I am local to Savannah and have always heard of driftaway cafe but never gave it a try until today. I love food, love to cook and am very rarely impressed...
Great food, atmosphere, and service!First time here and not a single complaint.I want to bring my wife here for a date night!We are from Katy, Texas.
My friend and I strolled in for lunch, the place was packed! The lot was full, so we parked across the street. We were greeted upon entering and seated...
GREAT recommendation from our kayaking guide, Mayme. We came for late lunch, and despite it being middle of the afternoon there were still a number of full...
03:14 18 Sep 17
We go to Driftaway almost weekly because the service, food and bar is consistently reliable. We look forward to the specials but even the regular menu offers a good variety. Great fried green tomatoes, best salads for the $!
19:27 17 Sep 17
Ask for Deb!!! She's the absolute best! She is everything you would want for someone to take care of you while eating out. Funny, nice, quick, and very attentative. Hands down, coming back just to be around her contagious energetic personality! Oh, and it helps the food is amazing too. Oyster sandwich - 10 out of 10 stars from me!
10:44 17 Jul 17
We enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and the service. Good job! We will certainly be back!Your rewards program is also encouraging for regular customers like ourselves. It makes us feel that you care about our loyalty and reward us with discounts.
19:06 30 Jun 17
I had the tuna tacos and they're always great. In fact, I've never had a bad meal here. The staff is always very friendly and accommodating (probably because I know many of them personally, but I have a feeling they would treat a person well regardless). Several craft beers are on tap, and the bartenders make excellent cocktails. A great place for a date, or to bring the whole family for a wonderful meal.
02:26 25 Sep 17
We first enjoyed the Driftaway 6 months ago, and it instantly became top-rated in our "we gotta come back here next time we're in Savannah" list. We made a return trip last week, and we were just as impressed as the first time. Great food, excellent service, and a fun, casual atmosphere. Can't wait for the next trip!
11:24 07 Oct 17
Salmon blt is the best we've had anywhere. Service is the best. Highly recommended and very enjoyable dining experience. Atmosphere and setting is great. Best to arrive early as it fills up quickly.
21:35 03 Oct 17
My friend & I recently enjoyed lunch. When we arrived we were met at the door & promptly seated. My friends tuna tacos were the best she's ever had. My fried chicken salad delicious!
02:09 03 Nov 17
The menu and service at Driftaway remain fantastic. Food quality is always high. Cannot wait to try the Sunday brunch again. Best locally owned restaurant in town.
00:54 23 Dec 17
Excellent service and superb food! The firecracker shrimp was lightly breaded with a tasty sauce. The wall and ceiling murals were gorgeous.
04:10 13 Jan 18
Very nice restaurant! Staff is extremely nice and they remember what you ordered last time. Portions are good. Their salad with Ahi Tuna is my favorite!
23:44 18 Jan 18
Broke away from my traditional salmon BLT sandwich to have one of the specials tonight, Tuscan Chicken. Oh my gosh, so good. The sauce is where you want to drag each bite through it.
20:22 20 Feb 18
Best place to eat if you're wanting Seafood or just a sandwich you won't leave hungry crabs soup is the best crab cakes are wonderful also I haven't found anything I don't like
21:57 28 Feb 18
Try the Firecracker shrimp! This is a local Savannah favorite. The chef is amazing. They have great fish tacos, steaks and crab cakes. Great date night dinner. They have indoor and outdoor seating on the covered patio and if you go on the weekend sometimes they have musicians outside for free entertainment. Inside there is a bar with seating or you can dine at a table. Try to get a window seat in the back. One of my favorite restaurants
Michael C. Widener Jr.
17:43 09 Mar 18
What a great place to grab a bite. Excellent seafood and plenty of American classics as well. Great portion sizes, craft beer selection and value.
22:25 21 Mar 18
My husband and I had the Baja fish tacos. Since I'm not a fish eater I asked if I could replace it with chicken. They where very friendly and accommodating with my request. The food was amazing as well as the margarita. Our server was fast, friendly, and probably the best service I've had on this trip. If we are in the area again we will be back.
01:34 03 Apr 18
We went for Easter brunch and it was packed..but as usual food was fabulous and service was excellent! I love that you can order from brunch menu or regular menu and servers really "aim to please".
15:49 07 Apr 18
Beautiful on the inside. Very nicely decorated. Food is bomb. They make their own chips!!!!
11:17 02 May 18
The food was really good. Love the new Salmon dish with blueberry sauce and sweet potatoes. Hope it will be added to the menu permanently.
18:14 03 May 18
Lunch two days in a row. Firecracker shrimp appetizer, delicious. Fish tacos and cod sandwich 👍. All staff and servers polite, smiling and very competent.
03:01 14 Jun 18
If you're around Savannah, GA and want some seafood Driftaway Cafe is the place to go. That was honestly some of the best seafood I've ever had. I got the tuna tartar for an appetizer and it was by far the best tartar I've ever had and the Baja Fish Tacos were easily in the top 2 or 3 best fish tacos ever. The atmosphere was great and service was amazing. And finally I was surprised by how affordable it was. I would give it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.
