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Driftwood Bistro

The Driftwood Bistro created certain menu items for our vegetarian (VGT), Vegan (VGN) and Gluten intolerant (GF) guests. Please be aware, that the handcrafted nature of our menu items, variety of procedures in our kitchen, as well as our reliance on suppliers, may result in variations in the ingredients of these menu items There is a possibility of potential cross-contamination with ingredients containing meat, dairy or gluten. We therefore make no guarantees regarding the content of these items. All items are fried in the same Rice-Bran oil. An asterisk (*) means you need to check with your server in regards to our vegan, vegetarian and gluten free menu items.  Sorry, No Reservations. - No TO-GO orders on Friday and Saturdays during peak season.

How would you like to dine today?

Whether you are in the mood for something lavish or light, refined or relaxed, the Driftwood Bistro promises to offer you an exceptional dining experience. As one of the best Jekyll Island restaurants we invite you to savor our famous coast-inspired menu.

Hours of Operation
Monday–Saturday, 5pm-9pm
Closed Sunday

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day

Sorry no reservations

 

Appetizers

  Regular
Basket of OG’s Fried Okra (VGT/VGN/GF)*
A great twist to a southern classic. Whole okra pods that are smashed flat and pressed into seasoned corn meal and deep fried crispy. Served with cool ranch dressing for dipping.
$5.25
Fried Mushrooms (VGT)*
Fresh mushrooms beer battered and deep fried to a golden brown. Served with our spicy chipotle ranch.
$5.95
Fried Green Tomatoes (5) (VGT)*
Fresh green tomatoes beer battered and dredged in seasoned flour. Deep fried to a golden brown and served with your choice of ranch dressing or spicy chipotle ranch.
$6.45
Wings (6)
You pick the sauce: BBQ – Teriyaki – Thai Chili – Garlic Buffalo – Naked. Served with fresh celery sticks
$7.50
Georgia Wild Shrimp (GF)*
Fresh Wild Georgia Shrimp served deep fried, grilled, or buffaloed, blackened. Served with your choice of cocktail sauce, tartar sauce or Thai chili sauce.
$8.95
Southern Fried Sampler Basket (VGT)*
A combination of fried green tomatoes (2) OG’s fried okra (5) and fried mushrooms (8).
$9.25

Crab Bisque

Cup.....$3.50   Bowl.....$5.95

Signature Sides

Signature Sides $2.95
Green Beans
Black-eyed Peas
Sweet Southern Slaw (VGT/GF)
Rice Pilaf
Collard Greens
Macaroni and Cheese (VGT)

Steamed Cabbage (VGT/GF)*
Cheese Grits (GF)
OG’s Fried Okra (VGT)*
Lynn’s Squash Casserole (VGT/GF)*
Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce (VGT/VGN/GF) Claire's Applesauce (VGT/GF)*

Sweet Potato Soufflé (VGT/GF)*
French Fries (VGT)*
Mashed Potatoes (VGT/GF)
Creamed Corn (VGT)
Harvard Beets (VGT/VGN/GF)
Fried Green Tomato (2) (VGT)*
or
Substitute one Signature Side for a half salad for an additional $2.75

 

Platters

Petite $11.50 or Regular $14.50
Blue Ribbon Meat Loaf
Your choice of tomato or brown gravy and two signature sides.
Yankee Pot Roast (GF)*
Slow cooed tender, hand pulled and served on mashed potatoes with brown gravy and your choice of one signature side.
Stuffed Flounder
Stuffed with crab meat, spinach, capers and cream cheese and topped with Leek Cream. Served with your choice of two signature sides.
Chicken Tenderloin Platter (GF)*
Deep fried, grilled or blackened served with your choice of two signature sides.
Shrimp Creole (GF)
Fresh Wild Georgia Shrimp served in a Cajun creole sauce over rice pilaf with your choice of one signature side.
Stuffed Collard Greens (GF)
Whole leaf collard greens stuffed with rice and seasoned ground beef baked in a rich tomato creole with your choice of two signature sides.
Wild Georgia Shrimp Platter (GF)*
Served deep fried, grilled, or blackened with your choice of two signature sides.
Catfish Filet (GF)*
Farm raised catfish filet prepared corn meal breaded and deep fried or grilled or blackened. Served with your choice of two signature sides
Wild Georgia Shrimp Cake
Grilled Wild Georgia Shrimp combined with roasted red peppers, scallions, Japanese bread crumbs and spices, topped with leek cream. Served with your choice of two signature sides.
Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin (GF)*
Savory Pork Tenderloin expertly seasoned with 17 salt free herbs and spices. Served with mashed potatoes and brown gravy with your choice of one signature side.

Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits (GF)*
Fresh Mushrooms, leeks and country ham sautéed in white wine and finished with roasted red pepper cream over traditional garlic-cheddar cheese grits. topped with your choice of fried, grilled or blackened Wild Georgia Shrimp. Served with your choice of one signature side.

Vegetable Platter (VGT/VGN/GF)*

Petite $10.50  Regular $12.00

 

Veggie Pasta (VGT/VGN)*

Regular $13.50 – with Chicken $15.50 – with Wild Georgia Shrimp $16.50

Fresh summer squash, zucchini, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, scallions and roasted red peppers sautéed in white wine garlic cream tossed with linguine. Served with a half salad with your choice of dressing

 

 
 

 Bistro Salads (VGT/VGN/GF)*

Dressings Choices:
Thousand Island – Gorgonzola – Ranch – Citrus Vinaigrette – Honey Mustard – Chipotle Ranch
  Half (VGT/VGN/GF) Full (VGT/VGN/GF)
The Bistro
Tossed mixed greens topped with tomato wedges, chopped green onions, and cucumber slices. Served with your choice of dressing.
$3.50 $5.50
Non-Traditional Shrimp Salad (GF)*
Tender Wild Georgia Shrimp served deep-fried, grilled or blackened with your choice of dressing served on a bed of tossed greens topped with tomato wedges, chopped green onions, & cucumber slices.  Served in a fried flour tortilla shell.
$11.50
Chopped Chicken Salad (GF)*
Fresh chicken tenderloins served deep fried, grilled or blackened, chopped with your choice of dressing served on a bed of tossed greens topped with tomato wedges, chopped green onion, & cucumber slices.  Served in a fried flour tortilla shell.
$11.50

 

Bistro Grill

All Bistro Grills are served with French fries. Substitute a signature side for $2.75.
Grilled Veggie Wrap (VGT/VGN)
Fresh summer squash, zucchini, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, scallions and roasted red peppers sautéed in citrus vinaigrette with Provolone Cheese and served in a grilled flour tortilla. Add Bacon $0.50
$9.50
Cracker Cuban
Sliced herb crusted pork tenderloin and shaved ham, topped with sliced pepperoncini peppers with honey mustard dressing and smoky bbq sauce on a grilled hoagie.
$9.25
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich (VGT)
Fresh green tomatoes deep fried to a golden brown topped with grilled onions and provolone cheese and dressed with our Cajun Aioli and served on grilled ciabatta bun.
$9.25
Black Bean Veggie Burger
Black bean veggie burger topped with lettuce tomato and red onion served on a grilled ciabatta bun.
$9.50
The Bistro Dip
Pulled slow roasted pot roast topped with provolone cheese and grilled onions on a grilled hoagie roll. Served with Au Jus for dipping.
$9.50
Catfish Sandwich
Sustainable farm-raised catfish served grilled, blackened or fried on a grilled hoagie roll with shredded lettuce and tomato. Tarter sauce served on the side.
$9.75
Mahi-Mahi Sandwich
Grilled or blackened. Served with leaf lettuce, tomato and red onion on a grilled kaiser bun.
$9.95

 

*Bistro Burgers

All Bistro Burgers are 8 ounces (pre-cooked weight) of ground beef cooked medium well and served with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato,red onion and fries.

Each Additional Topping add .50¢
Cheddar – Provolone – Bacon – Green Olives – Sautéed Mushroom Sour Cream – Jalapeno – Blackened

Basic Bistro Burger $8.95

 

Bistro-ettes

Kids Meals for children 12 and under. All bistro-ettes are served with french fries. Substitute a signature side for .90¢

Choice of either:
– Chicken Fingers (3) (GF)* (Fried, Grilled or Blackened)
– Fish Fingers (3)
– Pizza Bites (VGT)*
– Hot Dog
– Shrimp (GF)* (Fried, Grilled or Blackened)
– Pasta w/Butter (VGT)* w/Marinara (VGT)*

$4.95

 

Desserts

Georgia Bourbon Peach Cobbler (VGT) $4.95
Georgia Bourbon Peach Cobbler, Ala Mode (VGT) $6.50
Chocolate Lava Cake (VGT) $5.25
Chocolate Lava Cake, Ala Mode $6.95
Cup of Ice Cream (VGT/GF) $3.25
Key Lime Pie (VGT) $5.50
Augusta’s "Now Famous" Bread Pudding $3.95

 

Beverages

Coke – Diet Coke – Sprite – Mr. Pibb – Fanta Orange – Ginger Ale – Minute Maid Lemonade – Iced Tea – Coffee – Milk $2.25

 

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. All fried foods are fried in 100 percent peanut oil.

 

For parties of 7 or more an 18% gratuity is suggested. We honor Cash, VISA, MasterCard and Discover