Serving delicious soul food throughout Georgia!

Big Daddy’s Dish is the place to find our big, juicy, slow-cooked spareribs along with a staggering variety of sides! Big Daddy’s started out making and selling sausage, then evolved to BBQ ribs and now provides a startling variety of meats on the menu. Come and feast on BBQ Beef Ribs, tender Beef Tips, slow cooked Ox Tails or Old-fashioned Meat loaf from our Beef entree selections! Perhaps you fancy Baked, Fried, Smothered or Jerk Chicken from our Chicken entree selections. Don’t forget to try our tasty, oversized Pork Chops whether they be fried or smothered in brown gravy like momma used to make!

For those that love turkey we offer superb Baked Turkey Wings served with delicious dressing or our spicy Jerk Turkey Wings. If seafood is more your thing, might we suggest Baked Salmon, Fried or Baked Tilapia, and finally Fried Catfish and Fried Whiting. Our menu boasts of over 20 selections for sides that come with entrees. Everyone has Collard Greens, Candied Yams and Baked Macaroni & Cheese! How about Pinto and Lima Beans? Broccoli Rice Casserole? Rutabagas? Come and visit Big Daddy’s Dish today for the dazzling array of menu selections!

We have to warn you though… save room for dessert! Our cobblers include Peach, Apple or Blueberry. We offer Lemon and Chocolate Pound cake along with tasty Banana Pudding. Finally, there is an assortment of fresh, made from scratch cakes. Don’t miss out on our popular Red Velvet or Double Chocolate layer cake!


Our History

Marcus Sabir

Big Daddy's Founder & Owner

As a young boy living on the west side of Atlanta, GA, Marcus Sabir set the goal of becoming a successful business man. This goal was the launching point of a lifelong journey. The boy with big dreams earned the title of “Big Daddy” by the owner of a store where he worked. At 13, he worked as a stock boy at the neighborhood store.

The young “Big Daddy” observed and cherished the working class who established their own businesses while making a difference in the community. Working toward fulfilling his dream and goal, he worked hard, paid attention, asked questions, and studied the intricacies of business ownership. Now a self-made businessman, Big Daddy has proven that hard work is a means for achieving one’s dreams and goals.

As an adult, he worked as a meat cutter and later as market manager for Hardy’s Supermarket in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood. While still working at Hardy’s, he opened and was co-owner of “Make it Snappy’s”, a fast food kiosk in the parking lot of the supermarket. “Big Daddy’s” tiny restaurant served barbecued meats and fried fish and was popular in the neighborhood. The business eventually closed, but “Big Daddy” did not give up the dream of owning and operating his own successful business.

Big Daddy began as a trained Butcher. He
still cuts all his own meats, everyday!

He is a family man, a proud father, grandfather,
uncle and mentor to children of all ages.

After 12 years of working at Hardy’s, the native of Atlanta, husband and father was ready to step out on faith and try his hand at business ownership. He had cultivated a love of cooking and was confident in the business knowledge he had developed over the years. He opened Big Daddy’s Meat Market in the West End and was successful for 4 years before branching out to open, own and operate his own wholesome soul food restaurant, called Big Daddy’s Café.

His specialty was providing a clean environment that celebrated the African-American heritage with art, good music, good people and promotion of healthy, delicious choices in eating to patrons of all ages and nationalities. Considered a favorite place to dine, people come from miles away to get some of Big Daddy’s meals where the vegetables are home cooked and the meats are savored and prepared with Big Daddy’s special recipes.

The first home of the Big Daddy’s restaurant was Cascade Road, a quaint facility that held less than 40 patrons, but greater things were in store! He later moved and expanded to include the three current locations: the Breakfast Nook (Riverdale Road); the restaurant, Big Daddy’s Café (Riverdale Road); and Big Daddy’s Deli (Old National Highway).

Now “Big Daddy” proudly presents his new line of food items to you! Years of hard work, experience and love have been poured into the development of these products. He knows you will enjoy their down home taste and will come back for more.

Big Daddy welcomes everyone with his brand
of customer service.

Our business moto is:
"Be Nice, Polite, Kind and Courteous"

Delicious, home style southern
cooking in a cafeteria setting!