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303 Vista Village Dr., Vista, CA 90283
(760) 726-7866
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San Diego, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It's great to get some real BBQ west of kansas city, the way it's supposed to be done. For those who think BBQ is grilled chicken with BBQ, they need to either go to Kansas City or come here. I had BBQ chopped pork with BBQ sauce on the side. Hubby had beef ribs with burnt ends of the trip... More 

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Vista, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Famous Dave's always meets expectations - whether it's pulled pork sandwich for lunch or mixed BBQ meats for dinner. Tasty, cooked to tenderness and the sides are good (I skip the waterlogged corn on the cob).

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Oceanside, California, Usa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Famous Dave's offers a wonderful experience, from the fun décor to the famously friendly staff, just being there is great. Their extensive menu offers many choices of great barbeque. I love the food and look forward to every visit. Lunchtime offers a loaded baked potato with you choice of barbequed meat mixed in that is awesome. If you like barbeque,... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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75 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I can't say enough about the food. Absolutely delicious and great service too. No wonder Dave is famous

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've been enjoying Famous Dave's since it opened in Vista. We got hooked on great BBQ when we went to Memphis to be married at Graceland, and now we have a taste of that nearby! Generous portions, great selection of menu items from salads to catfish, chicken, brisket, pulled pork & ribs. Traditional sides include cole slaw, Wilbur beans (which... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A couple years back, we used to be at this restaurant every saturday during the college football season. While my favorite meal, the cajun chicken sandwich, is still very good most of the other items are not what they used to be at all. My biggest issue is with their mixed drinks. They are soooo sweet now and I'm not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We went here with friends who have been a few times, and ordered the large platter for 6 which is served on a garbage bin lid (clean and lined of course!) - they normally order for two and say there's usually plenty left for doggy bags, so we went a step up. We all got to sample a bit of... More 

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Hemet, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had the 1/3 rack of ribs with beans & mashed potatoes. The ribs were plentiful with meat & full of flavor. Mashed potatoes were pungent with garlic - I loved them. The beans had a celery flavor that was a little overpowering for me. Baby girl had mac n cheese and steamed broccoli which were cooked perfectly for a new... More 

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I'd never been there before but heard it was great. I met relatives there and had a terrific lunch of Texas beef brisket. It was so tender, I'm surprised it didn't fall apart cutting it. The sauce was delicious as was the side of potato salad and Stone IPA to wash it all down.

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Vista, California, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

When my husband and I think of the best BBQ, it is always Famous Daves! The people are always nice, and the food is beyond excellent! I have to say that the food is so rich that we only eat there about 4-6 times a year... It is so delicious, you almost always eat more than you should and spend... More 

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Address: 303 Vista Village Dr., Vista, CA 90283
Phone Number: (760) 726-7866
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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