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Old School Diner

1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331-9109
+1 912-832-2136
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good13%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“cheesecake” (14 reviews)
“hush puppies” (25 reviews)
“fried shrimp” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331-9109
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Reviewed 31 May 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...More

1  Thank Hyde52
Reviewed 11 April 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...More

Thank pkyanko
Reviewed 7 April 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...More

2  Thank SavannahDan116
Reviewed 23 March 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...More

Thank Gwen K
Reviewed 5 March 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...More

Thank 90chef
Reviewed 21 February 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
Reviewed 4 February 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...More

2  Thank Firefly731
Reviewed 22 January 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...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 21 January 2016 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...More

2  Thank heatherrD7940PL
Reviewed 20 January 2016 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

Thank Razz_da_tazz09
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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