Saturday, October 2, 2010

Visiting Big Daddy's: A Retro Diner In Gramercy Park, New York City

Big Daddy's: Burgers, Shakes, Tots

The whole family knows that I adore Retro inspired eateries, so it was off to Big Daddy's in Gramercy Park, New York City on a recent pilgrimage into The Big Apple .

Funky, Colorful Diner

Nine of us were seated comfortably in this funky, colorful diner which is decorated in lots of , 60s, 70s, 80s memorabilia and related tchotakes.

The cutesy menu is a reminder of an old Five and Dime Luncheon Counter with comfort food and daily specials.

Banana Split Sundaes Minus The Bananas

Our perky waitress greeted us with the news that they were out of bananas in case we were there for Banana Split Sundaes. Nope...we were there for LUNCH...and having a fun afternoon. The place is very lively and the servers cater to the young hip visitors who live in the Gramercy area and are apt to relate to the 70s and 80s tunes playing overhead.

While we all had an enjoyable afternoon..... service was slow moving and many of my guests said that the food needs some serious improvement! I'm wondering if this burger joint is better suited for shakes and ice cream desserts.


239 Park Avenue South
(Between 19th & 20th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-477-1500
Fax: 212-598-5834

Monday - Thursday 8am-12am
Friday and Saturday 24 hours
Sunday close at 11pm

Monday - Thursday 9am-11:30pm
Friday begins at 9am Saturday and
Sunday 24 hours closing at 10:30
Sunday night

Delivery zones
1st Ave to 6th Ave,
9th Street to 29th Street
Stuyvesant Town
Peter Cooper Village

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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