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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 10
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Took the family there after thanksgiving. They ordered the feast. There was plenty of food for the four of them. They were out of brisket at 5 p.m.on a Friday night which was a disappointment. The parking lot had not been cleared of snow which made entry to the restaurant a challenge. The service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Johnboy1253
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

...the babyback ribs were disappointing -- overcooked and dry, not very meaty.The side dishes were tasty.

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Thank Michael M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

i ordered a 1/2 rack of bbq babyback ribs, i specifically asked for bold and spicey no hot sauce, (apparently that is code for extra hot sauce) oh yah! i could have over looked the hot sauce if the ribs would have some meat on them. you pay a higher price for a reason. dave's forgot, i really did expect... More 

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Thank Will E. L
San Antonio, Texas
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch while on a business trip. Friendly Hostess and Server. Ordered a lunch combo of ribs and brisket. Both came out room temperature and a little dry. The sauces were very good and helped the meats tremendously. Great cornbread! Mac & Cheese had an interesting little kick to it; although could have been served at a... More 

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Thank TahoegpSA
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Took the family there after thanksgiving. They ordered the feast. There was plenty of food for the four of them. They were out of brisket at 5 p.m.on a Friday night which was a disappointment. The parking lot had not been cleared of snow which made entry to the restaurant a challenge. The service was very good.

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Thank Johnboy1253
Pocatello, Idaho
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It's just so-so BBQ. It was ok for me. I had the brisket which was just ok. Usually brisket is fantastic because I only get it once in the great while so Famous Dave's was a little disappointing. The sides come in a tiny little cup that I'd actually use for ketchup or something. 2-3 bites and it's gone. I... More 

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Thank Matthew M
Federal Way, Washington, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The smothered chicken was really good. I laughed because i didn't see the hostess and she totally scared me. Staff was kind and funny

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Thank Jamie C
Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Idaho Falls, my husband and I decided to try Dave's BBQ. To make it short and sweet - the decor was rustic cabin style, the place was clean, the food was wonderful, the service was good, the prices a little high. We will eat here again and recommend the sweet and zesty BBQ sauce. We bought a bottle... More 

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Thank Lokoloko123
Ogden, Utah
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

On my visit I choose the loaded baked potato, with pulled pork and steamed broccoli. The restaurant was clean and organized my lunch choice came out promptly, steaming hot and beautiful.

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Thank Alan G
Sugar City, Idaho, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

i love BBQ. I have been taken here by different firends 3 times. I don't like it. Their sauces are ok, but the meat is always completely dry and tough, like it had been under a hot light to keep warm for several hours. I hoped for more.

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Thank Roger S
Airdrie, Canada
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We decided to try this place as we've never been to a BBQ place before. The service was fast and friendly, and we were seated right away. We decided to go with the meal for 2, so we could try lots of different things. We were surprised at the amount of food we got, especially for the price, and had... More 

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Thank Ashley M

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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