Harold Groetsema, a long-time Fairbanks resident, was a loyal customer at Charlie T’s, a once prosperous restaurant in Fairbanks for many years, before finally deciding to turn his passion for Barbecuing into more than a simple hobby. He went into business and opened Big Daddy’s BarB-Q and Banquet Hall.

The rest is history. Harold may have been bitten by the BBQ bug as a consumer, but has since learned everything he can about his art and has perfected his craft. Now whenever Harold goes on vacation, Barbecue is the theme, sampling sauces and spare ribs from around the country to bring to Alaska the “Northernmost Southern Barbecue.” Big Daddy’s BarB-Q has been providing satisfaction and solace to hungry Alaskans, seeking the best BBQ in town, for years.

1Big Daddy’s BarB-Q eventually caught the attention of Guy Fieri, of Diners Drive In’s and Dives. So much in fact that he decided to bring the whole crew from the Food Network and film a Christmas Special episode there.

On top of being recognized by one of the Food Network’s most popular shows, Big Daddy’s continues to prove its authenticity by winning countless awards and BBQ Competitions around the country.
We invite you to come in and put our BBQ to the test! We promise you will be left will a smile on your face and a leftovers for later!

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