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Daddy O

4.0
216 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Daddy O is a modern and chic yet comfortable boutique 22 room hotel on Long Beach Boulevard with casual bistro and bar seating and a stylish dining room. Dine indoors or on the outdoor garden patio and bar or enjoy sushi and specialty cocktails on the rooftop deck. Our chefs prepare modern interpretations of American classics served by a friendly staff. We welcome both reservations and walk-ins for large parties or intimate dining. Join us for a drink or casual meal at the bar which features occasional entertainment and festive happy hour.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Closed for the winter
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Phone number
(609) 494-1300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Jeff Alberti and Chef de Cuisine Payton Johnson
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Private party facilities
Spaces available for up to 44 and up to 205 with a restaurant buyout. Outside dining area seats up to 45. Ask about our new wedding packages and beach house buyout packages during the off season.
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Private party contact
Pete Palladino: (609) 494-1300
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Catering
On or off site catering options available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Long Beach Blvd & 44th St.
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Parking details
Parking located in our lot across the street or there is plenty of public parking adjacent to our restaurant.
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Entertainment
Check out our entertainment schedule in the bar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JWR3 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

The rooftop deck in the summer season is great. Too bad it closed already! The backyard bar is still fun. Sushi is great. Menu is a bit limited otherwise but the sushi menu is good. We ate inside then to the backyard bar for drinks afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Very disappointing... Cod sandwich was bland. Our waitress never checked in on us, no offer for 2nd round of drinks. I noted that my reservation was for my wife's birthday and no gesture was made to recognize that. Decor was nice...

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

I was disappointed in our experience at Daddy O. The dining room is nice and our server was very pleasant. The food was okay but not great and no where near exceptional (where it should have been based on the prices). The wine markup is obscene ($65 for a bottle of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc that it usually about $13 in a liquor store). Overall, I would spend my money elsewhere as there are many excellent restaurants on LBI that offer far better value.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

Service was fine. Ambiance was great. Food was awful. Therefore the experience was overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Food is very good. It's pricey and the portions are small but the food is delicious. They have a very nice upscale bar. My biggest complaint was that our waitress was pushing "extras" and add ons such as mocktails for the kids that were very pricey as well as a lobster tail add on and other things. It seemed as if she was doing anything she could to increase the final check. I found this very annoying.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Daddy O's is always a pleasure. We love this place and love to eat at the bar or out in the garden. Food is always good and service terrific. Definitely one of our favorite places to go on the island.

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vipDaveH (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

We made our reservation on OpenTable and were greeted and seated immediately after entering the restaurant. Anyone familiar with LBI history may remember this place as formerly being Wilma's. They seemed to renovate this nicely with an upscale aura. There's a private lot across the street for parking.

I would have to classify this restaurant as pretentious. You would think it would be fine dining, but after looking at the menu, they just seem to have a limited supply of overpriced food with little or no culinary imagination. I would be surprised if they have an accredited chef on staff.

We started with a bottle of Malbec ($50-- which would retail at $12) and some appetizers. Breaded Wisconsin Cheese Curds for around $12 and deliver about 6 slivers of cheese and some fried breading on the side. Tasty, but greasy. We also ordered the Old Bay chips which were served in a funnel cone with aioli sauce on the side. Not too bad except my son's Lobster Roll ($28) also came with the same chips on the side. And speaking of the Lobster Roll, for the price, you would think it would have more lobster than mayo and be served on a roll slightly bigger than you'd get from a Bar Harbour food truck.

Our party included 2 vegetarians as well-- my wife and daughter-in-law. Not too much on the menu for them. Fortunately we asked Caroline, our waitress and a very good one as well, who mentioned they have a separate menu. Good thing we asked. My wife ordered the Veggie Oichiette while I ordered the Crab Oichiette. If you look at the photo's taken, it would be hard to distinguish which was which. If you look very carefully, you could distinguish 1-2 small white lumps of crabmeat probably weighing no more than 5 grams total. The major difference though was the price---- Veggie for $18 and Crab for $28. A major disappointment. I would have been better off with the Veggie.

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Maccheese (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

The upstairs bar was fun. However, you cannot see the sunset. They put the bar on the wrong side of the bar area.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Made a reservation and was seated right at the reservation. Dress code casual so we were not under dressed.
Room is comfortably dark.
Service was great, food delicious and pleasant evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent service. Good quality food. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

Had our celebratory wedding anniversary dinner at Daddy O. Superb restaurant! The food, beverages and service was excellent!
For our next anniversary, we will plan on having dinner at Daddy O's roof-top restaurant.
Only issue was the loud talking and laughing emanating from the table directly behind us.

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dinner42 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

Food was average and was way over priced even for Long Beach Island. They are trying to be a high priced restaurant but they use young seasonal help. If I am paying good money for food which I don't mind I expect the service to be in par with the pricing. The kitchen never sent out our appituzers and the waitress didn't catch it. I would expect much better service for the high prices.

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JimD (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Daddy O's never fails. Creative fun menu, service is always outstanding and great cocktails. If in LBI or general area and looking for a special meal this is the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food and service. A bit pricey for the offerings! Save this one for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
3.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was slightly better than average overall. Some of our party's meals were very good,
Others average. Service and timing was good

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