Big Daddys Restaurant

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The food was horrible. Such small portions. The food took over an hour to be served to us. We went with friends and we all took our children. This was our dinner for our anniversay. The staff was rude they never refilled any drinks. I will never go back.

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The food was horrible. Such small portions. The food took over an hour to be served to us. We went with friends and we all took our children. This was our dinner for our anniversay. The staff was rude they never refilled any drinks. I will never go back.

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I don??t live on the outer banks of North Carolina ?? I live approximately 150 miles inland in Rocky Mount. Every year my wife??s family makes a pilgrimage to the sea to celebrate the summer solstice?and try to get along better than they do 150 miles inland.
I didn??t want to go to Big Daddy??s because the experience 2 years ago (we missed last year because of a job change) was terribly bad. (We only had 4 with us on the previous visit ?? unfortunately the experiences were nearly identical.)

However it was explained to me that everyone was going and that I needed to be a part of the family. I countered by saying ??that it wasn??t the company but the location, for surely there was another sea food restaurant on the outer banks.?
??No, they??re going to Big Daddy??s,? she firmly said.
??But even McDonald??s would be a better choice ?? they still have that fish sandwich thing, right?? I said this knowing it was a poor argument.
??Sorry, Charlie?? the Queen of the Sea said, as she made the finishing touches to her hair.

We were the first to arrive (we always are) so were the advance group that would total out to around 20 when everyone arrived.

I found the manager and informed him of our needs ?? and he looked at me like I had just told him that I was about to triple his beach taxes. At first he was unsure if he could seat than many as a group, but after a couple of minutes he said that he could seat us in two groups of 10. I thanked him, we were seated and the family came, en mass.

Our table was under the air conditioning vent that had the perpetual condensation drip from its vents. Our waitress brought us water and sweet tea in 40 oz. pitchers - this was the only time we would see them full or with ice. After waiting 15 minutes, she was finally ready to take our orders.

And then we waited?and waited?and waited?

The kids got up to see the fish. And go to the bathroom (it wasn??t very clean, by the way). And to get crackers from the 55 gallon wooden barrel by the salad bar. And we waited and waited some more.

After 45 minutes, our food arrived ?? minus the heat and my mixed drink. Just like 2 years earlier, it had cooled, presumably while the entire order was filled. Regardless it was firmly air conditioned.

The waitress returned about 20 minutes after we finished to see if we needed anything. I told her that we needed some more butter, sour cream and ice, because our beverages were warmer than the food. The fried food was over-fried and needed sending back. But seeing as were finished dining, we only needed the check. It came about 15 minutes later.

They included gratuity into the bill with a group that size - I wouldn??t have included any for the service we received. I felt like for the wait (over 1.5 hours at the table WAITING) and the food (over-fried and cold) that they should have been paying us. But to be slapped with a bill that size, it really capped off the evening.

The aesthetics are the only good thing about this poor restaurant ?? unfortunately they??re not digestible. Upon entering, it appears as if you??re boarding a ship. And inside everything is very 19th Century sailing ship style, with a nice collection of nautical antiques.

But this is no reason to board the Big Daddy??s ?? the outer banks are full of nautical antique, including a World War Two battleship.

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I don??t live on the outer banks of North Carolina ?? I live approximately 150 miles inland in Rocky Mount. Every year my wife??s family makes a pilgrimage to the sea to celebrate the summer solstice?and try to get along better than they do 150 miles inland.
I didn??t want to go to Big Daddy??s because the experience 2 years ago (we missed last year because of a job change) was terribly bad. (We only had 4 with us on the previous visit ?? unfortunately the experiences were nearly identical.)

However it was explained to me that everyone was going and that I needed to be a part of the family. I countered by saying ??that it wasn??t the company but the location, for surely there was another sea food restaurant on the outer banks.?
??No, they??re going to Big Daddy??s,? she firmly said.
??But even McDonald??s would be a better choice ?? they still have that fish sandwich thing, right?? I said this knowing it was a poor argument.
??Sorry, Charlie?? the Queen of the Sea said, as she made the finishing touches to her hair.

We were the first to arrive (we always are) so were the advance group that would total out to around 20 when everyone arrived.

I found the manager and informed him of our needs ?? and he looked at me like I had just told him that I was about to triple his beach taxes. At first he was unsure if he could seat than many as a group, but after a couple of minutes he said that he could seat us in two groups of 10. I thanked him, we were seated and the family came, en mass.

Our table was under the air conditioning vent that had the perpetual condensation drip from its vents. Our waitress brought us water and sweet tea in 40 oz. pitchers - this was the only time we would see them full or with ice. After waiting 15 minutes, she was finally ready to take our orders.

And then we waited?and waited?and waited?

The kids got up to see the fish. And go to the bathroom (it wasn??t very clean, by the way). And to get crackers from the 55 gallon wooden barrel by the salad bar. And we waited and waited some more.

After 45 minutes, our food arrived ?? minus the heat and my mixed drink. Just like 2 years earlier, it had cooled, presumably while the entire order was filled. Regardless it was firmly air conditioned.

The waitress returned about 20 minutes after we finished to see if we needed anything. I told her that we needed some more butter, sour cream and ice, because our beverages were warmer than the food. The fried food was over-fried and needed sending back. But seeing as were finished dining, we only needed the check. It came about 15 minutes later.

They included gratuity into the bill with a group that size - I wouldn??t have included any for the service we received. I felt like for the wait (over 1.5 hours at the table WAITING) and the food (over-fried and cold) that they should have been paying us. But to be slapped with a bill that size, it really capped off the evening.

The aesthetics are the only good thing about this poor restaurant ?? unfortunately they??re not digestible. Upon entering, it appears as if you??re boarding a ship. And inside everything is very 19th Century sailing ship style, with a nice collection of nautical antiques.

But this is no reason to board the Big Daddy??s ?? the outer banks are full of nautical antique, including a World War Two battleship.

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