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Old School Diner

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$$ - $$$
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1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331-9109
+1 912-832-2136
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The most unusual restaurant setting you will ever experience. From the carpet on the driveway to the pictures on the walls.this place is different. Let's discuss the food. Shrimp and fish was ok. Hush puppies were good. Some of the sides were disappointing. Gerome the chief chef is very nice and engaging.in summary if you want a great meal don't... More 

Thank David B
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent the day at Harris Neck NWR and we were excited to see Chef Jerome's Old School Diner so close by. When we went in, we were a little confused by the carpeted parking lot and eclectic decor but the food put our minds at ease. You get what you pay for ($25/person) and the food... More 

Thank Katy M
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

"Trust your chef" is the motto at this 12-year-old restaurant that gained a certain level of fame when Ben Affleck frequented it in the days of "Benifer." He has been back since then, but the Old School Diner would stand out even without a celebrity endorsement. It's just down the road from Harris Neck wildlife refuge, a destination in and... More 

1 Thank Hyde52
Brunswick, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

I have been to The Old School Diner a couple of times and each time Chef Jerome impressed me with the way he treated my kids. The first time my son wanted fish sticks, which aren't on the menu. Chef Jerome said he would take care of that for my son and sent out grouper fingers in it's place. Needless... More 

Thank pkyanko
Savannah, Georgia
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106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

I guess the parking area, entrance and interior would give plenty of material to a good comic. I think they consulted with Sanford and Son for the buildings exterior. But its the food that we're here to talk about. And I'd have to say it is excellent. We were two couples so we had plenty of different plates to sample... More 

2 Thank SavannahDan116
Jesup, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

I can't even begin to tell you what to get. I have had the shrimp, chicken nuggets, wheelchair platter for 2 .... We rode there with 2 other couples who had never been and we just knew they would love it. We ordered the family style dinner for 6, which was $150. We had SO MUCH food, that we all... More 

Thank Gwen K
Hinesville, Georgia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

Why is this place still in business? Overpriced menu for the quality of food. I ordered the ribs..:the ones that will take you to heaven according to the menu. They were cold and no bones,,this ribs??? Others in the party had $25 shrimp. CPT Ds had better seafood. Oh Ben Affect ate there..big deal.

Thank 90chef
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Most amazing southern food you'll ever eat in the most unique environment! Chef Jerome will is an experience that you'll never forget!! A must go!!

Thank Brooke B
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016 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 

1 Thank Firefly731
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Used to be a lot better years ago. My stuffed shrimp had only 3 and my friends shrimp creole was a big bowl of rice with some tomato sauce and tiny cut up shrimp drizzled in a circle around the edge of the bowl. .What a ripoff! When we asked why they had no beer, we got a shady story... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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