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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

New York City, NY (Financial District)
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Ranked #7 of 522 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Dave's easygoing nature made the tour seem less like a tour and more like having a friend drive us around the more far-flung regions of NYC - including Red Hook in Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach in Queens. These are places tourists wouldn't be able to cover on their own within a short duration. Not only was the food plentiful and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The food was excellent, and quite plentiful, but what made this tour worth it was Dave himself. His knowledge of the NY food scene, his great personality and enthusiasm were amazing. We look forward to taking another one of his tours when we return next year. Note, try to book well in advance, as Dave is a popular guy!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you want a tour of New York with a difference & not of the usual haunts this is the tour. Dave's Knowledge of the areas he takes you & the food experience is fantastic. If you do one tour in New York this is the one!

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Split, Croatia
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We made 4 1/2 hour tour with Dave on Sep/3. What a nice day. Dave is excellent tour guide not just showing you around but really bringing everyday life to you. We visited places where "normal" tourist do not go and where real New Yorkers eats ( this includes cops, firefighters, truck drivers, etc) . All what we had were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the next tour I have ever been on. He had appetizers for us when he picked us up. He pushes you to go to the next place, not because he is trying to get rid of you, but because he wants you to try as much food as possible. Every place was spot on and he even randomly... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Having visited New York on several previous occasions we were looking for something a little different this time around. We found it with the Famous Fat Dave food tour. After a liquid breakfast we met Dave at Washington Square Park and he started us off with some Italian sausage from a little deli just south of the park. This sustained... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Took the outer borough tour and had a blast tasting all types of food. Dave knows the history of the restaurants, the food and the city itself. Such a cool guy and a great tour guide. Lots of laughs and great fun. Money well spent!!

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was the second time my husband and I went on a Famous Fat Dave food tour.... this time we brought 4 friends. We came hungry and left stuffed! Dave is a fabulous, knowledgeable guy and we all wished we could hang out with him every weekend. He puts so much thought and effort into each food stop-- and has... More

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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Right from the early contact with Dave this tour felt good. We had to change dates and times and localities to visit and Dave was extremely flexible and accommodating. The tour of Harlem & the Bronx started with Dave picking up us from our accomodation and giving us a delicious peanut paste and chocolate cookie. This tour is so much... More

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gandjh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Dave is so knowledgeable about the city and neighborhoods. I could have listened to him talk all day. He had so much great information about the how and why of the history of the neighborhoods. Fascinating! If I were to say the food was good, it would be such a horrible disservice. The food was simple and flavorful. We ate... More

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