Famous Daves

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  • Famous Dave's: A Barbecue Feast for the Entire Family

    Jan 24, 2005 by Bryan_Carey is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Home style food; Outdoorsman theme; Good barbecue sauce options.
    Cons: Bad beer selection; Ribs aren't the worlds greatest.

    Summary: Barbecued food is nothing new when it comes to restaurant concepts. Most everyone has a taste for barbecued ribs, chicken, pork, and beef at some point and there are plenty of eating establishments with a barbecue emphasis to satisfy cravings. But as ... read more

  • Not so Famous in my book

    Sep 14, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Free bottle of the sauce.
    Cons: I was not satisfied the response I got was "oh I'm sorry"

    Summary: Party of three, two adults and a child... They bring you out (what would be bread and butter at most restaurants) bowl of kettle cooked potatoe chips with different sauces you can dip. If you can't eat salty foods, don't eat it! It seemed like they ... read more

  • Now I See Why They Call This Place Famous Daves.

    Sep 21, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food tastes great and will keep you coming back for more.
    Cons: Can be a little on the expensive side.

    Summary: If you have ever been in South Portland area of Maine and have had the chance to visit the establishment called “Famous Dave‘s” then you probably may have never met the original owner, since this is a chain of restaurants. This place ... read more

  • Famous Dave's Barbecue

    Jul 14, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent entrees. Outstanding service. Decor very corporate (barbecue joint) but nice.
    Cons: Lackluster food, too salty for me. Corporate Feeling. Barbecue sauce too sweet. $$$ Price

    Summary: Famous Dave's restaurant recently came to Cornerstar mall in Aurora, Colorado. We had heard the barbecue was pretty good, so yesterday three of us decided to try it out for dinner. We arrived around 7 pm, and the restaurant was fairly busy. They were ... read more

  • Pulled Pork, Ribs, and Famous Dave

    Nov 24, 2010 by toiletoctopus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Service, Prices
    Cons: Barbecue Pork, Salt

    Summary: There's no way I could give up my love of pork, as its my favorite food, especially when its from North Carolina. This state is known for its pits, with a pig roasted with an apple in its mouth, and a sauce named after the Tarheels thats just beyond ... read more

  • Worst brisket ever

    Oct 24, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of parking and the chairs were sturdy
    Cons: The food, the prices.

    Summary: If you are someone who reads restaurant reviews before going, you aren't going to like this place.  The food is buffet quality.  I had their brisket, which was 1/3 fat.  The remaining meat was so tender it had the same consistency as the ... read more

  • One of the worst restaurants ever!

    Aug 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The only pro I can give them is they give you a wipe.
    Cons: Everything other than the thing I said in the pros.

    Summary: I went to Famous Dave's a while ago, one of the worst restaurants ever. The only restaurant worse than that was one that if I didn't switch my dish I was afraid I was going to throw up. However, even this restaurant was better than ... read more

  • Measly portions, cold food, pork with lots of fat/gristle

    May 26, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Best cornbread muffin ever experienced, but no butter?
    Cons: Side dishes poorly prepared by kitchen staff, undercooked. Signature BBQ meat disappointing.

    Summary: My wife and I had lunch at the new Famous Dave's in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. We had the Georgia chopped pork plates, which did not meet our expectations. The meat was served at room temperature, as was everything except the corn bread muffin. My ... read more

  • Seriously Delicious BBQ

    Jan 3, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast food; fresh ingredients; great tasting BBQ chow
    Cons: Expensive, but then again quality costs.

    Summary: I love BBQ!  And I usually use my Weber Silver to grill year-round; at least I had for the last three years because the winters in the Chicago area were decidedly snow-free.  But not this year!  My trusty Weber-and by extension, my patio-- ... read more

  • Famous Dave’s: Great Sandwiches & Hit or Miss Barbecue

    Aug 11, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sandwiches, chopped pork, & wild rice soup; good service
    Cons: Some barbecue items are not great

    Summary: I have visited Famous Dave’s many times over the past five years, visiting two different Midwest locations. I find that they are hit-or-miss on their barbecue items, but do serve some really good sandwiches and side dishes. I may be slightly biased ... read more

  • Devil's Spit you say....that's probably hotter than he**....

