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Fat Daddy's closing on Glenwood Avenue

Posted March 25, 2014

— A Glenwood Avenue staple is closing its doors. 

Fat Daddy's Market and Grill will close on Sunday, March 30. The restaurant, known for its tater tots and casual cuisine, has been open since 1985. 

Co-owner John Vick said the property has been sold. Fat Daddy's employs a total of 45 people in part-time and full-time positions.

Fat Daddy's was part of a local franchise that spawned two other locations. Those restaurants have since closed. 

Vick and business partner Brad Hurley still co-own 42nd Street Oyster Bar in downtown Raleigh.

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  • Mike Rigsbee Mar 27, 2014
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    The place was a mob scene today (Thursday) after the article about the closing appeared. Had to stand in line for about 45 minutes to order! That says how badly it will be missed. Where am I supposed to go now for a nice casual no pressure environment without any waiters bothering you?

  • Terry Watts Mar 26, 2014
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    I was wondering how long it would take someone to confuse the two restaurants...

  • Jeff Gameo Mar 26, 2014
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    Went there back in the 90's for some good bluegrass bands down in the basement. And I used to pile my burgers so high from the fixings bar that I couldn't get them in my mouth.

  • tgand4abored Mar 26, 2014

    Sorry To Post Again, But I'm REALLY upset! These Are The Best burgers Around. There's No Other Good Place To Eat A Decent Burger Around Here Unless You Drive All The Way To ALe House At Brier Creek. And Fat Daddys Was So CasuaL And Family Friendly. I Wish Someone Would Just Buy The Business And Renovate The Building. Uugghhhhhh!suchSuch Good food

  • tgand4abored Mar 26, 2014

    They've Never Had Tater Tots, But Those Fresh Made Light Flaky Kaiser Rolls Are The Best. The Big Fresh Baked Cookies Were Awesome Too, And Only Sixty Cents.15 Years Of Memories Of Taking My Kids There For Monday Night Kids Night With Face Painting & Balloon Art. Sooooo sad. : (

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  • beach2011 Mar 26, 2014

    Will miss it. Love me a steak sandwich!

  • Fredrick Bimmell Mar 26, 2014

    Tator Tots ..... NO
    Fried Okra ....YES

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Mar 26, 2014

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    Lived up to your name there

    Tedd Farr said..Truly a Raleigh institution, I will agree that the whole area has gone downhill quite a bit. I guess that's what happens when a HoJo is converted into a megachurch.

    Thats one of the most ridiculous comments I have ever seen. If anything, this church has helped them stay longer due to them eating there after church.

  • Eq Videri Mar 26, 2014
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    Yeah, this item reads like the writer mailed it in, without ever visiting the restaurant. Lazy.