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Famous Dave's

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1603 Morrissey Dr Ste B, Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 664-0044
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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  • 22
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  • 9
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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very rich and easy cowboy lunch...

We went for lunch early afternoon, nice and easy. It was not too busy. The ambiance's cool, country kind. The drinks and food came right away. Everything was good, and the price was reasonable. Our server and manager were nice and cheerful. The music was enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
Pinaywife
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Central Illinois
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Famous Dave's near my home closed about 5 years ago. Since then I have had cravings for Dave's and Bloomington is the closest restaurant. We decided to go over to Bloomington on a Sunday for lunch. I don't like the atmosphere as much at the Bloomington restaurant as I did the one near my home. The one near my... More 

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Thank 4KIDSMOM69
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, reasonable portions and reasonable prices. The barbecue sauce selection is the best in town! At lunchtime, however, be prepared to wait a while for your food, as this can be a busy place! Will return!

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Thank Christopher D
Pekin, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we arrived at 1:00pm on a Saturday we were seated quickly by a friendly greeter. We were waited on quickly and our food came fast. Our server stopped by several times to make sure we had everything we needed. Our bill was delivered promptly when we had finished eating which is appreciated. We were not rushed to leave... More 

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Thank 325davis
Los Angeles
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is one of our family's favorite places to go. It's a fun, casual BBQ spot with unique decor. The food is consistently delicious, and there's (almost) always plenty of seating. The service, however, is not quite so great. On our most recent visit, the service was super slow -- even though they weren't busy at all, they got our... More 

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Thank planestrainsandaut2s
Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Best burnt ends I ever had but be careful if you can't handle them. Ribs are very good and the sides are excellent! Erred this week by going to another restaurant. Will not pass this up or Bandanas again.

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Thank Curt P
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch early afternoon, nice and easy. It was not too busy. The ambiance's cool, country kind. The drinks and food came right away. Everything was good, and the price was reasonable. Our server and manager were nice and cheerful. The music was enjoyable.

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1 Thank Pinaywife
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband loved Famous Dave's so we went. We paid $20.00 for a small, and very dry 1/2 rack of ribs? And two super measly sides? Waiter wasn't very knowledgeable about the menu. Spent nearly $80.00 for eeeew!

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Thank Julianne C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Having eaten at Famous Daves in Bloomington with my friends and then my family and then as a venue for a wedding reception, I finally got to bring my wife. I live in New Zealand and come to Illinois to see my brother in Chicago once a year. We always come down to Bloomington to pay a visit to family... More 

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Thank Wayne T
Central Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Went for a work luncheon today. There were about 20 of us in the group. Getting drinks and placing food orders was fine. It always annoys when they go around the table and take your order, in order, that they come out and auction off the food. We were there to visit with each other, not figure out who ordered... More 

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Thank Grandma118
Normal, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good service with outstanding food. The Texas brisket was tender and melted in out mouths. We have been there before but not in some time. We will be back soon. Great food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1603 Morrissey Dr Ste B, Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (309) 664-0044

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?