Big Daddy’s: the old school fast food restaurant in New York

If you are looking for an old school vibe like in the 50’s in America, then here’s a tip for a great fast food restaurant in New York: Big Daddy’s.

How’s the restaurant?

This restaurant has a really cool setting, furnished in the 50’s, it will take you back to the show “Happy Days”. Unfortunately, Fonzy or Richie Cunnigham won’t come to you.
Pink, turquoise, yellow are the main colors and they combine perfectly in this old school restaurant! You can try at home if you want 😉
There’s a lot of picture on the walls, and vintage posters too.

What can you eat at this really cool restaurant in NYC?

From breakfast to diner you will find all the classic american dish you can imagine: pancakes, burgers, milkshakes, waffles… You name it.

They prepare 7 different burgers, they are pretty big!!

Big Daddy’s is famous for its milkshakes. They are really delicious and 50% off everyday from 3pm to 7pm.

It’s not an high-end cuisine, but it is really good!

Should you go to Big Daddy’s with your children?

Definitely yes! They will love it! They may get a bit high on sugar… you may want to plan a trip to the park 😉
There’s a park nearby both locations: Central Park and Gramercy Park. You’re welcome !! 😀

Good tips before going to Big Daddy’s

The cool thing about this restaurant is that they have “specials” everyday:
– 50% off on mac&cheese on Monday,
– 50% off on tots on Tuesday (tots are potatoes you can order with cheese, bacon, oignon…),
– 50% off on waffles on Wednesday,
– 50% off on all the french fries (with any topping),
Plus, milkshakes are half off from 3 to 5 pm, and the have happy hours on cocktails from 4 to 7 pm… everyday!

Where is it located?

There are two Bid Daddy’s:
– Gramercy Park: 239 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003
– Upper West Sider: 2454 Broadway, New York, NY 10024


Big Daddy’s is a restaurant I strongly recommend. It’s a fun place to go with your partner, friends of family. 60’s lovers will appreciate the decoration and atmosphere. The big plus at Big Daddy’s is the happy hours everyday. It will help you save some money on food, it always comes handy in a city like New York.


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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  1. Holls says:
    So sad they closed they were my childhood