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About Big Daddy’s – Upper West Side

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!

2454 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 8:00 am- 11:00 pm
Friday- Saturday: 8:00 am- 12:00 am

* We will close at 4 pm on Thanksgiving *

Cross Street:
91st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 677-2004

Website:
http://www.bigdaddysnyc.com/

Catering:
on and off premise

Public Transit:
1, 2 & 3 trains to 96th Street and 1 train to 86th Street.

Executive Chef:
Michael Siry

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
private room for parties

Specials

Thirsty Thursday

Thursdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Waffle Wednesday

Wednesdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Tots Tuesday

Tuesdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Mac & Cheese Monday

Mondays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Fry-Day

Fridays from 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Boozy Brunch

Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Milkshake Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Specials

Thirsty Thursday

Thursdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Half price beer, wine and cocktails all day. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2018 on Thursdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Waffle Wednesday

Wednesdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Half off regular waffles. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2018 on Wednesdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Tots Tuesday

Tuesdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Half off our signature tots all day every Tuesday. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2018 on Tuesdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Mac & Cheese Monday

Mondays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Half off Mac & Cheese every Monday, all day. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2018 on Mondays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Fry-Day

Fridays from 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

Half off French Fries all day every Friday. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2018 on Fridays from 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Boozy Brunch

Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Make brunch a boozy brunch with unlimited cocktails for $19. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

Enjoy half off cocktails and appetizers during Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4-7 pm. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2018 on Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Milkshake Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Details

Enjoy half off milkshakes weekdays from 3 to 5 pm. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2018 on Mondays - Fridays from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

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Private Dining

Looking to celebrate a Birthday, a Little League victory or plan an office gathering? Big Daddy's knows how to throw a party! With multiple locations, party rooms and of course balloons this will be an event your friends and family will remember for years to come.

Big Daddy’s – Upper West Side Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
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Great for Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2016

C'était à l'image de ce à quoi nous nous attendions et nous n'avons pas été déçu.
Comme toujours à NY, les gens sont hyper gentils et notre serveuse n'a pas échappé à la règle.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Really enjoyed the food! Very affordable, great family atmosphere and music was perfect.Look forward to the next visit.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2016

It was good food (although the tots are exactly the same as the frozen ones from the grocery store, not world famous) but the service was terrible. There was only 1 guy working the whole one side of the restaurant as what looked like bus boys walked around looking like they weren't sure what to do with themselves.
We put in an order of macaroni and she was for our 2 year old and the waiter never put the order in so he didn't get that.
My salad was good, but my 7 year old thought the ranch was spicy. It was good for me, but I could see how a kid wouldn't like it.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Went for Mother's day. Had a good time we came back for Father's day. Big Daddy's our new favorite go-to now.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2016

It was a nice experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2016

While the atmosphere is energetic and friendly, the service was sorely lacking. The food was equally disappointing. Even the kids didn't eat the "mozzarella sticks". How do you mess up mozzarella sticks? By using imitation cheese and unsavory breading.
Will definitely NOT go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Great for kids. Love this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2016

We went to this restaurant 3 times in a row. Great playlist, amazing food, the staff became friends. We will always return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Great service, laid back upper west side charm..kick-it type of spot with good food..and lots of it! I always enjoy going to all Big Daddy's... with my young nephew or Godson...not to mention the great music that goes with the great food!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food is amazing. You don't have to wait long to be attended and everybody who work there is very nice

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Traveling with a child with a peanut allergy can be challenging. Finding Big Daddy's made our trip to NYC extra special! It is a big deal when you have a nut allergy to be able to order anything off the menu - especially a delicious ice cream shake! All 7 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Food was great! Prices seemed reasonable considering we were in NYC.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2016

Tried the Dude burger for the first time and it was fantastic. The burger and bacon were cooked perfectly. The onions, mushrooms, and blue cheese added flavor and tang. Will order it the next time I'm in the mood for a burger.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Brought out of town guests (including a 4 year old). I raved about the restaurant and the options on the menu. Although the server was sweet and helpful, he wasn't accommodating of the child. He didn't bring a place-mat or crayons for the child. The iced tea tasted like water. My replacement drink (Dr Pepper) was flat. The food was served room temperature, and it seemed like it had been sitting out. The milk shakes were so watery and the consistency was so thin, it was practically just "flavored milk". I felt embarrassed for recommending Big Daddy's to my guests.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2016

I enjoyed the diner theme as well as the options for kids. There were some issues with our food (cold) which were addressed well by our server, who was also very friendly. Food was decent, but atmosphere was fun. We would return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Very accommodating. . Especially seeing that we have two babies and two toddlers... thanks guys.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2016

I absolutely need a hamburger every once in a while. Having one is something of a special occasion and I was told by a friend they had the best hamburger in town. I was not disappointed. I had their onion rings as well. All good. Very fun atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2016

I had a great experience at Big Daddy's! I celebrated my Birthday there for the fourth time. I was with a group of friends including one 2 year old child. The Restaurant was very courteous, accommodating and provided great service. The food was great and came out promptly. Since I signed up with Big Daddy's they give me a free Burger and Shake every year on my Birthday! I had a wonderful time at Big Daddy's and look forward to going there again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Chose this spot for Christmas lunch with my young niece and teenaged nephews - everyone was very happy with the decor, the vibe and the food. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2015

Good French dip sandwich and vanilla milkshake. Fried chicken Friday is a good value.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2015