20:25 17 Jun 18
Food is always great. It's a neighborhood grill with lots of locals. We eat there at least once a week. Prices are reasonable & menu has great variety. Does get a bit noisy at dinner time. Definitely one of our favorite Savannah restaurants.
22:07 27 Jul 18
The staff were attentive and the menu offers something for everyone. Based on the interaction between staff and many customers, there were a lot of local regulars. That is usually a good sign, and it was at Driftaway Cafe. I had a great meal and will be back.
22:13 10 Aug 18
We asked some of the locals where the closest and best place to eat would be. Without hesitation, they said, "Driftaway". We went straight there, arriving at about 5pm. Only about three other tables occupied when we arrived; full an hour later. Ordered crab stew, salads, shrimp and grits, firecracker shrimp platter with sauce on side. All of it was wonderful. Price was reasonable. And our server was attentive without being annoying. We'll be back!
23:12 17 Aug 18
Excellent Local seafood, well prepared. Angel was our server and she was great. Putting this one on our list of regular places to go when we want to eat away from home.
20:16 02 Sep 18
We were pleasantly surprised by Driftaway Cafe! It looks like an average restaurant and we expected average food. However, the kale salad with salmon was the most delicious salmon salad I have ever tasted! The salmon melted in your mouth and the vinaigrette was creamy! The atmosphere was also great, as we had a small waterfall outside the window. My friend would recommend the pesto chicken wrap.
17:22 25 Sep 18
Love this place! Savannah's best kept secret! The food is good, the service is good, the atmosphere is good! Not real fancy either. Go at off hours since its a local favorite and gets crowded at peak hours! But if that's what you like, that's fun too!
01:29 13 Oct 18
Great music. Awesome atmosphere. I requested something special for my salad and they graciously granted my wish!
03:24 25 Oct 18
My wife and I have made Driftaway Cafe one of our favorite places to eat. We have had quite a few meals there and all have been amazing. A dinner special that we have had twice is the Honey Dijon Salmon with Crab Fried Rice. Amazing! The service has also been top notch every meal. If I could give them more stars I would.
04:54 04 Dec 18
Great as always. We were a party of 8 which included 3 birthdays. I was able to drop off a cake for our family celebration. I had blueberry salmon today. Awesome.
13:41 06 Dec 18
Great restaurant, great food, great staff, what more could you want? Always good experience. Eclectic local spot. One of my favorite places.
01:56 28 Jan 19
Great experience. First time diners. Service, delivery timing, plating, every dish- all met or exceeded our expectations. Absolutely going back, looking forward to rest of menu. Well done. Found "our place" in Savannah!
21:28 25 Jan 19
What a wonderful restaurant. Excellent food. We went during lunch time, fresh food, fantastic flavors and friendly helpful service.
02:50 12 Feb 19
I've been twice with a large group of family. Decent service, great patio, great food. I had pistachio crusted salmon over mashed potatoes. Salmon was good, potatoes were great. My husband had mahi which was very good as well. Everyone in the party was happy with their meal, including the kids. Worth mentioning that we have two food allergies in the party (gluten and dairy) and we had no trouble getting our questions answered and eating safely.
16:50 09 Feb 19
Enjoyed the variety of fresh seafood dishes. Highly recommend their crab cakes. It was so good I ordered dessert which was also well done.
14:31 17 Feb 19
Excellent hideaway restaurant with friendly service. The food was exquisit, we had a very large party and they took great care of us. Presentation was picture perfect and the portions were generous. Loved it
22:28 28 Feb 19
A perfect place for fresh delicious food, lunch, Brunch or dinner. Fresh fish and seafood options are always great as well as steaks, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, soups and salads. The menu has something for everyone to enjoy. They have a well stocked bar as well. Always a treat with family and friends. Friendly staff. Outdoor screened in seating is available. Highly recommended. I almost forgot the delicious appetizers, try the Blue Chips!
01:07 19 Mar 19
Food is excellent. I recommend the fried green tomatoes, for an appetizer, the spicy fish tacos as entree, to finish up, you've got to try the Irish cream cheesecake!I had the loveliest server, Miss Molly!Fine job for a very busy night.Thank you so much! I truly enjoyed my visit.
18:47 15 Mar 19
We all had different tacos and they were all delicious. Fish, shrimp, and buffalo chicken. Even had one in a lettuce leaf as an option. Wonderful staff and they are adding an addition so there will be more room
10:05 27 Mar 19
Had a wonderful lunch yesterday at The Driftaway. The place was buzzing. Great vibes. The food was hot and fresh and the service was great as usual.They have expanded and added a new addition including a private dining room for private parties. Get there early!!!!
22:16 24 Mar 19
Had an amazing lunch at an awesome hidden gem. Service was great and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend stopping in.
19:45 03 Apr 19
Good salads! Amazing murals! Lovely staff! Well worth a visit if only to see the beautiful artwork.
