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Driftwood Bistro

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1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704
+1 912-635-3588
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Kissimmee, Florida
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501 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommended as the place to go by locals. The restaurant is open 5pm to 9pm Mon-Sat. We were told to arrive early or may have a wait & difficulty finding a parking spot. We arrived before 5pm & watched the people flocking in. The restaurant is very spacious & includes a full bar. The staff is very friendly & attentive.... More 

Thank Debra C
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every local highly recommended Driftwood Bistro. Service was exceptional. Food very good with varied entrée and sides selection. Wine selection limited but priced very reasonably. Stuffed flounder was very good with excellent sauce and crab stuffing--flounder a bit overcooked. Shrimp and grits excellent. The day's special shrimp entrée was excellent. Come 15 min before opening to assure seating--VERY popular and... More 

Thank Frank M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been to the Driftwood Bistro several times and have always had a delicious meal. I especially appreciate the small portion choices. The Georgia shrimp is extremely good.

Thank Janice L
Up North Wisconsin
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I along with a friend ate at the Bistro on Jan 19, 2017 for dinner. I had the special of the night which was grouper and pasta with white sauce and shrimp. The special came with a salad. My wife and friend both had the shrimp with fries and squash casserole. They both said their meal was... More 

Thank BobUpNorth
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The two of us had the Shrimp Creole and the Shrimp with Grits and Cheese entrees. Both dinner dishes were excellent and on par with the service. Considering the total bill came out to $29.00+tax, these full size meals were quite a value. The restaurant opens at 5;00PM for dinner, fills quickly and DOES NOT take reservations. Highly recommended without... More 

Thank bsasric
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Driftwood Bistro is a very pleasant establishment serving very good food. The menu items include appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Entrees come in two sizes at two prices in case one is not up for a full dinner. The food was tasty and well presented, the informal atmosphere was very pleasant and the service was very good.

Thank SJayinCT
Jekyll Island, Georgia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Driftwood Bistro has really really good food, good service and a convenient location, although if you don't arrive early it may be difficult to find a parking place! My favorite appetizer is the basket of fried okra - omg - delicious!!! I usually get the stuffed flounder for my dinner - the dinners come in petite or regular size which... More 

Thank Debbie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time to eat here, but came highly recommended. Food was delicious, staff was super friendly, and the cost was very reasonable for seafood.

Thank Donna S
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party had fried shrimp, cheese grits, squash casserole, stuffed flounder, catfish, collard greens and strawberry daiquiri that were all wonderful. The mashed potatoes were good, meatloaf was just ok. Nice staff. Nice atmosphere and clean restrooms. Nice store next door with nice staff also. Definitely recommend!

Thank nikizjo
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year that we've visited Jekyll Island, we try to have at least one meal at Driftwood Bistro during our week. This year, we enjoyed it so much that we returned for a second time. There is a very complete menu with something for everyone, i.e.. meat, seafood or vegetable lovers. Even at its most crowded, every customer receives good... 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
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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?