The Driftaway Cafe – Casual Coastal Cuisine

I recently have actually had the time to go out to eat so of course I wanted to go somewhere that I have never been.  Accompanied by my son, who is a fabulous dining partner and a very honest reviewer as well, we chose The Driftaway Cafe, located in tiny Sandfly, which is a tiny residential nook in Savannah.

Casual Coastal Cuisine

Casual Coastal Cuisine

We started with the Driftaway Blue Chips and the Spinach and Artichoke Dip.  The Driftaway Blue Chips are made with their own housemade potato chips topped with melted blue cheese crumbles sprinkled with green onions, diced red peppers then drizzled with sour cream.  This sounded very interesting and did not disappoint me when I got it.  I did wish there was a bit more of the blue cheese on this ‘nacho’y bites, but to be honest with you it might have been a little too rich as the blue cheese is rather potent.  The Spinach and Artichoke dip is what it is.  There really is not much you can do with this dish to ‘make it your own’ other than screwing it up, so Driftaway did what is best with this one – served it as it should be – creamy, cheesey, goey and yummy!!

For our lunches we tried the Autobahn Buffalo Chicken Wrap and a Blackened Mahi Sandwich.  After ordering and receiving our lunches I really wish I would have tried something else.  Not that it was bad, because it was pretty good – I just think there were other options with a little more adventure to it. 

The atmosphere is exactly what they say it is – Casual Coastal Cuisine.  It feels as if you are on the water with maybe a Key West vibe to the place.  I do wish the servers were dressed a little more neatly instead of the very, very casual shorts and company t-shirts – Save that for Spanky’s!

For the price of the food, they could at least bump up the ‘first impression’ things like server appearance, tablecloths instead of vinyl table covers, etc.

Would I go back – yeah, if I were with company that specifically wanted to go here, then sure.  But on my own, not so sure – it didn’t “wow” me and the items were not “so” tasty that I can’t go to Applebees and get the same quality.

 

The Driftaway Cafe – 7400 D. Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA 31406 – 912.303.0999

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5 responses to “The Driftaway Cafe – Casual Coastal Cuisine

  1. Hi foodie. Give Driftaway another shot! go for dinner and try one of the head chef’s specials. Not only do servers dress nicer at dinner( no t-shirts!), the lights are low, and the specials are amazing. you’ll get anything on the menu from sweetbreads, mussels, sweet potato encrusted grouper to a great set of ahi tuna tacos. I’ve worked there for years and would hate for you to have an indifferent taste in your mouth about us… Thanks!

  2. Thanks Marie! I will. I know I sounded kind of harsh so I do appologize, but I will be back for dinner – it sounds really good!!

  3. Driftaway Cafe has the BEST fish tacos anywhere! We don’t go out to dinner very often, but when we do Driftaway is always our first choice. Great service and good, consistent, quality food.

  4. I will have to try these on my next visit. Thanks for the input!!!

  5. we will be in savannah in sept would like to to eat at driftaway

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