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Big Daddy's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gramercy Park
American, Diner
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239 Park Ave South, New York City, NY 10003 (Between 19th and 20th Streets)
+1 212-477-1500
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 00:00
Thu 08:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a class trip to New York we ate at big daddy's on night, the food; mediocre, the service was bad and we were shoved into the little space above the toilets, despite us asking to not be sat there, I think this was because we were a class of teens, so they didn't care and assumed we would be... More 

Thank Harry J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 2nd (out of 4) diner we tried during our 8-day stay in New York, it really is a beautiful place and the décor is very typical NY, very colourful and with murals and American images from the 50s/60s, however as the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. The menu is huge and awkward in size (why?) and... More 

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Fleet, Hants
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing find for us on our recent trip to NYC. Whether you need it or not, this place has a massive gluten free choice. My group were all able to eat the same delicious food and I was able to have the same choice but gluten free!! This is such a treat. Everything was fantastic from the... More 

Thank Pippa E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun , cute retro style diner. However, you're definitely paying for the ambiance. Food was mediocre and overpriced!

Thank Joan P
Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. While not great, we really appreciate it. We hope that you will come back for one of our great daily specials. For example, mac and cheese is half price every monday, tots are half price on tuesdays and milkshakes are half price mon-fri from 3-5! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Eyes bigger than our tummies here - but the pancakes, bacon and milkshakes were great. The cookie dough pancakes were sweet and moreish (felt like we were rolling out after those!). Great feeling to the diner, and decor a proper diner. Service wasn't great - and it was quiet - had to flag them down for everything, and not particularly... More 

Thank HolidaySpeak1
Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review

Thank you for coming by for breakfast! We are glad you enjoyed our cookie dough pancakes and enjoyed the overall vibe we are putting out there! We are truly sorry to hear you experienced bad service. This is one of the hardest things to control in the industry, however that is no excuse and we will continue working on this.... More 

Miramar Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It has been a bit since I was there but this place is amazing for breakfast. The servings are huge and the price is right. The Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love pancakes are amazing and worth the trip all by themselves. Strawberry Fields Sundae is a perfect dessert on a hot day. Any of the shakes are very pleasing and they... More 

Thank firedog1013
Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review

Why has it been so long since you've dined with us!? We hope that you come back more often :) We're glad you love our breakfast! Its our favorite meal of the day! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Statham, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great food. Music is fabulous. Drinks are phenomenal!! Location easy to get to. Wait staff wonderful.

Thank sharonj56
Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review

We're so glad you loved the music, drinks, and food! We cant wait to have you back! More 

Panama City, Florida
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful and fun place to eat. They had so many different items on the menu, I could go be several times to eat there. I heard about it on our way in from the airport and decided to give it a try. It was a home run! We waited a several minutes after seated to finally have someone... More 

Thank bridget w
Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review

We are glad you heard about us on your way to the city and you were able to make it in! We want to start by apologizing for the wait you experienced once you were seated. However, we are so happy to hear that your server was able to win you over and that you enjoyed all of your food!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed it here! Brilliant themed menu, with loads of choice. Really cool decor and lovely staff. Love the Trivial Pursuit cards on the table - nice touch. Well worth a visit!

Thank Justine P
Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by! We are glad you really enjoyed it! We love that you appreciated everything from the menu to the trivial pursuit cards! We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Bright, clean, fun dinner on Park Avenue South. Our server was excellent. She was friendly and attentive. There is lots of 50's and 60's paraphanalia all over the restaurant making for a happy and fun experience. I went with a friend after an evening lecture close by. My companion had a 3 cheese grilled cheese on marble rye and I... More 

Thank ronco0807
Julie Z, Guest Relations Manager at Big Daddy's, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Big Daddy's and for leaving your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed the Coffee Shop Grilled Cheese and Name That Tuna! We love to hear what our customers are thinking, especially when its such positive feedback! We hope you will be back for more soon! We look forward to serving you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 02:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Park Ave South, New York City, NY 10003
    (Between 19th and 20th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q & L trains to Union Square/14th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-477-1500
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?