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Famous Dave's

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1205 W Rancho Vista Blvd Palmdale, Palmdale, CA
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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, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food For The Money

I went here for a birthday party. I must say you get a lot of food for the money. The food is quite tasty. I had the beef brisket, links, and ribs. The ribs were a little dry for my taste but everything else was good. Excellent cornbread, and collard greens.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Anita J
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Palmdale, California
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Palmdale, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I went here for a birthday party. I must say you get a lot of food for the money. The food is quite tasty. I had the beef brisket, links, and ribs. The ribs were a little dry for my taste but everything else was good. Excellent cornbread, and collard greens.

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Thank Anita J
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

i went there with my whole family and we all found what we where looking for. Sunday is kids eat free so fit in my budget and a nice family meal.. and don't forget the FREE SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM

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Thank joker198618
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special about this place, very cookie cutter. Good bbq, friendly staff. My kids love this place, good for a fun fast lunch.

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Thank Kenneth T
Fla
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We've been here many times but this was the last. We waited to be seated only to be ignored. Went a few doors down to Olive Garden and had a very nice dinner. 10/10/2015 I could say more, but won't go there.

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Thank almondcookies
Surf City USA
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608 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Famous Dave's stands out in the western U.S. in my opinion, as a reliably good choice for authentic barbeque. Hard to find authentic, good BBQ out West for some strange reason. In the South, where BBQ is a way of life, maybe it is just another marquee in the crowd. Pro tip: Happy Hour can be a huge bargain, with... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Friendly staff and great service, the food is excellent and served quickly, plenty of parking and a safe place to eat.

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Thank hH1Kdriver
Lancaster, California
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Famous Dave's restaurant is a very good place to have a great time and have good food that will fill you up.

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Thank johndisepio
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was one of our favorite places because of the food and the atmosphere. Unfortunately, it's become very frustrating to try to eat there in a "timely manner". We've tried it on weekdays during lunch and/or dinner times and, even when it's not too busy, we've been there for over 2 hours by the time we leave. Some of our... More 

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Thank Savvy T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Today my daughter and I went to Famous Daves in the first time I've ever been there we had such a no standing time the food was so good the environment the waitresses the servers everybody just did such an outstanding job great food the way to San Kim bringing us our coats & T that even have me ask... More 

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Thank Bboyyg1111
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Famous Daves is the only BBQ that I'll eat outside of my dads! It is tender, flavorful and simply very good BBQ. The portions are generous and the service is the best.

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Thank Elaine H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1205 W Rancho Vista Blvd Palmdale, Palmdale, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palmdale

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?