04:43 26 Apr 19
YOU MUST TRY THE BLUEBERRY SALMON!!! even if its something you aren't sure about, just give it a try and I promise it will change your life! I've lived from Florida to NC to Louisiana to Alaska and several states in between and eaten tons of seafood. This is currently my favorite seafood dish!
17:36 27 Apr 19
Lost in a little neighborhood, you might find yourself here at this obvious local favorite. Busy place!The back outside seating is so lovely! The food was tasty, but they could manage to get another veggie item or two.
Aniya Pinn Jefferson
19:37 13 May 19
Driftaway Cafe Is A Nice Quaint Spot Tucked Off In The Heart Of Our Neighborhood. My Husband & I Found This Place Just Last Week. So We Decided To Go There For Mother's Day. The Food Is Awesome, The Place Itself Is Very Cozy & Quaint. The Proprietors Were Friendly & Made Us Feel Welcomed. We Were Very Pleased With Our Server Who Was Working The Bar But Also Came Outside To Wait On Us. Overall We Are Very Pleased & Will Place This Establishment On Our "Sunday" Rotation Until We Have Tried Everything On The Menu. Being A Business Owner Myself It Is Rather Refreshing To See The Proprietors Heavily Involved In The Patrons Satisfaction & Willingness To Correct Any Issues That May Arise Bouncing Around Checking In On Everyone. Customer Service Is Truly Important, As As The Old Adage Says We Can't Please Everyone BUT We Can Sure Try To Get A "A" For Effort. The Way To My Heart Is Through My Stomach! Five Stars Driftaway!!
19:42 13 May 19
Driftaway Cafe Is A Nice Quaint Spot Tucked Off In The Heart Of Our Neighborhood. My Wife & I Found This Place Just Last Week. So We Decided To Go There For Mother's Day. The Food Is Awesome, The Place Itself Is Very Cozy & Quaint. The Proprietors Were Friendly & Made Us Feel Welcomed. We Were Very Pleased With Our Server Who Was Working The Bar But Also Came Outside To Wait On Us. Overall We Are Very Pleased & Will Place This Establishment On Our "Sunday" Rotation Until We Have Tried Everything On The Menu. Being A Business Owner Myself It Is Rather Refreshing To See The Proprietors Heavily Involved In The Patrons Satisfaction & Willingness To Correct Any Issues That May Arise Bouncing Around Checking In On Everyone. Customer Service Is Truly Important, As As The Old Adage Says We Can't Please Everyone BUT We Can Sure Try To Get An "A" For Effort. Thumbs Up Driftaway Cafe!!!!!!!!!!!!!
17:11 14 May 19
Every employee my son and I encountered was so sweet. Service was prompt and friendly (thank you Molly!) The food was delicious and they have a larger kid’s menu than a lot of other local places. There’s a ton of seating and two separate places to sit outdoors. The booth seating has a really nice view of the forest and a little waterfall.
17:20 15 May 19
First time there, wont be the last!From the moment i walked in, it was a fantastic experience. Service was on point, the food (oyster sandwich) was absolutely phenomenal- -best fried oysters Ive had in over a Long time and portions were huge - and the outdoor seating atmosphere is simply beautiful. Prices were very reasonable for selection and portion size
23:00 08 Jun 19
The parking lot was full upon arrival, but we were immediately sat at a table with a quick greeting from the waitress. The blackened tuna nibbles appetizer was a generous portion and cooked perfectly. I had fish (fresh grouper) and chips, which was fresh and as expected. Other plates ordered were a wedge salad with blackened shrimp and spicy tuna tacos, which were great. Clean and lively atmosphere with live music.
19:05 15 Jun 19
I love the food at Driftaway. The fish dishes with asparagus and sweet potatoes is amazing. Lillie is our favorite servers however, all of them are great. I try to make it there and meet with my friends on Wednesday nights and enjoy the entertainment. Give Driftaway a try, you won’t be disappointed.
12:04 25 Jun 19
Driftaway Cafe is an excellent local gem hidden away close to Skidaway Island. The consistency of the food is incredible and prepared with all fresh and local ingredients. The prices are reasonable and the staff is always kind and polite. I could not recommend more!
19:46 28 Jun 19
Absolutely amazing food, I highly recommend stopping here. My friends and I shared each other's food and everything was SO GOOD. I got the baja fish tacos, blackened, and they're the best I've ever had, hands down. The service was friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. The restaurant was very clean, with beach-themed decor and murals, really nice cozy and fun look. Also, it looks like they're taking good of the local stray cats, which is always an added bonus. Please check under your car to make sure there's no kitties underneath before you leave!
14:29 30 Jun 19
Amazing spot in Sandfly! Cone for dinner and stay for fun. My wife and I did a date night here and couldn't have been happier. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Full bar for cocktails. Food was awesome. Tucked off the road this place is easy to miss, but make it a point to stop by here. Highly recommend.
13:23 21 Jul 19
Lovely restaurant. We met people at our pool and told us they had an amazing lunch there so we decided to go there instead of downtown Savannah.The service was perfect and the food delicious, with fresh and well cooked seafood
03:52 08 Aug 19
Amazing restaurant in all categories food, service, atmosphere everything. Kristen went above and beyond to take care of us and was an exceptional waitress. I hope to come back here sooner rather than later. Highly recommend.
