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Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

Bad Daddy’s

Burger Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
  • The burgers at Bad Daddy’s is a can't miss
  • Amanda O.
    "YUM!!! the fried black bean burger with tater tots is the best!"(4 Tips)
    James T.
    "The best burgers and tator tots in charlotte."(10 Tips)
    James R.
    "The Bacon cheeseburger on steroids was delicious."(2 Tips)
    Kristina C.
    "The Mama Ricotta burger is fantastic, esp with a turkey burger!"(2 Tips)
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  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MartinezOctober 18, 2015
    First time going and it was AMAZING. Hubby and I had the Pittsburger, Western Burger and fried pickles, all VERY delicious. And the Texas Mule is a must try drink. Highly recommend.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KochOctober 23, 2012
    Sit at the bar, order a beer (local) and make a crazy BYO burger. Also, the music selection is awesome. Any bar that plays 'Tangerine' by Led Zeppelin is a winner in my book.
  • Nation's Restaurant News
    Nation's Restaurant NewsFebruary 22, 2013
    Check out their edamame cashew burger, created by executive chef Adam Long as another vegetarian and gluten-free option at the five-unit chain. Read more
  • M B.
    M BDecember 26, 2012
    Ahi Tuna burger w/ wasabi mayo ROCKS! Herbed Tater Tots = tasty but a tad salty. PB&J milk shake = fun & yum. Nice assortment of Might Leaf teas. Great customer service.
  • Joe R.
    Joe RecomendesAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the tater tots - they are the best side. The black bean burger is so good, you won't even know you're eating a bean burger. Definitely worth trying!
  • James R.
    James ReeseMarch 5, 2016
    The Bacon cheeseburger on steroids was delicious. Nice balance of flavors. Don't get the TATER TOTS, unless you just love them. Wasted a side item, no room for dessert.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WilbanksOctober 26, 2011
    OK this is actually Big Daddy's, not Bad Daddy's. I recommend the Sam I Am burger - comes with pesto and a fried egg. And the small salad is super cheap and is enough to fill me up!
  • Casey B.
    Casey B.August 6, 2010
    The side salad is a good healthy alternative & their veggies are so crisp & fresh. I recommend the chipotle ranch dressing (on the side)! Very tasty & not too bad if u use about 1/4 of the serving.
  • HotMapleSyrup
    HotMapleSyrupSeptember 29, 2014
    Be aware everything is an extra. I got a bacon cheese burger, side salad, and a drink for 18.00. Cheese, bacon, and a side all extra.
  • Melissa L. Brinley
    Melissa L. BrinleySeptember 22, 2012
    The Frenchie is the BEST burger! Chocolate milkshake is delish as well. Daily specials, super fun. I want to try brunch.
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YuMay 13, 2015
    First time here! I got the Cheeseburger on steroids, it had so much bacon omg. Get the tater tots!!!
    AUDIOMINDApril 13, 2011
    If you're a fan of onions make sure you get the fried onion strings as a side. First time here....and one of the top burger places in Charlotte.
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LeehmanMarch 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    As a creature of habit, I love two things here: A specialty burger & a make-your-own salad. Was hitting it 2-3x/week until they changed the menu, taking off 1/3 of my ingredients. Down to 1/month now.
  • Andy R.
    Andy RissoAugust 21, 2011
    They serve Maytag Blue dressing, home made fries, sweet pot fries, chips, anything you van think of AND build your own burger!
  • Stephanie N.
    Stephanie NelsonJune 3, 2012
    If you're vegetarian, get the Sam I Am with a black bean patty and no ham. It will rock your world!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MessarosMarch 23, 2010
    The best gourmet burgers in Charlotte! Great salad options too! Full bar, optional outside dining. Parking can get limited around certain times, but overall great food and service!
  • Kandi
    KandiAugust 30, 2013
    All I can say is yum! Love it! Service was great too!
  • Ashly G.
    Ashly GuthrieApril 23, 2013
    They have the best "make your own" salads! You can even get them as a side!
  • Brittanie 🌺
    Brittanie 🌺May 15, 2012
    Buffalo burgers are wonderful. Also try the in house gluten free buns. Great alternative without skimping on flavor or texture.
  • Courtney L.
    Courtney LynnOctober 4, 2011
    Don't eat red meat like me? Try the black bean burger. I had one in a lettuce wrap with mozzarella. Awesome.
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OswaldDecember 4, 2014
    The Mama Ricotta Burger is my absolute favorite!!! (And the sweet potato fries!)
  • Grace F.
