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Famous Dave's

303 Vista Village Dr., Vista, CA 90283
(760) 726-7866
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Brisbane
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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San Diego, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We decided to eat here after spending the day at the Wave Waterpark. This place has your normal BBQ fare. The menu did hve a lot to offer and I settled on the pulled chicken sandwich memphis style so it included coleslaw on top. I ordered the garlic mashed potatoes as my side dish The service was fine and their... More

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Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I had a really great dinner at Famous Dave's . I had the shredded chicken sandwich and he had a slab of ribs. Both were delicious. I love their corn bread! We had great service too! Wish this restaurant was closer to home. I'd eat here once a week!

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Had a hankering for BBQ so my husband and I went to Famous Dave's. We have been here before and have always had a good dinner but last night's visit was EXCELLENT! The ribs were perfect and the service was great! I always have fun trying all the sauces on the table. Wilbur's Revenge is no joke! Fyi.....but it sure... More

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San Diego, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Visited Dave's later in the evening with my husband and couldn't help but notice the unenthusiastic attitude of the "hostess," who kinda forgot to say "welcome!" or even to smile. That was a bit of a turn-off. After being seated, another turn-off was that it took a bit too long to be acknowledged or served a beverage, considering the restaurant... More

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Auburn, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I have had Dave's in other cities, and the food is usually great, so while on a business trip in Vista I went out of my way to go by here for lunch. I stood in the lobby for about 8 minutes before a couple walked in. I was not even acknowledged until after the host greeted the couple and... More

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