Scotty’s is back and better than ever as Scotty’s Tavern and Burgers.
The building on 719 North Main Street has quite a history. This Aberdeen hotspot started as Scotty’s Drive Inn back in 1962, which eventually was renamed Daddy’s Bar and Grill. When Daddy’s announced its closure in 2015, Stacy Gossman, owner of Big Fella’s, jumped in without hesitation.
The menu went back to the staples of Scotty’s original food but with a hint of Big Fella’s trending items. After five years of owning the business, Stacy decided to lease the property to Los Primos, a Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately, amidst the global pandemic, Los Primos found that with limited staff and customers, the business could not prevail.
This gave Stacy another opportunity to reopen his 50s-themed burger shack this year in March.
The owner of Big Fella’s and Scotty’s says that the newly reopened restaurant is getting better every day, but without the dedication and commitment from his cook and staff, the burger restaurant would not be able to operate successfully.
The new menu carries everything from the classic Rebel burger to French dip sandwiches to fish n’ chips. Stacy keeps his food old-school, but Scotty’s Tavern is far from traditional as Stacy prides himself in the evolution of his craft, the ambiance of the restaurant, and the love from his customers.
This local favorite is sure to have food for every craving. //– Josie Clemens
Food service at Scotty’s Tavern and Burgers is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The tavern typically stays open until 11:00 PM. For specials and updates, visit www.facebook.com/ScottysDriveInn.