Photos: A sneak peek of Big Daddy’s East, opening in Bay Shore


There was plenty of gumbo and beignets being dished out at the new Big Daddy’s East soft opening Thursday night in Bay Shore.

The New Orleans-inspired restaurant, which has a sister location in Massapequa, will be opening to the public next week at 44-46 Main Street.

“We’re excited to open in Bay Shore,” manager Frank Poulin told GreaterBayShore Thursday night. “This is a great spot in town.”

There are tributes to the Big Easy throughout the new restaurant, including murals and a jumbo TV screen that live-streams Bourbon Street 24/47.

In the next phase, Big Daddy’s East plans to open a second-floor dining area.

Below are photos from the soft opening. Click here for prior coverage.