Big Daddy’s Seafood Restaurant

It’s hard to find fresher, better prepared local seafood on Pleasure Island. Big Daddy’s offers a choice of the freshest catch of the day, like flounder, mackerel, shrimp and scallops.


Wed-Thurs 12 pm-9 pm
Fri-Sat 12 pm -10 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 9 pm



Pleasure Island’s Best Seafood Dining Experience. A Treat For The Whole Family!

Big changes have come to Big Daddy’s Seafood Restaurant in Kure Beach, NC. Gone are the trappings of a Calabash style seafood house, giving way to a restaurant the now offers the freshest, finest seafood cuisine available on Pleasure Island. The fish served at Big Daddy’s comes directly from the fishing boats that set out daily to bring in the best the Carolina coast has to offer. Each fish is prepared to order, broiled, grilled, blackened or fried to your liking.
Begin with seaside appetizers, like Oysters Rockefeller, Sesame Tuna, Crab Nuggets, Peel & Eat Shrimp and Chilled Cocktail Seafood Salad.
Choose enticing entrees, from the fresh catch-of-the-day fish, Big Daddy’s Shrimp & Grits, Scallops Florentine, Crab Legs, Crab Cakes, or the KB Boil (Crab legs,‏ shrimp, clams, mussels, crawfish, sausage, corn on the cob and redskin potatoes).

Something For Everyone

For landlubbers, Big Daddy’s offers great entrees that are sure to please non-seafood lovers, such as BBQ Ribs, Ribeye Steak, Chicken, Sandwiches and a selection of Pasta dishes. Try our selection of burgers, from traditional cheeseburgers to the Big Daddy Burger (two 6 oz burgers with sautéed peppers and onions, our signature BBQ sauce, and smothered in cheddar cheese). Sandwiches range from seafood Po’ Boys to wraps and fish tacos.
We’re family friendly and offer kids’ favorites, like Chicken Tenders, Fried Shrimp, Hot Dogs, Mac n Cheese and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

Views Of The Atlantic Ocean

Big Daddy’s outside deck offers full service dining, as well as bar service and appetizers. Dine with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Kure Beach Pier. Relax under gorgeous palm trees and warm ocean breezes.
That is Big Daddy’s. Located in the heart of Kure Beach (within walking distance to all Kure Beach has to offer). Scoot up a stool to the outside bar for people watching, fruity cocktails, appetizer specials, and a killer view of town. Big Daddy’s has changed for the beeter, with an all new menu that includes a fresh (not fried) seafood and expertly prepared entrees. Still, if it’s the crunch you’re craving—Big Daddy’s rocks out Calabash-style platters for those who keep it “old school”.

Bountiful Gifts Too!

While you there, don’t forget to check out the Big Daddy’s Gift Shop just inside. Here you’ll find beach vacation souvenirs, nautical treasures, t-shirts and apparel and gifts for everyone.

(910) 458-8622

Pleasure Island
206 K Ave
Kure Beach, NC
(910) 458-8622
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Big Daddy’s Seafood Restaurant
206 K Avenue, Carolina Beach, NC, United States

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Notable Quotes

“We’ve been coming to Big Daddy’s for a long time, and I can tell you our trip today definitely demonstrates the new vibe and the upgraded positive energy. The food is better than ever, the people are amazing, the service is first rate, and we therefore have a new favorite place. Thumbs up from two kids ages 9 and 11 and their mama. This is our favorite restaurant once again on the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach strip. —Cherie S.

“I saw the ad for Big Daddy’s and gave them a try. I had the oysters and flounder—fantastic! I went back Thursday and had the oysters and scallops. The wait that day was a little long because of a small tour bus, but the food was still fantastic. Ended up again on Friday before I came back home. Had the flounder, scallops, oysters. .” —Matthew K.