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Big Daddy's Grill

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 6675-9887
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Park City, Utah
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230 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

New ownership so we decided to try it; you should probably wait a while. Everyone is pleasant enough but the service was painfully slow, even with few patrons. We ordered caipirinhas which were oddly mixed, then switched to beer out of self defense. We followed with exceedingly greasey Buffalo chicken wings featuring a flavor unknown in Buffalo. We also had... More 

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Thank Deano50
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great night at Big Daddy's! The Boom-Boom Shrimp was fantastic! Crispy and delicious with a unique sauce. The margaritas were perfect, everything completely balanced. The staff were friendly and attentive. The new Chef Chris is doing a great job of giving this restaurant new life. Excited to see all the upcoming changes. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank LiaPerron
Boquete, Panama
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this past Sunday and we had the New Philly Cheese Steak and Fries. The Flavoring on the beef was really good and the Sauce was amazing! I love fresh straight up potato fries and that's what these were! It was well worth the amount paid the size of the Sandwich was HUGE and I couldn't finish the fries!... More 

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Thank Alecia I
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are thrilled you enjoyed everything with us at Big Daddy's! More 

Boquete, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten at Big Daddy's many times, and since the new ownership in the last week, it has gone from ok to incredible, I highly recommend you go in and try the new items. Its a fun atmosphere, and the new owners, are talking to the guest, making sure every detail about experience is excellent and fun.

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Thank Jeimy G
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are thrilled you are enjoying the adjustments to our menu! More 

Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big Daddy's Grill has always been a good restaurant, but has become one of the best Boquete restaurants now that Chef Chris has taken over and put his international food fusion flare into every dish . The Boom Boom shrimp is an amazing taste explosion, a must have! If you live or are visiting in the Boquete area, you really... More 

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Thank Tracye G
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again at Big Daddy's! More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and drinks here were quite average, I'm not sure what all the hype is about. Convenient location right on the Main Street, but nothing too impressive

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1 Thank Alexis D
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your response, I have taken over the existing restaurant within the last few days, and have noted your comments and other regarding the menu. We have started working countless hours to increase quality and consistency, to ensure the hype is true!! More 

Boquete, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

New owners include Chef Chris Young with his talent for making common food uncommonly delicious. The Panama Red Rum Pineapple Pork Chop was Chris's creation for a gluten free meal for my hubby. You will never find a more moist and yummy pork chop anywhere, Fish and chips, margaritas, and service were all excellent. You will enjoy your visit for... More 

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Thank EdieBaxter
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fish tacos that boast being caught yesterday or day of is straight up a lie. Fresh fish doesn't taste that fishy. The owner, Mike, isn't very helpful and doesn't take criticism well. He adds insult to injury and should never have been in the restaurant business.

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3 Thank Shannaelle
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Mike is no longer the owner of Big Daddy's. I purchased and took over his operation several days ago. The fish is very fresh now! Being a chef in the industry for 17 years I assure you that I have adjusted and am still adjusting procedures in Big Daddy's to get the fresh quality that we "boast" about. The countless... More 

Southern California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoying two delicious dishes! The Boom Boom Shrimp and the Asian Rice with Chicken special. Wow! We are both thrilled with the food. We are not too surprised as we know the New Chef Chris and what he brings to the new Management and dishes being served. Not to be missed.

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Thank billbrick
vancouver
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit, watching the independence day parade from a nice overhead view. The food was all really good, very reasonably priced, and the drinks were really good.

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Thank slamkal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $13
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 6675-9887
Description
Open for lunch & dinner only. Featuring fish tacos; best filet mignon plus many other delicious items. Also, salads, hand-crafted Margaritas... And more!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?