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Famous Dave's

3103 S. Dogwood Rd., El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-9044
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Ranked #4 of 91 Restaurants in El Centro
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
27 helpful votes 27 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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El Centro, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If going only for lunch the food is delicious, but as I told you I celebrated birthday parties, recognitions lunches, presentations with the Mexican consulate and the food, table settings and attention has been great.

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Fairfield, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Best sampler platter I have ever ordered (and the biggest). Went on a Friday night and got it to go which was fastest. Delicious lemonade. Totally reccomend this place.

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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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