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Driftwood Bistro

1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704
+1 912-635-3588
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“squash casserole” (226 reviews)
“stuffed flounder” (162 reviews)
“pot roast” (94 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This bistro was just as described in the reviews. Home cooking and a wide variety of choices. We arrived before 6 and immediately got a table.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The wife and I had a weekend getaway. We wanted to try a new place. We are glad we did. Everything we had was amazing. The fried okra was really good. The drinks were also very good. I had the special of the night. It...More

Thank BsbllCoach
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice dinner. Shrimp and grits were good Cat fish were great as well. Good children’s menu offers more than burger and chicken tenders. There is fresh fish available on the kids menu. Service was great.

Thank indigoxtreme
Reviewed 6 days ago

Out of 5 nights, my husband and I ate dinner here twice with friends while staying on the island. Oh wow, talk about great food and decent prices! The wait staff were always friendly. You never had to wait long to be seated. The atmosphere...More

Thank epica101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You wouldn't believe a little place like this would have such good/great food. The owner makes his rounds and talks to every table. I didn't see him take back a single plate. We've eaten here several times while on the island and haven't been disappointed...More

Thank Martha B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in for a special dinner and weren't overwhelmed. The service was good but the food wasn't great. For appetizers we ordered the shrimp and the mushrooms and stopped there. Neither were anything to write home about. There are other restaurants on the Island...More

Thank TravelChickEh
Reviewed 1 week ago

From meatloaf and pot roast to southern seafood or just a burger, this very cozy and charming restaurant with attentive yet very knowledgeable staff. Petite portions for those who want a smaller plate. Don't forget dessert - some great ones!

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheese grits and squash casserole alone are work the trip. They were outstanding. We also ate fried shrimp and I don't even remember the other entree but again, the grits and squash made our meal. Like, I could eat this everyday, kind of great. There...More

Thank Audrey M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s easy to see why this place rated number 1. The food was great. My wife had the veggie plate with mac & cheese, cheese grits, sweet potato soufflé and fried okra. It all was excellent like home cooking. I had the fried flounder, by...More

Thank Chuck D
Dan D, Owner at Driftwood Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. I am sorry that we do not handle draft beer, but the reason for that has to do with not having a dedicated cooler to store extra kegs as well as the configuration of the bar makes it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good casual restaurant to dine at while visiting Jekyll Island. I had the shrimp and grits and it was so good. I ordered it blackened and it was perfectly seasoned. I tried the squash casserole as my side, per waitress's suggestion and it was good,...More

Thank Amy K
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Questions & Answers
29 July 2017|
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Response from bulletasas1 | Property representative |
We are very kid friendly I am happy to say that the majority of the kids we get in love the food and 9 out of 10 finish what they had.
Lisa S
18 July 2017|
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Response from Dan D | Property representative |
yes we issue them in 25.00 increments.
22 April 2017|
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Response from bulletasas1 | Property representative |
I'm sorry we don't have outdoor seating and only service dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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