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“Local Flavor”

B & J's Steaks and Seafood
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Darien
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Takeout
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This little restaurant is located just over the bridge in Darien, Ga (McIntosh County). I eat here on a regular basis. The owners, Terry and Nicole Dowling, have the right combination that makes a great place to eat. Location, good prices, great staff and excellent food. They mainstays are steak and seafood. The have a 16 ounce rib-eye that will make you want to go hug the cook, no matter how ugly he might be. Their seafood is the freshest and best around. They are located less than a quarter mile from where the local shrimp boats come in to unload. They feature an all you can buffet every night that changes daily. Friday and Saturday nights are the best. All you can eat seafood for about $21 and you can add all you can eat crab legs for just a little more. Hint: Get there early to avoid the wait because the secret is out. The lunch buffets are just as good. Saturdays are fried chicken, fried pork chops, and more for just $9. And that includes you drink and taxes. Sundays are just as good with fried chicken, roast beef, ham and country vegetables for $9. The macaroni & cheese is the "best". Saturday and Sunday lunches are like going to grandma's house. GREAT. They say if you are picking a restaurant first look for a lot of cars, then look to see if the car tags are "local". Local folks know where to fine the best. If you get within 50 miles of Darien, don't miss this place. Buffet or menu, everything is good. we go here four to six times a month.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

And, apparently, plenty of very welcome non-locals who learned of the great food here. It's all about the food, value, and efficient service. Hard to cite a favorite food...the lunch buffet makes you feel as though you've sat down at grandma's table. The seafood...well, everyone's said if before me, but it is excellent! Umm, the shrimp--always, GA wild shrimp! But, do not miss their hamburger,,,Umm, umm, umm! Huge and so delicious! I was formerly a quarter-pounder with cheese girl, so what do I know? PLENTY, now!

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

This free-standing old building a couple miles off I-95 in Darien, GA is well worth the detour for the best fried shrimp I have ever tasted! The batter is light and crispy, definitely not greasy. And the prices are very reasonable for the volume of shrimp heaped in the basket. The parking lot is full and you will probably have to wait for a table to be cleaned off to get seated. But the wait staff are friendly and quick to serve.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

The food is wonderful and plentiful. The place itself is a joint. No atmosphere. You can tell they do a huge business and it's hard to keep up with keeping the tables cleaned etc. The staff is very friendly. For good food with no frills this is the place to go.

Thank Col515
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

I've been to lots of places up and down both coasts. This hole in the wall is hands down the best ever! Pass on the ribs and steaks on buffet night, but keep the shrimp coming! Always busy because it's always good!

Thank Guy K
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