Driftwood Bistro - Best Family Seafood Restaurant on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Driftwood Bistro Jekyll Island, Georgia Carolina Mama and Family
Summer 2017

"Driftwood Bistro is a unique casual “low country” restaurant experience in a relaxed yet sophisticated island resort atmosphere. Let us treat you to the best food and service on beautiful Jekyll Island."

The trees on Jekyll Island are breathtaking. Known for the Driftwood, we were so thrilled to learn about a local hot spot for seafood and dining, the Driftwood Bistro! Love their driftwood logo. 

We love the low country atmosphere of trees and simple spaces. 

We were immediately drawn to the Driftwood by a local artist. You can acquire your own original piece at the Driftwood Bistro when you visit. Look how unique these are! 

The restaurant is decorated with the driftwood artwork and in a coastal theme with palm trees, sea shells and this bald eagle print. 

We are seafood lovers so we started with a couple of shrimp appetizers perfectly and lightly
coated with a delicious seasoning that complimented the fresh shrimp. 

We were greeted by the owner, Dan Dickerson. He is the kindest and most hospitable owner and server! That's right, Dan will be serving when you stop by for a visit! He believes in being 
a part of the restaurant and serving his customers. He made us feel so welcomed. 

Photo opp! Yes, we got the boys to get a few quick and cute pics of Dad and Mom! :) 

We had a delicious salad with homemade blue cheese dressing. Boulder Mt. Man and I love homemade blue cheese and this one was perfect. 

My dish was a fresh caught seabags with capers and a delicious light sauce that was tasty and 
perfect with this light white fish. 

My Boulder Mt. Man loves crab cakes so he ordered the Wild Georgia Crab Cakes! He had his accompanied with slaw and a squash casserole which is a southern favorite. It was one of the best I have had. I am so glad that he shared it with me! I loved it! 

Our cheeseburger lover was thrilled - this one was "perfect!" And the fries were "to die for, too!" :) 

We must remember the Hushpuppies! This is maybe the 3rd basket so they did the trick! :) 

Our other son loves perfectly fried shrimp! He had his first cheesy grits! So proud of him 
always trying new things. We love cheese grits and he hasn't tried them. This was 
a great time. His favorite are classic grits. However, his Dad loved the cheese grits !:) 

The decadent chocolate warm Chocolate Lava Cake was a treat! We devoured it! 

They also have a specialty of Augusta's "Now Famous" Bread Pudding that is like no other! This recipe was from a family member's Grandmother! So cool! Even though I'm a New Orleans girl, bread pudding is not my thing. I did try this one and I was glad I did! Everyone liked it! 

The Driftwood Bistro is located at the "Villas by the Sea!" Isn't it gorgeous with greenery, ferns, oak trees, Spanish moss and more. Another great photo opp - this one of the boys! :) They 
loved chilling in the mega chaise! 

Then Dad jumps in! :) 

Family fun Villas by the Sea at the Driftwood Bistro restaurant! :) I love summer! :) 

Our turn, summer love! 

When you're on Jekyll Island, go to Driftwood Bistro and eat all of the seafood, talk with Dan and enjoy! You'll be glad! Thank you for hosting us, Dan and Driftwood! We'll hope to be back soon!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Driftwood Bistro. All opinions are our own. 

Best Savory Sugar-Free Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving and Forever

This Thanksgiving is extra special because I finally mastered the organic North Carolina Sweet Potatoes! :)

Really, we are so grateful this Thanksgiving weekend. God is beyond what I can explain in his love and mercy! We have been blessed immensely and I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Now, for the best Sweet Potatoes! Seriously, through my 2017 Journey 2 Health, I've learned so much and have been so elated to learn so many new things health wise that include eat well, move well and live well!

So, I was challenged to make the delicious traditional Sweet Potatoes without sugar or maple syrup or white flours, etc. I accepted and am so grateful! This recipe is on our forever list! Remember how healthy sweet potatoes are for you.

Get the whole rSavory Sugar-Free Sweet Potatoes recipe and details here at Journey 2 Health were I shared the article originally.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Journey 2 Health as I am a J2H Team member! All opinions are my own. 

Butterball Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Thanksgiving is coming!! We're working with Butterball again! You know that means a Butterball Turkey Giveaway!

We love Butterball. We're customers all year long! Butterball is delicious and also, they help you cook your turkey to perfection!

Butterball is committed to being a comprehensive resource for your Thanksgiving Turkey! Check out the How-To Video Page here!  All of the How-Tos are listed: How to Choose, How to Thaw, How to Roast, Stuff, Brine, etc. your turkey to perfection! 


I love the Calculators & Conversations Thawing: "This Thanksgiving, don’t waste time trying to figure out how to convert measurements, how much turkey to buy or how much time is needed for thawing and cooking. Making your time in the kitchen more efficient!" 

Enter the Giveaway for (1) Butterball Turkey Coupon valued at $20! 

1) Leave a comment below of your favorite Thanksgiving Turkey dressing recipe! 

2) Tweet this Giveaway! 

3) Leave a comment on the Carolina Mama FB page of your favorite Thanksgiving dessert! 

*Contest ends November 15th at Noon EST.  (The coupon will be sent with a tracking number. No resends will be granted.) All the best! 

An early Happy Thanksgiving! I know we are already planning our recipes! Chocolate Pecan Pie is always in the rotation! Mommy's Cornbread Oyster Dressing is #1! :) 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Butterball. All opinions are my own!