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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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12148 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-690-3283
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just average BBQ, but great service

We stopped in on a Sunday for dinner, and found the place to be a fun atmosphere and clean. We have eaten at Dave's before at other locations, and found the food to be just average for BBQ (mind you, we love our BBQ and travel far for the authentic, well-known places). The server was excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
melimo1017
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bradenton, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had guests here for two weeks. While they were here their first week we all went to Famous Dave's in Fort Myers. The husband was so happy with his meal we went back again. He wanted to have what he stated as"The best ribs I have ever had" before they went back to New England. His favorite in the... More 

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Ruckersville, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Some of our group swear by the ribs and brisket, it was my first visit. The wait staff was very helpful and cheerful. I found the sides were really good and ample, but the brisket was too soft. It didn't have a bite, was just short of mushy. Their sauces are very tasty. I think I was the only one... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is my favorite BBQ places to eat at in Florida I wish we had one in WV it's was really good the food came quickly and its was so much food I had to it home cause I couldn't finish it and that is rare for me give it a try you will be glad you did.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunday for dinner, and found the place to be a fun atmosphere and clean. We have eaten at Dave's before at other locations, and found the food to be just average for BBQ (mind you, we love our BBQ and travel far for the authentic, well-known places). The server was excellent, offered us a sampling... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Platter for two could be for four. Great ribs, great margaritas. Place for meat, veggies were not very good. Good service

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Fort Myers, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Always clean, good food and price right. It's so nice going into a place for lunch and everything is right. Employee sharp know all the specials with out having to go ask someone. Food was Quick but very good just like you want it at lunch time. The managers in this place are doing a great job thank you. Will... More 

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Charlottetown, PEI
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292 reviews 292 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We have seen the chain before but first time we stopped in. BBQ chips offered complimentary to sample the various sauces. Servings generous so nice they offer smaller portions menu. Service attentive.

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Nova Scotia
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274 reviews 274 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went to Dave's Barbeque on a recommendation and had a great experience. We had the rib tips (the best selection by far), chicken wings, brisket sandwich, pulled pork stuffed potato and everything tasted great. The waitress was attentive and friendly. Food was served quickly and was hot. We sat outside which and enjoyed the nice evening. The only minor... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The food is unsatisfactory and service was horrible. Server ignored us and acted as if we we bothering him when we come to spend money I would like alittle attention. We got our drinks than our food was brought by someone else never got another drink and never saw the server again until he brought the check had to wait... More 

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Davie, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The restaurant is very pleasant....our waitress right on top of things and the food although on the spicy hot side, was very good. If your glass of iced tea is kept full without asking that is saying something. My husband had the all you can eat catfish that he said was delicious. My rib platter was yum even though I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12148 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: 239-690-3283

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?