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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%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (14 reviews)
“hush puppies” (25 reviews)
“fried shrimp” (13 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 pm - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1080 Jesse Grant Rd NE, Darien, GA 31331-9109
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I loved this place! The food was wonderful and they jut keep bringing it - way too much food for two people. The waitress was so friendly and so was the chef/owner. The waitress asked us what we DIDN'T like and I...More

Thank sheriel64
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This place is off the grid for sure but if you go through the door you will be back. I think you are pulling into a backwoods bar. But once inside you think you are at your grandmas house with all your kin folks. Chief...More

1  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My husband and I went for lunch on a Friday. It turned out the website had not been updated, so it was closed. However, the chef/owner had us come into the restaurant and he cooked us a meal fit for a king and queen. It...More

1  Thank pjcharles
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Well we pulled up to this Eclectic venue just before opening time. We parked our truck and bass boat rig on the carpeted parking lot and as the outside of this place looked scary and no one else was there and as Google maps had...More

Thank Donald D
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Fresh large shrimps peeled fresh daily and de-veined ! Chef Jerome is the man & does not disappoint 🙏🏼onion rings , seafood , surf & turf .... you want it - my man Big Chef 👨‍🍳 J will take care of you - getoff the...More

1  Thank will m
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The parking lot is covered in old nasty carpet pieces; be care not to trip. You're taken down a long hall covered with pictures of people who have eaten there. Pretty cool! There were four of us in our party and all ordered something different....More

Thank Cheri J
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

From the moment you walk in you feel like you are home, very attentive and friendly staff, Chef Jerome is amazing and just a sweet heart of a person, he makes sure you are well taken care of. The way he interacts with each and...More

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

When one discovers this southern treasure, you almost leave. It feels like you are driving up to someones home. Old carpet is laid out on the ground for parking. Ingenious! Chef Jerome's cooking and his place offer coziness and invites many celebrities looking for a...More

Thank Josephine C
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Our group had such an amazing experience at the Old School Diner and Chef Jerome. The spread of food was incredible and I loved the Fried Shrimp was one of the best I have ever had! Caught fresh in the morning, you could taste the...More

Thank LuciandEd
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Really enjoyed the meal...don't judge the book by it's cover ...the food was fresh and served hot...ordered a platter for 4 and it was more than enough food...next time we will venture out and order something different on the menu...

Thank BlessedOne2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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