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Big Daddy’s – Upper West Side - Permanently Closed

3.9
3.9
403 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 677-2004

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Siry

  • Catering

    on and off premise

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Garetano: (877) 624-4035

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    91st

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

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

What 403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. m

    mark

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Too bad it closed :( This was a great family diner
  2. SM

    SMSF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    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!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    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
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    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
  7. K

    Katerine2

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Valentine’s Day and we had such a great time!
  9. LA

    LAURA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 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!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service was slow and workers seemed confused but overall experience was good
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    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.
  12. JG

    JoshuaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 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+
  13. MK

    MikeK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    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.
  14. KM

    KaylaM

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  15. JB

    JalinB

    1 review

    5.0

    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!!
  16. RK

    RoniK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    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.
  17. PP

    PatrickP

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  18. E

    Eulaliem

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    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 !
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  21. JJ

    JamelJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great diner experience with good America style food and reasonably priced for nyc
  23. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food was mediocre to bad, service was the same.
  24. E

    Emily

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  25. J

    Jai32

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The waitress was kind and caring
  26. MH

    MichaelHartmann

    Austin

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    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
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  29. DD

    DanielleD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  30. JR

    JordanoR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome
  31. E

    Ella131

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for kids. The nostalgia was great for adults. Pure comfort food. Dynamite margeritas!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good. Food took a while, but was tasty
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 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.
  34. UW

    UWSmama

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    2.0

    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.
  35. SK

    SusanK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great breakfast! Yummy taster tots with all sorts of goodies! Fun atmosphere.
  36. S

    Susan914

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 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.
  37. JE

    JessicaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken and waffles and Mac and cheese were AMAZING!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved our waitress.
  40. JG

    JoseG

    1 review

    4.0

    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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Big Daddy’s – Upper West Side - Permanently Closed is rated 3.9 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    91st

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Siry

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (212) 677-2004

  • Catering

    on and off premise

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Garetano: (877) 624-4035

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