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Big Daddy's

4.6
4.6
254 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cajun

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (516) 799-8877

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Massapequa

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch

Popular dishes

Menu

Lunch Specials - Served Daily 11:30 – 3:00 (except Sunday). All Po'Boys, Sandwiches & Burgers served with Cajun fries & pickle

Beginnings

  • Gumbo of the Day$5.00

    Tasso ham, beef, Andouille sausage - medium spiced

    • To Go: Pint$8.00
    • To Go: Quart$13.00
  • Big Daddy's House Salad$9.00

    Field greens, goat cheese, roasted pecans, cranberries, honey balsamic

    • Blackened Chicken$15.00
    • Blackened Shrimp$18.00
  • Big Daddy's Caesar Salad$9.00

    Romaine Lettuce, spicy Croutons, shaved Locatelli & house-made Caesar Dressing

    • Blackened Chicken$15.00
    • Blackened Shrimp$18.00
  • Pretty Megs Wings$12.00

    Slow smoked & crispy fried with a chipotle-mango sauce

    • Lady Day Crab Cakes$13.00

      Lump Indonesian blue crab meat, Cajun spices, chipotle dill tartar sauce

      • Mussels Jambalaya$18.00

        Andouille sausage, smoked turkey, Tasso ham, Cajun parmesan cream

        • Jefferson Parish Blackened Gator$13.00

          Spicy blackened gator tail meat, with a pineapple habanero sauce

          • Baton Rouge Broiled Oysters$14.00

            Freshly shucked Blue Point Oysters, broiled with horseradish & gruyere cheese

            • Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell

              • Half$13.00
              • Doz$26.00

            Po'Boys

            • Po'Boys

              Blackened, Grilled or Fried served on toasted French bread with vinegar slaw, chipotle sour cream

              • Chicken$15.00
              • Catfish$16.00
              • Andouille$15.00
              • Shrimp$17.00
              • Oyster$17.00
            • Pulled Pork Po'Boy$15.00

              Pulled Pork or BBQ Beef Brisket seasoned & slow-smoked, vinegar cole slaw, & house made BBQ sauce on toasted French bread

              • BBQ Beef Po'boy$16.00
            • Toasted Muffaletta Po'Boy$16.00

              Traditional New Orleans's Sandwich with Salami, Mortadella, Cappicola, Provolone, served hot with Olive-Tapenade on toasted French bread

              Sandwiches

              • Cajun Cubano$16.00

                House smoked pulled pork, Tasso ham, Swiss cheese, pickles & Creole mustard on pressed French bread

                • Blackened Shrimp BLT$18.00

                  Spicy blackened shrimp, house smoked bacon, field greens, tomato, chipotle aioli on rustic panini bread

                  • The Rueben James$17.00

                    House smoked pastrami, Swiss cheese, vinegar slaw & jalapeno Russian dressing on pressed rustic panini bread

                    • Louisiana Brisket Melt$16.00

                      House smoked beef brisket, caramelized onions, pepper-jack cheese, Texas-style BBQ sauce on pressed rustic panini bread

                      • Dixie Fried Chicken Sandwich$16.00

                        Crispy buttermilk fried chicken cutlet, smoked bacon, melted Colby-jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, & Cajun ranch dressing on a Brioche roll

                        • Cajun Burger$14.00

                          10oz. Black Angus Burger topped w/ Colby-Jack cheese, Andouille Sausage & Chipotle-Sour Cream on a Brioche Bun

                          • Add Pulled Pork, Brisket$18.00

                        Bigger Bites

                        • Creole Jambalaya$22.00

                          Andouille sausage, smoked turkey, Tasso ham, shrimp & crawfish sautéed in a spicy Creole tomato sauce & rice. Louisiana Classic! Very Spicy

                          • Savannah Moon Blackened Ribeye$42.00

                            24oz bone-in Angus Ribeye spicy blackened, chipotle roasted red pepper molasses sauce. Served with garlic cheddar mashed potatoes & collard greens

                            • Pasta Jambalaya$22.00

                              Andouille sausage, smoked turkey, tasso ham, crawfish & Rigatoni all sautéed in a spicy alfredo sauce

                              • Mollie's Pan-Fried Catfish$24.00

                                Pan-fried filets with crawfish & madeira wine mushroom cream sauce over rice

                                • Billy Carter's Crawfish$24.00

                                  Crawfish tails sautéed in a medium spiced peanut honey sauce over rice

                                  • Louisiana Shrimp & Grits$23.00

                                    Sautéed Gulf shrimp, white wine, plum tomato, & roasted garlic over habanero-goat cheese grits. A Southern Favorite!

