Darien River House used to be a bed and breakfast and only opened in early summer as a restaurant. We actually went to Darien for another restaurant, but when we saw it was closed, this was our fallback. We are really glad the other place wasn't open, this restaurant was superb! We chose to eat on the porch, but the house is full rooms with tables. They have 2 fer price fixe specials....we went for the $35 one which allowed us to choose any entree from the menu. My husband and I each got a different appetizer -- the shrimp and olive bruschetta for him, and I got the blue crab stuffed mushroom caps. OMG -- amazing. We then both had the fish chowder - very good. All the while munching on delicious yeast made rolls (just like grandma made) fresh out of the oven. Our bread basket was always full. My husband had the shrimp and grits and I had the pecan crusted grouper with lemon honey. My dish was fantastic and my husband cleaned his plate as well (smile). We both raved about how good our food was. The special includes dessert but I could not eat another bite. My husband found room for the Banana's Foster which he said was equally fantastic. Icing on the cake was half price drinks. We both tried wines from their extensive list. Definitely worth the trip and the money! Don't bother to dress up if you don't want to.... we had on shorts and felt right at home.
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