Big Daddy's - Gramercy Park

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736 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

Big Daddys is always a party at Big Daddys! Big tasty burgers, frosty shakes and totally awesome tater tots! We are a casual, fun, cool, hip, groovy, super delicious place to get a meal or a cocktail that is always sure to hit the spot. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night munchies! It's always cool and hip with Big Daddy's!

Join us for Milkshake Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 3 pm - 5 pm for half off shakes, Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 4 pm - 7 pm for half off starters and drinks, and our $20 boozy brunch special.

Big Daddy’s will be closed from Monday, July 15th - Friday, July 19th for renovations. We will reopen with our regular business hours on Saturday, July 20th at 8 am. We look forward to serving you then!

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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.9
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4.1
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4.0
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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

I had 6pm reservations for 8 people. We got there at 5:50 and was seated at 6:50! What was the point of making reservations? One of the members of my party had to leave because she had plans which is why we made reservations. The beer was given warm, hair was found in someone’s food, and my food wasn’t served with everyone else’s! I had to wait to get someone’s attention to ask where my food was! Then the waiter looked at the computer and was like “yea your food was supposed to come out with the rest”.. no kidding! I was very disappointed with the service. I told them that this was for a bachelorette party dinner and we were still seated almost an hour afterwards. No accommodations were made with all of these issues. They really didn’t care.

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MarV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Went to celebrate my daughters 12th birthday and she loved the UWS Big Daddy's which is now closed. Apparently this location only has awesome milkshakes at certain times during the week which meant her birthday milkshake was just ordinary. The decor and atmosphere wasn't as nostalgic as the UWS either. Even with a reservation, we waited a bit for a table and only got one when because the other party wasn't all there. It wasn't what we had come to love about Big Daddy's.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Pretty nice place, I’d recommend. Considering it was happy hour for shakes, the Mac and cheese was goooooooood

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AnyaM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a birthday lunch here. The experience couldn't have been better!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Daughters 2nd Bday! Staff was so sweet to us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first experience

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stephaniev
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was really fun and delicious :) great menu and the tater tots are amazing!

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OsirisA
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Place ! Great food! Desserts are amazing and overall really nice place. Waiter was great. Definitely recommend

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AmandaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come to Big Daddy's for many of our family celebrations and the food is always reliably delicious, the service good and friendly, and the ambience is awesome. We usually come for brunch/lunch and enjoy the pancakes, eggs, and shakes. Love the place.

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MirandaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food was gross and over priced. Was charged for the wrong bill. Waiter was ok but at first he had a attitude. Super loud in a not fun way. But food was what was so disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best New York breakfast ever. Food was full of flavour, had great presentation and service was wonderful. Ordered blueberry pancakes and chicken sandwich. Was delicious 🙌🏼

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vipRobM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible! Awful service, very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun place, great food!!

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We had a reservation so we were seated right away. The food took longer than I would have expected to come out and one of the meals was cold when it arrived at the table. Toast was dry and we had to ask for butter. My daughter had the s’more waffles which looked delicious. She said they were very good. The pancakes at another table looked very good. If I went back I would get the pancakes instead of an omelette.

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bb86
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience2

My husband and I have been going to Big Daddy's for sometime now at the Uptown side and this the first time we've been here. I'm not impressed with this one. We waited for like 8 mins before we were seated. There was crumbs on my side the seat and asked if it can be wipes down. The girl gave me a nasty look and didn't even wipe it properly. It took us a min to get our food. The table next to us got their food first and the their food should have taken longer. I was told they didn't have sourdough but ciabatta bread. But when I got my food low and behold I got sourdough! This restaurant is way smaller than the Uptown one. Don't know why but I miss that one. People was such friendlier!!

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PattiR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

It was pleasant but the waitress we had wasn’t very attentive to us and she spoke more to my husband and not me, which I didnt like or appreciate.

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AngiC
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice place for a work breakfast. Our server was very attentive without being distracting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, cute atmosphere

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EmmaReed
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I love this place but the service is not great. The employees are fine but they have that policy of it seating incomplete parties. I’m sure they think this is for the bottom line but it tells the customer right away that they value profit over service, forcing them to wait by the cold crowded front door. Also, we were a party of two, even if my other person didn’t show up how much less room would I be taking up as a party of one? And I would have ordered more if they sat me when I arrived. It’s an annoying policy.

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LizS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was good, shakes and most of the food was excellent! I made the mistake of trying an egg white omelette, to offset the tater tots (which were yummy). The omelet had no pizzazz, but my friends, who order the French dip, burgers, burritos and sandwiches, all enjoyed their meals.

