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Driftwood Bistro

1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704
+1 912-635-3588
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pot roast” (87 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose to have dinner in the restaurant based upon the Trip Advisor reviews, stating that it was one of the best restaurant on the island. We have not tried every restaurant but if this is one of the best, I'm not sure I want...More

Thank 245chuckg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We we're very excited about the place the staff was very friendly to begin with the food is good until one of our teenagers found a hair in her side of macaroni & cheese. We told our waitress and she brought her another one but...More

Thank LaRhonda S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant opens at 5pm and be prepared to wait (for food). We arrived at 5:10 and had approx a 5 minute wait before we were seated so that the servers could catch up to the initial rush. Our server was friendly and efficient. We...More

Thank xatiayn
Reviewed 4 days ago

I read many review before leaving for the island that said this is the place to eat. Once there I found out there is where the locals also eat. They do not open until 5:00, and there was a line waiting for it to open,...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have stayed at Villas by the Sea the past 3 years & eaten at the Driftwood Bistro each time. The food & service is ALWAYS superb! We order the petite portion so we have room for dessert (which we have to eat later). It...More

Thank N6095SFpatriciaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thanks to our friend, Phyllis for finding another hidden gem that will definitely be on our return list with our out of town visitors. First its proximity to Driftwood Beach make it a "twofer" treat! But more important is a Southern laden menu with most...More

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 6 days ago

A little back ground. I have been to many "Southern", "Low country" restaurants. And, Driftwood Bistro is simply the best. Starting with the nice atmosphere with "reasonable" space between tables. Great friendly and efficient staff. Kevin our waiter / the restaurant's bartender was everything we...More

Thank SlowAdvanture
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now that's how to run a moderately priced restaurant! All the large platters were priced at $14.50, with smaller portion platters a couple dollars less. All the wine was priced at $17.00 per bottle! Glasses were $10.50. (The line list was very limited). The flounder...More

Thank keysdad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant has a nice atmosphere and food is delicious, especially the shrimp and grits. Prices were also very reasonable.

Thank Love2TravelVA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Jekyll Island and we overhead the bellman at the Jekyll Island Club making arrangements to transport some guests to the restaurant, so we decided to try it too. The shrimp and grits were delicious! Every time I travel to...More

Thank JSandHS
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow pets and do you have outdoor seating
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
doreen l
I am looking for a restaurant that I can have my son's wedding rehearsal dinner at this May. I need a table for 20-25 people
27 January 2017|
Response from Andrea H | Reviewed this property |
I would think they could accommodate your party. However, since they don't accept reservations, I would definitely call ahead of time and inform them how large your party is. The night I was there, there was a party of 10... More
We have a large group 50+ coming to a conference in early June; could you feed that many for lunch on June 6th or recommend a place on the island that could?
20 January 2017|
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Response from Vincent J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have a room that big Bristol t it would not hurt to ask
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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