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“Hesitated to stop here because of the reviews” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Daddy's Restaurant

Big Daddy's Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 7 Restaurants in Kure Beach
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: ​Since 1970 Big Daddy’s has been a Southern tradition for people who enjoy great food, fun times and friends! Big Daddy’s offers only the best in fresh seafood, steak, and traditional favorites cooked to order. Along with many other delicious entrees and desserts. We guarantee you won’t leave hungry and you’ll want to come back again and again!​
Simpsonville, SC
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94 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Hesitated to stop here because of the reviews”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We had read the reviews and did not plan to eat here. Alas, we were tired and wanted to stay close to our lodgings. We were pleasantly surprised! My clam strips were almost perfect, the shrimp was very good, the flounder was large but a tad dry and the crab cake was mildly seasoned. Everybody enjoyed their meal.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob1eddy
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English first
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“This is a bad place.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

This place looks good as you drive by, but when you go in... Yikes! Rude, pushy management, cafeteria styling in the dining room, and seafood that is dry and so-so at best.
We even went back thinking they may have just been having an off night, the second time the hostess and management were so bad we didn't even order. Just finished our drinks and went elsewhere.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kipgoodling
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Do not go here.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

This place looks good as you drive by, but when you go in... Yikes! Rude, pushy management, cafeteria styling in the dining room, and seafood that is dry and so-so at best.
We even went back thinking they may have just been having an off night, the second time the hostess and management were so bad we didn't even order. Just finished our drinks and went elsewhere.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kipgoodling
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Roxboro, North Carolina
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Having been to Big Daddy’s in the past and reading some of the more recent reviews, I was hesitant to dine here again. My family wound up here as everyone was hungry and we decided to try it once again. We were immediately seated and within 2 minutes our server arrived. Taking our drink order, she was back with them quickly. We placed our dinner order and (I timed it) 7 minutes later our orders arrived. My wife had the broiled tuna steak and fresh vegetables, I ordered the dinner special (fried shrimp, flounder and crab along with fries), the kids had chicken strips and corn dogs. Our orders arrived hot and all were completely cooked. I sampled the tuna steak and it was excellent. My dinner platter was good – the crab was a touch salty – and the kids devoured their orders. Our waitress returned 5 times during our meal to check on us, very polite and not intrusive to our meal. The restaurant was clean and as we ate, the dining room filled with customers. It did seem somewhat pricey as our order came to $60 without the tip. However, we left satisfied and everyone enjoyed their dining experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OldSteamer
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North Carolina
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“You've had these meals before...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

While nothing bad about the food, you've these same meals prepared in the same way at any local seafood place in your neighborhood. No dish tastes any fresher here than it would in mid-America and the prices are a bit higher. I've eaten here several times and never left disappointed nor over-joyed.
The seating areas feel dark and closed in. Avoid the large room in the back because it's used for all large groups, usually with lots of children. I do enjoy the outdoor seating and this makes the average meals a bit more delicious.
Your check will include gratuity on any party larger than 6 and unfortunately this insures that your service will be brief and just merely adequate.
To get great seafood you really have to leave the island. Just a few miles up the road is Fish Bites and they have much more creative, delicious food, more responsive wait staff, and all for just a little less money.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Carscott
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