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MGomes
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it!
Service was very nice!
Thank you!

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vipSenator1971
London
31 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This is one of our kids favorite places for brunch on Sunday, but this visit was a disaster. We waited over an hour for a grilled cheese, a tuna melt and a hot dog with young kids. In the meantime, the rude and miserable manager told us she'd comp us the whole meal, without even apologizing. When I said that I didn't want free food, but prompt service and some sort of apology, she cursed me under her breath saying what the hell else did I want. When the food did finally arrive it was obviously rushed as the cheese in the tuna melt and grilled cheese were not even melted. Not going to rush back, but judging by the number of tourists crowding in, they probably don't care.

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vipBond45wasgreatThanku
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time, i took my niece and we had a blast.

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TinaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Never a bad time at this place - I have visited Big Daddy's many times and have never had anything but great service and great food. The servers are polite and quick. The menu includes both standard diner throwbacks and modern takes on classic dishes. I highly recommend the Captain Kangaroo Cookie Milkshake - worth every penny. My favorite part of Big Daddy's is the ambiance; classic '50s vibes and neon, '80s retro style mesh perfectly in this colorful and vibrant environment. Can't wait to go back.

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IAMM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went here on a whim so there wasn’t really any expectations. Was completely blown away by the style of the restaurant to staffs to the entire menu (or was just hungry) Wanted to try one of everything. Ended up getting (I forgot the name) but it was a fried chicken, eggs and bacon between two half waffles with syrup. Had the Cookie Monster milkshake, all of it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place ! Good food, nice ambiance... bring your kids... or not !

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AbigailB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The restaurant was crowded, which was to be expected on New Year's Day, but there was no host or hostess in sight to seat people or keep a list of names and who came first, etc. We finally made a server aware that we were present and had a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience4

Despite confirming reservation was told that we didn’t have a table. After waiting 25mins from when our table was booked we gave up and left. Obviously very short of staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, fun atmosphere and superb staff

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Rachel7
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Cute place to take kids for burgers and shakes. I recommend making reservations since it’s always crowded.

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vipAuntieM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Make a reservation. It may cut down on the wait time.

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GeminiOnTheGo
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Captain Kangaroo Cookie Craze Milkshake with the Wake and Bake Burger with tots. The rest of the family had The Brady Bunch and the Chicken Lickin Sandy. No complaints, just silence and the occasional laughter because the food was really good. Big props to our waitress, Morgan, who was about to change shifts when we were finishing up, but pushed through to serve a party of six when they made their way to her section.

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vipCloudsinthsilverlining
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always fun

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archie
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent night at Big Daddy’s, great shakes and burgers

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E2006
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

The food is simple but good, the portions are large, you do get a lot of food for what you're paying for. However, the service is super slow, whether the place is packed or not. The waiter takes forever to take your order and the food takes even longer to be delivered. The place could get a make over cuz it looks a bit dirty. And if you're not getting one of the fancy pancakes, waffles or alike then you're better off going to a regular diner, where you pay much less than 40+ for 2 people breakfast.

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vipShannonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Service was HORRENDOUS. Waitress greets us by saying "Know what you want?" That was at 10am. By 10:40am, we still hadn't even received coffee (plain black coffee). Had to go find her and remind her we still hadn't gotten our coffee, to which she said "I know." 10 minutes later, asked again. 5 minutes later, she brought over our three coffees, plopped them in the middle of the table and walked away. My mom stopped her to ask for cream, she said "I'm getting it." We didn't see her again until she brought the check (which we had to find her and ask for). Seriously the WORST service I have ever received.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The ambiance is definitely fun and colorful. The walls and ceilings & practically every inch of this place is decorated in old entertainment paraphernalia. There is something interesting to see around every corner. This is good because you will need to pass some time while you wait a long time for your server to to anything. We waiting nearly 49p minutes for a basic order & she never checked I. On ya for water, how our food was, etc. the food wasn’t that good either. Overdone on the flavor to mask the sub-par quality ingredients.
It’s a place to pop into for a coffee just to see & look around. Don’t waste your time or money on a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Food was mediocre. Avocado toast was burned. Service was inattentive. Ambiance and location were in its favor.

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LarryN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to take the kids for old school burgers and shakes. The menu has just about everything a family could want and even cocktails for the adults!

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DawnP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Took a long time for anyone to even come to our table. The service continued to be poor. The food was not great, expected good pancakes, was disappointed.

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