Big Daddy's

4.6
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144 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Big Daddy’s Restaurant located in Massapequa, NY opened in 1993, specializing in the foods of New Orleans, Cajun, Creole and South. Often imitated, but never duplicated, Big Daddy’s remains the “Original Home of Southern Food & Moonshine.” The atmosphere is fun, casual and colorful which you will know as soon as you enter. The newly renovated bar features Louisiana swamp cypress and old time brick. Portions are big and so are the Hurricanes.
What 144 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, As always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks

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vipFoodieOne
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Waitress was great - however we were a table of 9 and with each course someones food did not come out and when it finally did - most all of us were done eating. That was a bit uncomfortable - we waited for the others to receive there food however, our food was getting cold. The food was good, a bit pricey for the look of the place. Very down to earth type of restaurant.

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LennyO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Post-Mardi Gras meal!!!
Always fun, always good!!!
Always Mardi Gras!

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Candee
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The service amoubt of food and quality of food has changed very much

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vipMargo
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere and great service always a plus. Met people we know there always a party!

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MarieH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Big Daddy’s never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was off the chart! The hurricanes on the bottomless brunch menu was kool-aid with rum. Our waitress, Sam, was phenomenal... Couldn't have been more attentive. And Mike, the busser, was also extremely helpful.

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SuzanneS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent meal. Great service, great drinks, great atmosphere. Cannot wait to go back!!

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Big Daddy’s is one of our favorite restaurants. The ambiance is fabulous and the drinks are always amazing. I always have a hard time picking out my favorite choice for entry, but always end up with the creole jambalaya.

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reminds me of my time in N'orleans. Love the energy of the staff.

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Philln
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great staff, cool vibe. Decent eats. Good menu. Creole, cajun, southern style dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, Great Food, Great Service !!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I would like to thank the person who came up with the Viuex Carre Pork & Waffle. It was fantastic. We had three different apps. All thumbs up. My wife had the stuffed shrimp and loved it.

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AndrewA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I lost track of how many times I've eaten at Big Daddy's. I keep going back because the food and service are always great. You need to check out Big Daddy's soon. You don't know what you are missing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, great drinks, excellent service and wonderful live music.
What more do you need?

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DonnaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been here so many times and tried so many things! Everything is always awesome! We'll even get a couple of quarts of gumbo for parties - everyone loves it!

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vipAlanH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I eat here once every few months. The food is ridiculous. It is so good. I hope they never change anything. Best mussels best JUmbulaya best everything. It’s a small place in a weird spot and a hidden gem. I always Uber there so I can drink and eat up. Totally recommend jt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy a good meal at Big Daddy’s! Reservations online make it easy to plan for a night out! The hostess was very welcoming, and our server was so attentive! We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar and our dinners were great! We had the special appetizer of burnt ends over grits which was the perfect combination of sweet spicy over creamy grits. Two of us had the chicken fried steak over mashed potatoes and we also had the fried chicken with andouille sausage and provolone over mashed potatoes and the blackened catfish! We were so full so unfortunately dessert was not ordered but they always have something delicious to offer!

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Debsfood
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pretty good food and service imo. Character limit lmao

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Seven of us went for a 50th birthday .Everyone said their food was outstanding. I had the pasta jambalaya and it was amazing, I cant wait to go there again.

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NikiG29
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

By far the most reliable, traditional Cajun food around. This is a neighborhood staple of ours, never disappoints.

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Mora24
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! The staff, really great food and a mean spicy margarita! Delivers a great experience every time! Thanks Big Daddy’s

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JSNY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Went for brunch with friends. Crab cakes bennies was minimal crab in the cakes, more doughy filler than anything & the poached eggs were over done. Pork & waffles were good but the pulled pork was dry.

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ChristopherS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. We were seated at our reservation time. Great place to go.

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vipseafordiner
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been sometime since we’ve been at Big Daddy’s. Enjoyed it very much and we’ll be back. The blue cheese crusted pork chop was really good and had some kick.

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vipRays
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food.

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CindyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been doing here for almost 30 years. Still my favorite restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, great service. A half hour wait with a reservation was a little long. Also asked for more bread to dip with mussels and they said no :(

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vipKerryT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You will always get a great meal here. We have never been disappointed with the food or service. Highly recommended.

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DanielM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fun place, fun selection, great drinks, good food, great place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service is always top notch here. Always an enjoyable experience. The portions are huge. I don't know if I've ever left without taking a ton of food home with me.

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vipMcec
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never get tired of the great fun food beverages and music.
Eat it all it’s authentic ... Gumbo cornbread Ribs Steaks Chicken.... you won’t be sorry. Deluxe Hurricane Spicy Martini Mr. Bs Hot Coffee. To many favorites to mention. Music always great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Very good food

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bradL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints! Gumbo is a must. Their nightly specials are always on point. I especially love when they bring in the wild game specials !

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DominicD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an amazing place. Great food and great service

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Danno2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

They got the number of people on the reservation wrong and we ended up waiting 45 minutes. Staff was pleasant but rushed and the food was ok but it seemed like pre-prepared then heated to order. Good bark on the ribs but the chicken was rubbery and had a lot of gristle. My friend’s burger was dry and my other friend’s chicken fried steak was tough. Ordered corn muffins that never got there

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

It’s not what it used to be. Menu has less variety - used to love the daily changing Cajun menu. Love the oyster appetizer but my pork chop was over cooked. I miss the old days of Big Daddy’s!!

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Big Daddy's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Big Daddy's is rated 4.6 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

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