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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 - 11:00 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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Late night

Got into town late and this was close to my hotel. Service and food were good and the beeer was cold.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Mark M
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Sparks, Nevada
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Fresno, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is one that my family intends on visiting once a month. We love their food!!! The menu's are set up on what is like an old newspaper and you can take them home. The prices aren't cheap, this isn't a Mc Donald's price range. So for 2 and if you like to have a couple drinks, it will... More 

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Whittier, California
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Wife, brother, and I went there for dinner last night, Brother had the big slab of ribs and now has lunch today Wife and I split the feast for 2 now also have lunch today. Always wanted to try this place and I am happy I did. Food was very good and a lot of it Would recemmened it to... More 

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Thank s3production
Cali
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place used to be the best, but it has steadily gone downhill over the years. The food quality, portions, service, and cleanliness have all suffered. Definitely no longer worth the cost. This may very well have been our last visit.

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Thank CPLnCAL
Sparks, Nevada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Got into town late and this was close to my hotel. Service and food were good and the beeer was cold.

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Thank Mark M
Fresno, California
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We always get the feast for 2 with the brisket (my favorite). I add on a side salad which is really a very good salad with lots of toppings. My husbands favorite is the ribs and baked beans. They also have a reward program that sends discount coupons for birthdays (not good for the feast unfortunately) and they have catering.

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Thank robininfresno
Los Gatos, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank LATOYA R
Grapeland, Texas
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336 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Connie C
Fresno
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank travelingranmaFresno
Clovis, California
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273 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

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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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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