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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Too bad it closed :( This was a great family diner

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SMSF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Came here for a coworker’s birthday breakfast. When we arrived the waitress was rude and not attentive. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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

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Katerine2
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day and we had such a great time!

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LAURA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slow and workers seemed confused but overall experience was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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.

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JoshuaG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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+

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vipMikeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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.

KM
KaylaM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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JalinB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Daddy’s had amazing food and service. The waiter josh was great and made sure everyone was pleased. Overall 10/10!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

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.

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PatrickP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Eulaliem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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 !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipJamelJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great diner experience with good America style food and reasonably priced for nyc

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vipLisa
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was mediocre to bad, service was the same.

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vipEmily
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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Jai32
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waitress was kind and caring

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MichaelHartmann
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my birthday I got a coupon from big daddy’s for a free entree and milkshake it was super delicious!

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DanielleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome

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vipElla131
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for kids. The nostalgia was great for adults. Pure comfort food. Dynamite margeritas!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. Food took a while, but was tasty

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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UWSmama
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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SusanK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great breakfast! Yummy taster tots with all sorts of goodies! Fun atmosphere.

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Susan914
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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JessicaE
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and waffles and Mac and cheese were AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved our waitress.

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JoseG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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