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Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark

16542 Ferry Road Fairhope, Fairhope, AL 36532-6617
+1 251-990-8555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (30 reviews)
“hush puppies” (25 reviews)
“shrimp” (52 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
16542 Ferry Road Fairhope, Fairhope, AL 36532-6617
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good catfish and onion rings. Usually busy and loud, but service is fast and generally good. Food is good, but almost everything is deep fried.

Thank OddEater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant. It is very busy in the summer but the wait is worthwhile. No matter what you order you will not be disappointed.

Thank 73caeb
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We did a marathon this week: we had three lunches and one dinner in a single week. It gave us the opportunity to try different plates offered on the menu. We tried the shrimp basket, the oysters basket, the fish basket and for dinner we...More

Thank TempoLibre
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Very rustic. Good prices. Gorgeous view of Fish River. Waitress, Tiffany, very knowledgeable and helpful. Were on our way home to Pensacola when we saw Big Daddy's sign on the highway. We were glad we stopped. We will be back. Well...More

Thank trees6
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Our first visit here. We're from Oregon and visiting the area for a month. Found the restaurant by chance, (it's kind of out of the way), and glad we did. We had a drink and tried several appetizers. The wings were meaty with a nice...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was a gem of a find! Everything was great food service and atmosphere. We ate outside you could see the water there was a sand area for kids to play in. We would go out of our way to eat here!

Thank Barb247
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

During the summer, we always drive the boat to Big Daddy’s! The drinks are great, and the burgers are delicious. Perfect to sit outside and listen to music.

Thank Ahodges8
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

The food and service were amazing. The Grilled Mahi Mahi was outstanding, as well as the Bid Daddy’s basket that my husband and daughter shared. Thank you!!

Thank 3inacanoe
Reviewed 25 March 2018

My wife and I choose to eat fried food about twice a year. After eating at Big Daddy's we will increase the frequency and only eat here. Yes to the onion rings (the best ever). Yes to the chicken wings (opted for dry with sauce...More

Thank Vagabond33
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I have to eat crab claws when I go to Fairhope and the ones at Big Daddy's Grill are delicious. Dining at Big Daddy's was a great experience. The restaurant is next to the river. Plus, you have the opportunity to dine inside or out....More

Thank Magnolia1950
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Nancy G
11 July 2017|
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Response from Theresa L | Reviewed this property |
I see your question has already been answered, but I do have a caveat to add: if you have your pet with you, the Grill no longer allows pets on their facilities. This was a great disappointment to us, because we've always... More
13 January 2015|
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Response from bigdaddys | Property representative |
Yes we do. I'm sorry for not getting back to you sooner but am grateful for all the help from other TA users. Always a good idea to call ahead if you are in a hurry. Thanks, BD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16542 Ferry Road Fairhope, Fairhope, AL 36532-6617
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-990-8555
  • E-mail
Big Daddy's Grill is a very casual family restaurant located on beautiful fish river. We are not trying to be anything more than that so be advised: your food will be served in a plastic basket, your beer and wine in plastic cups, your servers will be friendly and may even call you honey or sweetie. We take tremendous pride in providing our guests with excellent food and service at a reasonable price. As always, NO RESERVATIONS TAKEN. We will seat your party as quickly as possible. If you have a party over 20 please ask for Jason, Bruce or Kyle. Thank You! Big Daddy's Grill is now serving all of our burgers and poboys on fresh baked bread delivered daily by the wonderful folks at Heavenly Creations Bakery in downtown Fairhope!
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