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1391 N. Davis Road, Salinas, 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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Its A Chain But Was Quite Tasty

I have eaten at another Famous Dave's and wasn't that impressed. However, this was very good for our lunch on Valentines Day. The staff was friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Lafayette, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

That night a sign on the door read - we are having problems with our credit card reader and cannot accept credit cards. All six of us turned away. The restaurant was almost empty. If you see only few people dining in almost empty eatery turn back. It is either expensive for what you get, or bad enough that does... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I love BBQ and was looking forward to dinner here while on a trip. It was a me'h. The slaw was bland, the grilled pineapple was OK and the corn bread was under-cooked. The brisket had no character: not a lot of smokiness and no char. The BBQ sauce was OK but, again, just average. The service was very up-beat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Ribs are delicious! I love that you can see the smoke ring. Mac and cheese was definitely different in a very good way. Best happy hour in town- large $4 menu. Staff was very friendly from the moment I walked in the door.

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Elk Grove, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First time hubby and I ate at Famous Dave's together in this area . I have to say service was excellent and food was beyond our expectations. When we are in areas again we will definitely eat here again . The waiter was very attentive she made a error with our order but took care of it immediately once it... More 

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California
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have eaten at another Famous Dave's and wasn't that impressed. However, this was very good for our lunch on Valentines Day. The staff was friendly.

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Royal Oaks, CA
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It's been some time since I visted this restaurant, so decided to go for lunch. Ordered lunch special with pork ribs and pulled pork. The pork ribs are some of the best I have had. I would have given them 5 stars, but the pulled pork was not really pulled, it's was chunks and lacked the smokey flavor that the... More 

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Watsonville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch today at Famous Dave's BBQ. In a word delicious. I had ribs and brisket combo. I rarely have brisket so this was a true taste treat. Smoked so long you can see the smoke ring in the meat. Our server, Famous Katie, was delightful. Left feeling happy and refreshed.

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Pioneer, California, Usa
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good food and great ribs, nice easy atmosphere friendly staff. Lots of food, disappointed they don't give you free chips any more.

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Dallas, Texas
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198 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This place was pretty good! Atmosphere was great! Chips are outstanding! service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. I had the Texas Brisket and it was pretty good! Ribs are great, too! Price was okay - it bit high, but there is enough food to go around. I would recommend it! I live in Texas, so the BBQ places are pretty... More 

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Castroville, California, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A little better than the average chain but not what I would call a great "BBQ Joint". I've been to several Famous Dave's and each one is just a copy, no adventure.

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Additional Information about Famous Dave's

Address: 1391 N. Davis Road, Salinas, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1391 N. Davis Road, Salinas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas

Price and Cuisine

  • 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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