13:33 11 Aug 19
Love the menu, that it has so many options for tuna and salmon! The service is always fantastic, fast, friendly and efficient. We ran out of bread with our two crab dips and were promptly brought more than enough to finish it. We had a large party of 11 with great service. I found nothing to improve upon!
00:26 11 Aug 19
I absolutely love the food. I've been there a hand full.of times and not had a bad meal yet. The entire wait staff is beautiful and super sweet. I highly recommend the calamari for an appetizer, you wont be disappointed!!!!
01:56 11 Sep 19
Very good quality of food. The Maui Maui fish is fresh and incredible good. Their tartar sauce is the best I've ever had. And on top of that, the staff are very friendly, polite, and professional. Everything a bistro should be. Highly recommend.
09:43 09 Oct 19
I adore this restaurant! The food is always superb; the menu has options for everyone and they always have daily specials. The staff is always attentive and the service is great. I really enjoy the atmosphere and the location, as well as, the live music they provide weekly! Hands down, one of my favorites!
23:02 17 Oct 19
Truly a great place to eat and relax. Sit in the back balcony and enjoy the suclusion, or sit on the front porch for good music. If you prefer stay inside and enjoy the crowd. Either way you will amazed at the Blueberry Salmon. Just don't go back for more.....you can't eat it.
20:42 10 Oct 19
When we stopped here I expected just a cheap, americanized place of fish and seafood. However it was totally the opposite. The dishes were of very high quality. The waitress was very kind and clever when she invited us to a beer after she forgot to order one dish. She really was there only when we needed to order something and not asking if we need something every minute like most of them do. Much better place than most of downtown savannah
19:57 08 Dec 19
We came in a Sunday morning about 11. They had the brunch or lunch menu. We choose from both with tacos, salads, egg Benedict's which they allowed to customize with grouper which was surprisingly tasty.Service was good and attentive. Food was presented well and everyone enjoyed it. They have crispy potatoes with corn and black beans thrown in for likely presentation that tasted great. We also tried the mimosa that was good. Lastly the views were quaint with a man made waterfall. This is a must eat while there.
21:21 30 Nov 19
Great food and atmosphere! I had the shrimp and grits and they were excellent, although I've never had this with fried shrimp before. We also got the chips with Blu Cheese and sour cream for an appetizer and they were the bomb!
16:27 16 Dec 19
My favorite and go to restaurant when people come to visit and a wonderful place for a quiet night out with a friend. I seem to always find a quiet corner that is conducive to conversation. Their food is beyond excellent!
Robbie Joe Cason-Rutherford
02:28 07 Dec 19
Great service and ambience. Ate outside. Really nice if you go out back and check out the creek and landscape.
Ask Roe About Life RCS
17:34 17 Dec 19
Amazing food! The decor and ambiance are relaxed, friendly, and so sweet, with the sea life motif. This place has a vacation feel, year-round. A beautiful waterfall garden with perfect lighting makes a great view as you dine.Friendly staff, and the service is so quick. Fantastic place.
20:37 24 Dec 19
Fresh fish tacos for lunch hit the spot. Healthy servings of fish in each taco. Service was attentive and friendly. Key West vibes on the dog friendly front deck.
23:25 27 Dec 19
Great food, seafood and otherwise. This is a place that is extremely popular with the locals--and those folks know good seafood. A little off the tourist path but well worth it.
16:31 04 Jan 20
This place is awesome! One of the best menus and seafood around. They have great specials and have live music! One of my favorites is Chuck Courtenay on Wednesdays! Highly reccomend!
01:20 14 Jan 20
This was a cute awesome little place that a friend showed me when I came to town. The food was excellent and they have the nicest patio out back with the cutest cat that's a resident. Definitely will be back whenever in town!
01:05 15 May 20
It was great to sit out on the deck with friends and listen to Chuck Courtney . Driftaway is the best . Great food and great atmosphere 👍👍
15:18 15 Jun 20
We visited Driftaway for the first time and it was absolutely amazing! The owner was so kind and the food was delicious. Everyone was so nice and we ended up going back the next day because the food was sooooo good. We will be visiting again!!!
19:36 26 Jun 20
My son, his fiance and I were sightseeing in Savannah and stopped at this cute place. We ordered Fried green tomatoes that were delicious. Better than most places we've been. Crab Stew, crab cakes, Herb River Crab dip, Wormsloe wedge, Fried chicken Tacos and Shrimp Scampi. We were very hungry, can you tell? We also each had a Moscow Mule cocktail and it hit the spot on a very hot afternoon. So refreshing with fresh mint, lime, ginger beer and vodka. Wow, we loved itEverything was very fresh and we ate almost all of it but did have to bring some home. We will definitely be back. I live on Amelia Island and we have great food here and this place could fit right in. You gotta check it out.
12:41 28 Jun 20
Excellent food! Blackened Tuna nuggets are our favorite app. Food presentation is amazing. Last night we had a bonus. Drew Gill, musician and vocal artist entertained us! Great date night!
