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Big Daddy's of Lake Norman

1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117-9064
+1 704-663-4242
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (56 reviews)
“hush puppies” (29 reviews)
“crab legs” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117-9064
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of nine and ate here on a Saturday night. First the good. Service was very good and prices are reasonable. The menu is extensive. One pleasant surprise is that a senior citizen combination plate is offered (broiled or grilled) for $12.50....More

Thank Toofaraway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not sure if all the hype had me overly anticipating how good the food would be or the pictures and other reviews etc. First, the ambiance, decor, and atmosphere is awesome and I enjoyed it very much. We arrived about 5:45 on a Saturday...More

Thank willisfamily1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times, and it is always consistently very good. We have relatives that ALWAYS request a trip here when visiting. We went this past time on half price peel and eat shrimp night and we were not dissapointed. Service was great. They...More

Thank Janice F
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had decided to try Big Daddy’s to see if they were any good. We each ordered steaks, baked potatoes and salad bar. We went to the salad bar after ordering and there were no plates. Then the waitress told us we...More

2  Thank LindaG625
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Food was bad but no where near as bad as the service !!! Had to go to the waitress station and get my own drinks and sides ! Took so long to get a bill that I had to threaten to just walk out ,...More

Thank lawsonfarm
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The reason this restaurant has been around for so long is that it's so good. Fresh, abundant salad bar, with the usual, plus many additional items. No one can touch the whole flounder, the steamed oysters by the peck, or the delicious sauces. It's a...More

Thank Alice C
Freddie L, Owner at Big Daddy's of Lake Norman, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

What a nice review! Thank you for your compliments, as well as your continued business. It is due to customers like yourself that have kept us in the Lake Norman area for so many years!

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Fried flounder and butterfly shrimp are good. The crab legs are fair. Terrible slow service and weak terrible grocery store mixer cocktails. Smells funky in there, expensive for what you get, Is dark and please replace those old thick long icky vinyl tablecloths.

Thank Ap4tech
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We live Big Daddy's! Especially on Mondays for oyster special. We always eat at the raw bar. Steamed shrimp, steamed oysters and sweet tea! Recommend it to everyone and would eat there more often if we lived closer. Food is excellent and service is outstanding!...More

Thank Debbie B
Freddie L, Owner at Big Daddy's of Lake Norman, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you have become a fan of Oyster Night on Mondays, Tuesday we have our steamed Peel n' Eat Shrimp on special as well!!

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Monica is the best if you like eating at the bar! She knows what you want when you walk in if you’re a regular. Top notch! Food good and yes jus puppies are great too! Great salad bar and seafood!

Thank pj1113
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Big Daddy’s is a great place to eat at Lake Norman. Food is great but pricey. For us this a place to go for special events. The senior meals are good and just enough to stop u from overeating. Nice fireplace. Salad bar is overpriced

Thank Lucretia S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117-9064
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mooresville
  • Phone Number: +1 704-663-4242
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Family-owned Seafood and Steak restaurant that's been a locals favorite for over 40 years. Weeknight specials, private dining for larger groups, 51 seat Oyster bar, fresh salad bar, and togo service.
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