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“Whistle Stop for a great Burger or Hot Dog”
Review of Daddy-O's - CLOSED

Daddy-O's
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Daddy-O's takes great pride in creating upscale versions of American roadside-diner classics like burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, soups and chili!
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ok, this is a one of a kind place just off route 1 in Half Moon Bay in a old yellow train car, can't miss it. Try the burger or grill hot dog and the three bean chili has just the right amount of heat! Worth the stop in your driving down coastal route 1.

Thank l_sciabarrasi
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marylouisec_13, Owner at Daddy-O's, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your kind words and your recognition of our delicious food! -- We love to have everyone stop in when you are driving down Route 1! We hope to see you again soon. Best, Marylouise (Owner)

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Absolutely the best food ever! Haven't a clue how they do all this in the back of the caboose! And the owners are fabulous! Say hello to Them. They are so friendly. Cleanest kitchen ever ! We can't wait to come back next year!

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Thank Cabo4gb
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marylouisec_13, Owner at Daddy-O's, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Hello, Cabo4gb:
We are thrilled with your review, and thank you for leaving such king and awesome feedback about us! We'll see you next year!
Best, Daddy-O's

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

This is a fairly new entrant on the HMB dining scene. The food is prepared in the old caboose (newly painted yellow) just south of the intersection of Route 1 and Highway 92. The menu is simple and is pitched as upscale versions of comfort food: hot dogs, grilled cheese, pulled pork, burgers, bratwurst and the like. Sides and fried shredded potatoes, chili, coleslaw, mac & cheese, soup du jour, etc. I have tried most of the menu and can say without hesitation that everything is very good -- not what you might expect from "diner food." The one drawback is that while there are several otudoor tables, the weather in HMB is such that dining al fresco may not be the ticket. But you can take the food away (to the beach?) or you can call in your order and they will bring it out to the car. All in all, another keeper for the Coastside.

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Thank Marfak
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

My friend and I stopped by at breakfast time. I had watched this place being built for months and was anxious to try it. There was a small sign posted with their breakfast special: scrambled eggs in pita bread with hollandaise sauce and chopped chives, which sounded great - but since my friend and I are real hot dog buffs, we decided to have hot dogs. When they heard our order they were a little surprised, but came up with our hot dogs in just a few minutes.

We had a choice between charred or steamed dogs, which was a nice touch. When you order a dog, you get a choice of toppings that are listed on the menu outside. I was disappointed that I didn't get all the toppings listed (mayo, mustard, ketchup, onions, relish, sliced tomatoes, peppers, and...hmm, I think I got them all) - instead you have a choice of three of those, any more are 30 cents each - disappointing. I picked ketchup, mustard, and relish.

The dogs are a nice size and in a larger bun. We sat outside and ate at one of the tables. The day was beautiful, but we were thinking about the wet weather that's on its way. It was explained to us that they had originally wanted a canopy of some kind, but because the city dragged its feet on permits, they ran out of money and weren't able to get one up. That sounded plausible to me (things can happen very slowly in HMB).

I also was disappointed that we couldn't actually step into the caboose, as I would have loved to see the inside. I thought it was strange that the order taker looked down on us and had to reach wayyyy down to take our money and give change. One thing I liked was when they said they have car service - it will come in handy when I'm on my way home and they can run out to the car to bring me my order.

We were given a free, generous sample of the mac and cheese and it was SUPERB. Full of flavor, not gloppy and soggy like most - It had a wonderful flavor that was redolent of expensive cheese, with a real tang. I think there was some bacon in it, and there was a scrumptious crunchy topping on top. It was only ~$3.25 for a generous serving, and for 16 oz, it's $5.00. That's a real deal.

It's so nice to have a take-out place that isn't a major chain! This is a great choice for decent take-out food.

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Thank Rheadabovewater
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Reviewed September 9, 2015
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