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Big Daddy's of Lake Norman

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1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117-9064
+1 704-663-4242
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oyster Bar is wonderful no matter how you order them. If having dinner you must try the lobster bisque - best we found in the area. The menu is vast with all sorts of food

Thank Barbara M
Madison, Mississippi
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here while in the Mooresville area. My first mistake was not reading the name of the restaurant well enough. I thought is was Big Daddy's on Lake Norman, not "of" Lake Norman. I was really wanting somewhere on the lake, but once here, we didn't want to fight traffic back to a more populated area and try to figure... More 

Thank Magnolialady39110
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had 2 great experiences at Big Daddy's. I have tried the steamed shrimp and also the prime rib. Both were very tasty and prepared perfectly. Salad bar was okay, not anything special. Service was very good in both visits. I'd recommend for individual dining or larger groups.

Thank Rick H
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went on a Monday night and sat at the oyster bar to get the Monday night special. We ate a bushel (3 pecks/buckets) of oysters. I don't really like oysters but eaten the North Carolina way with butter, cole slaw, & hot sauce I ate several. We also ordered the shrimp and crab which were excellent.

Thank mccmrs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Why anyone would write a bad review about this gem is beyond me. We drive from Salisbury, over an hour away, past all the other seafood and oyster bars and endure the miserable heavy traffic of Mooresville every chance we get and especially if we have guests in from out of town. Anyone writing a bad review is some broke,... More 

Thank Rod G
Charleston, West Virginia
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We eat here almost every time we are in town. The food is always outstanding and the service is terrific.

Thank TonyaMarie
Eagan, Minnesota
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Visited with friends who took us for some local seafood. Interesting venue with Nascar history theme along with a shop that has a little nostalgia and candy items we had in the 70's. Staff was nice and attentive and the wait that they said we would have was spot on. Salad bar was ok - not a lot of items,... More 

Thank eilertsson
Shelby, North Carolina
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were there about a year ago so to be fair things do change. The tip I would share is if they offer anything don't assume anything is included. We took our kids in and first thing waitresss asked us along with my kids if they wanted to go ahead and go to the salad bar. Not knowing it was... More 

Thank RCToby
Freddie L, Owner at Big Daddy's of Lake Norman, responded to this review

Hi RCToby! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so sorry to hear of your poor experience at our restaurant. We try our best to offer the best quality of food at a fair price to our consumer. However, if you ever feel your food is not up to a quality standard we would love... More 

North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Years ago this was great! Now not sure where they purchase the seafood, my flounder was dark grey and slimy... very very expensive and just not the same place. We will not be back

Thank Iveybell
Freddie L, Owner at Big Daddy's of Lake Norman, responded to this review

Hi Iveybell! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We apologize for your dinner being under par. We try our best to obtain the highest quality seafood for our customers and have been purchasing our products from the same food vendors for quite some time now. If you ever have the slightest complaint, we would love for... More 

Denver, North Carolina
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Locals love this place.. i cannot see the attraction. they have a long oyster bar with plenty of seating. Salad bar is just ok. could use a little cleaning...

Thank PonyMan132

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117-9064
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mooresville
  • Phone Number: +1 704-663-4242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?