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Famous Dave's

#225 of 2,516 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Stapleton
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7557 E 36th Ave., Denver, CO 80238
(303) 399-3100
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11:00 am - 10:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Ribs

I stopped in on a Monday night for dinner. The venue was very inviting, clean, and smelled great like a BBQ place should. The staff was friendly and professional. The ribs were great, fall off the bone. The green beans were the fresh, stiff, crunchy kind that I passed on. The loaded baked potato... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
jvboyle
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218 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in on a Monday night for dinner. The venue was very inviting, clean, and smelled great like a BBQ place should. The staff was friendly and professional. The ribs were great, fall off the bone. The green beans were the fresh, stiff, crunchy kind that I passed on. The loaded baked potato was very good. I've always found... More 

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Thank jvboyle
Keystone, South Dakota, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was pretty good, and the staff was so friendly and prompt. Before we knew it our order was at the table.

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Thank Laura F
Zurich
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Every time I come to Denver we eat here. The BBQ is great. If you go for lunch you can get a 2 meat platter for 10 dollars. The ribs are amazing here and with the 6 different BBQ sauces to chose from everyone goes home happy.

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Thank nebjosh
Edgewood, NM
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The only reason anybody even goes to this restaurant is because the wings joint nearby always has a wait. I watched people stream from the wings joint because they had a 2 hr wait. Thought we would try it, bad idea! Should have waited! The drinks were nothing but mix, I doubt a liquor bottle ever came near. The potato... More 

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Thank newmexjags
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I just finished picking up an order of ribs. They were so fatty that I threw them out. OK, Pigs are all different. But it is the job of the food servers to actually look at the food before they serve it, which given the size and corporate nature of this chain, they don't bother to do.

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Thank Michaelindenver
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

It had some decent flavor and filled me up, but for the price, it definitely left something to be desired. Eating barbeque in Kansas City and Detroit ruined Dave's for me forever. I'll pass next time.

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Thank JT F
Birmingham
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I'm from Alabama and eat a lot of BBQ. Stayed at a hotel close by and gave this place a shot when I had a craving. Very pleased with the quality of food and the Devil's spit sauce is awesome. The hot pickles they package at the grocery store are good if you are into that kind of thing.

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Thank Donahootraveler
The Woodlands, Texas
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

overpriced and blah tasting....especially the 10 different kinds of sauces yuck. For the best BBQ, go to Rudy's in Colorado Springs -- awesome compared to this (I'm from Texas so I know BBQ).

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Thank expert007
Denver, Colorado
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646 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Famous Dave's is in my opinion the best BBQ chain. I have been to many of their different locations and this one hits the mark just like most of the others. I do like their MN and early locations better, as they have more character instead of the cookie cutter locations...but the food is good at all of the locations.

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Thank cubfaninco
medellin
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186 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Restaurant chains are common in the united states, in this quality is preserved, and the typical fare of ribs and beans are of very good quality. the atmosphere is not,

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Thank erickMedellin

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7557 E 36th Ave., Denver, CO 80238
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Stapleton
  • Neighborhood: Stapleton
  • Phone Number: (303) 399-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?