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“latest owners destroyed a once popular bbq spot”

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Daddy's the Place For Ribs
Ranked #29 of 54 Restaurants in Mary Esther
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed November 16, 2010

I've been a local for 25yrs and ate bbq here regularly once a week. It's now under new ownership and serving thai cuisine in addition to it's normal menue. I had the bbq chicken, potatoe salad and beans. Once their signature dish has turned into a piece of dried chicken with mushy potatoes and beans. The rest of our party had oriental dishes and faired just as bad. The place was dirty and the waiter was unfamiliar with th menue.

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Reviewed May 12, 2009

Daddy's may not be much to look at, inside or out, but the Thai menu (written on the board) is delicious, and they WILL prepare your food Thai-hot if you ask. The portions are generous, too. We haven't tried their ribs, but the barbecue sandwich, featuring a finely-shredded pork in a piquant sauce, is quite tasty AND different from what traditional barbecue joints offer. If I lived in Mary Esther, I'd want lunch here once a week, minimum!

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Reviewed May 29, 2008

Great hole-in-the-wall place for BBQ or Thai food. I eat here regulary and the food is always pretty good. Ocassionally they'll forget an item that was supposed to go with the meal. The ribs and pad thai are my favourite.

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Reviewed December 28, 2007

This place is a great local restaraunt. Gus' right behind Daddy's is great too. Where else can you get Thai, BBQ and Cuban?

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Reviewed September 29, 2006

We are locals, and when we want great food and a casual atmosphere, this is where we go.

Nothing fancy here - the restaurant is a converted, added-onto bungalow with a huge front porch facing the busy 4-lane US 98. Watch-out for the trees in the parking lot.

When entering, you might think "oh man, this is a dive." But it is not. It is a family atmosphere. Bring the kids.

Order at the counter - the menu, written in marker on posterboard, changes frequently. Specials are on a dry-erase board, and can change while you're in line!

Order and pay - get your sweet tea or soda from the dispenser. They write your order number on your cup. One of the kitchen staff will bring your food out, and stick-around until you taste it to make sure everything is okay.

The Bar-b-q is absolutely wonderful. The Thai food is also very good, but VERY spicy. Unless you want it FIREY HOT, then specify EXTRA MILD - that's what I do.

You will pay less than $10 and get more food than you can imagine. Wear shorts and a Hawaiian shirt, or you'll be overdressed.

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