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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
Food was good but service was awful. Took 15 minutes for waiter to even acknowledge us and at least another 20 minutes for a drink order to arrive. We had been there for 45 minutes before our food order was taken. Asked for ketchup for fries, but never came. Diners next to us we’re having similar experience with service. Menu was a nice variation, but rosemary fries had zero taste of rosemary and were disappointing. Would like to go back, but concerned about having such poor service which really affected our experience.
We didn't know quite what to expect but we had a delightful time and fully enjoyed New Year's Eve brunch with our daughter and son-in-law. We loved the beautiful Christmas tree, holiday atmosphere, and cozy rustic feel of the place. Our waitress Allison was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and with such a variety, we were full when we left for home. Great place, great time, memorable experience.
The company is always the best part of our Sunday brunch but Driftwood always provides the perfect place for our monthly get together! The food was, as always, amazing and the service was even better this time! Thanks you guys for a perfect brunch with the ladies!
Had the apple bacon Brie grilled cheese - way too sweet and mushy. Needed some element of acid and texture to balance it (perhaps a few slices of a Granny Smith Apple and less of the apple jam).
My husband had the Frito chili - tasted like cinnamon. Neither of us liked it.
Service was good, but the food was mediocre. Also - the chairs are metal and uncomfortable. The atmosphere is very good overall.
Met a friend for lunch. First time here for both of us. Attractive inside. Unfortunately my seat had the sun from upper windows in my eyes and every-time the door was opened cold air seemed to come right to our table. I ordered pulled pork sandwich and was very underwhelmed. It sounded so good on the menu but was really tasteless. No smoky flavor. Very bland. Not much barbecue sauce or slaw on the sandwich. I asked for additional sauce on the side. My friend had Shrimp and Grits and thought it was wonderful. I think I just chose the wrong thing. My side was the brussel sprouts in bacon vinaigrette. They were to die for. I would go back and just order a plate of those. They were sooooo good.
This is my 6th or 7th time at Driftwood and every single experience has been great. The food is fantastic and the servers have always been attentive and friendly whether I was with a large party or a party of two. The moinshine flasks are one of my favorite things and the Apple Cider shine is great! I have recommended Driftwood to others and I will definitely return.
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!
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