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Old School Diner

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1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331
+1 912-832-2136
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Chef Jerome Brown, has 20 years in the seafood business. Our customers are...
Chef Jerome Brown, has 20 years in the seafood business. Our customers are our family members, we have over 10,000 photos on the walls of our restaurant! The Old School Diner, famous for the "Wheel Chair Platter!" - Come see why Ben Affleck says " Why ask, Trust your Chef" Carpeted parking lot? Yes we have that! A quick trip from Savannah and well worth the trip! A real Hidden Gem of the Southeast, that is a quote from Southern Living Magazine!
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 35
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  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't ARRIVE hungry or you'll LEAVE hungry!

It was a Saturday evening and not very many customers. Two members of our party had eaten here 5 or 6 times prior, and had great experiences those times...tons of great seafood with food to bring home afterwards. Don't know if the chef was having a bad day/in a bad mood/ or what, but this was to... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
fletchdoggie
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brunswick georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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brunswick georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It was a Saturday evening and not very many customers. Two members of our party had eaten here 5 or 6 times prior, and had great experiences those times...tons of great seafood with food to bring home afterwards. Don't know if the chef was having a bad day/in a bad mood/ or what, but this was to be a dinner... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food! My husband and I just ate there as its amazing! He had never been before and left a happy man! Order the wheelchair platter, it's the best for you buck and you will need an actual wheelchair when your done eating! Hats off to Jerome and staff!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The experience begins as you pull up into the carpeted parking lot and continues inside with eclectic decor including a VIP table in boxing ring setting with dollar tree seasonal decorations, collectibles and mismatched furniture and pictures of patrons everywhere. Not a space was left bare....it felt a bit like eating in somebody's living room...only thing missing a velvet couch...although... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Just as the other reviews say, a little scary and not sure what to expect when you drive up to this place. But, I heard the food was great and that this would truly be an experience to remember for a lifetime. It truly lived up to that! No other place like this in the world. Extremely friendly staff and... More 

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Woodstock
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were visiting family close by and they had been here to eat and wanted us to try it. I will be honest when we pulled off the main road it was a bit scary. We were greeted by one of the waiters and then taken back to the main dining room. The chef comes out to meet everyone and... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

US Military Vets MC from three chapters in South Georgia were looking for a Sunday afternoon destination and Old School Diner was where I picked. We arrived a little earlier than our reservation time, but we were welcomed right in. With a group of nearly 20, it could have been quite a load on the servers. No problem at all!... More 

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Gainesville, Fl
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143 reviews 143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We came here based on Trip Advisor reviews. First of all, this place is 20 miles outside of Darien, so not really sure how it gets rated as a Darien restaurant. Driving up is a treat in itself, arriving to carpeted driveway, outside toilets and barking dogs. We were welcomed warmly and led to our table with a smile. The... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A friend of ours brought us here. We drove passed the plant filled toilets aligning the drive and pulled into the carpeted parking lot and it only got more interesting from there. We ordered the Wagon Wheel, because you should "trust your chef". The amount of food was incredible, and i am a chow hound. This area of the country... More 

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Bill_LewisSavannahGA, Guest Relations Manager at Old School Diner, responded to this review

The Old School Diner would like to thank you for the oh so kind words in your recent Trip Advisor review. We don't advertise, never have! But we do have 5000+ family members that do this for us. Welcome to the Old School Diner family. We look forward to your return visit sometime soon. Chef Jerome and his family of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We love Chef Jerome and his staff(Family).They made us feel welcome each visit.The setting is so welcoming and comfortable,it is as if every person in the building came to dinner together. We made news friends each visit ,from adjacent tables. We're looking foward to our next visit.

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Bill_LewisSavannahGA, Guest Relations Manager at Old School Diner, responded to this review

The Old School Diner would like to thank you for the oh so kind words in your recent Trip Advisor review. We don't advertise, never have! But we do have 5000+ family members that do this for us. Welcome to the Old School Diner family. We look forward to your return visit sometime soon. Chef Jerome and his family of... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

OMG - The Food is awesome and lots of it . The Seafood still kicking ... Meats fresh from the Pit ... The service , none better . The Chef ...... Must meet the Chef ............ !

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Bill_LewisSavannahGA, Guest Relations Manager at Old School Diner, responded to this review

The Old School Diner would like to thank you for the oh so kind words in your recent Trip Advisor review. We don't advertise, never have! But we do have 5000+ family members that do this for us. Welcome to the Old School Diner family. We look forward to your return visit sometime soon. Chef Jerome and his family of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Darien
  • Phone Number: +1 912-832-2136

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Chef Jerome Brown, has 20 years in the seafood business. Our customers are our family members, we have over 10,000 photos on the walls of our restaurant! The Old School Diner, famous for the "Wheel Chair Platter!" - Come see why Ben Affleck says " Why ask, Trust your Chef" Carpeted parking lot? Yes we have that! A quick trip from Savannah and well worth the trip! A real Hidden Gem of the Southeast, that is a quote from Southern Living Magazine!

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