"You know you're from Brooklyn if you went
to Big Daddy's as a change from Nathan's"
Established in 1964 on Coney Island Avenue in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, Big Daddy's was the only true competitor to Nathan's Famous. Big Daddy's featured Frankfurters, Hamburgers, Crinkle Cut French Fries, Chow Mein on a Bun, Frog Legs, Pizza, Raw Clam Bar, Roasted Chinese Pork Sandwiches, Donuts, and much more. Big Daddy's also featured "Kiddie Rides" in the parking lot to create a "Coney Island" atmosphere. Big Daddy's eventually grew beyond its foundation in Sheepshead Bay and became a chain featuring additional locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Virginia, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, and even the Bahamas. Although the chain is no longer around, the memories still exist.
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