Driftwood Bistro

1175 N Beachview Dr
Jekyll Island, 31527
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1st time here. And won't be the last. I cannot say enough great things about this place. Had the blackened shrimp, fried shrimp, stuffed flounder, squash casserole, sweet potato casserole mash taters, Mac and cheese...and the star of the night. cheesy grits. OMG CHEESY GRITS that would make you slap yo mama and commit a crime. every damn thing was so fresh and tasty...did I mention cheesy grits??? I love how there is an option for petite or regular size... Although I could have eaten a vat of those heavenly cheese grits. This is a must for anyone visiting the island. God bless America and God bless these cheesy grits.
My mom and I are staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel. I asked the front desk if there was any nearby restaurants in the Jekyll Island area. I didn't feel like driving so she mentioned Driftwood Bistro. It is located next to the Villas by the Sea Resort. Our shuttle took us there and the bonus was we were walking distance from Driftwood Beach. So we decided to try it. This restaurant is more family oriented and draws a more old crowd. They do sell wine and beer, but not a great selection. The decor is plain (decorated like someone's home (floral) and wooden fish hanging all over the walls). Our server was Lisa and she was VERY attentive and friendly (it was really busy). My mom had a couple of questions to ask. She was patient and my mom did not feel rushed to order. I could not believe the pricing was pretty cheap for seafood. I even ended up a bottle of Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon (glass is for $6.50) for only $10.00 and I can take it with me if I could finish the bottle! Here is what we ordered: My mom got the cup of crab soup which was a creamy bisque for $3.00 (you get oyster crackers with it). Dinner the fried shrimp- $11.50 (10 pieces-wild georgia shrimp) platter and you get to choose two sides. She got the mac and cheese and rice pilaf. I got the blackened shrimp platter (10 pieces of wild georgia shrimp) with cheesy broccoli and mashed potatoes. We got our meals pretty quick. I thought my meal pretty good. I do like the portion sizes, not too much! My mom also liked her meal. I would have given this place a 3 star rating because the food was okay and nothing to rave about. It was delicious, but lacked something. But I give it four stars for the great service and the cheap pricing.
If you are looking for home cooking then come to this place. Nothing fancy. All food is exactly as described. Shrimp in both the entree and appetizer are very small. You would think for an appetizer that they would be bigger, they are not. Also, one very rude waiter there who does not smile at you, introduce herself, ask if you need refills, or ask if you want dessert before bringing the check. The only time she was friendly was when she brought the check and had the total, including 20% gratuity added to it, written at the bottom for you. Fried green tomatoes and cheese grits were AMAZING. I repeat AMAZING!

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