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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 35
    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
All American BBQ Feast= Delicious

We've been to Famous Dave's many times but finally decided to try the All American BBQ Feast because it seemed like a great way to sample the different meats w/out ordering four different meals. We weren't disappointed. The ribs, chicken, pork and brisket were tender and delicious. The corn was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Kim A
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Estero, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Dallas, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had ordered barbecued rib tips and beer fried catfish with mash and beans. The ribs were overcooked, dry and rubbery, one piece was so black and dry I had to trow it away. It came with about table spoon of beans and mashed potato .Also,everything came in too much plastic, hello BPA!! Just because I can't return my order... More 

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Estero, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We've been to Famous Dave's many times but finally decided to try the All American BBQ Feast because it seemed like a great way to sample the different meats w/out ordering four different meals. We weren't disappointed. The ribs, chicken, pork and brisket were tender and delicious. The corn was super sweet and the beans tangy and slightly spicy w/pieces... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We arrived into Famous Daves for our first visit 1 week ago. We were seated in a booth next to the bar at our request. The bar area seemed to have more life and atmosphere over the restaurant. Our waitress explained the menu to us. We were contemplating ordering a large sharing sampler but she talked us into a smaller... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The first thing you see when you walk in the door of FD's in Ft Myers are the trophies for the BBQ cookoffs they have won. This is impressive as this competition is fierce. Their restaurant BBQ is pretty good also. Friendly wait staff and good food make this a good stop for lunch or dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Highly recommend Famous Dave's - really good food at a good price. We all had different BBQ meats and sides and everyone loved their food. Well worth a visit

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went to Famous Dave's in Gulf Coast Town Center on Sunday for dinner. Place was pretty busy for off season. We were seated in the cozy booth and Zach took care of our table. He was very attentive and nice! We had ribs and Stella, Samuel Adams on draft. Ribs were delicious and our sides of coleslaw and chips... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great place to drink with friends, with or without food. The all day two for one happy hour has been curtailed somewhat recently, but is still a great value. The menu has gone through many changes, and while a lot of my favorite dishes (and some of the healthier ones) have disappeared, there are still good bbq... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very comfortable, if slightly loud environment. Lots of old circa 1950's ads and memorabilia on the walls. Our waiter sat in our booth as he took our order : Burnt tips and ribs was one order; chicken and ribs with garlic mashed was the other. All meats were tender, juicy, and easy to come off the bone. Only comment was... More 

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Cape Coral
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Dave's BBQ is always great; love the sauce; but the burgers are some of the best around. They have a real grilled flavor.

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Windsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great place for Ribs and pulled pork. Service is always good. Drinks are always cold. One of my favorite places

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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, 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?