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Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark

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$$ - $$$
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16542 Ferry Road Fairhope, Fairhope, AL 36532
+1 251-990-8555
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Mobile, Alabama
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Good burgers and lunch and dinner place, good cold beer, try the fried pickles too. Right on Fish River south of highway 32.

Thank Page S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

are after church this was the only thing going for it is the kids area and on water the food was ok the service took forever

Thank Theresa O
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We ate tasty oysters and shrimp, local I'm assuming. The French fries and onion rings had been frozen, probably from a wholesale supplier, and the tartar sauce and cocktail sauce came in prepackaged small containers. The beer served is good and cold, appropriate for a dive. Also, the staff is helpful and friendly. Big Daddy's setting is memorable, a low-slung... More 

Thank willbk
Foley, Alabama
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I reviewed this restaurant in 2013 and gave it high marks. Either they have gotten a new cook or just lowered their standards. We ate there recently. We went by boat which is a fun thing to do. It is really nice sitting at tables by the water. The service is excellent. However, the food not so much. I had... More 

Thank oaklanding10
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This out of the way place down at Fish River is a must for visitors to Fairhope. The setting is beautiful, right on the river, family friendly, outdoor,and inside seating. Most people go for the seafood but their burgers are great too. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Becky C
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great spot right on Fish River. You can choose inside tables or eat outside with a lovely view of the river.I was a little wary of ordering catfish this close to the Gulf, but I just am not a seafood lover. The catfish basket was great, as was the fried green tomatos and crawfish claws appetizers we ordered. We had... More 

Thank Kadee2
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166 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It's been 2 years since we have been vacationing here and we took a couple that we met at the campground. We all loved our food it was delicious everyone had something different and all was great. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere outstanding. We ate outside on the deck.

Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went here for a late lunch. Got there at a good time and was easily able to sit outside with the view. The only con was that there was a guy playing guitar outside and he was too loud, so we had to change our seats. The food was good. We had shrimp po-boys, gumbo and hushpuppies. Would return to... More 

Thank lefty0418
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Highly recommended by people we met at the Dragonfly Festival. Lovely outdoor seating, prompt friendly service, cold drinks, great view, extra bonus of live music by a very accomplished guitarist. Kudos to the servers who stepped up without missing a beat when our server experienced a medical emergency. Although concerned about their team-mate, they made sure that his tables were... More 

Thank Joanne E
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious fried sea food. Serves beer and wine. Great hush puppies. Very casual. Can go by car or boat. Restaurant looks out over Fish River.

Thank lellie5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16542 Ferry Road Fairhope, Fairhope, AL 36532
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Fairhope
  • Phone Number: +1 251-990-8555
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?