    Jun 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food, great aromas, paper towels on table
    Cons: None really.

    Summary: Famous Dave’s recently opened a restaurant in my neighborhood about a year ago, taking over the spot that Houlihans occupied. First thing I do when a new place opens in my neighborhood is see if they have a website (which Daves does), go to the ... read more

  • Famous Daves; I'll Be Lickin' My Fingers There Again!

    Aug 26, 2007 by popsrocks is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good portions, bright and upbeat atmosphere
    Cons: Don't offer a VERY spicy sauce.

    Summary: I have read a lot about Famous Dave's. We have had one within a ten minute ride from my home and I finally had my chance to try it. I'm very happy I did. Walkin' In The outside has a western, all stone and pine wood, look to it. Inside ... read more

  • Not Bad for a BBQ Chain

    May 29, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Delicious BBQ, Reasonable Prices, Good Atmosphere, Good BBQ Sauces
    Cons: Service is Up and Down

    Summary: There are few things that I can think of off the top of my head that are better than a good pit BBQ rib joint. Perhaps the reason I feel that way is there really aren't any of the places within 200 miles of me. The closest Pit BBQ Rib restaurant I can ... read more

  • Famous Daves- The only choice for Barbeque in Sioux Falls

    Mar 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Only barbeque in Sioux Falls, laid back atmosphere, great corn muffins
    Cons: Not a huge selection of sides, chicken can sometimes be dry

    Summary: Famous Dave's is the only barbeque joint in Sioux Falls, SD. There used to be another local place that was my favorite, but when Famous Dave's arrived, it literally stomped out the local place. For that reason, I used to refuse to visit ... read more

  • Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que...Worth a Trip to Wisconsin Dell's!

    Feb 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: *Delicious spareribs
    *Great service at this location
    *Fun decor
    Cons: *I wasn't crazy about the chicken

    Summary: Living in a small town is wonderful, except that the choices of eateries is pretty limited. Last night my oldest daughter asked if my husband and I would like to go to Wisconsin Dell’s, Wisconsin to a restaurant they had previously tried. Of course ... read more

  • Dave says "Go to Famous Dave's!!"

    Nov 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tasty, moist, meaty, baby backs! Usually great service.
    Cons: No Beef Ribs! Beef brisket not that great.

    Summary: Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t love this place because my name is Dave and the restaurant is Famous Dave’s. No relation, though I wish it was! I feel that I’ve been at this BBQ restaurant enough times to really know what I’m ... read more

  • Why Exactly is Dave Famous?

    Sep 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Burned, tasteless ribs, horrible and clumsy service, poor atmosphere, etc.

    Summary: This review is based on the Famous Dave's Barbeque located in Mountainside, NJ. I can't speak for the quality of other locations in the chain because I will NEVER return to any Famous Dave's again (although I'm skeptical that any other locations could ... read more

  • Famous Dave's Family Feast Kicked our Butts!!!

    Aug 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good variety, great barbecue, family feast is a good deal, friendly service
    Cons: Could use more variety of sides

    Summary: After reading rave reviews about Famous Dave’s my husband and I decided it was an ideal place to take his parents when they came in to visit us. We like barbecue of all types as well as the fabulous side items that come with it. Famous ... read more

  • Oink Oink Oink Famous Dave's BBQ

    Apr 12, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tasty barbeque pork, chicken, and ribs. Informal, fun atmosphere. Prices OK.
    Cons: Service varies place to place. Too easy to eat like a pig.

    Summary: Whenever I get hungry for a good barbeque dinner I think of Famous Dave's Barbeque. This restaurant has numerous location in the area I live – it's hard to not stumble onto one when I'm out roaming around. Over the last five years ... read more

  • Vegetarians Beware! Flesh is bountiful here!

    Jan 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's like having a BBQ in the backyard and having someone else clean up!
    Cons: Not vegetarian friendly and a bit messy for children

    Summary: Shortly before my recent move, I went to Famous Dave's for the first time. Previously, the building had been home to a Red River, which I had sworn off for life. While on my way home, 3 dancing pigs caught my eye. Famous Dave's had moved in and with pigs ... read more

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