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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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good food, great attentive service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Rexburg, Idaho
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Rexburg, Idaho
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

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
237 helpful votes 237 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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Idaho
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A big hint in Idaho Falls, if you want a seat more quickly ask for seating in the bar area. Half the population will look upon you as a pariah, but that's okay, they're clueless anyway. Problem is, as with our last visit to Famous Dave's, from the bar you really get to observe the orchestration of the staff (or... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The meal I had was pretty good. A little pricey. Atmosphere was lighthearted, service was friendly. Its hard to beat BBQ when you've had it in the south, but not too bad.

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LONG ISLAND, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As like all Famous Daves the food was great. The prices are reasonable. Staff was very friendly. It was located less then 5 minutes from the Hampton Inn in Idaho falls.

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pocatello
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219 reviews 219 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Me and my family went to this place in September 16th for my birthday. We had a great meal there. We did the family feast for 4 and it was wonderful. The only thing they could improve on was the brisket but out side of that it was excellent. The customer service was great too. As well there wasn't very... More 

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Rockmart, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our waitress was very attentive and did an amazing job. The manager came to our table to thank us for trying Famous Dave's since this was our first time. He gave us a bottle of barbeque sauce. I really liked the selection of sauces table side.

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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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