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Famous Dave's

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3103 S. Dogwood Rd., El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-9044
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

I ordered a brisket sandwich. I was a little disappointed as the meat was in chucks rather than layers of brisket. All of the meat fell out the second I picked up the sandwich. The flavor was good (a few pieces of pure fat) and the sauce was good. I had the beans as the side which were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Northern California
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New York City
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Gave this restaurant two chances, and would not go back. ON Tuesday I ordered the combo platter for $16. The combo platter was 1 rib, 2 pieces of brisket, and a corn muffin. Ribs had no meat, brisket was tough. The second day I ordered a burger and friesidn't they tell me after I took a bite. ASked for a... More 

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Northern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I ordered a brisket sandwich. I was a little disappointed as the meat was in chucks rather than layers of brisket. All of the meat fell out the second I picked up the sandwich. The flavor was good (a few pieces of pure fat) and the sauce was good. I had the beans as the side which were very good,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visiting the US for the second time and had to go to this place! Tasty BBQ food at reasonable prices with low prices!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very tasty food, excellent wait staff. Reasonable priced for quality of food. Very nice atmosphere, nice quiet bar.

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Coachella Valley, CA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not a big fan of BBQ but hubby loves it. Had a nice non-BBQ dinner. Wish I had skipped it as the bread pudding was so good I wanted seconds and more

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West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Took home the sampler. Ample portions of ribs, chicken and fish fingers, onion rings. Very good value. will feed 2-3. Ribs were very tender. Fish fingers nicely seasoned. They have 6 diff BBQ sauces. Texas tasty was just right. Server Famous April was friendly, efficient, knew the menu and was wonderful.

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Corona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place is walking distance from the Marriott Properties. The food is delicious. Excellent selection. I did not have room for dessert, and I could not finish my "one-person" serving. It was too much for me. If you love All-American BBQ, this is the place to go. Come hungry!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Came here with a 8 friends and we had a couple of the All American BBQ Feasts between us. It was a great selection of food and it was all delicious. The ribs were ok but not the best i've had. The cornbread muffins were particulalry good. A great place to come with friends for a fun, enjoyable meal. One... More 

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Coachella Valley, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

While the food was all really good, I wish I had opted for dessert first because when we got the Bread Pudding, it was amazing.

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Loved the sampler, got to have a small taste of most of what they have to offer. Sweet tea was as good as the service in the to go area, excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3103 S. Dogwood Rd., El Centro, CA 92243
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: 760-352-9044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?