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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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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Where to eat El Centro

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Bennie C
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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El Centro, California
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Famous Dave's

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

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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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