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Posted by Second Timer on 07/08/2008
Okay, so I was walking down 2nd ave and the lights spoke to me again and although I had tried it once and hated it (I wrote the very fist review for this location) I thought I'd give it another shot. I mean everyone wants a second chance. So this experience was a little different but highlighted another hole in the Big Daddy franchise. The food. Thankfully, the service was actually quite good. The waitress was a little over the top eager and happy which was okay because she got us what we needed in a timely manner and was just pleasant in general. Unfortunately, the food was pretty horrible. I guess I didn't really realize just how bad the food was bc the service was so bad the time before, but it really is just plain awful. And it is overpriced. Now I can say with certainty that I will absolutely positively not return because one should go to a restaurant because of the food first, service second, and decor third. In a nutshell, food is bad and expensive. Don't go. And as a point of reference, I had a thai chicken salad for $14 and my buddy had a turkey sandwich which was $11. My salad was bad, his turkey sandwich was straight amateur. We are talking two pieces of cheese and a couple pieces of turkey. No sauce, rye bread. Okay thats it. Thanks for reading.
Posted by travlinlady on 05/19/2008
Tried out with a hungry friend. For both of us,who are not picky eaters, to be so disappointed with the food - bad. We were sitting and not being given menus or any service until we stopped a waiter and took menus from his hand. None of the staff was doing their job,so when this place goes under they are part of the problem. Hamburger meat was dry and low quality. I wonder still how a rare burger can be dry!Cake was not fresh. Only taste was sweet! Place is always filled with children,I wonder why a parent would take children to such an expensive,poorly run diner. .
Posted by musicchick00 on 05/13/2008
I've been here 2 times now. The first was as a chaperone with a group of HS students...they enjoyed it, the chaperones did not. The latter was with my boyfriend. Our waitress was overly perky to the point of being annoying (I've been a waitress myself, so I understand the need to 'put on a smile,' but this was over the top). The food is nothing special and majorly overpriced. Both times it was crowded and noisy. The decor is lively and kitschy but that's really the only memorable thing about the place. Overall, it's overpriced and obnoxious, and felt remarkably similar to a fishy Times Square tourist trap which shall not be named (but it rhymes with "Hubba Lump").
Posted by Anonymous on 05/05/2008
I hope to rename this place Big Disappearance. The waitor was a clueless idiot, and the food is over priced and not good. My six year old had lousy over fried chicken fingers. And, hello? Can you offer side orders of a vegetable, such as steamed broccoli or string beans? Where do they think they are, Times Square? Thank God there are plenty of fabulous diners in the city. This place deserves to leave as quickly as it came.
Posted by mslk116 on 05/04/2008
I really love pancakes and the pancakes here are just 'okay.' If I am going to pay UES prices I expect the food to be melt in your mouth good! The service was decent and the place is VERY cute! My friend had a hamburger when she was here and said it was terrible as did the man at the table next to us. Our food was quickly packed into doggie bags and given to homeless man nearby. It's a very cute place as I mentioned before but, I would only come here if you are looking for a sweet fix (the milkshakes and sundaes are excellent).
Posted by Anonymous on 04/11/2008
Ordered from Big Daddy's a couple of weeks ago. We were excited to see it was open and gave it a try. Unfortunately, the food fell well short of our expectations. The one bright spot were the tater tots, but even they were a bit soggy. The rest of our choices were just not good. Hopefully it is just start-up issues, but from the sounds of the other reviews it doesn't seem that way.
Posted by Salt and Leather on 04/02/2008
My Wife and I have ordered from Big Daddy many times and the quality has gotten worse and worse! We ordered French Dip and Blue Berry Pie and the dip was saltier than a salt bagel and the meat as dry as leather! The pie was a small "scoop" of berries and two "scoops" of crumbs as hard as pebbles.