02:12 29 Jun 20
Great quality food, taste delicious. I love ahi tuna, and they have several options of it. Wherever they get there seafood from is top notch. Service is great, and atmosphere is wonderful. Been several times now, and never in the slightest disappointed.
01:11 29 Jun 20
The food here is always amazing. The wait staff is pleasant and attentive without being overbearing. Tuna nibblers are the best appetizer ever. My wife loves the Baja fish tacos, and I think my favorite is the salmon BLT.
21:22 07 Jul 20
Great experience here! My food was very flavorful and came out in a timely manor. Chloe was an awesome server and very knowledgeable of the menu, staff was very attentive and the facility was very clean!!! I’ll be back! Thank you DRIVEWAY CAFE’!!!
14:29 15 Jul 20
Obsessed with this cute little place. They have amazing food (I love the ahi tuna!) and it's such a cool vibe when they have live music going on the patio. Definitely a Savannah staple. We are so lucky to have them!
15:56 15 Jul 20
The Wayne is my new favorite dish. Always perfectly cooked and full of flavor. By far the best scallops in town!
23:11 31 Jul 20
Let me say that all is going well at the Driftaway Cafe. My wife and I took my In-Laws to dinner and Robyn and his crew did not disappoint. We were seated right away and was immediately attended to by our waitress. Drinks were on the table within minutes appetizers shortly after...fried green tomatoes were fantastic. I highly recommend the Firecracker Shrimp Platter. The side salad with their homemade balsamic vinegarette was fantastic. The Fish & Chips were cooked to perfection per my mother in law. The seafood pasta was equally as good per my wife and father in law. You cannot go wrong going to this neat restaurant in beautiful Sandfly. I am already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you Robyn and staff for a scrumptious meal!
02:19 07 Aug 20
Best place for seafood in Savannah. Tuna Bites are my favorite but if you can please my aunt with fried oysters, you get 5 stars. Always friendly and accommodating. This is where the locals go.
15:50 16 Aug 20
Delicious fish tacos fast and friendly service reasonable pricing beautiful and interesting ocean themed decor
23:03 17 Aug 20
Had crab cakes appetizer and the summer salad.... YUMMY! The salad was excellent.... I think I'll try their Balsamic dressing next time. The Citrus Vinaigrette was good though. The crab cakes were delicious... as usual. Never disappointed at Driftaway!
12:51 19 Aug 20
Excellent scene for Seafood. I love visiting here. The service here is great. The bill won't shock you. Menu is like a cafe in Indianapolis I loved.
23:09 04 Sep 20
Delicious, fresh seafood. Outstanding service. Get the crab stew!
01:22 07 Sep 20
Food and service was very good. Our group had crab cake sandwich, firecracker shrimp, Cuban sandwich, Salmon BLT and homemade chips which was delicious.
12:14 08 Sep 20
Gotta love this very casual cafe. Very affordable for great seafood. Great menu selection. Nice view front and back.
22:31 13 Sep 20
Really good! Had the Tybee Tuna. Excellent! Very friendly staff.
00:36 14 Sep 20
Great place! Really surprised me! The service was great, all the people Super nice! The food we ate was delicious! Must Go There!! Highly recommend!
18:13 14 Sep 20
Great little place to put on your visit list when in town. Quaint little spot with good people and awesome food!
20:25 12 Sep 20
Great food and service. The decor is a treat!
18:00 28 Sep 20
Wife had the shrimp and grits, and I had blackened fish tacos. Crab dip for an appetizer. Food was absolutely delicious and the price was reasonable for the food and service. BTW, service was fantastic. Kaylee was a great server. Driftaway will be a regular place we visit on future trips to Savannah.
11:29 18 Sep 20
The blackened grouper was outstanding! As always, the service, atmosphere, and quality were commendable!
02:17 06 Sep 20
Came across this wonderful Gem while traveling for the first time in Savannah! The food was DELICIOUS, service from out waitress Angie was great and the atmosphere was nice! There was live music at the entrance that really made it an even cooler place! We ordered the chicken egg rolls (appetizer) & shrimp n grits for our meal. The food is plentiful and the shrimp are large. It was by far the best I have ever had! If your in town visit this place!
02:27 25 Nov 20
Great atmosphere. Friendly service. Had the best Fish and Chips iv ever had. My wife had the Shrimp Scampi and enjoyed it. Reasonably priced for what you get. Would definitely suggest it
23:17 27 Nov 20
So we started searching for “hole in the wall” fish and chips. While this place is a cut above a hole in the wall joint, the reviews said the fish and chips were great.So in we go with all 4 of us hard focused on fish and chips. The waitress ( great service btw) then proceeded to blow our plans all to hell by telling what else was on the menu. We all ended up getting something else and a communal fish and chips in the center. It all was amazing including the fish and chips that was super light and crispy.Such a nice surprise to find this place.
15:43 09 Dec 20
Great fish and chips and mango salmon tacos. The crab dip is delicious! Friendly service and prices are value for the meals.
