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Famous Dave's Barbeque

12148 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-690-3283
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Ranked #81 of 673 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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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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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Where ever we travel you can always count on "Famous Dave's" for a quality ribs and service. NOT at this one ! The 2 for drinks were so watered down, I just gave up trying to enjoy them. The service was slow.......there was just 2 of us and it took 2 hours to finally get done. My husband and I... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I wanted barbecue. I saw a barbecue sign. I disappeared into barbecue heaven! My wife and I had what I believe was a sampler platter for two, on sale (great deal). I had so much to take home with me! Everything was tasty and tender :) Fantastic sauces of which were explained by our waitress on the texture, flavor and... More 

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Hendersonville
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143 reviews 143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Well, thought I would try Famous Dave's again, Big Mistake, there are a tons of Barbeque places that know how to make Barbeque. Waiter sold me on the burnt tips and onion rings. "Oh how tender they are and a winner here." Wrong.. While the taste was great, the meat was tiny squares of tough dry beef? pork? Don't really... More 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were excited to visit Famous Dave's when we arrived off our flight in Fort Myers. We have been to this particular restaurant 4 times in the past, and have always enjoyed our experience. This time it was just awful. The place was very (very) dirty, and the food was over-spiced, over salted, and looked and tasted very much like... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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184 reviews 184 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
39 helpful votes 39 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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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
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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