Permanently Closed - Big Daddy’s – Upper West Side
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Too bad it closed :( This was a great family diner
This place was probably once really cute and trendy. However they are closing soon and have clearly stopped trying! Menus were dirty and torn . They had no ice for water, just for soda(?) . Bathrooms down 2 steep flights of stairs . Interesting pictures on the wall from 60’s sitcoms but the frame’s glass was cracked on many of them.
Our waitress tried her best and was sweet.
Since this location is closing on the 15th , this review probably is moot!!
Food was great and so was the service but they need to clean up more often. The hostess walked us to our table and she picked up stepped on tater tots from the floor. It also looked like they hadn’t swept in a while
We go to Big Daddy’s Every year for my daughter’s birthday. This year we went in it was her 16th birthday I spent close to $300 and when we got there the first thing the manager let me know is because we bought our own cake it was gonna be an additional $25 fee they got our order is wrong and then convince one of my daughters friends to keep the wrong order because the kitchen was going to take too long providing her with the correct order when they came to sing happy birthday they did not bring out silverware and the silverware that was on the table was dirty they also got my sons order
Came here for a coworker’s birthday breakfast. When we arrived the waitress was rude and not attentive. Will not be returning.
Food is good, but maybe not when you have to wait 1 hour for your burger because the waitress who took the order didn't out it in the order and she then tells you it's your fault because you didn't order it... We were a group of 8 people and we all listened how our friend ordered.
Not nice, also super loud
We made a reservation and didn’t wait much. The service was great and the food was amazing. Would definitely go again and even recommend friends to check the place out!
Went for Valentine’s Day and we had such a great time!
I made a reservation for 8 people for my daughter’s birthday. When I got to the place our table wasn’t even ready they had to scramble to set something up which made me question if they even acknowledged my reservation. They set up a bunch of tables and chairs together instead of a long booth which seats everyone together better. It was poorly arranged. Will not be celebrating another birthday here!
Service was slow and workers seemed confused but overall experience was good
Big Daddy’s is definitely ready for a renovation. It needs a thorough cleaning and the to increase the staff. It took forever to get served and coffee came out an hour later, after we had our meals and had forgotten about it. There are definitely better diners on the UWS.
Go at least once every 2 weeks, first time we made a reservation and they were so nice to honor all my special seating requests! A+
Restaurant was heavily understaffed with only one server in the back room. Although the dining room was far from full capacity, we waited 1.5 hours to get food, which was very difficult with two kids. The milk shake was delicious; however, the rest of the food was mediocre.
Overall, it was okay but there are definitely better places that have similar menus and ambiance styles to this. The food was decent, but sometimes it felt like it was a hit or a miss. The service was the worst part of it all. We had to ask for utensils because we weren't given any and the waitress never asked us how we were, how the food was, if we needed anything, or anything.
Big Daddy’s had amazing food and service. The waiter josh was great and made sure everyone was pleased. Overall 10/10!!
we had to leave. they had no heat and it was colder inside as it was outside.
the few diners who were there were sitting with their coats on.
the servers were shivering.
i ordered a cup of coffee and when i didn't feel any warmer i asked the waiter and he said their heat was down.
i felt sorry for the waiter who was very gracious and comped my coffee.
I love the atmosphere the people the food at Big Daddy's Restaurant. I have no complaints just compliments for this establishment you have a great thing going keep up the good work
Nous avions réservé et avons fait 1h de métro pour y arriver avec 3 enfants. Le restaurant était fermé alors que nous avions un mail de réservation. Super soirée de réveillon de nouvel an !
The tuna melt was fantastic and thanks to the giant TVs I got all caught up with what Liam is up to on The Bold and The Beautiful.
Went on Christmas Day for lunch. Needed a place that was kid friendly. Nothing fancy. It’s basically a diner. Food was decent, service was excellent. Prices were fair. I would recommend for anyone looking for a quick bite on the upper west side.
I use to take my 2 daughters to this restaurant all of the time. Now they are young ladies and asked to have Christmas brunch. The waitress was very pleasant, but there were only 2 waitresses, so service was super slow and the food was extremely disappointing. Needless to say we will not be back there.
Great diner experience with good America style food and reasonably priced for nyc
Food was mediocre to bad, service was the same.
My partner and I went to Big Daddy’s (Broadway location) for dinner. He ordered a burger with tots and I got the buffalo mac. I’m a big fan of mac and cheese and I expected the dish to be outstanding given all of the hype on social media. However, I felt that the mac and cheese was bland. The buffalo chicken tenders were good but they didn’t pair well with the macaroni and cheese the way I expected it to.
I ordered a “big” buffalo mac but I really should have ordered a “lil”. My boyfriend said that his burger and tots were good, not great. We will not be returning for dinner.
Given that it’s diner-styled food, I think we would have had a better food experience ordering breakfast there. Their pancakes all look amazing! We may be back to try some breakfast dishes.
Finally, our server was kind and attentive.
The waitress was kind and caring
It was delicious. I had the Real Mac Coy, a burger with creamy mac n cheese & bacon. I also had the Cookie Monster, vanilla shake with oreo cookies & whipped cream. Everything tasted good here. I would definitely recommend.
The worst dining experience we’ve ever had. No heat and it was 25 degrees outside. No servers. It took more than an hour for hamburgers and pancakes. Unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. Should be called Big Disaster’s
For my birthday I got a coupon from big daddy’s for a free entree and milkshake it was super delicious!
This is a great restaurant. Great for dates, to celebrate a birthday, or to simply go out to eat with your family and friends. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious with great portion sizes.
It was awesome
Great place for kids. The nostalgia was great for adults. Pure comfort food. Dynamite margeritas!!!
Very good. Food took a while, but was tasty
I went to Big Daddy’s for my birthday and I absolutely enjoyed myself. The food was amazing the, staff was friendly. Everything was good.
This was my second time dining at Big Daddy's. Both times, the venue was selected by someone else. Personally I would not have dined here again. But sometimes you have to go with the flow. The restaurant has a 1950s theme, and there is abundant and garish decor, perhaps to distract you from the food and service. The portions are huge, but unfortunately the food quality is mediocre at best. Some of the food was not fresh at all --- I was served fruit that must have been cut several days before and then left out to rot. We also had to leave our table and send out members of our party several times to try to get our own service, find missing parts of our order, and resolve quality or cleanliness problems, as our server could not be found or was overwhelmed due to bad management. Overall I cannot recommend this restaurant.
Great breakfast! Yummy taster tots with all sorts of goodies! Fun atmosphere.
We were 6 meeting for brunch. The place is a bit run down, bathrooms not great. Food was fair at best, for the price, there are much better options.
Chicken and waffles and Mac and cheese were AMAZING!
Service was great. There was attentive staff and quality food. There was a little mess up with the checks but we got it figured out. Overall great experience.
I loved our waitress.
Great pop decor throughout restaurant. Very 50's and 60's inspired but, very today and hip. Burgers are delicious and tater tots are a "take you back in time" treat. Milk shakes are out of this world and deliciously extravagant. Weight staff was very savvy and helped our group with food choices.
The music was a bit too loud but, that is to be expected in a diner like this one.
Permanently Closed - Big Daddy’s – Upper West Side is rated 3.9 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.