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Famous Dave's Barbeque

12148 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-690-3283
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Ranked #58 of 663 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The barbecue at Dave's is rightfully called famous. The meats are of good quality and well-prepared. Appetizers are tasty and plentiful. A variety of sauces lets you experiment with different flavors. A great way to satisfy your taste for barbeque.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you are ever close to Ft. Myers, FL, you must make it a point to go to Famous Dave's BBQ. I used to have a favorite place in Pembroke Pines, FL and whenever I would travel, I'd try to find a BBQ that would surpass that one; however, had never found one until last week when I saw the... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Been there several times and always have a great meal. A bit pricey for BBQ, but the food and service makes the price okay. Highly recommend.

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Estero, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped for lunch after meeting friends at the Fort Myers Airport. The restaurant is in the Gulf Coast Town Center, just south of the airport. The service and food were excellent, the beer was COLD! A good variety of Southern Bar-B-Q items on the menu. Recommend a visit.

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Loved Daves so much we went back. great service and great value. This is the kind of food we go to America for, as so many places try to replicate in the UK but don't get it right. Try the ultimate burger or burnt ends :)

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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Okay - We ordered take out. Called around noon for a 6pm pick-up. I arrived at Famous Dave's exactly at 6pm but our food was not ready until 6:26pm. What was the point of pre-ordering??? We ordered pulled pork. It was filled with fat and not much meat. Yuck!!!!! No one could eat it. Very disappointing!!!! Go somewhere else. You'll... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My family and friends who live in the area always raved about this place. So when I visited from Boston, i had to see what the fuss was about. It was fantastic. The food was plentiful and tasty. I'm a big boy but I had to take almost half in a doggy bag. The drinks were big and well made.... More

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FORT LAUDERDALE
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We live on the east coast of Florida and were given a recommendation from a friend to try this restaurant when we were in the area. We took his recommendation because we were in the Fort Myers area for the weekend! We walked in about 630pm on a Saturday night and were greeted right away and told that we would... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a delicious dinner here on a Friday night around 6 pm at Gulf Coast Town Center.....no wait in October! I liked how the bar scene was separate from the more family-like dining area with tables or booths. The decor is fun and the food was delicious and reasonable.....especially with the coupons they offer frequently. Very friendly knowledgeable wait... More

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cape coral
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ordered the "big" pork sandwich, thinking it was going to be massive. Small, slider size. The server said it was the "lunch menu" big sandwich. Who thunk it?? Taste was not all that great. Sides are served to you in a salsa size cup. You could starve to death here! Too many other choices in the area that have man... More

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Additional Information about Famous Dave's Barbeque

Address: 12148 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone Number: 239-690-3283
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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