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Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-277-2353
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“grits” (109 reviews)
“pork cutlet” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

According to raving reviews on this site and others, we came to Early Bird Diner.. and we were EXTREMELY disappointed. First, the place looks run down and outdated, water was dripping from every AC vent and the staff looked bored (sitting at the counter, chatting,...More

Thank Courtney H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This a cool, little restaurant. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the atmosphere inside is neat and the food is really good. The chicken and waffles were amazing!

Thank patrickaustin20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints! Great food, fabulous service, and they are open all day! If this is your first visit get the fried chicken and waffles with the lavender honey. If you've been there before you can adventure further on the menu but when in...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Sunday brunch! Excellent food, easy to find! A little bit of a wait, but well worth the time.

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a gem we found. Saw some reviews and remembered it from Dinners Drive Ins and Dives. The chicken and waffles were out of this world and had a fantastic taste. Other family members had grits and I felt that I'd missed out not...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I have Diners Drive-ins and Dives to thank for this one. It's not much to look at from the outside or really on the inside either, but the food is superb....comfort food at its best. It's just down home food, huge portions, and they...More

1  Thank blondie_524
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to get a great breakfast, but a little off the beaten path and this place did not disappoint! Friendliest server, GREAT coffee, and the food was delicious! My hubby wanted pancakes and an omelette...our waitress suggested just one pancake because they are so...More

Thank k9lover68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good late night eats. Budget friendly and healthy portions. Nothing that I'd go out of my way for but if you're in the area I'd definitely say give it a try.

Thank EJR56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local (our carriage ride driver) had recommended this destination so we tracked it down. We had a taste for the classic Southern comfort foods. The collards, butter beans, fried green tomatoes, cole slaw, biscuit and fried okra were all good. The pulled pork was...More

Thank Mr_Terbillion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had this place recommended to us and it definitely did not disappoint. We stopped in for breakfast before going out for the day and it was one of our favorite breakfast spots in Charleston. Pancakes were delicious. Great service too. Several...More

Thank ZacOakes
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options?
21 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
Is this place racist or do they just pick and choose who they serve? I had an awful experience and I wanted to know if this is the same for African Americans that want to dine in?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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