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Famous Dave's

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245 Houston Circle, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-5090
(208) 523-1712
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 42
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Something has changed.

Something has changed since I last ate a Famous Dave's. The food was good enough, but not as good as the last time. The service was good. Our sever was friendly, polite and attentive. Prices are a little high in comparison to some other BBQ places we've eaten. I am not sure I will go back right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Gary H
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Post Falls, Idaho
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Post Falls, Idaho
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Something has changed since I last ate a Famous Dave's. The food was good enough, but not as good as the last time. The service was good. Our sever was friendly, polite and attentive. Prices are a little high in comparison to some other BBQ places we've eaten. I am not sure I will go back right away.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Expensive for what you get. I like bark on my bbq, but the pork was way to dry. The sauces were real good. The big ole beer was only filled to within 2 inches from the top making it a regular 12 oz at a high price. Not a place I would run back to.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It has allowed itself to become just a run-of-the-mill place. I used to like the baked potato with the brisket meat but lately it has been too fatty. It seems like they have the attitude that they have the customers coming so they don't have to try anymore.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The serves is always good, plenty of food, choice of approx. 6 different degree's of hot sauces to put on the home made chips, of course I always chose the one that isn't the hottest, but that is a personal choice. I like to get the shredded pork sandwich, my friend gets the chicken shredded sandwich,.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We got the bug platter to share between the three of us. It was pretty good. It was a tad pricy, not really college student prices but we still had a good time. As a southerner.. The cornbread was to die for. I would go back simply for the cornbread. I enjoyed the different sauces available for your dipping pleasure.... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We came here after leaving Olive Garden before even being seated for poor service. The food was great, the service was more than attentive, we were treated like VIP's. We are local and dine here often, and have similar experiences whenever we dine here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The staff is amazing and always willing to have a conversation, I reccomend Famous Chris, he's awesome! Burnt Ends are also tasty, and the cedar smokes salmon. Definitely recommend!

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Idaho
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have eaten in many Famous Dave's restaurants and the one in Idaho Falls does a pretty good job and is consistent but nothing compared to say Billings, MT. Location/Restuarant: It is located on the west end of Idaho Falls within about a 1/2 mile of the hotel row on Lindsay Blvd. that lines the west side of the Snake... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

They have Best Bar-B-Que in town. Prices are very reasonable. Best Bread Pudding, I have had even better than East coast Bread Pudding. Take time to enjoy food and atmosphere.

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Idaho Falls
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Famous Dave's has gone down hill in terms of food and service quality. On our last visit, we sat at the bar and ordered drinks, appetizers and entrees. The wait staff, bar tender and kitchen staff were very loudly goofing around just off of the bar area and it was very difficult to get their attention. The food used to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 Houston Circle, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-5090
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Idaho Falls
  • Phone Number: (208) 523-1712

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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