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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.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of demanding local seafood when visiting the Georgia coast. I bought this fried shrimp and side of fries at a wagon operated by a local fisherman who proudly displayed the Wild Georgia Shrimp sticker at his business. Whatever you do, don’t go to a chain seafood restaurant while you’re on the coast. There are scores of small local seafood joints that residents will gladly direct you to and the price is usually lower and the quantity and quality far superior.