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Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark

16542 Ferry Road Fairhope, Fairhope, AL 36532
+1 251-990-8555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
16542 Ferry Road Fairhope, Fairhope, AL 36532
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Easy parking right beside the restaurant which sits on Fish river. Large portions of wonderful fried seafood and terrific burgers. You will enjoy every item on the menu. Servers are friendly and know every question you might ask. There is a small beach area for...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a waterside restaurant that offers everything from Hamburgers (very good) to seafood. They have great fries and onion rings.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 16 December 2017

An out of the way place with plentiful and tasty food. I had the Gulf catch, which was grouper when we ate there. You have a choice of fried, grilled, or blackened. I chose grilled, and it was cooked exactly right, moist and flakey. The...More

Thank Elliott T
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Located East of Fairhope on Fish River, Big Daddy’s is a local burger and seafood joint with lots of tasty dishes. Lots of the local high school kids work as helpers but the wait staff is mostly skilled adults. So service is prompt and high...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

First day on menu. Went off the trail and it was well worth it. Make sure you get the hog wings !!!!

Thank pam j
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Lunch today was our first visit to this Fish River restaurant. Great ambiance. We ordered the gumbo and the shrimp & oyster basket , both to share. The gumbo was outstanding with lots of veggies and chicken and rice. The soup was very tasty and...More

Thank katpal593
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Average food - a little higher priced - esp. the beers IMO. Off the beaten path - sits on the Fish River which is very pretty. The ladies bathroom leaves a lot to be desired as does most of the inside. We had a very...More

Thank beardogmom
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Okay, so I am by definition a "local," yet I was embarrassed to discover that I had never heard of, or eaten here before. So when a dear friend from out of state wanted to meet out for dinner, and she suggested Big Daddy's, I...More

Thank AV8RS
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had heard that this place was a great place to eat if you was hungry for a good burger and seafood in the same location, well they were right. The food and service was wonderful,we had a good experance,can't wait to go again.Thanks

Thank David C
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We eat here every time we come to the gulf area. Good food, great atmosphere and the water view is awesome.

Thank Bill L
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, 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
  • 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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