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Famous Dave's Barbeque Ribs

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Blackstone St, Fresno, CA
559-261-4227
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Option

I've got to hand it to Famous Dave's. I really enjoy their taco lunch special. I know, taco's are not what you think about when you think BBQ. Give it a try and you will see what I am talking about. You have three choices, pulled pork, beef brisket, or fried catfish. I've had all three, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Jacky P
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Fresno
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Los Gatos, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Being from Georgia, I have very high expectations when it comes to barbecue. I heard that Famous Dave's was superior but you know depending on what region you're in can depend on how the food tastes. I felt like I was in heaven! The food was so good, I was planning on getting a Togo plate after the first bite!... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We ordered online which was easy and efficient. My husband and I split the combo of burnt ends and ribs with Wilbur beans and their Mac n cheese. The ribs were tough, the burnt ends very fatty and tough, the Mac n cheese macaroni over cooked. The only decent things were the beans, cornbread and pickles!

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Fresno
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My experience with Famous Dave left me famously hungry. I ordered almost $40.00 for 3 people. We ate, licked our fingers and we were still ready for more. The restaurant is western, loud and very busy. Take out is available in a separate ordering area. There is a significant wait time for dining in or take out. Convenient parking available.... More 

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Clovis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having dined at Dave's before, we had high expectations. We were talked into the full slab of ribs, which came quickly. But the ribs were swimming in sauce, caked on, and far too much for a slab of ribs. Instead of sweet and tangy, it was a little bitter and muddy. The sides of fries and beans were ok, but... More 

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Travelguybh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The bartenders are rude and they're not very intelligent. I'm 51 years old and I ordered two drinks and they had to see my wife before I could order the second drink. Then the bartender was all pissy with me and another bartender comes up and he pulled out a 1 ounce jigger. Doesn't even fill the jigger up and... More 

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Fresno, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

if you like everything processed, this is the place for you. even the meats feel like they came out of a sysco can. super sweet sauces, no style or anything memorable.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Every year I ask my Husband where he wants to go for his Birthday . every year for the Past 4 yrs...Famous Dave's Barbecue...its where he wants n The Desserts are Amazing.. The Birthday Sunday they Served him was a Beautiful work of Art brought in a Very Large Martini glass and the Look on his face was one of... More 

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Fresno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I've got to hand it to Famous Dave's. I really enjoy their taco lunch special. I know, taco's are not what you think about when you think BBQ. Give it a try and you will see what I am talking about. You have three choices, pulled pork, beef brisket, or fried catfish. I've had all three, but the catfish is... More 

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Coronado, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Whether it is appetizers, sandwiches, or platters of food, Famous Dave's can definitely deliver the goods. Amaira was an excellent server and her immediate supervisor, Jennifer, was a real delight, too. When your drink glass was 2/3 empty, a new one suddenly appeared. Want a special variation of a menu item? Amaira can make that happen with a big smile.... More 

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MELROSE
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to see one heck of an improvement in the meals at dave's. I have refrained from visiting for about five years. It was the best BBQ I have had In a long time. I thoroughly enjoyed very bite.

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Additional Information about Famous Dave's Barbeque Ribs

Address: Blackstone St, Fresno, CA
Phone Number: 559-261-4227
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blackstone St, Fresno, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: 559-261-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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