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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 115
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 5
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This place is growing on me ....fast

Tuesday used to be a quiet middle of the week day for my partner and myself, we would get carryout or eat what was left from the weekend. But...then 'ole Dave had to go and offer a $10 off his feast for 2 on Tuesdays. We tried it at two different locations in Ft Myers , both had the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
vegasbob727
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Cape Coral, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cape Coral, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Tuesday used to be a quiet middle of the week day for my partner and myself, we would get carryout or eat what was left from the weekend. But...then 'ole Dave had to go and offer a $10 off his feast for 2 on Tuesdays. We tried it at two different locations in Ft Myers , both had the same... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food is absolutely wonderful! The chicken, ribs and brisket are some of the very best! They offer you many choices in BBQ sauce that will satisfy the picky eaters. A must place to dine if you like BBQ!

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Collingwood, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great consistent chain have eaten at some of their other locations but the Fort Myers location has a very special friendly vibe. The BBQ ribs are consistently good, the sides are always excellent. The brisket and pulled pork are great also. The staff are professional and friendly, If I'm in Fort Myers I make sure to visit. Haven't been disappointed... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food was really good, service excellent, atmosphere o.k....waitress very nice and attentive. this was the second time here in less than a year, when my good friend comes down from Alaska, we always come here...he loves it, too, since he does a lot of b-b-q back home, he knows good ribs when he tastes them. so we always come... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
67 helpful votes 67 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?