Good burgers and tator tots as usual. My date appreciated the gluten-free bun. We were both looking forward to the Diet Boyland's Root Beer but I had to settle for Diet Creme Soda. She opted for water. Service was good up until checkout. Appears the waitress abandoned us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Yum yum yum yum ymumymumy my u y yymumyymymymymymymymyummtmym

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Big Daddy's fit the bill for a restaurant that would be good for ages 5-70. There was a wide variety of food that appealed to everyone. Service was very good and they had children's menus that the children liked.
The colorful decorations, video games and quick service for the children kept them entertained.
It's not a restaurant for foodies, not romantic but it was perfect for what we needed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2015

Great for a family. Very kid friendly. Food was good and even had some gluten free options for some gluten allergy folks in our party. Definitely with going to for a casual family experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2015

There was a kids party happening so that added to the noise level but the food as always was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2015

It was very disappointing to have one waiter covering too many customers at one time.
We were ignored and the chocolate egg cream was made with flat seltzer and very little syrup. This was not what I was expecting for a first visit to your restaurant.
My overall experience was unsatisfactory.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2015

no more comment to add, the burgers were good but so hard to digest! and definitely the noise level is way to high, you can't event hear yourself!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Big Daddy's, as always, did fantastically with the food and drinks. Everyone left stuffed and with leftovers and pretty buzzed after boozy brunch. However, the service at the Big Daddy's on the UWS was subpar. Our waitress and the hostess were both unfriendly and put a bit of a damper on what was supposed to be a fun, energetic boozy brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2015

I made reservations for Big Daddy on the train on my way into the city, and glad I did. When we arrived, we overheard that it would be a half hour wait for the couple in front of us--for diner food?!?--but we sailed right in (thanks Open Table!), and were seated.

Once we settled in, I understood the wait time and long line. The atmosphere is boisterous with music and convival conversation, but in a fun, casual way. The food, albeit not for dieters, was delicious with ample amount of bacon and cheese, and the portions were just about right too. The service wasn't great, but the food was prompt and tasty, and I can't really fault our waitress considering how busy it was.

All in all a fun romp and filling lunch. I will definitely be back for more Big Daddy!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Went to Big Daddy's Saturday with some friends for breakfast/lunch... what a menu! Everything from eggs to pancakes, burgers sandwiches you name it. Super huge portions, great tots and the best milkshakes. The variety of choices is unreal. Prices were cheap and service was good. Highly recommended if you are looking for diner type food with a twist!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2015

Colorful retro-TV shows walls, good home-style food, great STRONG alcoholic milkshakes. Wait staff was attentive. Got us our second round of happy hour drinks at 6:59! Half-price appetizers from 4-7 (I think). Was hard to choose food because there is so much stuff. If you run out of things to talk about, just look at the walls and you will think of something.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Having a good meal is important. Having the BEST waiter puts it over the top. Terry and fried chicken & tater tots...all is good in the world.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Had a great time with the kids! We finally got a great waitress! Kind , courteous and did I mention quick!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 26, 2015

My kids loved the atmosphere and the breakfast all day menu. Food was delicious.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Always fun and good food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Great place to go to late at night, great food and shakes

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Went here for Mother's Day and the food was pretty tasty. Service wasn't bad even though we had a decent size party

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2015

My family went to Big Daddy's for a Mother's Day lunch, and we loved the place. The decor and atmosphere are fun and nostalgic, and the food was great! We loved the variety of pancake options (we tried a few of them, all of which turned out well), and got a kick out of the menu- they definitely got creative while naming items! It was also fun getting to play with the Trivial Pursuit cards left on each table.

Our only complaint would be our waitress- she was attentive when we first arrived (and my dad was still outside trying to find a parking space, which took a while), but once the food was set on our table we barely saw her and had to practically trip her to get our check. She never checked on us or our food, and seemed bothered when we asked to pack up the leftovers- she only brought 3 boxes at first, despite there being four meals (and she knew it- she handed them to us saying she only had 3, but would get another if needed, which honestly doesn't make sense).

It's a shame, because the rest of the experience was great. We'd happily go back since we all have more dishes we'd like to try, but only if we can try another member of the waitstaff too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2015

Friendly staff. Our waitress was great & helpful. I did have a problem with Open Table, I made my reservations & I have put n the comments that we was celebrating ours son's 5th birthday & I had asked about if they made bday's cakes cake. I don't know if the restaurant seen my comment cause it wasn't addressed. My son had a good time but it would of been better if he was acknowledge with a cake & maybe a song. I choose this restaurant cause if was recommended that it was kid friendly but the ambiance isnt. Overall we had a good time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2015

Dined here with an out of towner. The menu is extensive with a wide variety of pancakes and milkshakes. The place was a bit pricey but consistent for the neighborhood. Our food came fast and hot, large portions and quite tasty. Service basic, not particularly friendly or helpful but our waitress got the job done.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2015

We went to Big Daddy's on a Saturday morning. I was surprised to see that there were tables available for reservations throughout the entire morning, so I became a bit skeptical, since at 11 am in the city on a Saturday, any decent breakfast or brunch spot has a significant wait. But I couldn't have been more wrong. I ordered the chicken and waffles. Some of the best fried chicken I've ever had. Ever. Two people ordered the Bow Wow Wow breakfast (basically ham, egg, cheese and hash brown in a waffle sandwich) which was ridiculously good as well. The breakfast burrito was a great option as well. The oldies decor was great, and the vintage items used to decorate brought me back to my childhood. If you're roaming the upper west side and are in the mood for breakfast, just go here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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