Big Daddy's

4.9
196 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Big Daddy’s Restaurant located in Massapequa, NY opened in 1993, specializing in the foods of New Orleans, Cajun, Creole and South. Often imitated, but never duplicated, Big Daddy’s remains the “Original Home of Southern Food & Moonshine.” The atmosphere is fun, casual and colorful which you will know as soon as you enter. The newly renovated bar features Louisiana swamp cypress and old time brick. Portions are big and so are the Hurricanes.
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vipErikaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food especially when you’re in the mood for something different.

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MikeS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. I would absolutely recommend to anyone

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maria
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my son’s birthday. Great food as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go there the food is off the chart atmosphere is great also great live music drinks are awesome. It’s a must place to go

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Tony
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good great food great service all expectations were met and exceeded!
Thanks again we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder food, service, and over all ambience.

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TImothyK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The drinks were amazing, and the food is great. Tastes just like you are in New Orleans. The atmosphere is friendly and the service was great!

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KatelynB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Our waitress was Sue was helpful when it came to food recommendations. Food was awesome. Great local spot.

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vipKellyS
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience…
Incredible food..

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GailP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like new Orleans food or barbeque this is the restaurant for you.

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WSpivak
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

Band (indoors) was the perfect volume

Great lunch

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StephenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a fun place to enjoy it!! Highly recommend!

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RitaS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, casual atmosphere, will definitely be returning for more.

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MikeY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic a little disappointed because I was told they had a band until 3pm. But there was no live music

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vipSusanG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good experience. Great food, drinks and service. Only improvement they could make is more comfortable chairs, but I suppose that leads to people lingering over dinner and I get it - restaurants need to turn tables and make money. Would highly recommend - and get the gumbo.

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DianeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 4 went on a Friday night for my daughter’s 6th birthday. It was a great time. Delish!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every time I am there. Service is always good and never disappoints in over 20 years going there

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ZoeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place, I come every month or so. The food is so good, the gator appetizer and burnt end grits are so savory and delicious.

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Brooklyn512
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If you enjoy flavorful food, this is the place for you! Very close to the NOLA experience. Charred oysters can use some modifications to taste like the original.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town. Food always perfect.

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BDB2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and they didn't rush you through the meal. The food was excellent. Looking to go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has the best food. Never a disappointment. Specials are always cooked to perfection. The staff are the most helpful and nicest people around. There one of the reason I go there all the time. They treat you like family. A must go to place. Oh I almost forgot. Have a drink there the best to.

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vipfoxlovers
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Gumbo was back to its Big Daddy's standard, nice and thick.

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TMTW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always. Burnt ends and grits were amazing (reason why we went). Kids had pulled pork and waffles (portion size was huge). I had brisket poi boy with Cajun fries. Spicy but not too bad (I’m not a huge fan of spicy). I had leftovers for lunch next day too.

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ShanequaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The food is average, unfortunately my friend got sick from eating the food but the drinks are made well ... I wouldn’t eat there but definitely would use the bar !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , good service and great drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is unbelievable, as were the cocktails. Service was exceptional also - shout out to our waitress Sam. Had a great time and enough leftovers for a complete meal the following night. Will definitely be back.

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TRICIA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great day! Enjoyed the food with my family.

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Timetowaste
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best destinations to eat on Long Island. Service is always consistently good. It's hard to find a really good jambalaya or gumbo out by where I live. I will travel to the ends of the earth for this food. Definitely worth going to.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good! Can’t live without the habanero grits!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hot food. Very spicy

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vipTrista
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Passed by for numerous years and had never been--took out of town guests for brunch and it did not disappoint!

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vipMcec
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Rib night. Tables spaced far apart. Service fun, quick, good suggestions. Oysters were Devine!
Our go to spot for a fun dining experience.

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JoeA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as usual. So glad they reopened. We really missed them.

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alyssaa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is phenomenal! And drinks are strong 10/10

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Zeke
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the island. Highly Recommend

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SuzanneS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Supporting local restaurants is easy when I have a great place I can walk to. Food is outstanding. Wait staff are also outstanding. Cannot wait to go back

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nikkib
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This is the third time I have been to the restaurant and I’m one of those people that never go to the same restaurant over and over again. The food is incredible. Never disappoints and I literally could eat there everyday!!

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elissagee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We all know COVID is hurting the restaurant business.
I love this restaurant and I was happy there was NO WAIT to get in here (booking on Open Table) and there was PLENTY of space so that was a plus. The outdoor area looked inviting as well. They certainly do a great job of making it appear "normal" and I appreciated that most of all.

I'm glad Big Daddy's is still here despite it all and we will definitely be back with more friends so we can keep this place up and running!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience
The staff is thoughtful and the food never disappoints.

FAQs

Big Daddy's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Big Daddy's is rated 4.9 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.