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“Woww! What a great diner!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Big Daddy's
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Ranked #612 of 13,477 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
Cross street: Between 19th and 20th Streets
Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q & L trains to Union Square/14th Street.
Description: It's always a party at Big Daddy's! Big tasty burgers, frosty shakes and totally awesome tater tots! We are a casual, fun, cool, hip, groovy, super delicious place to get a meal or a cocktail that is always sure to hit the spot. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night munchies! It's always cool and hip with Big Daddy's!
Istanbul, Turkey
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Woww! What a great diner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

had a very lovely meal at Big Daddy’s. I always check the restaurants I plan to go during my travels in advance and this helped us a lot before going to Big Daddy’s. We learned that there was a happy hour (appetizers and milkshakes are half-off), specials for certain days and birthday gift if you join the insider club. My husband’s birthday was a week ago and he received a coupon as he joined the insider club earlier.

We were at the restaurant around 4 pm and there were lots of available tables. Our waitress was lovely and helped us a lot explaining the menu, specials etc. We ordered the original big daddy hamburger, Mr.French Dip (beef sandwich) and tater tots with cheese to share. Mr. French Dip was OK, hamburger was great and tater tots were to die for! As drinks, we had cookie monster milkshake (milkshake with oreos), bananas foster milkshake and a beer. Cookie monster milkshake was the best milkshake in my life, no doubt!

The portions were huge that we didn’t manage to finish the plates but we literally licked the glass of milkshakes! With birthday coupon and happy hour discounts the bill came around 25$. Not only Big Daddy’s satisfied our stomach, it also made our wallet happy. Definitely we will go again!

  • Visited March 2014
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Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for the great comments! We always love to hear what our customers are thinking. We're especially grateful that you decided to celebrate a birthday with us as well. Thanks again and we look forward to serving you at Big Daddy’s next time you are in town!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good value food, served with a smile”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

Went here twice for breakfast / brunches during my week long stay in NYC. Best example of 'diner' style food I found. Generous portions, good value - especially considering the location - and helpful, friendly staff. The only negative is - for a diner - that the time taken for the ordered meals to arrive was pretty long, especially during our second visit where the diner was closer to being full. However, despite this, I would entirely recommend Big Daddy's!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matt J
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Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for the great comments! We always love to hear what our customers are thinking. All of our food is made fresh to order, and we're so glad you came not once, but twice during your visit! Thanks again and we look forward to serving you at Big Daddy’s next time you are in town!
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“When you need grease and comfort...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to Big Daddy's while looking for a Diner in the Flat Iron district. We were happy to find one open, since there isn't much to do after 10PM in that area. However, this was a great place to sit, eat diner food (some of the best I've had!) and walk home. DEFINITE RECOMMEND. Likely to get really busy after 2AM.

  • Visited April 2014
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Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for the great comments! We always love to hear what our customers are thinking. We're glad we were able to satisfy your late night bite! Thanks again and we look forward to serving you at Big Daddy’s next time you are in town!
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“Got Hunger?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Classic diner. Large, cholesterol packed menu. Huge selection with daily specials. Gotta love it. Friendly staff, with quick service. If you are looking to satisfy that stomach growling, or the cure for a hangover, this is the spot. By the way, beer on tap!

Visited March 2014
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Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for the great comments! We always love to hear what our customers are thinking. We we're glad you enjoy our beer selection! They are chosen carefully. Thanks again and we look forward to serving you at Big Daddy’s next time you are in town!
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“Great vibe, great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My kids and I stopped in at Big Daddy's for lunch. The boys (14) were gobsmacked at all the shake choices. One ultimately had the burger with mac and cheese and the other a plain burger. They are burger snobs so were delighted that they were cooked properly and the toppings were not overdone. I had the two hot dogs- crisp, flavorful, good toppings, overall great.

Staff was attentive and friendly. Overall great experience!

Visited March 2014
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Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for the great comments! We always love to hear what our customers are thinking. You boys are our best critic! Thanks again and we look forward to serving you at Big Daddy’s next time you are in town!
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