicken Tossed in Buffalo Sauce with Cole Slaw on Flour Tortillas, finished with Blue Cheese Dressing
Salmon Tacos "Island Style"
Fresh Salmon seasoned with our special sweet Hawaiian Spice, butter grilled and served in twin Flour Tortillas and crowned with Mango Salsa and Baja Sauce
Spicy Tuna Tacos*
Spicy Ahi Tuna Seared Rare on Flour Tortillas, topped with Black Bean Corn Salsa and Firecracker Sauce
All entrees are served after 5pm with a complimentary House Salad with your choice of Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ranch, Blue Cheese, Honey Mustard, or Caesar Dressing
Tybee Tuna*
Sesame Encrusted Center Cut Tuna Seared Rare on Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Mixed Green, Sushi Ginger, and Finished with Cucumber Wasabi Cream and Sesame Ginger Sauce
Sandfly Fish N' Chips
Beer Batter Fried Catch of the Day served with Cole Slaw, French Fries and Creole Tarter Sauce
Parmesan and Crab Encrusted Fish of the Day
Topped with Crabmeat and Shaved Parmesan, served with Cracked Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus Spears
Sandfly Shrimp N' Grits
Local Shrimp sauteed with Bacon and served in a Tomato Pepper Sauce over our delicious Four Cheese Grits
Firecracker Shrimp Platter
Jumbo Shrimp Flash Fried, garnished with Black Sesame Seeds and Diced Red Pepper and Tossed in Firecracker Sauce with Cracked Red Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus Spears
Shrimp Scampi
Ten Shrimp Sauteed with Garlic, Chablis Wine, topped with Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil, Capellini Pasta, and finished with shaved Parmesan Cheese
Tuscan Chicken
Chicken Breast grilled in a Panko Crust topped with Spinach, Artichoke and mixed Cheeses. Served on Butter Grilled Asparagus, Creamy Garlic & Parmesan Mashed Potatoes. Finished with a Tomato, Butter, and Wine sauce
Beef Tenderloin Medallions
Certified Angus Beef Grilled and served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, finished with a Mushroom Wine Broth
Grilled Mahi-Mahi
Fresh Mahi-Mahi grilled and served with Citrus and Herb Roasted Red Potatoes and Sauteed Spinach finished with Fresh Chimichurri and Soy Butter
Seared Sea Scallops
Cast Iron Seared Sea Scallops with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Wilted Kale and Capellini Pasta tossed in a Garlic Cream
Served Saturday and Sunday until two
All Benedicts come placed on twin English Muffins with a side of Homestyle Hash Browns and Fresh Fruit
Steak and Eggs
Sliced beef tenderloin. With two Poached Eggs, Asparagus Spears, and topped with Hollandaise
Eggs Ellen
Fresh Grilled Atlantic Salmon topped with two Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Sauteed Spinach, and Fresh Fruit
Eggs Sandfly
Crabmeat, Asparagus Spears and two Poached Eggs and Hollandaise
Green Eggs and Ham
Flash Fried Green Tomatoes, two Poached Eggs and Crispy Hickory Bacon
Crab Cake Benedict
Grilled Lump Crab Cakes Topped with two Poached Eggs and finished with Hollandaise
All brunch dishes are made from scratch to order
The Homestyle Breakfast
Two Eggs with Homestyle Hash Browns, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Texas Toast, and Fresh Fruit
Corned Beef Hash
Cast Iron Roasted Pastrami placed atop Homestyle Hash Browns with two Poached Eggs, and Hollandaise. Served with Toast
Shrimp and Grits
Ten Shrimp Flash Fried atop Four Cheese Grits, Housemade Gravy, and Fresh Scallions
Jamaican French Toast
Thick Cut Texas Toast Dredged in Dark Rum Cinnamon Batter and Griddle Cooked, with Warm Syrup, Smoked Bacon, and Fresh Fruit
Early Morning Wake N' Bake
Fresh baked Buttermilk Biscuits filled with Hickory Bacon and Cheese, Smothered with Housemade Gravy and topped with Diced Scallions
Southern Fried Chicken Biscuit
Delicious Fried Chicken with a scrambled egg and melted Cheese on a Fresh Baked Buttermilk Biscuit Smothered with Housemade Gravy and topped with Diced Scallions
Ham Egg and Cheese Biscuit
Ham, Egg, and Cheese on a Fresh Baked Buttermilk Biscuit
Glass $8.0
Bottle $27.0
House White Wine
Ask your server about our House Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay
Glass $9.0
Bottle $33.0
Coppola Diamond Pinot Grigio
Crisp and bright white wine made to enjoy on warm, sunny days. Crafted in the classic Northern Italian style. Grown in the cool climate of Monterey County, ideal conditions for this delicate grape, our Pinot Grigio is delightfully refreshing
Glass $8.0
Bottle $31.0
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
A concentration of assertive passion fruit and topical fruit flavors
Glass $9.0
Bottle $33.0
Michael David Sauvignon Blanc (California)
Light in color with aromas of grapefruit, guava and waxed pepper. Elegant and light bodied