                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                    What 254 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                    4.6
                                    4.6 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.6Food
                                    • 4.6Service
                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                    • 4.4Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great service great food

                                    2. AW

                                      AmyW

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food & staff excellent! Definitely will recommend to family & friends.

                                    3. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      25 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      25 reviews

                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our waitress was great, food was delicious and so were the cocktails. We had a great time!

                                    4. SB

                                      ScottB

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing food, service and atmosphere — Big Daddy’s always delivers!!

                                    5. DD

                                      DougD

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      We were seated right away with our reservations. Dirty Cajun martinis were excellent and the food and service were great

                                    6. MA

                                      MichaelAnthonyC

                                      New York Area

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Great food, good service and an enjoyable time with friends

                                    7. T

                                      Tecmom63

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                      Always good food, many options, great drink selection, friendly staff, fast service. Was happy to be able to book a reservation on open table for the 2 of us.

                                    8. JL

                                      JLB11735

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Food consistently good. The “Specials” menu was disappointing. Ordered from regular menu. Wait staff friendly, smiling, checked on us frequently. Had a reservation BUT had to wait almost 40 minutes to be seated. Hostesses we’re very nice and apologetic but seemed overwhelmed . One of our regular go to places

                                    9. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always awesome atmosphere and food at big daddy’s as usual. Hurricanes were perfect!!

                                    10. KM

                                      KatieM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food is always delicious. Definitely a little overpriced, but the food is good. The "crab cakes" appetizer is actually one crab cake and it's $17 bucks. We always request the wings to be well done, but I think the chef is opposed to doing that because it never happens. Maybe because they are smoked and they don't want to dry them out but we do ask for crispy every time and it hasn't happened yet. We still like them and will keep ordering them anyway.

                                    11. E

                                      Ellie

                                      New York Area

                                      13 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on April 14, 2022

                                      overall3food4service2ambience4

                                      We love this restaurant. Add times, the wait for a table could be incredibly long, however we were so excited to see that they were taking reservations on OpenTable. However, although we had a reservation, we were seated 40 minutes after the reservation. We had limited time and didn’t expect to be waiting for an additional 40 minutes and we’re about to leave until we were finally seated. There were a number of large parties, And that may have caused Reservations of smaller parties to have to wait so long. It was just unfortunate because the beginning of our experience was incredibly frustrating.

                                    12. FT

                                      FaithT

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always a great brunch at Bid Daddy’s! The food and the music are consistently excellent!

                                    13. JP

                                      JosephP

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great food, good prices, excellent staff and quite crowded - that's a good thing

                                    14. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Every time Iam there it’s the best. Enough said.

                                    15. WB

                                      WilliamB

                                      New York Area

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Awesome foood drink and music

                                    16. LT

                                      LizT

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 5, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great place, friendly staff and amazing food!!! Would definitely recommend this place to others.

                                    17. M

                                      Margo

                                      New York Area

                                      223 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      223 reviews

                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always consistently good! Jambalaya amazing and shrimp and grits two of our favs! Have been going for ywars. Always a freat time!

                                    18. R

                                      Rosemary

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 2, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                      We had a 630 reservation and were not seated until 650, that was only because we settled for a table in the bar area in lieu of waiting even longer for the desired dining room. All of the apps we ordered were mostly fabulous (crab cake, gumbo (watery), & wings. The meal, on the other hand, was not too good. We ordered 'The Pig Out'. There was a lot of fat on the meats that were swimming in sauce & there was not much quality food on the plate for the price. Our waitress was very good, friendly and conscientious.

                                    19. KC

                                      KimC

                                      Orlando

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Music was great. Very lively. Great way to enjoy a Friday night.

                                    20. TS

                                      TriangleS

                                      New York Area

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Dinner with good friends, excellent beer, drinks, gumbo and two of our favorite meals: blackened catfish and pork chops.

                                    21. C

                                      Charo

                                      New York Area

                                      14 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      First visit and was pleasantly surprised. Good food. Simple. Great band playing.

