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“Good food on the river”

Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark
Ranked #16 of 111 Restaurants in Fairhope
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Big Daddy's Grill is a very casual family restaurant located on beautiful fish river. We are not trying to be anything more than that so be advised: your food will be served in a plastic basket, your beer and wine in plastic cups, your servers will be friendly and may even call you honey or sweetie. We take tremendous pride in providing our guests with excellent food and service at a reasonable price. As always, NO RESERVATIONS TAKEN. We will seat your party as quickly as possible. If you have a party over 20 please ask for Jason, Bruce or Kyle. Thank You! Big Daddy's Grill is now serving all of our burgers and poboys on fresh baked bread delivered daily by the wonderful folks at Heavenly Creations Bakery in downtown Fairhope!
Fairhope, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food on the river”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Big Daddy's is located on Fish River east of Fairhope off of county road 32. The wait staff is friendly, the manager was coming to every table and checking on the quality of the food and service. I had fried shrimp and oysters with onion rings. It's a great value and the flavor is great. I don't live far away and we go there quit a bit, and have been going there since they opened. Even though the business has boomed, the service and food is still as good - if not better - than when they opened. The grandkids love the playground and in warmer weather there is live music.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Frank36532
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bigdaddys, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Frank, thank you so much for your kind words and your continued support. It's hard to believe that we are about to celebrate our 7th year on the river! See you soon, Jason "Big Daddy" Newsom.
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English first
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Busy on a Monday night in December”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. About halfway between Foley & Fairhope. My husband born and bred in Louisiana is picky about his gumbo, rated the gumbo "7" on 1-10 scale only because it was a little thin. But for flavor he rated it a "9". He had the fried oyster Po-boy which he said was very, very good. He did miss the French bread though. I had a great burger & 1/2 onion rings, 1/2 sweet potato fries. Both were good. We are definitely coming back just so we can dump some mo-a-dat sauce on everything! Ugh! Yum!

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Thank Jaqijoy
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bigdaddys, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Thank you for your business and taking time to write your review, both are appreciated. It always warms my heart when we satisfy folks from Louisiana, especially when it comes to seafood. I'm with you, I put the mo-a-dat sauce and everything! Sincerely, Jason "Big Daddy" Newsom.
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Hoover, Alabama
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“Low key dining that carries high quality expectations.”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

A bit if a drive, but worth it. The shrimp are huge and clean. Crab claws were good size and portions are generous. The kid's burger and onion rings were given two thumbs up by a picky eater. Warm environment and a warm fireplace on a rainy afternoon.

  • Visited December 2013
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bigdaddys, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Thank you so much for making the drive to Big Daddy's, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Please visit again the next time you are near. Sincerely, Jason "Big Daddy" Newsom
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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Seafood!”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Big Daddy's has really fresh seafood. The baskets and poboys are my two favorites. Although the restaurant is a good hour away, it is worth the trip. We have taken several guests with us and everyone loves the food. We go there once every three or four months.
Great place for the family as there is a sand playground right by the outdoor seating.

  • Visited October 2013
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bigdaddys, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
I can't thank you enough for your business and the fact that you drive over an hour to dine with us! I am pleased that we made the trip worth it! I hope you'll continue to visit Big Daddy's. Sincerely, Jason "Big Daddy" Newsom.
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“Fresh!”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Friendly, quick and fresh! The grilled shrimp basket is so good and you can mix up the sides. You don't wanna miss the hush puppies, either. Never fails to be consistent & good.

  • Visited December 2013
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bigdaddys, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your business and your kind words! We try to use as much local seafood as possible and our shrimp, oysters, and crab claws are always domestic Gulf of Mexico product. Come back again when you can. Sincerely, Jason "Big Daddy" Newsom.
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