Big Daddy's Oyster Bar

My husband and I wanted to have dinner at Big Daddy's, but found out that this is a "SMOKING" restaurant. We wanted to go and have a good dinner but won't because of this. It's impossible to enjoy a dinner when you are surrounded by puffers. We find it extremely inconsiderate that others have to suffer due to someone's addictive bad habit. This is a health issue and not fair to others.

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Submitted by Mike King on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 10:02am.

Mr/Ms Labarrow perhaps you would frequent the new cigar emporium because you like the furnishings? I'm sure the clientelle will extinguish their stoggies so as not to cause you any discomfort.

Get over yourselves!

Submitted by Nitpickers on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 10:42am.

Why don't you advise this owner that he will go broke allowing smoking!

If he doesn't care, of course, that is his business.

Didn't you tell the Generals occasionally that their judgment would result in failure, and then let them decide?


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Submitted by Mike King on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 11:42am.

Well, my learned friend, if the business is for cigar smokers to enjoy their habit in the company of others, what chance does it have if the owner bans smoking?

I think that you may have outdone yourself with this one.

I rarely told flag officers anything, I did, on occasion, advise.

Submitted by Arf on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 9:18am.

I agree with another poster.

This is simple...don't like it, don't go.

You've got choices. Don't like what's on TV, don't watch. Don't like dancing, don't dance. Don't like alcohol, stay away from it. Don't think sports are healthy, don't support them. Don't like smoke, go somewhere else. But, don't tell other people what they can and can't like.

I don't understand why some people think that their way is the only acceptable way, especially when it comes to free enterprise. There are other restaurants in the area that also allow smoking and I don't go there because I don't like that, but I respect their right to run their business how they want within legal bounds, and if they can make it work, good for them. I also don't go to places that only serve salad and organic food because I don't like that either, but they are there for the people who do like/want that stuff. Big Daddy's and the others are there for people who don't mind the atmosphere, so just leave it alone.

We all have choices - choose your own brand of correctness and let others have theirs.

Submitted by Nitpickers on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 10:39am.

I don't think you understand!

Of course he can keep t open with no customers if he wishes!

All I am saying is that I don't see how!

Just trying to help.

Submitted by jackyldo on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 1:49pm.

He knows his clientele

Frankly I love my 6 grand kids but it's nice once in a while to go out to eat without having 3 or 4 families of squalling kids all over the place.

Submitted by jackyldo on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 7:18am.

Neither wife or I smoke and of the friends we meet there one has just stopped smoking a few months back. There is an option to sit outside or the option to go somewhere else. We notice the smoke and smell it later on our clothes, it washes out.

Their business seems to be fine or I'd guess they change their business model.

The PTC option seems to be that many prefer "Stepford" all cookie cutter and same for their comfort comes first.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 4:15pm.

lesson. If you remember from your elementary English (Grammar) classes: If you use neither your must also use nor:

Neither wife or me--indicates that you have more than one wife.
Correct Way: Neither my wife nor I smoke.

Same with either--you must also use or:
EX: You may choose either smoking or non-smoking.

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 09/19/2008 - 2:38am.

Maybe he isn't married (at the courthouse) to but ONE!
Anyway, as you have seen recently we don't pay much attention to rules anymore whether in war, stocks, banks, or selection of Vice-Presidents!

We don't even teach them in school!

Hain't thet uh shame?

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Submitted by TonyF on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 7:50am.

So, you have how many wives? Is it just the two, or are there more? Do the wives get along, or are they blissfully unaware of each other?

"Your, yore, you're all idiots." (T.Floyd)

Submitted by jackyldo on Thu, 09/18/2008 - 1:56pm.

how many wives do I have ? I think I referred to 1 (wife) that is singular.

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 6:45pm.

We went there once some months ago and we moved seats to try and stop from choking, but we couldn't eat.
If you don't smoke or haven't smoked for several years, the stench is really bad.

I don't know if they are not doing well or not, but even if they quit allowing smoking now, it would require a thorough brush scrub down of every square inch of walls and everything--including the air handling system to ever get rid of the smell!

Maybe there are enough over 21 who smoke that will patronize them?

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Submitted by mudcat on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 6:37pm.

No one in their right mind can deal with all that smoke. We went once and never are going back. Daresay others have voted with their feet.

Pascals and Partners are where you need to be.

Submitted by Spyglass on Wed, 09/17/2008 - 5:31pm.

Don't go. Or go and sit outside when the weather is nice. I personally think the "compromise" of allowing smoking and no one under 21 to be fair. IF you think there is a market for a NON smoking BAR that doesn't allow any one under 21 in, I say open one up.

Or if you don't like that, get yourself some fresh seafood from the seafood market and cook it.

Or try the Georgia Shrimp Company in the same shopping center as the "little Kroger". (this would be my first choice, actually). Smiling

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