Big Daddy's Diner

Restaurants, American Upper East Side
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Big Daddy's

As advertised, everything here is enormous—from the larger-than-life neon sign above the door to the heaping portions of amped-up diner fare, like Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love Pancakes (studded with banana and chocolate chips), honey-dipped fried chicken, and mac and cheese. Loud music and riotous decor make the place ultra kid-friendly, as do monthy family trivia nights—your chance to find out if you're smarter than a fifth-grader.


Venue name: Big Daddy's Diner
Address: 1596 Second Ave
New York
Cross street: at 83rd St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 8am–11pm; Fri, Sat 24hrs; Sun closes at 11pm
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V
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Miranda C

Throwback to the 80's when you dine at Big Daddy's. This fun,family filled diner has BIG food so you better bring and even bigger appetite.  The breakfast sandwich with tater tots will cure your Saturday morning hangover. Oh, and don't forget to slurp down one of their awesome shakes!

Julie S

With a name like Big Daddy's you know even before you get there that you are in for a treat. This place is like a regular diner on steroids. The walls are literally covered with so much 80's memorabilia that you don't know where to look first. Décor is quirky, colourful, eye catching and just the right amount of cheesiness. It's very important that you go there hungry, as the portions are beyond huge. Burgers, breakfast items, salads, sandwiches and desserts are all super filling and all super delicious. You can wash down your totally awesome eats with shakes, cocktails and of course, killer root beer floats.


This one is great for young and fun individuals. I love this place! Its so American! The moment you walk in, you are hit with a friendly smile and American nostalgia literally everywhere. The clear and varied menu will leave you spoilt for choice. It will take you forever to decide what you want, but when you do make that decision, you won't be disappointed. There is too much to recommend! Breakfast, omelett’s are Devine, and you must try the Oreo milkshake! You are welcome!!