23:34 29 Dec 20
Had lunch this afternoon here and we enjoyed the food, service and outside dining option! The grouper was excellent snd firecracker shrimp awesome! It was great to have the option to dine outside with the warm weather. Highly recommend! Molly offered us great suggestions with our questions!
03:28 29 Jan 21
Food was super tasty and the menu provides a nice selection that makes it hard to decide which item to try first...always a good problem to have at a restaurant. Very flavorful. There were 5 people in my dining party, we each had a different meal and everyone really enjoyed their dinner choice. We will definitely return soon.
19:06 05 Feb 21
We ate here during a short trip to Savannah. We had our dog with us and they have a great outside covered patio where you are allowed to bring your furry friends. The owner greeted me in the parking lot and let me know it was okay to bring the dog. The atmosphere was very friendly and laid back. My husband had the fish and chips and I had fried shrimp. We enjoyed our food and thought prices were reasonable. We would definitely consider eating here again when we are in the area.
18:28 12 Mar 21
Waitress properly wore mask at all times. Was timely and attentive. The jerk salmon salad was delicious! We sat outside on the patio - enjoyed the weather (and kittycat)
15:47 23 Mar 21
One of the only places I eat in Savannah because it's that great! Everything is great, the seafood is outstanding, and I'm from New Orleans, so that says a lot about their food.EDIT: I want to update this review with more great comments. I've been back here every year in March, and the food and service are still the best! I was fortunate to be here before they had to close temporarily in 2020 due to government mandates regarding COVID-19, but they are open again. My trip here wouldn't have been as nice if they were closed. I was just here a week ago, and all of my favorite menu items are available and as good as ever!
C del B
15:55 14 Apr 21
Went to Driftaway Cafe two nights out of the 4 we spent in Savannah as we were trying to avoid the Spring Break crowded restaurants on the river front. I have to say that this place blows away other seafood venues (hence our repeat visit) with a price/food quality ratio I have rarely experienced (I am on the road about 150+ days a year for work so I have my fair share of restaurant visits) in addition to an attentive and friendly staff. I'll be back on the patio next time in Savannah, that's for sure.
17:50 20 May 21
This place was really great and Lexi provided wonderful service. Despite being short staffed the wait was not long and everything was hot and fresh when it arrived. The portions were a good size as well. It’s also conveniently located if you are coming from or leaving the Wormslow plantation. I loved all the plants and decorations they had too. Would definitely recommend this place or return in the future.
19:50 14 Jun 21
Phenomenal! Lucky find for us & dog. Casual & friendly with great service. Large food selection. Shrimp, fish, Cuban & home made chips were all delicious. Two outdoor decks to choose from if you bring Fido. Will definitely return here again when passing this way.
19:50 01 Jul 21
There is something here for everyone. I ordered a fish and scallop dish called “The Wayne.” Absolutely wonderful. Fresh seafood.My wife ordered the chicken bacon ranch tacos. They were equally amazing.They are great with kids too.
16:38 11 Jul 21
First time here, menu selection was excellent. From appetizers to brunch (Saturday & Sunday) to meals you'll have a hard time choosing. Prices are very reasonable, my meal was very good size and taste and temperature was great. Service was fast and friendly. Definitely look this place up and stop in!
15:34 09 Aug 21
We had the best experience last night and food was great! The staff was very polite and attentive. The best seafood spot we found during our vacation. Full bar and easy parking. Yes, we will be back and dive into the menu again.
00:32 21 Sep 21
I absolutely have to go here every time I'm in the Savannah area, multiple times per visit even. The spicy tuna tacos are just so good and the staff is really friendly. But the biggest reason is the "secret" back patio - you can't see it from the front but it's this great secluded area with tons of green plans, a water fixture, and string lights for atmosphere. Plus they have some friendly cats wandering around. I adore this place. They just had their 20th anniversary, I really hope they make it to 30 and beyond!
17:31 25 Oct 21
This place is a gem! The Key West Cuban was so great! I am on vacation, and stopped here as part of the tour with Kelly Tours. They gave southern charm customer service and were fast and efficient. Our waitress didn’t skip a beat and the waited on a group of 16. Great food, great service.
23:54 06 Nov 21
Even short staffed this place did not disappoint. The food was amazing (shrimp fried and seasoned to perfection). Our waitress was wonderful and even through her hustling and multitasking she made time to make sure we were well taken care of.
23:37 13 Nov 21
Excellent food and friendly wait staff. The casual beach-like atmosphere was quaint and appealing. The menu was extensive (not just seafood.) We'll definitely be repeat customers.
13:15 17 Dec 21
This is where my wife and I go for date-night. Every time we choose outside in the loveliest fairy garden in the back - wow - beautiful place, and MOST delicious food. They understand the perfect balance of salt / moisture / flavor / seasonings. 95% of restaurants in the area do not.
14:27 12 Dec 21
"Nice and quiet, my own little spot"... sounds familiar? Just like in the movie "BABY BOY" when the mother planted a garden and set herself a table and chair in it to drink her wine...LOL, although the servers should attend to all customers in the same manner(hint-hint) other than that, we loved it.
