Archie’s Restaurant, Circa 1975, Darien

First opened at a nearby location in 1940, and once known as the Shrimp Boat Restaurant, Archie’s was a longtime Darien landmark and a favorite stop for travelers along the busy Coastal Highway (US 17).

As traffic moved off 17 and onto nearby I-95, business slowed and the restaurant was closed by 2006. The structure seen here opened circa 1975 and was demolished in 2015.

5 thoughts on “Archie’s Restaurant, Circa 1975, Darien

  1. b chewning

    My wife and I used to vacation at St. Simons often, but even with all of their tremendous restaurants we always drove up to Darien at least once to eat lunch at Archie’s.

    1. Diana Howard

      started working there in 1972,off and on for the next 7or 8 years,best boss and family, loved working there.made Darien … Diana Howard…archie and Bob used to be our bus boys…


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