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Driftwood Bistro

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1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704
+1 912-635-3588
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Shrimp and grits was phenomenal but everything was delicious. Kids loves mac n cheese. Service was good too.

Thank philosendron
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I chose Driftwood Bistro for our last night on Jekyll and were not disappointed. The shrimp and grits were the best we had ever had. The fried okra was cooked uniquely and was much better than usual. Will definitely go back when we return to Jekyll.

Thank Terrie R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best southern food yet!! This is truly the place to go on Jekyll Island and the place to go for authentic southern cooking. For our appetizer we ordered the Southern Fried Sampler Basket. The fried okra and mushrooms were very good, but maybe wait until tomatoes are in season to order the fried green tomatoes. It should be noted that... More 

Thank CBT2
Roanoke, Virginia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, reasonable price, friendly service. We always enjoy our meals at The Bistro! It's one of the best places to eat on Jekyll Island.

Thank Ed M
Jekyll Island, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and a relaxing atmosphere. Beautiful scenery. Moderately priced. Would definitely recommend.

Thank kierabyrd
Statesville, North Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in November of 2014 and decided to revisit it while on the island for our honeymoon to see if our memory of how delicious the fried green tomatoes was accurate- we are delighted to say it was! We order them as appetizers and they were crisp, hot and melt in your mouth good, with just the right... More 

Thank Donna M
Morrow, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Were not impressed by the signature shrimp and grits" Cheese was overpowering and the dish was way too salty.

Thank Michael K
Douglasville, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good "new Southern" or something. Just wonderful. Gluten free and vegan options (though I don't need that.) It was the sides that won me over. Many choices on the vegetable menu. They fry seafood perfectly. Went back a second time and had a great flounder stuff with crab dressing, and with a wine sauce that sent me to the moon.... More 

Thank Boohunney
Jekyll Island, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent seafood and vegetable selections. There are regular and petite portions. The service is good and attentive. A great place for a casual meal.

Thank Frances D
Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got the bisque and shrimp and grits. They were both the best I've ever had. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because my family and I called over 30 times to no answer. We drove there anyway and they said the phones hadn't been working for over 2 days. They should fix that.

Thank victoria0610

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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
US$8 - US$14
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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?