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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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On site parking in private lot and street parking
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
We went to Driftwood for my birthday. The menu was great...I had a really difficult time choosing between a few of the entrees. I eventually decided on the small plate Shrimp and Grits, and I was very pleased with my choice!
The restaurant is beautiful, and the waitress was pleasant. We will definitely be back to try a few other things.
Driftwood offers delicious, creative upscale Southern fare. The lavendar martini was divine and you can't beat 1/2 off wine on Thursday nights! My picky son devoured his Chicken Fried Chicken and my daughter loved the ribs with housemade mac and cheese. Start with the cheddar biscuits and finish with the doughnuts!
Locally sourced (mainly) food spot with a nice menu of meat, veggie and fish options. All of us had fish and the Mahi blackened was very tasty but a bit overcooked. It came with a cold corn, sprout type salad below it which was also flavorful. The sprouts are a bit tough to eat with the stems. The side dish of local collards really stole the evening with bold southern flavor.
Fair but higher prices, very attentive service from Bri and a fun, people watching prime spot in Lafayette Village.
Side note - the Sunday brunch is top shelf, pricey but excellent!
We had a great time!
The food was good, some of it very good. The short ribs & the sausage gravy was great, fried green tomatoes were the fave of our appetisers. I thought the collards were a little salty. My friend didn't like the apple cobbler, she was expecting a crust. I thought it was good , but really - ultra sweet!
Food was mediocre. Had the chickens and dumplings(should have been advertised as a soup instead) did not taste good at all. Also had the dw burger which tasted great. Had order Farro salad instead of house chips, was brought chips. The salad was ok but not the greatest. Would not recommend to a friend.
My wife and I were looking for a new place to try and just looked up some restaurants in Raleigh. Upon arriving we were definitely impressed with the scenery and the layout of Driftwood. The staff was friendly the whole time and our waitress Fawn was excellent. We will definitely be going back.
Visiting Raleigh for a few day touring university's and did a local search for good southern cuisine and Driftwood popped up. We were very happy, the biscuits were amazing! Lobster roll was A+, and so were all the sides we ordered. My spicy martini was delicious too! The ambiance was amazing, we sat outside and enjoyed the weather. A must visit if in in area.
3rd time to this location - always excellent food. They have twice run out of brisket, but we've been quite happy with alternatives. The wait time with a reservation was about 20 minutes. Excellent service, great tasting food reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.
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