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303 Vista Village Dr., Vista, CA 90283
(760) 726-7866
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yum!

Great atmosphere and even better BBQ. Our family comes here all the time, and we love to get the "Trashcan Lid." Super good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great atmosphere and even better BBQ. Our family comes here all the time, and we love to get the "Trashcan Lid." Super good.

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Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It's OK, but much too smoky for me. I've tried it several times hoping to find something I like, but it's all just too smoky. If you like your meat smoked, this is your place. Sides are good.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Wow! To say the least! We were greeted in a friendly manner by Marshall our server! This guy was very efficient, knowledgeable and passionate about his job! The baby back rib dinner was delicious ! Cole slaw, baked beans and fries , excellent sides! Brownie desert so tasty! Restaurant was clean and atmosphere inviting! Visiting from Columbus, Ohio! Would highly... More 

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Del Mar, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We have eaten at a lot of Dave's BBQ restaurants around the country and this one is one of their best. One can tell that they really take their time in preparing excellent BBQ, because you can taste it. They have a good variety of meats that they BBQ and you really can't go wrong in making a selection. I... More 

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Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This restaurant is fantastic. We go here often. This isn't Phil's BBQ, this is Dave's. The two places are totally different. This is a good sit down place with lots of variety and it's all good. The service is very good. These people aim to please. If you go away hungry from this place it is your own fault. They... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great BBQ ribs, pork, chicken, beef. Comes with spicy beans, coleslaw or fresh veggies. The burgers are great, too!

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food was very tasty, especially when eaten with the different sauces available! Good beers on tap! My family had a great time eating here!

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san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ordered take out to eat in the car before going to the movies. I ordered by phone and the guy was SO HELPFUL and patient! We ordered coleslaw and baked beans. The beans had meat in it and was DELICIOUS! a little spicy so if you don't like spicy you might want to pass up. We will come again and... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Famous Dave's

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 Vista Village Dr., Vista, CA 90283
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: (760) 726-7866

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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

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