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Famous Dave's Barbeque Ribs

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Blackstone St, Fresno, CA
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    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
Sparks, Nevada
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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.

Sparks, Nevada
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11 reviews
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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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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

Thank robininfresno
Los Gatos, California
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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 

Livingston, Texas
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322 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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!

Thank Connie C
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank travelingranmaFresno
Clovis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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 

1 Thank golfkat
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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 

2 Thank Travelguybh
Fresno, California
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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.

Thank olddaddydude
Fresno, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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