20:18 08 Feb 22
Drift away cafe is a comfortable friendly restaurant with a great variety in their menu and highly attentive staff. Food is extremely fresh and delicious. Nice bar area. They offer outside dining and plenty of parking across the street. We highly recommend!
03:01 27 Feb 22
Despite the lack of staff Driftaway claimed, the service was excellent, and I wouldn't have noticed if they hadn't said anything.Highly recommend the Blue Chips, and calamari for appetizers. The blue chips were the reason we visited, as a friend had cravings for them since she moved to Chattanooga years ago. (Hi Pookie!)I had the firecracker tacos and fries. The tacos were messy, unwieldy, and perfect! These fries, though... Fantastic!Every one of our party (6 of us) has zero regrets about our visit and orders.The outdoor spaces are dog-friendly.The live music when we visited was a thoughtful, and VERY talented trio that took classic songs and played them in a folksy/bluegrass shuttle.Will definitely be back!
18:33 05 Mar 22
This place was recommended by a friend I'm truly glad I listened the atmosphere was awesome my friend her son and I ate there everything we had was great!!! Our waitress Lexi C was the bomb she was very attentive Lexi knew the menu very well I loved how she made sure everything was good with us I will be recommending this establishment to my family and friends.The shrimp and grits oh my is all I can say I will be back
02:05 19 Mar 22
Enjoyed an early dinner here on a Friday night. Loved the cute & quirky aesthetic. We had a nice booth with a monkey swinging right outside our window.Good service- laid back but still professional.Both the hubs and I ordered Firecracker Shrimp Tacos. They were bomb! Smokey, sweet & spicy sauce with a fresh salsa. Huge fresh tasting shrimp in a crunchy batter …. was so tasty!We look forward to coming back!
00:28 01 Oct 17
Third time I've eaten here and I would have given it 5 stars except for one BIG reason. Each time I've eaten here they clean their glass top tables with a horrible smelling cleaning spray that almost ruins the whole dining experience. Please stop, use something unscented. It is a cute place. Very casual as the waitresses wore cutoffs which didn't match the prices of the food. Started with the crab stew. It was too thick, with not much crab. We ate 4 different entrees, and each was enjoyed. But all of us were put off by the cleaning solution. Still it was fun and the food was good.
11:05 23 Oct 17
Sat on the porch and listened to live music with my wife and friends. The only way it could have been better is if we were over looking the water. Food was very good, the margaritas were a little week, but overall it was a great time.
00:16 29 Dec 17
it was good, not amazing, area is nice. I'm a tough critic from Miami, FL where we have some. amazing seafood. I really did enjoy the service and fried shrimp.
22:01 25 Jan 18
Off the beaten path with Local seafood selection... I enjoyed the grouper ... homemade red potato salad ... view of stream by windows or noticed several at bar if you are in a hurry ... Waitress helpful n friendly ... will go again. Also near historic cementary dated back to early 1700
15:25 24 Jan 18
Very nice and clean place. Food is good and they staff is nice. One of the top seafood places in the Savannah area.
23:49 19 Feb 18
Charming dining room, good food. Would definitely recommend. A little loud.
17:50 24 Apr 18
Great place, appropriately ranked as one of the best seafood restaurants in Savannah. I initially thought my entree a bit small, but appearances were deceiving and it was more than adequate. Lovely garden in the back, with limited seating. Definitely a place I'd return to.
00:08 13 May 18
Delicious food. Fresh fish. The best crab soup! Of course it is made with cream. The food is locally sourced. They have a full menu and starters and deserts. Lots of seating options to fit your needs. Want airconditioning? Sit inside. Want to be in nature? Sit outside in the upper or lower deck. They also have a screened in porch with live music.
21:12 12 May 18
Nice place to grab a bite to eat. The staff is fantastic. Food is good. The downside is that you best be careful walking across the parking lot without sunglasses or you may go blind because of the white Rock. Kids love the Sunday brunch, especially the French toast.
00:04 13 May 18
Delicious food. Fresh fish. The best crab soup! Of course it is made with cream. The food is locally sourced. They have a full menu and starters and deserts. Lots of seating options to fit your needs. Want airconditioning? Sit inside. Want to be in nature? Sit outside in the upper or lower deck. They also have a screened in porch with live music.
21:48 27 May 18
Nice spot for lunch, mostly locals so you know it's good. Fish sandwich (big!) Was so good you don't need the bun. Salmon BLT good as well. Great service.
11:56 02 Jun 18
Excellent food, mediocre waitress, loud restaurant The food was good which is why I gave it 4 stars. We are tourists visiting from north GA and decided to try this place out. We went on a Friday evening at about 6:00. It was crowded so we had to park across the street. The hostess sat us right away. Our waitress was just blah and unhelpful. Maybe she was having a rough day. Most of the wait staff are teens. The rest of the staff (aside from our waitress) seemed to be very cheerful.The tuna special I ordered was excellent and my daughter said her shrimp scampi was very good. Downside- inside the restaurant is very loud, tables are tightly packed in and it's hard to hear the person directly in front of you.
