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7411 N. Grand Prairie Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
309-691-7427
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Dinner

We don't live in the area, but tried this place on a Saturday night, almost assuming it would be too crowded to get a table. We were pleasantly surprised when we were seated immediately. Our server was great, as was the food. We'd definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We don't live in the area, but tried this place on a Saturday night, almost assuming it would be too crowded to get a table. We were pleasantly surprised when we were seated immediately. Our server was great, as was the food. We'd definitely return.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

For a fun family night out, we tried the Famous Dave's All-American BBQ Feast® at the recommendation of local shop clerks, and our server Max. It says it feeds 4-5 people, but we think it easily feeds 8 (we had leftovers!). Wonderful brisket and awesome service. Try the Garlic Mustard sauce...yum!

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Congerville
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I do not really like spicy food. When we went there recently, I asked if I could get the catfish without the Cajun spices. The waitress assured me I could, It would not be a problem. She returned several minutes later and told me the kitchen did not want to fix it without the spices. So much for the customer... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We go to Famous Dave's quite often. My favorite meal is the ribs and brisket. The ribs are so meaty andthe brisket is juicy and delicious. I tried one of their burgers recently and it was fantastic. If you are looking for good BBQ, head to Famous Dave's, you will have a great meal!

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Marion, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was part of a group that came in for dinner during a weeknight. The service was great and the BBQ was pretty good. It might not be considered to be 'real' BBQ by some but the food tasted good and there was too much to finish it all. I wouldn't consider this to be one of my favorites but... More 

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Brimfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Took some clients here for lunch, thought that the seating might be better than Hickory River Smoke House across the street. I should have given up the esthetics for the quality. While this was OK and several of the menu items are very good, my brisket was not melt in your mouth type. The others at the table did not... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Good food, but side dishes seem like they keep getting smaller and smaller. Still plenty to eat regardless. If you're looking for barbecue then you can't go wrong here.

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Metamora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have never had a bad meal at this FD's. I love the roast chicken and the fries are the best around. All the sides are great and the corn muffins are to die for. I have tried to duplicate them at home with no success. It can be a little pricey but we always have food left over. Honestly,... More 

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I got the ribs and brisket, it was 4 ribs and 4 slices of brisket. Could have got a lot more food from a competitor for same price. Didn't care for the ribs either, could have been better.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I travel a lot and have been to most barbecue meccas, I had the burnt end sandwich which I can't even describe. The chunks of meat were tough and had too much sauce. Anyone who has been to Kansas City and have hid real burnt ends will know what I'm talking about. The staff was friendly the side of potato... More 

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Additional Information about Famous Dave's Barbeque

Address: 7411 N. Grand Prairie Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
Phone Number: 309-691-7427
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7411 N. Grand Prairie Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: 309-691-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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