DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke

4.3
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806 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
At DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke you will find our menu features American plates as a reflection of chef David Burke’s contemporary approach to cooking, with a nod to elevated local area classics.

Fresh baked pop-overs, seasonal starters and signature table-shares like the bacon clothesline and chorizo & octopus kebabs are fan faves.

Patented Salt-Aged steaks and hand-cut pastas are shore to please. Dive into a west coast oyster and enjoy a 3lb. Lobster right from our tank-to-your-table. Finish with a mouth-watering dessert, made in-house by our very own pastry chef Stuart.

We have taken our beverage program to the next level by partnering with local farms, distilleries and breweries right here on the Jersey Shore. Barrel-aged cocktails are next on the list of things to pour and our boutique wine list evolves with every sip.

DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke and the newly opened Nauti Bar at the Driftwood Cabana Club truly offers a beautiful, flavorful and memorable experience.
What 806 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.3
ambience
3.9
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vipMelly
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and amazing service. I can’t wait to go back. I will recommend to all my friends.

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vipMichelesnow29
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love this restaurant, a dining experience like no other! Food, service, ambience impeccable!! They really get it right in every way!

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BestBets
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Salmon was incredible. You must order the bacon. Oceanview one way, riverview the other. Lots of parking.

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LTGMMG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Girls night

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KimZim
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

It started to rain outdoor and it took the manager awhile to make a decision to put up beach umbrellas to shield us from the rain. Disappointing that this was not done ahead of time.

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RonK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, however not enough covering to eat outside

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
37 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The outdoor patio at Driftwood is very appealing, with water views in two directions.

We had a birthday dinner on July 7th, a lovely evening on the Jersey Shore.

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vipDPrice
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Octopus and Scallops were cooked to PERFECTION! Delicious. Skip the angry lobster dumplings - tasteless. Dessert is amazing. Service is significantly more casual than at the locations David Burke personally manages but for a beach outpost it's fine. View is great.

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BrRa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this place. Under the circumstances of reopening and eating outdoors, we had a nice meal with great service .

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vipMardiK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was mediocre hard to believe this is a David Burke
Restaurant. Food was far superior when Patrick Trama
Owned it. The menu is too gimmicky. Then they can’t make
The food on the menu. It’s a tourist trap with a decent
View. Our waiter Mike was great and the service was great
Drinks were good if you go keep your order simple and accept the fact that you are getting ripped off for a glance at the ocean

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AlJD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent all around

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vipcatherinek
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined outdoors overlooking cabana club pool. Great views of ocean and river as well. Great service.

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kirk4fun
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service ❣️We will absolutely be back soon 😊

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from mgr to staff

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Jacquie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The lobster dumpling appetizer was delicious as were the hippie FF... however we ordered the surf and turf his MR and mine Med... told the server to please make sure mine was medium because sometimes I also end up with MR... when they came out my husbands was very very rare as was mine .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at DRIFTHOUSE for our 10th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed a wonderful meal including cocktails, appetizers, entrees and desserts! We said that we will definitely return before the end of the summer to dine outdoors again.

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Dougie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to everyone for great food and support. Janice did a great job with us and was kind and gracious once it rained.

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vipgoRU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

outside dining service and precautions were done very well

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was INSANELY good! The menu has new options. The service was perfect. It was a great dinner at the Jersey Shore!!

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cappucino
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

First time ever and I’ve been dining at David Burke’s restaurants for many years. I have to say this was one of my worst experiences. Our server Allissa was a very inexperience as a server. She was no where to be found at anytime never checked on us. Appetizers were great and went downhill from there. I ordered a filet mignon medium came out medium well. Sent it back. Manger came over and gave us a complimentary shrimp dish. Filet mignon came back medium rare. Alyssa never came back to check to see if everything was okay. Needless to say didn’t eat the filet. Thank god the manager brought over the shrimp. Now coffee and dessert. Order 2 double espressos-ice cold and came as a regular espresso. Dessert was good. We were very disappointed with our dining experience.

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KellyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and kind. I #imafsn!!

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food.,The portions were very generous. The service was very attentive . When it started to rain we wwrw immediately moved to another table that was protected from the elements. Overall rhe experience was wonderful and would highly recommend it.

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LouisC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was great, nice view with perfect weather
Could've used a bit more shade while dining.

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MaryJoR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drifthouse by David Burke never disappoints! The food was as amazing as always. The clothes line bacon and lobster dumplings melt in your mouth. The staff is energetic and friendly. A must for summer dining. The out door patio looks out over the ocean and the bay. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Rissa101
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our one year anniversary. Food was delicious, service was wonderful!

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Mikep
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Was very disappointed in the food. I've eaten in a few of David's restaurants and always enjoyed the food.

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WENDY
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was delicious. First time out after the quarantine and couldn’t have been happier with the choice!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had dinner for father's day. Outside seating sure to the Covid 19. Had a great view of bother the ocean and river along with the pool club. Dinner was awesome as usual at David Burke's restaurants! For just starting outside, service was excellent! No mistakes at all, drinks stayed cold, and there was really no rush.
The angry lobster dumplings were great! I'll be having those again! All of it meals were delicious, cavatelli and lobster, bronzino, chicken and the scallops and octopus!
Can't wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As with every David Burke restaurant, the food and service was amazing! The setting at the Drifthouse was outstanding. I highly recommend the restaurant!

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vipGillesG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Beverage were very good considering the turn of recent events. Very professional and attentive.

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kevinb
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great job with the food. Sides were great and main course tasted outstanding. Service was a little slow but they had a few new people working so I'm sure it will get better. By the way the pop-overs were killer!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Waitress forgot my husbands main dish, chicken and his Brussel sprouts side dish. We would like money put back in the card. Not a credit. It wasn’t our fault. Appetizers were good. Rest of food wasn’t good. Mussels smelled bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second date

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Mario
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out since quaurentine. all was good. thanks to the staff and they sanitation was great

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MikeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and the service was absolutely excellent. Dinner was delicious. I just feel it was a little pricey but worth every penny

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

46th wedding Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great!

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vipamyh
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. They brought out appetizer almost immediately and then forgot about the popovers. My husband was offered another drink and I was not. Overall, the food was excellent. The Tuna Steak was amazing.

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MadelynnF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always great Tuesday night burger night is a great deal!!

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KarenS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David Burke delivers delicious food in a beautiful beachfront restaurant.

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DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 530-9760.

DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke is rated 4.3 stars by 806 OpenTable diners.

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