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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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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • 48
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 0
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  • 6
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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
Don't judge a book by its cover

My husband and I had been dying to try old school diner for over a year and decided on a Sunday to make the trip to Darien to try it. It's definitely in a desolate location and when your pulling up to the restaurant it can be a bit discouraging with the outside decor of toilet bowls as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
heatherrD7940PL
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Brunswick, Georgia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was very disappointed. Ordered the grilled shrimp and when it arrived it was covered with some sauce that the waitress said she could tell us what was in it. The chef doesn't let anybody know. The portions were very small. The most disturbing thing was when we went to pay, the person at the counter said these are our old... More 

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Thank Firefly731
Brunswick, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had been dying to try old school diner for over a year and decided on a Sunday to make the trip to Darien to try it. It's definitely in a desolate location and when your pulling up to the restaurant it can be a bit discouraging with the outside decor of toilet bowls as planters(building before... More 

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Thank heatherrD7940PL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hello family we have just received our new beer and wine license so come on out and enjoy a steak cooked to perfection with a nice ice cold beer

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Thank Razz_da_tazz09
Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely the kind of place that a picture just CAN'T describe. Go for the food. Leave with your soul.

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Thank John K
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Chef for the past 8 years. Watched his business expand from that tiny kitchen. Thanks Chef for all the great times. Be back soon.

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Thank Quinn M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Upon driving up to the entrance my party wanted to immediately turn, no run away. The old saying of "Don't judge a book by it's cover" is all I have to say. Once seated the decor kept our interest and then Jerome, the principle owner and chef took center stage. Jerome's hospitality, infectious smile is pale in comparison to the... More 

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Thank Exit17s
Pooler, Georgia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Looks like a hole in the wall from the outside, but opens up to a funky, eclectic interior. Wonderful food with a Cajun flair. Chef Jerome goes out of his way to make everyone feel welcome. He starts you out with the best hush puppies I've ever had. The food takes a little longer to arrive since Chef Jerome is... More 

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Thank Joel D
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Read about this unique restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to try it, the reviews were very good. Well, first it is out of the way and hard to find. Second, it looks worse on the outside than it did in the pictures . Inside is better, but it smells funny. The waitress was very attentive although the meal took... More 

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Thank AnnCBowen
Allenhurst, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

From the carpeting that lines the parking lot to the hundreds of pictures that give life to its interior walls, much can be said about the eclectic look of the Old School Diner. But it is more than just the ambiance that lures Coastal Georgia residents and tourists to the hidden gem. And while the perfectly cooked shrimp, saucy ribs... More 

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Thank Patricia L
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Had to go to Waffle House to cleanse palate afterwards. The shrimp (3) arrived without any accompanying sauce and it took three waitresses, a hostess and twenty minutes to rustle up some strange barbecue type sauce. When I asked for horse-radish they brought me the jar and a spoon. Although there were several beer advertising lamps, there was no beer... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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