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About Driftwood Southern Kitchen
Driftwood Southern Kitchen, located in Lafayette Village, is the latest addition to North Raleigh's blossoming local dining scene. Our ever-changing menu showcases the finest of ingredients from supporting local farms and purveyors, allowing us to make as much as possible in house. For us, cooking is not a job- it's our lives, and we believe breaking bread at the table should be a fun and soul satisfying experience. Born out of our strong love for southern ingredients and southern hospitality, Driftwood displays rustic farmhouse cooking at its best. Our menu is designed so our guests can playfully piece their meals together and share with one another for a true communal dining experience, just like sitting down for supper at your grandmother's house.
We're a little quirky, with a touch of serious, but we put a lot of love into what we do. Come join us at Driftwood Southern Kitchen to create memories and share your experiences, we can't wait to see you at our table.
Raleigh, NC 27613
Southern, Comfort Food, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am-2:00pm
Falls of Neuse Rd. and Honeycutt Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On site parking in private lot, underground parking garage, and street parking
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please note, if you are celebrating and bringing a cake there will be a $15.00 charge.
Driftwood Southern Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
The food was delicious, including the fried green tomatoes, wings (we chose a peach-jalapeno sauce with it), and hush puppies. The crispy shrimp and grits were flavorful and filling. The short ribs were tasty and very tender. The quality of food was consistently of a high quality since our last visit. We will continue to dine here again and introduce friends to Driftwood.
The food was good. The service left a bit to be desired. Both the waiter and the hostess acted like our simple request would take an act of congress. When we asked for a manager, suddenly they could accommodate us. That said, the food was good and I liked the decor. I'd go back.
They have changed the menu. The original is much more appealing. New choices are merely fair and mostly unnecessary. Go back to the original-a meal should come with a side order not have to pay extra,especially a smoker meal. On the positive the biscuits served upon seating are delicious. However they should be unlimited, not .50 extra per biscuit. There were only 3 tiny ones upon sit down. Just keep the buffet brunch please!!!
Driftwood has delicious, southern food at a reasonable price. They were pretty quiet for a Monday night, and our server was not the most attentive and did not come by our table very often even though they were not busy. Their menu is very extensive when it comes to southern foods. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and the food was pretty good, though the pork was a bit dry. The brussel sprouts were amazing though! The portion was just right as well.
I would definitely give it another chance if I were in the area.
Last minute decision for dinner and it was really good. Food was delicious. Server was awesome. Ambiance was just what we like. Only negative would be plate descriptions. Chicken and dumplings was more chicken soup with a few "dumplings" than a traditional Southern dish where the dumplings are as much the star as the chicken (if not more). Too much broth and veggies. Very tasty, but not at all "chicken and dumplings" as most of us NC natives would define it. My son's meatloaf was fantastic; father-in-law's beef brisket was pure melt-in-your mouth smokey goodness; and wife's fried shrimp and grits was a nice twist on the tried and true. Definitely will be back again (and again).
The food was great! With two people in our group who do not eat meat, there were still plenty of options. This was the largest place for our get together and the brunch buffet was awesome. The best part was how reasonably priced everything was! Thank you for great service and a great place for us ladies to get out and enjoy each other's company!
Great neighborhood restaurant in north Raleigh. Southern comfort food with a twist. Good food and fair price. Service was unbelievably good for a Friday night. Waitress was knowledgeable, and helpful without being intrusive. Her recommendations were spot on. Highly recommend!
I went for brunch. I loved that you could choose between the savory or sweet buffets. For the price, I definitely ate my fill, but the bloody Mary mix was definitely over seasoned and the mimosas were mostly OJ. The food itself wasn't anything special but everything was handled cleanly and very tasty for a basic brunch. The service was confusing because we seemed to have two servers that took care of us simultaneously asking the same questions of us but not communicating with each other at all.
The food is amazing! Normally we have our favorites, but we tried something new and was not disappointed! The drinks were great, beer is slightly over priced but a good local craft selection and good bourbon for after the meal. This is one of our favorite spots to visit and go on date night to. Always recommend to incoming friends and family.
I decided to frequent this restaurants for lunch based on good reviews I had read. When I arrived I was immediately seated because the place was practically empty. I ordered the lobster roll which came with homemade chips. The lobster roll looked delicious upon it's arrival. One bite and I tasted a lot of sodium. It's was tolerable, but it definitely was not a Maine lobster sandwich. The homemade chips were the best part of the meal. When the waitress arrived. I asked did the chef steam fresh lobsters and remove the meat for the salad or did this come out of a can or plastic container. I was told the latter and then I figured out why the meat was so salty. Next, I asked our waitress about dessert. There were four items available. One was some sort of local fresh peaches with cake. I hinted to the waitress that local fresh peaches aren't available in North Carolina in October. She had an embarrassed grin and told me I was right and she was not sure why they advertised a local fresh peach dish when local peaches are not in season. Our waitress then went on to describe a beignet type of dessert with different sauces. I ordered the beignets with the sauces. Man, was I in for another poor excuse for a dessert. The hot round dough round concoction was analogous to eating hard chicken nuggets and the sauce was nothing more then thick syrup. The place looks like it has potential but it causes me concern when menu items are being sold as local and fresh during a time when clearly they are not in season. Moreover, something as simple as a cake doughnut like dessert is presented with a very tough and crunchy exterior and is comparable to expired chicken nuggets at a fast food restaurant. Unfortunately, I will not be going back to Driftwood.
We went to Driftwood for a family brunch meal and my Mom's 80th birthday get together (for just 4 of us). It was our first trip there and we were all pleased!!! The food was delicious and the buffet had something for everyone! The price was great ... especially when the bill came and we found that it included drinks as well (at least coffee and juice ... and refills on both!)
They were also amazing about a food allergy I had alerted them to and went above and beyond to make sure I knew what not to eat.
While they aren't convenient for me (I'm almost an hour away), we'll definitely be back for special occasions!!!
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