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D r i f t a w ay t o S a n d f l y The Quattlebaums concentrate on high-quality seafood and nautical ambience SOMETIMES YOU’RE IN THE MOOD Tartare (Ahi Tuna seared “tatake” style for fine dining, and sometimes you just with black and white sesame seeds, want some really good grub. And then tossed with a sesame-ginger vinaigrette there are the eventual times and diced cucumbers on a bed of when you may want the rice stick noodles and crispy former, while your wontons and crowned dining partner with pickled ginger), to prefers the latter. their entrees, where What to do? you can order anyHere’s a sugthing from the lowgestion: Go to key flash-fried the Driftaway shrimp and oyster Café in historic Driftaway Seafood Sandfly (that’s Combo, to haute cuisine like Pistachioapproximately one crusted Salmon (Fresh blink north of Isle of Atlantic salmon fillet Hope, for those who crusted with green pistachios aren’t familiar). and finished with a keySince 2001, the Seared Tuna Ahi Tartare lime mustard butter). husband and wife And while I’m on the team of Robyn and subject of their menu selections, let me Michele Quattlebaum have been serving take this opportunity to clear up any misup a wide array of seafood (and some conceptions that readers may have about beef, for you landlubbers) to those lucky fish tacos. They seem to be all the rage enough to have heard of the restaurant. now, and Driftaway’s got ‘em, but if you “We’re not too heavily advertised, but are like me, the mental combination of somehow a lot of people have found out “fish” and “taco” may not sound too about us,” Robyn says with a chuckle as appealing. the lunch crowd begins to, um… crowd. To my relief, a fish taco is not a When asked about his job title, he taco in the traditional sense, simply replies, “My wife is the with the tomato-based taco owner, I just do what I’m sauce and Mexican told. I helped design the spices. The Baja Fish restaurant and the Taco is actually grouper menu. lawn maintefingers flash-fried in nance, dish-washing, Killians beer batter, with placing orders; anyshredded lettuce, thing that needs to be homemade salsa and a done to ensure a smooth creamy (Mayo based) Baja operation.” taco sauce served in a hot torRobyn’s easy-going tilla. attitude is reflected in the The shark ‘greeter’ I don’t know about you, but ambiance at the Driftaway that sounds infinitely better than what I Café. From the moment you set foot in was imagining! the restaurant, you feel as if you are on a Quattlebaum is quick to give thanks to secluded island. The walls of the Driftaway are one big seascape, complete those who make it all happen. “I have a staff of some of the greatest with lighthouse, boats and a gigantic cooks in Savannah,” he brags. “I can’t three-dimensional shark. It’s like being say enough about them. They’re what surrounded by the Atlantic while you makes our food so great.” dine. So come in, sit down, and dine on “That’s what happens when you shop gourmet fare, or if you prefer, kick back on eBay late at night,” Quattlebaum and munch some great food. Either way jokes, referring to the mammoth great is just fine. ◗ white adorning his wall. “It adds an authenticity to the place, though.” The Driftaway Café has two locations: But while the décor at the Driftaway 7400 Skidaway Rd. (Sandfly) and 216 Care may be impressive, it still takes a Johnny Mercer Blvd. (Wilmington Island). back seat to the food. Hours of operation are Monday thru “When I opened this restaurant, I wanted to offer Savannah the opportunity Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. with live music on Wednesday nights. Friday open till 11 to ‘eat out,’ but also the opportunity to p.m. Saturday open from 10 a.m. till 11 ‘dine’ if they chose,” says Quattlebaum. The menu showcases that “eat out” or p.m. Sunday Brunch is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., close at 9 p.m. Call 303-0999 or visit “dine” duality in every area, from their them at appetizers, with such offerings as the Wymberly crab cakes and Seared Tuna

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