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Famous Dave's

303 Vista Village Dr., Vista, CA 90283
(760) 726-7866
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Oceanside, California, Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 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
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
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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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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