Glass $7.0
Bottle $27.0
Covey Run Riesling
A very fragrant wine with flavors of fresh kefir lime, nectarines and apricots balanced by a crisp finish
Glass $8.0
Bottle $31.0
Domaine de Pouy Blanc
Crisp White with a hint of sweetness
Glass $7.0
Bottle $27.0
Allure Peach Moscato
flavors of peach bursting with flavors of ripeness combined with floral and fruity essence
Glass $7.0
Bottle $27.0
Cape Heights Chardonnay
Fresh tangy varietal fruit, with perfumed jasmine notes and fresh white stone fruit flavors. Breath and flavor on the palate and a refreshing finish
Glass $7.0
Bottle $27.0
Chilensis Chardonnay
Maule Valley Chardonnay with rich aromas of tropical fruit against a background of gentle floral characters and subdued toasty notes
Glass $8.0
Bottle $31.0
Annabella Chardonnay
This Napa Chardonnay has a light golden straw color and ripe aromas of fresh lemon custard and sweet tangerine aromas with a hint of Tahitian vanilla and a touch of clove spice
Glass $8.0
Bottle $27.0
House Red Wine
Ask your server about our house Cabernet
Glass $9.0
Bottle $33.0
Trim Cabernet Sauvignon
A well crafted Cabernet Sauvignon that is well balanced and fruit forward
Glass $10.0
Bottle $37.0
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich with dark fruits, cinnamon, clove and toasty oak flavors
Glass $8.0
Bottle $31.0
Deloach Pinot Noir
delightful ruby color with aromas of sweet fruits and hints of vanilla
Glass $10.0
Bottle $37.0
Underwood Pinot Noir
From Wine Enthusiast "Underwood is fast becoming one of Oregon's best values in Pinot Noir". Light and pretty raspberry fruit mass. Cherry, blackberry, and cola on the palate
Glass $11.0
Bottle $41.0
Kings Ridge Pinot Noir
This wine comes from the prestigious Willamette Valley in Oregon. It has family ties with the Quattlebaum's as their son Austin helps produce the wine. It has fresh raspberry and cherry with a touch of chocolate
Glass $8.0
Bottle $31.0
Cline Syrah
Deep Red purple color, aromas of cracked black pepper compliment the black cherry fruitiness
Glass $8.0
Bottle $31.0
Terra D'Oro Zinfandel
The hand-picked grapes are cold-soaked and after gentle pressing, the wine is oak-aged for 14 months resulting in subtle caramel notes, hints of exotic spice and blackberry
Glass $7.0
Bottle $27.0
Avia Merlot
Soft pleasant mouth feel and finish that has black cherry and raspberry notes
Glass $8.0
Bottle $31.0
Deloach Merlot
This fruit forward wine's soft, lush, texture and long finish make this Merlot a wonderful wine to enjoy right now with a variety of our culinary delights
Driftaway Cafe specializes in "casual coastal cuisine" with an emphasis on flavor and fun! Driftaway Cafe was created out of the desire to serve the surrounding neighborhoods and businesses fresh local seafood in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Our vision was to offer our guests a quick bite to "eat out" or the opportunity to stay and "dine" whether or not it is a quick taco with a cold beer or one of our featured nightly entrees with a nice bottle of wine. We were set to open on September 11th, 2001! What a horrible day that was for all Americans. We postponed our opening so that terrible day would not be our anniversary. Needless to say, our first year was quite a challenge, but with the support
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch firecracker shrimp homemade chips seafood salmon salad eggs benedict potatoes fried green tomatoes burger catch of the day casual atmosphere great restaurant sat at the bar historic district an appetizer sandfly wormsloe
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great staff very nice setting restaurant is well designed. Overlooks a forest with fountains brook etc. We had the parmesan encrusted grouper with crab and fish tacos all was excellent. Highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank flmortrust
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was in there with friends to celebrate a birthday, I had the Steak Wrap and it was cooked perfectly/ We sat in the dining room on a Saturday Night, busy crowd. Ask about their rewards program. They had a private party going on also....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank firstcorps
Ilovehope, Owner at Driftaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor and for thinking of Driftaway Cafe for all of your special celebrations! I once owned a few steakhouses here in Savannah and the filet wrap is a nod to those years of my...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had the firecracker shrimp appetizer and it was very good. I had the hamburger and was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. Others had tuna tacos and firecracker shrimp tacos which were delicious. Service was good as well.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Peepye
