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Swampfire Backwoods Bistro, Folkston, GA

Swampfire Backwoods Bistro

4.6
4.6
26 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
Welcome to Swampfire Backwoods Bistro. We’re a small family owned and operated restaurant that offers elegant, relaxed dining.
Located at the heart of a beautiful 300 year oak grove, you’ll find our setting is perfect for before and after dinner strolls, firefly spotting, and games of hide and seek with the little ones.
It’s oak that gives our sizzling, Grade A ribeye steaks an unmistakable, mouthwatering local flavor. We serve them with fresh seafood and all the trimmings.
We keep the menu simple and the quality high. Always steak and seafood, but with different, delicious presentations every week.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (912) 390-9454
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

26 Reviews
  1. JamesP

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My steak was not good at all. It tasted like it was soaked with charcoal lighter fluid. Other than that everything was great. We are not the type to complain so we it's just not our taste of food.

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  2. ChrisfinaG

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant away from the city atmosphere that other restaurants offer! Definitely will be returning sometime soon as the food and service was excellent.

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  3. WarrenS

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service will definitely be returning

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  4. WandaH

    Central Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Will definitely be back. Always a great time

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  5. JasonM

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was blown away by how good the steak and seafood was, it was by luck that I found it and the setting outside under the oak trees really sets the romantic mood. The seating and tables were a little small but that does add to the setting. The ribeye steak was huge and did not need anything due to it being seasoned and cooked to perfection. It was very reasonable on price, and well worth the value because of the quality of the food. I will be back again and again, it's hard to find a place that can serve a steak as good as Swampfire Backwoods Bistro. It is like a rare gem that only a few know about! I could see it being a great place to listen to live blues music, sipping on the good wine, or another beverage that they serve and letting letting all of your senses take in the atmosphere. I'm ready to go back!

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  6. LucyP

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at the Bistro. The food was on point, the service was fast and pleasant, and the atmosphere was inviting and cozy. Highly recommend this little gem!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is like a hidden gem. It is small, quaint, yet elegant. The server is so attentive and friendly. The food is amazing. We had steak and seafood entrees and a bottle of wine. It was such a nice and enjoyable experience.

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  8. LisaR

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband swears the ribeye is the best…. But I’m partial to the deviled crab

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  9. TaniaD

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, would highly recommend!!!!!

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  10. melaniek

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment, wonderful staff, and the food was excellent!

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  11. SabrinaC

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a must do. This place is wonderful from the staff to the food to the owner. Will definitely be back.

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  12. DannyK

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time and we were celebrating a friends birthday and we look forward to going back one day

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  13. AshleyW

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family LOVES Swampfire! It is our go to place to get a great steak!

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  14. MikeB

    Central Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak and seafood was cooked perfectly as usual. Family from out of town loved the small cozy restaurant and the delicious food. … especially the deviled crab.

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  15. MPea

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place to eat! Super friendly and welcoming, delicious every time!

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  16. MikeB

    Central Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the food was great! My husband got a steak cooked just the way he ordered with fried Mahi. Delicious! I got the Bountiful Seafood Platter… fried shrimp & oysters and blackened scallops. Absolutely 💯 amazing.. Service was exceptional. At the time there were only 3 tables with customers. This is a small restaurant with very attentive service!

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  17. NothingMore

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service never disappoint; the staff works so hard to please! Steaks were delicious and were complimented nicely with veggies on the side.

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  18. WandaH

    Central Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. Great food. Great service.

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  19. WalterK

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to relax, unwind, and become one with Mother Nature. We all need to reassess our priorities, give thanks, and become one with Mother Nature. Amazing value, food, service and great people.

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  20. RoseG

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the Atmosphere, The Service , and The Food!

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  21. RDay

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting the area from out of town and were so pleased with our visit to Swampfire Backwoods Bistro that we are planning another trip to the general area in hope to again enjoy the delicious food. The waitstaff was friendly, energetic and prompt, management was frequently checking on patrons, food was yummy- steak melted in your mouth, potato cooked to perfection onion rings and dipping sauce are an absolute must try!! the atmosphere was inviting and quiet but not so that you couldn't enjoy a nice conversation at your table or feel that you were interrupting if you wanted to make friends across the way. Swampfire Backwoods Bistro is a family friendly but also a wonderful place for date night! Highly recommend!

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  22. Friends

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the 2nd time and it was as good as the first time dinning there.

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  23. PhilD

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Quaint restaurant miles from anything...a surprising find! Steaks were the best we've had in years...large, juicy, tender, excellent marinated (?) flavor, cooked to perfection! Had enough leftovers for a second meal. They were out of scallops but would have loved to try them if the steak was that good. Our server was friendly, attentive and a professional. Highly recommend!

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  24. ChristyJ

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was,wonderful the food, service, and place

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  25. ShaneG

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Other than it being really small , it was a great place to eat and the staff was really nice.

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  26. BrentW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet and peaceful in a majestic setting. Oak trees surround the restaurant. Looking out the window you can see an amazing view. The service was flawless and the food was amazing. If you haven’t been here yet, what are you waiting on?

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FAQs

Swampfire Backwoods Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Swampfire Backwoods Bistro

Ozzie Rowell Lp, Folkston, GA 31537

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Folkston
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Wine
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