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2440 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543
630-551-4733
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11:00 am - 10:00 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I used to love Famous Daves

Yes..lots of menu changes and not for the better! They took down a lot of the "stuff" ...well that made it different than other places! They got rid of my favorite cornbread muffins and the cornbread is terrible! Still love the catfish fingers!

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Ltsimon12
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Oswego Illinois
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aurora, il
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Still a good dining experience , attentive wait staff and the food was also very good which is consistent with my past experiences but the took some items off of the menu and no longer have the Georgia Mustard or Devil's spit sauces on the table but they were brought out when I asked. The cornbread is no longer a... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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358 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was an excellent experience. The service was outstanding. I started out with a glass of chardonnay. Only $5.00 for the house wine, and it was a generous pour. For the main course I had the salmon and my husband had a pork/rib dish. The salmon was wonderful. The food comes with two sides, which is not always the case... More 

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Oswego Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yes..lots of menu changes and not for the better! They took down a lot of the "stuff" ...well that made it different than other places! They got rid of my favorite cornbread muffins and the cornbread is terrible! Still love the catfish fingers!

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Oswego, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I always loved Famous Dave's, but this last trip was noticeably different. Menu changes, recipe changes for side dishes, even the cornbread is different. Place feels less like a barbeque joint and more like a generic family restaurant. Falls in with TGIF, Chilis, and Applebees for boring and run of the mill dining experience. Place just has a different feel,... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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358 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I'm not a huge barbecue fan, so I opted for the two-meat lunch combo with the chicken fingers and catfish fingers. I wasn't crazy about the Cajun seasoning on the chicken fingers, but the sweet barbecue dipping sauce that came with them was really good. The catfish fingers were excellent - the seasoned breading was really good, and the spicy... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We ordered burnt ends and asked ahead of time if they were fatty. We were assured they were not fatty all.. But they were and they did not taste good over all. A few bites in and my hubby found a long hair in his food. Gross! We told the manager and they quietly took it off the bill and... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We love famous Dave's.. one of our favorite BBQ places! The new Sunday brunch is outstanding. Mix of traditional breakfast items and our favorite BBQ. My son cannot get enough of their corn bread muffins!

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Oswego, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Comical experience that was so ridiculous that my family and I didn't even get seated. My family and I visit this restaurant one or two times monthly. The food is good, but the service can be very suspect. Today, we arrived at the restaurant and asked for a booth. The hostess mentioned they would clean one off in a few... More 

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Montgomery, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Not being able to eat what I want due to diabetic.Due to the BQ I have to be more careful otherwise very good food.

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Hamburg
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I tayed recently in Famous Dave´s in Oswego and I only can report highly recommendable. We stayed there with 4 people, have had a very efficient and fast service and a very great food. $ Persons with 4 different orders, all served at once, hot and clean. The quantities might be to large for normal "eaters", but very tatsty. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2440 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oswego
  • Phone Number: 630-551-4733
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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