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“Buzzy place with excellent food of surprisingly high quality”

Big Daddy's Bar & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 28
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Description: Old Orchard Beach's laid back fine-dining restaurant & lounge now for the season . Brunch menu, dinner menu and bar menu.
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We were five family members here for dinner. Buzzy location opposite the fun fair and the pier. Had to wait half an hour for a table - not sure if you can book - probably not. Rather plain and unatmospheric interior belied the friendly and efficient service, and the excellent food - high calibre dishes expertly prepared and presented - virtually a fine dining experience. Huge range of beers, including a taster offering (four small glasses of different beers to compare).

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Wonderful place to dine! The bartender was fab. The steaks were great - cooked perfectly, The dry fried ribs were the best ribs I've ever had. The wait staff were very attentive and knowledgable. I can't wait for them to reopen next spring.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

There were 6 in our party and our server, Christian, took great care of us!
We had the scallop appetizer, rib appetizer, and mussels, they were all wonderful!
We had anything from a salad to burgers to duck, it was all excellent! Our favorite was the seafood risotto! Mmmmm!! The beer was cold!
If you're hungry for some great food, go here!! We wouldn't hesitate to go back!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Excellent food. I was skeptical given it's largely a bar setting, but I was wrong. Wonderful, friendly service. Yes, it is tight for seating and was loud, but that comes with the territory. Would happily go back the next time we're in OOB.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very small place in a seasonal town. Stopped in with wife for lunch after watching planes land on the beach Oct 1st (really great event). Weather was kinda cool/windy and only seat available was near door which was left open making it rather cool inside, but we were hungry and had heard their food was pretty good. Very limited menu with only one local craft beer to elect, but we ordered burgers which were the most reasonable priced items. They were very good, though not cooked exactly as ordered for doneness. The service was pretty poor. The place was not filled and there was only one waitress who should have been able to handle, but we witnessed her eating at the bar and also visiting with bartender. I had to get up and go to bar to get a glass she forgot to bring. When we finally got her attention to bring check, she didn't give us a pen. Small things but the waitress surely had her personal time rated above that of customers. Since the burgers and fries were very good, we'll maybe try again sometime. Rest of menu very pricey for a small seasonal place.

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Thank Ken S
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