Midnight Muffulettas: Big Daddy’s UWS, Huey’s 24/7 Diner in Midtown East


Big Daddy’s Diner (the kitschy 24/7 eatery owned by the group that also runs City Crab and Duke’s) just opened its third location on the Upper West Side (at 2454 Broadway and 91st Street). Like the Gramercy location, it’s open 24 hours on the weekends, and now another entrant into the late-night muffuletta game is poised to hit the Columbus Circle area.

Huey’s 24/7 Diner opened and then closed in New Orleans (the Times-Picayune, for one, wasn’t very impressed), and now the restaurant’s parent company, Doyle Restaurant Group (best known for its Wine Loft chain), plans to relaunch the brand at 940 Eighth Avenue near 56th Street (with locations to follow in Asheville, North Carolina; Hampton, Virginia; and Nashville, Tennessee). Originally slotted for a spring opening, Huey’s is now aiming to bring its Art Deco look and its quick-fire comfort food (red beans and rice, shrimp étouffée, crawfish, burgers, etc.) to midtown in mid-August.