    Grace FrostMarch 22, 2013
    AMAZING service! Great food, try building a burger with all of the amazing options!
  • Towner B.
    Towner BlackstockFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The patio is enclosed and heated by propane heaters during the winter; sit there to both bask in the heat and to avoid the TVs inside.
  • Gabriela P.
    The milkshakes and the fried pickles are great! The black bean burger is delicious.
  • Travis C.
    Travis CanfieldAugust 24, 2014
    One of if not the best burgers in town. Great tots too.
  • Amanda O.
    Amanda OgdenSeptember 27, 2015
    YUM!!! the fried black bean burger with tater tots is the best! get campfire sauce to dip your tots!
  • Audra J.
    Love this place. Bean burger is a must to try with sweet potato fries.
  • Peter T.
    Peter TesorieroDecember 14, 2016
    Nachos and Tots were good. Buffalo burger was disappointing. However I'll come back and try another. Too many good recommendations. Must have been off night
  • Richie R.
    Richie RoznerMarch 8, 2012
    The cobb your enthusiasm chicken burger is on point. Def would get that one again.
  • David F.
    David FowlkesJanuary 14, 2016
    Burgers were awesome, great fries. Just the right price. Very friendly folks.😁
  • Kristina C.
    Kristina CanadayJune 4, 2012
    The Mama Ricotta burger is fantastic, esp with a turkey burger!
  • Brian T.
    Brian TramueLDecember 4, 2014
    I imagine it would have been good had we been greeted and served. Made eye contact with three servers. The host thanked us after we walked out (just 15 minutes after she seated us) We won't go back.
  • Chad K.
    Chad KeithAugust 10, 2014
    Every burger I've ever has been amazing. Love this place.
  • Kimi P.
    Kimi PryorJanuary 5, 2015
    Their food is incredibly too salty! I had a burger and the salt was very over powering to the actual flavor.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TramueLApril 13, 2013
    Try the Sam I Am - #burger #americancheese #friedegg #rosemaryham #pesto
  • L R S.
    L R SmithMarch 1, 2016
    Burgers were great!! We was very disappointed that they shut the shake machine down early.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SwansonJune 24, 2016
    The ceaser is pretty good they also have good milkshakes
  • Gianluigi C.
    Gianluigi CogoJune 27, 2012
    Try the beef bistro steak sandwich - aromatizzata, buona
  • NAKID Social Sports in Charlotte
    The burger with a fried egg is the best!
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RotheOctober 26, 2010
    Must try the Beer Battered Portabella Sandwich. Everything is definitely worth the wait.
  • Diane P.
    Diane PeacockJuly 26, 2013
    Great edamame cashew burger!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LewisOctober 27, 2011
    Burgers are excellent! Try one with an egg over easy.
  • Phoenix J.
    Phoenix JimenezMay 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Cantina 1511 Burger!
  • Martin J.
    Martin JoyceFebruary 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great shakes non-alcohol and alcoholic.
  • Kym M.
    Kym MotleyApril 28, 2010
    The gluten-free buns don't crumble!!! Very tasty! They also have gluten-free beer :-)
  • Reid L.
    Reid LarsonJanuary 14, 2012
    Try the draft root beer, delicious!
  • Peter B.
    Peter BakerAugust 6, 2011
    Big news! Big Daddy's to become Bad Daddy's soon. And public parking across the street!!
  • Megan E.
    Megan EastergardJanuary 9, 2016
    The Sam I Am burger will change your life!
  • becca g.
    becca gibsonAugust 7, 2014
    Great turkey burger with Brie!
  • Ramona R.
    Ramona Reese WilsonJanuary 2, 2010
    Awesome atmosphere,food,music. Great service and very cool location in Dillworth. Nice patio.
  • James T.
    James TillmanMay 7, 2012
    The best burgers and tator tots in charlotte.
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HigginsApril 21, 2013
    Food was great, service was horrible. Unbelievably gorgeous brunette hostess.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchApril 15, 2011
    A casual build-your-own burger bar that’s kid-friendly.
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓December 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Grasshopper! It's a spiked mint flavored milkshake...yum!
  • Ernie and Dora H.
    Nothing basic about these burgers! Ernie & Dora Hiers, Fiction Faith & Foodies Blog Read more
  • Diane P.
    Diane PeacockDecember 7, 2014
    Pinky's is better for burgers in Charlotte!
  • Brandon G.
    Brandon GAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything but the wait and the parking
  • John D.
    John DeRolphOctober 24, 2010
    Don't forget the great breakfast they have here. Only Saturday & Sunday mornings.
  • Erica H.
