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Darien River House Restaurant - CLOSED

306 Fort King George Dr, Darien, GA 31305-9040
+1 912-437-2510
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
16 Feb 2018
“Closed and up for sale”
28 Jun 2014
“Great Food and Relaxed Setting”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
306 Fort King George Dr, Darien, GA 31305-9040
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We visited Darien River House in the fall of 2013 for our anniversary dinner. We found it to be delightful. The building itself is an old house and the downstairs rooms are the dining rooms. The chef, Eric, is very talented. The food was excellent...More

1  Thank Col515
Reviewed 15 February 2014

We had been wanting to try Darien River House and decided on Valentine's Day. Hostess greeted us with news that the other server had an accident and they were short handed and trying to catch up. We were seated, served one drink and never approached...More

1  Thank luvbda
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

I have been to this rest. Several times and never had a bad meal, bad service or cold food! I live within 18 miles of the fine rest. The Sunday brunch was excellent and the food was plentiful and hot! Eric does a good job...More

Thank Tajm10
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We live in a city that offers amazing cuisine and yet we brought the owner/chef out of the kitchen to tell him how fantastic our meals were! This chef has thought of everything. We each selected a different three course meal accompanied by half glasses...More

Thank Salt Water Diva
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Yes, the bread was good, the service above average, the hostess attentive however, the meat was so over-seasoned, hard to tell what it was. The vegetables were cooked to mush but otherwise acceptable place. Can not recommend for the price. Were with a party so...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Darien and its visitors are blessed to have a restaurant the caliber of Darien River House Restaurant! Whether a relaxed wonderful meal or a large event, you would have to travel quite a way to equal the quality of Chef Eric's food and the experience...More

1  Thank Dixie4ever
Chef Eric L, Owner at Darien River House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2013

Thank you so much for your appreciative review. I think that we have struck a nice balance of quality dining with a relaxed Victorian feel. We are far from fine dining but the ambiance is wonderfully comfortable and the food is different in a really...More

Reviewed 29 November 2013

We spent $35 per person on a buffet; came home both with upset stomachs. Had to continually ask for refills on drinks. All dinnerwear is old and unmatching; the employees were all sloppily dressed in jeans and t-shirts; the prime rib was very fatty and...More

1  Thank Diana688
Chef Eric L, Owner at Darien River House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Please let me begin by apologizing for your bad experience. I can only guess that you must have been seated and allowed to go thru the buffet line just after our two largest groups. Even though we were in the process of refreshening, I wish...More

Reviewed 28 November 2013

Late in the evening and this amazing Chef, opened his kitchen to me and served the best meal I've had in a while. Extensive travels and nowhere have I been met with this level of kindness.

Thank monica m
Chef Eric L, Owner at Darien River House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

It was our pleasure to prepare a nice dinner for you. It was fascinating to hear of your extensive travels and global culinary experiences. We are so very appreciative to receive such praise from you.... Thank you!!! Eric Lynch Chef/Owner

Reviewed 14 October 2013

4 couples shared a lovely evening prior to a wedding of our daughter's college room-mate. Quiet weekend in Darien and we had 1st class service with the Chef and staff being very attentive to our party. Food and wine were wonderful! Would definitely return.

Thank buzymomx3
Chef Eric L, Owner at Darien River House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Thank you so much from all of us here at the Darien River House Restaurant & Wine Bar!!! You all were a bunch of fun! Eric Lynch

Reviewed 4 October 2013

Having dinner at Chef Eric's Darien River House is a special treat. The food is always perfection. The staff friendly and the atmosphere relaxed and fun. The only problem is the menu....so hard to choose! Do I go with an entree? The steak will melt...More

1  Thank marshhen1
Chef Eric L, Owner at Darien River House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Thank you so much for your nice review! We certainly aim to please. I like the reference to "relaxed" since we are far from that stuffy, uptight and pretentious "Fine Dining" atmosphere and more of an "Upscale Casual" restaurant with an inviting, warm and relaxed...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 Fort King George Dr, Darien, GA 31305-9040
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Darien
  • Phone Number: +1 912-437-2510
  • E-mail
Enjoy Casual Fine Dining in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Chef Eric,a world class Chef with over 30 years of restaurant experience, offers an ever changing fresh seasonal menu and a wine list with choices from around the world. Chef Eric also offers a nightly "Taste & Sip" Wine Pairing Dinner with 3 delicious courses perfectly paired with 3 fantastic wines for only $45! You can dine in any one of our distinctive rooms, our King George Room which reflects the feel of the 1867 Southern Vernacular Victorian, or our Riviera Room which makes you feel like your in the south of Spain or relax with some tasty hors d'oeuvres and a glass of delicious wine in our Central Wine Bar or choose to sip and nash in our Blue Mermaid Lounge. Come enjoy fresh local ingredients sprinkled with international flavor all served up with a heaping spoon of southern hospitality.
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