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Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-277-2353
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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07:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found this place on Internet while looking for restaurants featured on Food Network. We loved the decor and restaurant was packed. Great vibe! So many tempting food options to try but settled on fried chicken and waffles. Generous portions so beware of over ordering....More

Thank cantravellor
Reviewed yesterday

Entered on a weekday about 7. We ate a hoagy schnitzel with okra and an omlette with fruit and a biscuit. The food was excellent, fresh and tasty. The service was prompt and friendly. The restaurant was nearly at capacity before we left, people from...More

Thank Nate W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had breakfast here on our way out of charleston and definitely not disappointed! The food was delicious and came quickly to the table. Although not true diner pricing the chicken and waffles were amazing and shoot even guy fieri ate here for DDD. Thanks team!

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Try the chicken and waffles. Best chicken I have eaten in a long time! There was a bit of a wait for a table, but it was worth it.

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The place for chicken and waffles. Great waitress. Very good diner food. The only drawbacks....not enough parking and only one restroom for all of those people.

Thank wuztpd105
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't expect much from the perceived curb side appeal of the diner. But inside was such a treat. Good old fashioned diner delights with daily specials to tempt the palate. Leave room for the homemade deserts with combinations you have never thought of -...More

Thank bookladyjol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of towner??? You must eat here. Good ole southern food made with love. Large portions, and killer service. During my 13 years of living here I ate here at least once a week. Everything on the menu is GREAT!!!

Thank Kyle G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast with the wife and daughter this morning. Parking is a bit of a challenge. Wife had the two egg breakfast with the homemade sausage which was very good. I had the eggs Benedict with corn cakes which was unusual for me, but it...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Early Bird Diner and we went for supper (twice) during our recent Charleston visit. Everything on the menu (breakfast, lunch & dinner) was available. We both ordered breakfast plates for supper, Chicken & Waffles and the Country Scramble with...More

Thank love2bncharleston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After picking up at the airport, the diner is in route to IOP. We arrived at 1015 and waited briefly for a table. Diner vibe and ambiance. Staff and service was nice, quick and responsive. We were a party of 6 and needed two tables...More

Thank SashaGRose
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20 August 2016|
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Response from Monica H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure there are with so many choices on their menu
JaQuelle G
13 April 2016|
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Response from BF61 | Reviewed this property |
Interesting question. I don't know, but one waitress there was super rude to me and I am white and my sons are mixed. We changed tables and had a great waitress. We went the next day and the same rude waitress was there and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-277-2353
Breakfast All Day, Lunch + Diner, Open Til 4am Fri + Sat, Locally Owned, Everything Made From Scratch - Biscuits, Ice Cream, Pancakes + Pasta
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