    Erica HMarch 6, 2014
    The Frenchie Turkey Burger is amazing
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MartinezOctober 18, 2015
    Pittsburger, Western Burger, Fried Pickles, Texas Mule
  • Christian S.
    Christian SmithMarch 31, 2016
    Service was great, food was good and came out quick.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EdgeJanuary 19, 2015
    Can't find a Buffalo burger anywhere else.
  • Janette M.
    Janette MDecember 28, 2014
    BBQ chicken Nachos are delish!!!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhitfordApril 19, 2012
    Burger to bun ratio is perfect
  • Donna Maria Coles J.
    Donna Maria Coles JohnsonNovember 17, 2010
    Awesome DIY salad options. Good prices, friendly staff.
  • Wm B.
    Wm BehrendtJuly 4, 2013
    I asked what was in the Bad Daddy sauce- response: "magic and sauce"
  • Nate E.
    Nate EJune 9, 2014
    Hats off. The frenchie and tator tots are awesome.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BJuly 17, 2012
    Emilio's Chicken Sandwich is outstanding.
  • Danny H.
    Danny HanesAugust 12, 2014
    Absolutely the best burger in town.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin ThompsonOctober 24, 2011
    Get the tater tots!!! Woohoo. They are badass!!
  • Eddie F.
    Eddie FreinsteinApril 29, 2013
    Stop by and see my nephew Patrick Yates. He's The Best!!!
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MannaAugust 18, 2011
    It's all about the Frenchie. It's turkey so it's healthy, right?
  • Scott S.
    Scott SextonNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The "Sam I Am" Burger and a 24oz Bud Light.....
  • Martin J.
    Martin JoyceOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful gourmet burgers.
  • fahri p.
    fahri pasliSeptember 23, 2014
  • Gyorgy V.
    Gyorgy VargaJuly 3, 2016
    It was the best burger ever
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MartinezOctober 18, 2015
    Burgers, Fried Pickles
  • Pamela S.
    Pamela ShawDecember 8, 2009
    The Sam I Am burger might sound odd but I think it's the best thing there. I keep getting it over and over!
  • Brandon A.
    Brandon AvanceAugust 8, 2013
    Got to order the fried pickles.
  • David F.
    David FowlkesJanuary 14, 2016
    Burgers were killer
  • Billy C.
    Billy CarsonApril 28, 2013
    Think you're a bad @$$? Get their bad @$$ burger and see who's bad! It's amazing
  • kerry d.
    kerry distefanoMay 19, 2012
    best fried pickles ever swear
  • Susan M.
    Susan MeyersJune 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Wki sticks for the kids, more fun for the parents!
  • Charla
    CharlaJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Emilio chicken sandwich w/o mayo - good healthy alternative
  • Doug D.
    Doug DriggersFebruary 29, 2012
    Rather do take out only so I won't have to deal with these servers
  • Megan E.
    Megan EastergardMarch 15, 2016
    Sam I am burger
  • Zack P.
    Zack PerryNovember 28, 2009
    Frenchie burger super good. Mac and Cheese is impressive.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HylandMarch 23, 2013
    Bacon Cheeseburger on Steiroids
  • Billy S.
    Billy StricklandMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast was awesome!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KeathDecember 12, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    frenchie turkey burger is a must. bacon, Brie, apple, delish.
  • Brandon U.
    Brandon UttleyJanuary 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place. Come early to avoid the lunch crowd!
  • Erin S.
    Erin SagesterMarch 19, 2011
    The frenchie is TO.DIE.FOR
  • Ielle S.
    Ielle SwanJune 9, 2012
    Dog friendly patio...:-)
  • Meg C.
    Meg CordellOctober 18, 2015
    Fried pickles!!!
  • Kate
    KateFebruary 25, 2012
    Best Burgers Ever!!
  • Kelli C.
    Kelli CrisanJuly 4, 2011
    Shared an Asian yummy burger!
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy SwiftJuly 27, 2010
    Get a spiked yummy!!!
  • Kendra S.
    Kendra SandsJune 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They added spots in the parking lot. Still small, but less confusing
  • Jim M.
    Jim MitchemJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Good luck with the parking. Outstanding burgers tho.
  • Brad D.
    Brad DavisFebruary 20, 2010
    Request the steakhouse burger so they put it back on the menu. The day that left themenu, doves cried.
  • Priscila C.
    Priscila CnrCnrOctober 25, 2015
    O melhor do goumert
  • Yanira F.
    Yanira FigueroaJanuary 3, 2015
    La madre de los hamburgers!
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