Welcome to Derrick's Diner! We are a must-stop barbecue & burger restaurant in scenic Sandusky, OH. Whether this is your home or you're visiting town for a theme park adventure, our restaurant has food you must try. Not only do we have the best steak, burgers, ribs & wings, but we are also a go-to destination for hibachi and soul food with favorites like Po Boys, loaded fries, mac and cheese and more.
We're currently open for carryout & delivery to help keep you and our staff safe. To place a carryout order please give us a call at (419) 502-1255. You can place your delivery orders online by clicking here.
Our locally owned and operated barbecue restaurant has something for everyone because we have so many finger-licking items on our menu. All of our dishes are created with the finest, freshest local ingredients. So give us a call to enjoy something delicious for lunch or dinner. We're open and offering carryout to help our community thrive and we look forward to serving you!
A Go-To Diner in Sandusky
If you ever have nights when you want a home-cooked meal but don't feel like cooking, this is the place for you. Our soul food and other menu items remind you of home and help satisfy any craving. We have you covered whether you're in the mood for a juicy burger, a slab of barbecue ribs, or a plate of mac and cheese and collard greens.
Derrick's Diner started out as a cart on Jackson Street Pier that traveled to festivals around the state. When we finally got the chance to open our own space on Warren St, we jumped on it. The Sandusky community has been so supportive of us we couldn't be more grateful. If you'd like to learn more about us, check out this video below from New Departure Films.
In a hurry or not near Warren St.? Try our second, smaller location -- Derrick Jr's. This location has a smaller menu but still serves up your favorites. Derrick Jr's is made for quick grab-and-go meals when you're in a rush. Get the same delicious food you love from the diner when you visit us in The Marketplace at the Cooke on Market Street in downtown Sandusky.
Our Mouthwatering Reviews
I generally don't trust a restaurant with too many options because usually it is all mediocre. Derrick's Diner proved me wrong! EVERYTHING I tried was amazing and made to order. You can't go wrong here. Kimberly D.
My favorite local restaurant and probably my favorite restaurant ever, period. My friends and I have made this our go-to, no matter what! Huge portions for great prices, plus takeout? What more could you ask for! Super rad owner and workers, too. Thanks Derrick!!! Adrian Y.