One afternoon while walking around the city (our home) we were looking for a new casual place to eat and couldn't find anything that looked too interesting to us. As we frequently do, we stopped into a local residence and asked a Doorman (rather large man that admitted his love for food) for his recommendation. He pointed down the street to Big Daddy's and told us it was a great place for diner food. When we entered we were a bit skeptical as there was only one other customer in the restaurant. However, by the time we left every table was taken and there was a line of people awaiting tables.
My wife ordered their big breakfast combo which was huge and fantastic! She couldn't eat half of it but loved it (not to worry, i helped her finish some of hers). I was so excited when I read that the restaurant used Usinger Hot Dogs from Milwaukee. If you don't know Usingers then check out their website as they are an authentic old world meat shop in downtown Milwaukee. I ordered the chili dogs with tater tots and they were absolutely terrific. I walked out stuffed and satisfied.
The staff and service were great too. Very nice and friendly which you don't always find in NYC Diners. We liked it and decided to start going to the Big Daddy's closer to our home on the upper east side.