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

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great service, ambiance

Famous Daves has been excellent to work with on Catering events and Family dinners staff has always been very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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El Centro, California
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El Centro, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Famous Daves has been excellent to work with on Catering events and Family dinners staff has always been very friendly.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you like non-complicated menus and decent food at a decent price, this is a must if you're in the El Centro way... Service is outstanding, and we never had to wait long for our meals. The portions are a generous size and there's plenty to choose from that will appeal to pretty much anyone - unless you're a vegetarian... More 

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Famous Dave's has an item under their sandwiches called "BBQ Buddies". It's 4 little sandwiches made with 4 different kinds of meat. Have them "Memphis style" (coleslaw). They are soooo good! I have never ordered anything else from them.

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El Centro, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is adequate but the service is unbelievable bad. You are ignored for sometime unless you catch the eye of a server. Drinks are not refilled unless asked. I beleive the food would be more tolerable if the ervice were impoved.

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La Habra
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Large portions. Great BBQ sauce. It was dinner time and football game had just started so the restaurant was full but we were seated within five minutes.

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midland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

food was fantastic, for this Canadian first time deep south , was great. Lots of food, good prices. Service was fast and pleasant. Highly recommend

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Let me tell you I travel alot and evry time I walk into this place they not only remember my name but what I had last time. There are two servers that are awsome Cindy at bar area and Luaren in the dinning room. Always good food!!

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Arroyo Grande, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Service is good and appears to be consistently good as I have been here a few times. The food is of average quality, nothing to rave about. The presentation is very simple and the food is over seasoned.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Amazing food, huge portions (to Brits anyways) don't think I ever actually finished a meal when I used this place. Staff were very welcoming every time I used this place 2-3 times a week for 5 weeks I was on business. Great value for money, great atmosphere I always sat outside as it was a nice heat. Love the little... More 

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El Centro CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Actually, the food is very good. Service at the El Centro joint is a bit lacking. And their bartender has no idea how to make a margarita.

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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?