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Famous Dave's

1603 Morrissey Dr Ste B, Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 664-0044
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Ranked #16 of 225 restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jun 10, 2014
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English first
Burlington, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Love their ribs and their beef tips are the best! Our server was awesome and brought us many different kinds of sauces to try and find our favorite!

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you've ever been to the Mall of America, you will be familiar with the amusement park inside the mall (yes, it is that big). Famous Dave's is one of the "food court" area restaurants and though you can choose to dine inside, there is also a take out window and lots of seating that overlooks the previously mentioned amusement... More

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Belleville, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was my first trip to this restaurant and was I won over! Our server was so helpful and friendly. She was very knowledgable on the products and brought out a basket of complementary chip so we could sample all the different BBQ sauces. There was a good sauce variety to where you can find something for everyone, from sweet... More

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Albany, NY
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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great prices, options and portions. The lunch specials were good. The atmosphere is pleasant and our waitress was very pleasant. This has a slight chain feel to it but not a pre-canned food quality. Still, the attempts to make the interior look quaint fall a little short. It's defiantly casual dining. But it's the food that really counts. And, this... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was for carry out. The food was great. The reason I gave it an average rating is some of the buckets where you got sauces and things were empty and had to wait.

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Rockford, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Both the food and service were outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make it a good experience.

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Peoria, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We really like this place,good food at a decent price.I have never had a bad bbq here and we have been here a half dozen times.They have great staff,keep the place clean and always quick to serve.No complaints that I can think of...enjoy !

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Bloomington, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This ia a great place to go for ribs. You get plenty of food, the ambiance is what you would expect at a BBQ place, casual and fun. We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed with the food.

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Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Were happy to find out that Famous Dave's were open longer on Christmas Eve. My family of four had a very good dinner. I had the burnt ends with fries. They were delicious. Others had the pulled pork and they also thought it was very good. We had good service considering they were busy. The only problem we did have... More

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Paris, IL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Our party of four received excellent service at 5:30 on a Saturday night. Two of the four of us ordered ribs. Each of the two rib dinner had one rib that was so dry and tough that it was impossible to eat. Instead of "fall off the bone, tender", they could be called "dry to the bone". Since ribs are... More

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