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Big Daddy's Grill

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Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 6675-9887
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Boquete, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

New owners include Chef Chris Young with his talent for making common food uncommonly delicious. The Panama Red Rum Pineapple Pork Chop was Chris's creation for a gluten free meal for my hubby. You will never find a more moist and yummy pork chop anywhere, Fish and chips, margaritas, and service were all excellent. You will enjoy your visit for... More 

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Thank EdieBaxter
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fish tacos that boast being caught yesterday or day of is straight up a lie. Fresh fish doesn't taste that fishy. The owner, Mike, isn't very helpful and doesn't take criticism well. He adds insult to injury and should never have been in the restaurant business.

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2 Thank Shannaelle
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Mike is no longer the owner of Big Daddy's. I purchased and took over his operation several days ago. The fish is very fresh now! Being a chef in the industry for 17 years I assure you that I have adjusted and am still adjusting procedures in Big Daddy's to get the fresh quality that we "boast" about. The countless... More 

Southern California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoying two delicious dishes! The Boom Boom Shrimp and the Asian Rice with Chicken special. Wow! We are both thrilled with the food. We are not too surprised as we know the New Chef Chris and what he brings to the new Management and dishes being served. Not to be missed.

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Thank billbrick
vancouver
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our visit, watching the independence day parade from a nice overhead view. The food was all really good, very reasonably priced, and the drinks were really good.

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Thank slamkal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have nothing against this place, but not much to say for it either. I had some decent fish & chips. Fries were a bit limp. If you really want a break from Panama.

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Thank Erik F
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, I am the new owner of this business and am very excited about making adjustments to the menu, I see many areas we can improve and am excited to do so! I will have many new adjustments to the current menu and look forward to seeing you again to try these adjusted items.... More 

Boquete, Panama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had fish tacos and the were not good. It's definitely not fresh. Tastes too fishy. The old owner use to buy fresh fish, it's obvious that Mike does not. The margaritas were not very good either. The drinks were huge and overly sweet. It didn't seem like they had very much tequila. The spice around the rim was weird.... More 

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3 Thank GlennIstre
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, I just purchased this restaurant from Mike, and am eager and excited to read reviews like this one, to know exactly where and how I can improve the Business! I will look into your comments and take them seriously, to enhance areas like these in the business! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good dinner with a group of 17. Food was good, service was good, one thing is they would not seperate the bills so it meant a lot of work for our group leader at the end of the meal to make sure everyone paid there share.

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Thank Laurie W
Chris Y, Owner at Big Daddy's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience! The check splitting thing is a valid point, as the new owner here within the last day, I will look into this for you. I can say splitting 17 different checks is something I will do, but it will take quite a long time to do it,... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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336 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch and met Big Daddy. Big Daddy is a nice guy and I'm sure he runs a good shop but The menu is a little misleading. I Ordered Texas Chilii and it was good but I have never had rice with my chili. I know I am in Panama but too much rice in the chili.... More 

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1 Thank John D
Goodland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. The organic greens salad w/chicken fantastic as was others who had fish tacos. Recomend to anyone

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Thank roxib180
Panama City, Panama
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the buffalo chicken sandwich and onion rings. The sandwich bread was a bit too much for me, so I just had the chicken breast, which was tasty, tender and well seasoned. Onion rings were super! Soft and tangy on the inside and crispy, herby outside. Served with a lovely side sauce.

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1 Thank Mercedes M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$13
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown Main St | 1/2 Block Below Boquete's Central Park, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 6675-9887
Description
Open for lunch & dinner only. Featuring fish tacos; best filet mignon plus many other delicious items. Also, salads, hand-crafted Margaritas... And more!

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