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Early Bird Diner

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1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-277-2353
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 04:00
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Canisteo, NY
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good variety of diner food at a very reasonable price. Early Bird Diner is a busy place with tight, limited parking on a busy street in the north part of Charleston. With all the reviews, we thought it might be something special, but it really wasn't. The Cornbread Eggs Benedict that we both enjoyed was worth the trip however. Instead... More 

Thank Jeff R
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for brunch on a Sunday around 11am when vacationing in Charleston. There were 5 of us. They told us the wait would be 45 minutes but we got in much faster :) I had chicken & waffles and my husband had biscuits & gravy. Both were very good, but we should've shared one. I'd suggest the biscuits... More 

Thank Brenda K
Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just arrived in town and found this local place. They truly have everything! I had a salad with chicken which I enjoyed. My spouse tried the fried green tomato sandwich which he loved. It was different than we were use to. We got lucky and were able to be seated right away. They also serve breakfast items and said... More 

Thank dianec624
Asheville, North Carolina
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Catch some local vibes at this eclectic diner. Interesting menu with a good selection of food. Breakfast served all day. The pancakes are huge, the scramble is delicious.

Thank Queenwondergirl
Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a funky little diner that serves large portions of great food. The chicken and waffles and country fried steak are especially good. The all you can eat pancakes for $5 on Fridays are my kids' favorites. There is always a long line for Sunday brunch so get in line early if you want brunch. On the other days,... More 

Thank Heather B
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm so glad my friend and I came here for breakfast. The atmosphere was very much homey. Everyone was so nice and friendly. The walls were covered in local art for sale. It's like an art gallery diner with happy people. I had the pecan crusted fried chicken and waffles and sweet tea. Neither did not disappoint. I've only had... More 

Thank Tuyen P
Westerville, Ohio
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped here for breakfast. It is a really laid back atmosphere. There was a small wait to get in, but it didn't take long. We ordered biscuits and gravy and a breakfast plate. The portions are good and the food is tasty ! I liked that there seemed to be locals mixed in here as well. It wasn't all... More 

Thank nkitchens
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to this diner on a personal recommendation and the food was excellent - steak and shrimps followed by maple pecan bread pudding with ice cream. Prices very reasonable and service very welcoming. Parking easy. Not licensed.

Thank drnigeloakley
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait. The service was laid back.But the food was good. It was worth it. I got the shrimp and grits.

Thank Lamont T
Naperville, Illinois
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308 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant located on US 17 is not large. The eclectic decor is very attractive. We went with friends on Sunday around 7:30 pm. I was surprised how busy it was at that time. We enjoyed the fried chicken and the grilled pork chop. The chop was large and cooked perfectly. We shared the cobbler and ice cream. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?