22:25 21 Jun 18
Really cute little place. The bar was packed with what appeared to be a "regular crowd". Nice sized menu, but definitely a cafe menu. They have Amaroso rolls for the French Dip which was amazing. The fries are pretty bad, but the home made chips were amazing. Definitely get those instead. Service was slow which is why 4 stars instead of 5.
13:30 04 Jul 18
One of the better places to eat in savannah that you don't need to go downtown for. Wish they would redo decor and clean better, but the food is delicious. Never had a bad meal there.
03:27 19 Sep 18
Great shrimp tacos. Lots of good food for lunch or dinner. The service is always good. Local atmosphere.
17:30 19 Oct 18
The food and atmosphere are wonderful. I just tried a new thing for me pecan chicken salad. It was delicious. Only downfall is parking and that isn’t their fault so should have giving them five stars. Thanks Robyn and Chelly are doing fabulous job. Thanks.
Michael in Savannah
13:46 26 Dec 18
One of the best restaurants in Savannah! The wait staff is incredible (fun, friendly, attentive) and the food even more so! Excellent value!!!!
17:56 13 Jan 19
Very yummy food with a nice staff. We were seated right away looking at the creek and a fountain. Nice atmosphere for kids as well.
11:43 11 Feb 19
Great small local restaurant, good service, good food. It was pretty crowded when we were there but the staff was friendly and efficient. Give it a try!
01:06 16 Feb 19
The fish tacos we're Amazing!! Wish they had avacodos or plain tomatoes instead of pick but the fish was superb and grilled perfectly. No wait on a Friday night. Easy parking. Staff was GREAT!! Loved it!!
03:16 03 Apr 19
Some of the best seafood in Savannah, especially their grouper sandwich. Service perfect, friendly. Atmosphere great. They just added another several rooms. Beer selection fine. I don't care for their Romolade sauce or tartar sauce because of the mustard in them, but others say its OK.
01:40 06 Jul 19
Driftaway Cafe is very fish based. If you have any picky eaters, it's a little hard to find something for everyone. They do have burgers, fries, vegetarian options. Kayla was an amazing waitress! The aesthetic was very pleasant. There was live music that wasn't over powering with sound.All around a very good option for out of town eating.
19:18 13 Jul 20
I stopped by with the family on the way back from a weekend beach trip. The service here was great and fast. We had the tuna tartar and the crab cake sandwich. Overall the food was good. I probably would give them a 5 star rating if the cooking oil didn't need to be changed.
18:03 22 Jul 20
Obnoxiously nautical, and I love it. The walls are painting so nicely, you can tell that whoever did it, put a lot of effort into each and every brush stroke. Unfortunately for our group of two, the balsamic was a bit on the watery side.
13:26 11 Aug 20
Enjoyed the locals. Great service behind bar. Plenty of parking across street. Live music at 7.was a nice touch.Have been back multiple times already.
16:48 22 May 21
Great place for lunch! I got the Jerk Salmon Salad and my friend got the fried fish tacos. The salad was really light and well balanced. The tacos were huge and it comes with two. My friend said they were tasty and she also likes the coleslaw
01:37 07 Jun 21
If you're not from the south, one thing you've got to try is shrimp and grits. And for this, Driftwood Cafe will not disappoint! I ordered shrimp and grits with the white sauce and it was fabulous! The maple bacon cheeseburger with fries was great as well. Not so great was the crab dip. If you like a bit of spice, try the fish tacos!
La Toya Jackson
18:29 22 Jun 21
Great appetizers. We had a large group and they were able to accommodate us. The tuna tartare was excellent. The best I've had. My main dish was a crab stuffed grouper, but I didn't like it as much. It was salty and rubbery tasting. Overall good experience!
14:51 23 Jun 21
Crab soup was the best I've ever had. I decided to try a BLT sandwich with salmon on it because I'd never heard of that but it was soo good. The pesto mayo that comes with it is great. My mom got fish and chips and the bit I stole from her was great. Even the kids menu chicken tenders don't disappoint.
14:59 21 Mar 22
All and all not a bad place. It feels like a hybrid seafood bar and family style mid-fancy restaurant. It's definitely expensive but not obscenely so and the food was great. The view out the back was lovely. They could improve with larger serving sizes of the cheaper parts of each dish. For instance they could serve ALOT more grits with the "Wayne" dish.
02:34 28 Mar 22
A wonderful dining experience! The crab dip appetizer was light, creamy, and flavorful. The fish and chips (fish was grouper) were crispy and succulent. Also enjoyed the live music and getting to chat with the performer, Josephine. They were experiencing a staffing shortage, and it showed, but this is a restaurant that very obviously cares for its staff and is willing to stick up for them. Perhaps the one thing that I disliked about my time here was my drink - I ordered a Manhattan and it did not contain any vermouth, quickly became watered down from the ice, and the cherry was a Maraschino (I simply would’ve expected a better caliber of drink based on how good the food was).