                                    22. LD

                                      LizD

                                      New York Area

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great good and the service was excellent. Highly recommended!

                                    23. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 24, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great time- fantastic food

                                    24. BJ

                                      BJLS

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Went for Brunch on a Sunday and food and drinks are always on point. Great live music as well.

                                    25. JA

                                      JoeA

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent meal, had relatives in from Florida and they said it was a great choice. Sue , our server, was great as usually, as all the staff.

                                    26. N

                                      Notafan

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 11, 2022

                                      overall3food1service3ambience2

                                      I got the burnt ends with grits appetizers. No burnt ends, just burnt fat. Fat, fat, fat. Grizzle. Not good. If there was meat, it was minuscule and overwhelmed by the fat. Unpleasant. Band was energetic but there shd be an area for people to dine without having to scream over the music.

                                    27. MM

                                      MikeM

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 6, 2022

                                      overall2food2service5ambience5

                                      Wings were excellent. Gumbo excellent. Blackened Gator Bites, tough to chew and extremely over priced for what you get. The Pork and Waffles was served, two orders, with extremely undercooked bacon. We had to send it back to cook the Bacon more. That's just unacceptable. Never should have sent that out. My Crab Cake Benedict was meh at best. Uninspired and made without love. The crab cake was a joke. Supposedly "lump" crab meat but this is not the case. It was supposed to come with andouille hash but without my knowledge or approval, was served with the same plaster-like Grits they serve with everything else. Just a poor excuse for a brunch dish. At the end of the day BD is a really cool & fun place to hang and have a drink but if you're expecting an authentic "Cajun" food experience, you need to look elsewhere.

                                    28. M

                                      Megz

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on March 5, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Delicious food loud music but had a nice time

                                    29. LI

                                      LINDAT

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 4, 2022

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      we made a reservation and still had to wait 30mins to be seated.

                                    30. C

                                      Christina

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We love Big Daddy's... The staff is always friendly and the food is amazing. One of our favorite places to go for dinner.

                                    31. a

                                      alex

                                      Las Vegas

                                      36 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      36 reviews

                                      Dined on March 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The the minute we walked in everything was great. One of the best dining experiences.

                                    32. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on March 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      As always the best food and atmosphere around. What a great Fat Tuesday. If you haven’t come here your missing out.

                                    33. MW

                                      MeredithW

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 1, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fun Energetic Lively place to celebrate Fat Tuesday with the Family! Food was delicious, authentic and exactly what we were looking for with the New Orleans flavor! The staff was so amazing, they worked together to get the food out and clear our tables and they made the night enjoyable! My children had a blast!

                                    34. MB

                                      MikeB

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Happened to dine when there was live music - always a treat. Service was great - fast and very attentive. Food was great, as always. If you like heat (jalapeno, habanero), there are plenty of offerings. Only downside (and it's minor) is no beers on draft - all bottles and cans. But, don't let that stop you from going. Large entree portions mean potential lunch at home the next day.

                                    35. T

                                      Tom2451

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Went to big daddy‘s for the first time and had a great experience the food was absolutely phenomenal, a Definite Recommend just remember it’s southern food and it’s definitely spicy

                                    36. S

                                      Scot

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food. Nice atmosphere. Wish the delicious gumbo was mild instead of spicy.

                                    37. C

                                      Cusoon

                                      New York Area

                                      9 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on February 26, 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Good and atmosphere consistently good!!

                                    38. EK

                                      EddieK

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 24, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great experience. Delicious food served by an awesome bartender at the bar.

                                    39. RM

                                      RobertM

                                      San Francisco

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on February 20, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food was delicious as usual. Server was amazing and attentive. The one downside was the table we got was right next to the waiting area/bar and people were standing on top of us. The server tried to help by asking the people to move but they just would keep moving back. It was a busy night so not unexpected.

                                    40. RL

                                      RobertL

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 19, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      The best cajun on Long Island period. I've been going here for over 20 years and have never been disappointed once.

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

                                    Big Daddy's is rated 4.6 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                    Google Map for Big Daddy's

                                    1 Park Ln Massapequa, NY 11758-4341

                                    Additional information

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Massapequa

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cajun

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Parking details

                                      None

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Additional

                                      Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch

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