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Famous Dave's

#216 of 2,347 Restaurants in Denver
#238 of 2,607 Places to Eat 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

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  • 29
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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
Good ribs and nice place to hang out...

The atmosphere was very good and lots of people on a Friday night. The ribs were good but needed a bit of sauce which made them very good. I added the rib tips against my better judgment cause generally they are dry and yes these were a bit dry. I should have stuck with the brisket (sp?). They have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
BaronFoer
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Fort Worth, TX
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We didn't want a big meal, so split a meager dinner salad and the brisket nachos. Nachos just not great. Pile of chips with a sparse amount of what tasted like chuck roast, sprinkling of cheese and some unappealing pork 'n beans. Atmosphere nice. Good service.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were driving past it on the interstate and could actually smell the bbq cooking! It was awesome. The service was great as well and it never disappoints no matter what state that we are in.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I visited Famous Dave's with family last summer on a trip to the US. There was a large group of about 22 of us, for which they happily accommodated. The food was delicious, and you get so much for your money. I had a steak which was cooked well and served nicely, and looking around the table everyone was really... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

ate meal Friday afternoon, food was good, but the meat portion was much smaller than expected for the price. Brisket plate, and salmon plate.

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We ate here last weekend. Our meal was awesome!! We both ordered the new BBQ Steak. Very good taste! My new favorite. Side items were fantastic as well.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The atmosphere was very good and lots of people on a Friday night. The ribs were good but needed a bit of sauce which made them very good. I added the rib tips against my better judgment cause generally they are dry and yes these were a bit dry. I should have stuck with the brisket (sp?). They have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I know everybody has their own tastes but this is my favorite. We had a large group, 11 adults and 5 children, and they handled us with ease. Food came out hot, glasses never empty, and the manager stopped by twice to make sure everything was OK. Made sure table was bussed and leftovers were packaged up for us to... More 

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SVaughn1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Excellent BBQ! Had the Texas Beef Brisket and used the Devil's Spit sauce --- and yes, it's pretty toasty! The Mac and Cheese was ridiculously good --- and the cornbread muffins were "slap your grandmother" good. Had Banana Pudding for dessert -- and being from the Southeast US ( where Banana Pudding is king ) --- this was really good.... More 

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Perry, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Cant believe I forgot her name, the waitress who helped us. Well she was so sweet, loved her. I will be returning and hopefully she s there. =)

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Severn, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Enjoyed the ribs, service, and atmosphere very much. We went back to get the rib tip special, don't bother. They were tough, even though they were all you can. I wish we had ordered the ribs again, the tips left a bad taste and in the end more expensive. Service and atmosphere were always good..

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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
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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