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Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark

16542 Ferry Road Fairhope, Fairhope, AL 36532-6617
+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 36532-6617
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location wins the day. Beautiful spot on Fish River and a beautiful day in late February provided a good start. The restaurant is off the road a bit but wonderfully sited. Maybe 2 o'clock on a Friday, the place was nearly empty. Sat at the...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The concierge at our hotel recommended Big Daddy’s for lunch. It was a little further out but we’re happy we went. It was a beautiful day so we say outside. The smoked fish dip was the best I’ve had! Their fish and chips was also...More

Thank Irmita2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends for lunch after they had kayaked the Fish River. Beautiful day to sit outside by the river. Big Daddy’s has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for large groups. There are several draft choices and bottled domestic beers. I chose the Cheap...More

Thank KatSuess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch with good friends on Valentines Day. The hamburgers were delicious as well as the fried soft shell crabs that came atop the Bloody Marys and were just spicy enough. The meal was made more enjoyable by the the wait staff. While...More

Thank jprice62
Reviewed 6 February 2018

There is really nothing much to say except there is really nothing much to say. Fried food takes the majority of the space on the menu with very few "fresh" items. Service is corteous, in a casual way. The view is of brakish river of...More

1  Thank Giorgi L
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch, very friendly staff. Nice views of the cove leading out to fish river.. food was excellent hot and tastee. Had a small sand spot for the children to play in. An a open patio to use in warmer weather..would come...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 23 January 2018 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 22 January 2018

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 15 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
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Nancy G
10 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
12 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16542 Ferry Road Fairhope, Fairhope, AL 36532-6617
  • 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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