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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 good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (58 reviews)
“hush puppies” (28 reviews)
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117-9064
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice to grab so good seafood service is alway good. Very clean normally stop in at least once a week.

Thank juliejjz2008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we’ve ever ordered here has been delicious. It’s expensive, but it is seafood. The staff is friendly and food is prepared quickly

Thank 2BCherie
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We was in town looking at vechiles at Randy Marion. This was recommended to us by a friend. It was good food. Steaks and seafood. Room is dark which is hard for me to see. My dad would have loved to stop in here for...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

For the past 30 years, my family and I return to Lake Norman where I was born and raised. My 3 brothers all continue to live there with their families. It has been a long tradition that we all have dinner at Big Daddy's when...More

Thank gcmccarter
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This family owned and operated restaurant is absolutely perfect for families! Or if you are just two, it's fun to sit at the bar and eat, too. First let me say, they are super friendly the minute you walk in the door. The food here...More

Thank whitney d
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Well, having been sooo disappointed at the blue or red parrot the day before, we tried another seafood place. The ambiance is dark, but homey and big dinner parties were gathering enjoying themselves. The hush puppies immediately offered were Terrific and the fresh shucked oysters,...More

2  Thank AnnaMaria47
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Food and service very good. I would recommend for dinner. There appeared to be a large local crowd, which is always a sign of good food. We will visit again our next time through here. I had flounder and my husband had shrimp. Both meals...More

1  Thank 4CavalierTravelers
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

A Must when in the Lake Norman Area! The service is friendly and plenty of choices to choose from. My kids love the shirts they bought when we payed our bill.

1  Thank tim o
Freddie L, Owner at Big Daddy's of Lake Norman, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you, Tim, for the great review! We look forward to having you for dinner again soon!

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the old school atmosphere and the huge oyster bar. Our entrees were ok but not really good.

1  Thank Tod B
Freddie L, Owner at Big Daddy's of Lake Norman, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review!

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the lake during Memorial Day weekend; fast service and the food was fantastic. The price for the amount of food you get is a bargain. This is a seafood place I can wait to visit again. The catfish and Prime Rib are a definite...More

1  Thank Stephen H
Freddie L, Owner at Big Daddy's of Lake Norman, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you Stephen! What a great review! We look forward to your next visit with us!!

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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