Ilovehope, Owner at Driftaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us such a nice review here on Trip Advisor. Our Firecracker Shrimp is one of our most popular dishes. We only use wild North American shrimp and only wild Georgia shrimp when in season. One of my favorite...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did my research and chose Driftaway for our 1st night dinner in Savannah. Ambience gives you the feel of Floridian fish house, energy was high and service was good. I had Spicy Fish tacos and the wife had the Grouper special! Appetizer was spicy Shrimp....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tom F
Ilovehope, Owner at Driftaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to critique us here on the world wide inter-web. I am glad you enjoyed your food and service and rate us better than good. We strive to be awesome and are sorry to hear we did not meet your high...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for dinner fairly early before it gets crowded and were pleasantly surprised to get Debra as our server. I ordered my usual grilled grouper which is always the best and had Cole slaw which I really liked for my side. Usually order steamed spinach,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mary P
Ilovehope, Owner at Driftaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a nice review here on Trip Advisor Mary I will be sure and commend Debra on a job well done. I am glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed your recent visit and I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All time favorite place... so many choices. All fresh and delicious. Grouper and shrimp today, fresh tuna next time.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food at Driftaway excellent. Always love the spicy tuna tacos - cooked to perfection! Service is fast & wait staff very attentive. Wednesday they have wonderful easy listening live music!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank carolbA6339FY
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cuisine, setting, and service was exceptional, as always! Delicious blackened fish tacos with salsa were much enjoyed. Ahi tuna salad with magic wasabi cucumber dressing was a culinary delight! Relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Amazing service. Thank you for always brightening our day, Driftaway Cafe.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank anne a
Ilovehope, Owner at Driftaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Anne! I appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review her on Trip Advisor. I am truly grateful for your support and patronage. That "Cusabi" sauce really makes our fresh tuna sing doesn't it? I hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual the food and service was outstanding!! Had the Tybee Tuna!! Instead of potatoes had bed of spinach!! Great fare for the health conscious and very reasonable.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Joseph L
Ilovehope, Owner at Driftaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Joseph! I appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a nice five star review here on Trip Advisor. Our Tybee Tuna is a very popular dish here at Driftaway Cafe. We chose it as our profile picture on our Facebook page. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a little small, but good food. The portions are more than generous. We were a group of 9 and the waitress did a great job. My only negative critique if you will, is the bathrooms are located directly across from the workstation...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Katherine D
Ilovehope, Owner at Driftaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review here on Trip Advisor. We only seat ninety people inside, with seating for fifty more outside. We are enlarging soon and adding more seats in our bar area. I am glad to hear you found...More

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Jacqueline M
October 26, 2018|
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Response from LovinSavannah | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they could accommodate 20 people, but you should call ahead and reserve, since it's a popular local place that will fill up if you don't reserve for a large group.
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Ilovehope | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! We love dogs and tolerate humans. :)
December 16, 2017|
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