Big Daddy's

4.7
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139 reviews
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$30 and under
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Big Daddy’s Restaurant located in Massapequa, NY opened in 1993, specializing in the foods of New Orleans, Cajun, Creole and South. Often imitated, but never duplicated, Big Daddy’s remains the “Original Home of Southern Food & Moonshine.” The atmosphere is fun, casual and colorful which you will know as soon as you enter. The newly renovated bar features Louisiana swamp cypress and old time brick. Portions are big and so are the Hurricanes.
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M
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere and great service always a plus. Met people we know there always a party!

MH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Daddy’s never disappoints!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was off the chart! The hurricanes on the bottomless brunch menu was kool-aid with rum. Our waitress, Sam, was phenomenal... Couldn't have been more attentive. And Mike, the busser, was also extremely helpful.

SS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. Great service, great drinks, great atmosphere. Cannot wait to go back!!

ML
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Daddy’s is one of our favorite restaurants. The ambiance is fabulous and the drinks are always amazing. I always have a hard time picking out my favorite choice for entry, but always end up with the creole jambalaya.

SC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminds me of my time in N'orleans. Love the energy of the staff.

P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great staff, cool vibe. Decent eats. Good menu. Creole, cajun, southern style dishes.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, Great Food, Great Service !!

DM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would like to thank the person who came up with the Viuex Carre Pork & Waffle. It was fantastic. We had three different apps. All thumbs up. My wife had the stuffed shrimp and loved it.

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lost track of how many times I've eaten at Big Daddy's. I keep going back because the food and service are always great. You need to check out Big Daddy's soon. You don't know what you are missing.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great drinks, excellent service and wonderful live music.
What more do you need?

DL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here so many times and tried so many things! Everything is always awesome! We'll even get a couple of quarts of gumbo for parties - everyone loves it!

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here once every few months. The food is ridiculous. It is so good. I hope they never change anything. Best mussels best JUmbulaya best everything. It’s a small place in a weird spot and a hidden gem. I always Uber there so I can drink and eat up. Totally recommend jt.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy a good meal at Big Daddy’s! Reservations online make it easy to plan for a night out! The hostess was very welcoming, and our server was so attentive! We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar and our dinners were great! We had the special appetizer of burnt ends over grits which was the perfect combination of sweet spicy over creamy grits. Two of us had the chicken fried steak over mashed potatoes and we also had the fried chicken with andouille sausage and provolone over mashed potatoes and the blackened catfish! We were so full so unfortunately dessert was not ordered but they always have something delicious to offer!

D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty good food and service imo. Character limit lmao

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

BF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seven of us went for a 50th birthday .Everyone said their food was outstanding. I had the pasta jambalaya and it was amazing, I cant wait to go there again.

NG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

By far the most reliable, traditional Cajun food around. This is a neighborhood staple of ours, never disappoints.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The staff, really great food and a mean spicy margarita! Delivers a great experience every time! Thanks Big Daddy’s

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for brunch with friends. Crab cakes bennies was minimal crab in the cakes, more doughy filler than anything & the poached eggs were over done. Pork & waffles were good but the pulled pork was dry.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. We were seated at our reservation time. Great place to go.

s
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been sometime since we’ve been at Big Daddy’s. Enjoyed it very much and we’ll be back. The blue cheese crusted pork chop was really good and had some kick.

R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food.

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been doing here for almost 30 years. Still my favorite restaurant!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service. A half hour wait with a reservation was a little long. Also asked for more bread to dip with mussels and they said no :(

KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will always get a great meal here. We have never been disappointed with the food or service. Highly recommended.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place, fun selection, great drinks, good food, great place!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and the service is always top notch here. Always an enjoyable experience. The portions are huge. I don't know if I've ever left without taking a ton of food home with me.

M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never get tired of the great fun food beverages and music.
Eat it all it’s authentic ... Gumbo cornbread Ribs Steaks Chicken.... you won’t be sorry. Deluxe Hurricane Spicy Martini Mr. Bs Hot Coffee. To many favorites to mention. Music always great.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very good food

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! Gumbo is a must. Their nightly specials are always on point. I especially love when they bring in the wild game specials !

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing place. Great food and great service

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They got the number of people on the reservation wrong and we ended up waiting 45 minutes. Staff was pleasant but rushed and the food was ok but it seemed like pre-prepared then heated to order. Good bark on the ribs but the chicken was rubbery and had a lot of gristle. My friend’s burger was dry and my other friend’s chicken fried steak was tough. Ordered corn muffins that never got there

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It’s not what it used to be. Menu has less variety - used to love the daily changing Cajun menu. Love the oyster appetizer but my pork chop was over cooked. I miss the old days of Big Daddy’s!!

AA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All the food was great. A little pricy. Nice and spicy like I like it! Strong drinks. But one star off for our dessert PBJ coffee drink. Tasted like like straight up jelly coffee. No PB taste. Too sweet. Was pretty undrinkable.. managed to get down half. Our waitress though was great! And Everything else. Definitely recommend!

S
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, love thatbits local to our area. Great food, drinks and service. Highly recommend.

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hate that I discovered this gem only 2 weeks before I'm set to move out of NY!! :(

LS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s 25th birthday with the whole family. The Lucifer’s mussels were amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious The portions are so big we had leftovers for the next day. Excellent wait staff and atmosphere. Definitely a favorite restaurant of ours.

BG
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Daddys food and service is always excellent! A little pricey, but a favorite of ours!