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Old School Diner

1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331-9109
+1 912-832-2136
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331-9109
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

The way you get to this place is to drive for miles through open country, then turn down narrow lanes, then go down through tunnels of moss-laden trees, and finally you turn up at a cluster of buildings with a carpet-covered parking lot. When you...More

1  Thank jnwall
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Darien is an excellent place to look for good seafood, but if you have found The Old School Diner, you need not look for anything else. The food is fresh, expertly cooked and served in portions enough to take some home! Chef Jerome is amazing,...More

Thank Lona_8
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

It’s well off the beaten path and well worth the trip. I’ve talked about the place for years and my wife on a whim asked to go. I recommended the wheel chair platter for 2 and our waitress agreed. It was all tasty and way...More

1  Thank William W
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We went here while on vacation in Georgia on June 14, 2018. One of a kind place, as you enter driveway there is indeed carpeting, and various items tacked all over the building. When you enter you can see all the various photos tacked on...More

Thank marbdarb
Reviewed May 3, 2018

This place nearly left me speechless. When you first pull up you see the carpet in the parking area, the auto tags everywhere and you wonder if you are at a restaurant or a flea market or something else. But let me tell you, do...More

Thank MariefromGeorgia
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The unique and eclectic Old School Diner near Townsend, in McIntosh County, Georgia is a must do if you are hungry and craving some great seafood as well as other dishes. Chef Jerome is a delight and cares about his customers by taking his craft...More

Thank Ernbo6
Reviewed March 22, 2018

To say this restaurant is Great would be an understatement. There so many things to say. Great food is only the beginning. The staff is extremely friendly and offers the best service of anyplace I have dined. Chef Jerome comes out to talk with all...More

Thank boregard9
Reviewed March 5, 2018

First time we went with friends and I had concerns when we drove up. Very......unconventional. Carpeted parking lot! Restaurant itself is a hodgepodge of decor....very interesting. BUT THE FOOD! OMG the FOOD! Great home cooking, Lots of food, no skimping there.. Seafood is King. We...More

Thank SavhCaro
Reviewed February 27, 2018

We really had high expectations after reading the reviews and drove over an hour to check it out. It's run by some of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet, and they certainly want to please. We ordered the wheelchair platter, which I think...More

Thank Martha O
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Wow is what comes to mind. Someone told a family member about the Old School Diner and we checked it out online. It had some great reviews but that doesn’t always mean they are true. In this case it was an understatement, the food was...More

1  Thank Chief B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331-9109
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Darien
  • Phone Number: +1 912-832-2136
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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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