Please note our new opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 9pm

about Big Daves

The History of Big Dave's Seafood Restaurant.

Opening Times
TUE - SAT - 11am to 9pm

Since 2008, Big Dave's Seafood Restaurant has been delighting the tastebuds of the local community, and attracting visitors from far and wide, all across the USA.

The restaurant was started by husband and wife team Dave and Laura Linder, but has recently moved into the safe hands of Jason Godfrey, who as the former Restaurant General Manager, is happy to continue the traditions of great food, friendly service, and a wholesome family atmosphere!

The restaurant re-opened on February 21st 2012 after a fire during service in June of 2011 forced the closure of the popular restaurant. Repairs, renovations and upgrades were made, but the regulars returning after the long period of closure will be delighted to see that the wall features and friendly atmosphere of the pre-fire Big Daves has been enhanced!

Here at Big Dave's we pride ourselves on our family friendly atmosphere, Jason and Josh would like to sincerely welcome you to the Big Dave's family.

Each day we strive to bring you the best seafood Rutherford County has to offer. Please note that all fish may have an occasional bone found in them and as we near closing time we may run out of baked and sweet potatoes. And, if you have decided to share your dining experience with a large group (8 or more), you server reserves the right to add an additional 18% gratuity to your total bill. With a 100 person party room available we are able to offer you a great dining experience for any party, reunion, reception etc.

Come on down, let us show you how we earned our reputation as the best Fish Camp in North Carolina!

We pride ourselves on our traditional family atmosphere, so come along and enjoy our freshly prepared meals in a friendly and smoke-free environment!

A Wonderful Family Dining Experience!

Our Menu

Click here for pdf download of menu

Menu page 1

Menu page 2

Menu page 3

Menu page 4

Bring Your Group to Big Dave's Seafood Restaurant.


Are you tired of waiting in line to eat?

  • Do you have a Party of 10 or more?
  • Do you need some privacy for your business meeting?
  • We have the perfect place for you to meet and eat.
  • Call 828-245-9844 to reserve your table.


Stylish and tasty

Wear the Shirt!

Big Dave Tees available in store right now - enjoy the food, and then make your friends jealous as you let them know where you have been!

Only Available in the Restaurant - drop on by today!

Employment at Big Dave's Seafood Restaurant.

If you are looking to work in a fast paced and friendly food environment, then the first step is to fill out an application form.

Click here to download the application form (in pdf format), and return to us at our Forest City location (see map at bottom of page).

We look forward to hearing from you!