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Famous Dave's Barbeque

7411 N. Grand Prairie Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
309-691-7427
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Ranked #53 of 341 restaurants in Peoria
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Picked up carry out yesterday and as usual, my food was sooooo good. The staff is always so pleasant and helpful. The rib tips, ribs, chicken wings, and all are comfort food at its best. Love Famous Dave's.

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USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Have been here many times and will be back. With one glaring exception service has been friendly and well done. Portions are large bordering on huge. Brisket has always been fine with only once exception. The flash fried onion strings are delicious. I haven't ever tried the fish. This is mass produced chain food and is fine for that setting.... More

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My husband and I visited Famous Daves and ordered the platter for two. It was quick and delicious. It was a crazy amount of food. The roasted chicken was our favorite. The sides were tasty as well. Supposedly on Tuesday night two can eat for $19.99. That is a great deal! We enjoyed our dinner and our waitress Emily was... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My wife headed to Dave's knowing we were going to have corn muffins. If you haven't been there that is the first thing I think about. As we started looking at the menu, we couldn't bring ourselves to pick the 13 to 15 fish pick. Our burger and fries were still over 10 each. Granted my burger was outstanding and... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I like ribs and I never get to eat them enough. I ordered the ribs with burnt ends and really enjoyed the ribs. I enjoyed the burnt ends but they all looked the same like they were institutionalized, cut into the same squares. They made a tasty sandwich on the texas toast with coleslaw. The leftovers; beans with bacon, cornbread... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This one is 100% the most awful terrible tasting barbecuing food I have ever had. I do not understand what the hype is? I thought it was generic, watered-down, and not worth a dime

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Lovely food, decent price, cannot complaint. Friendly staff, really clean restaurant. Glad its back in Peoria! Somebody was having a birthday and Famous Daves rung a cow bell and had a firework in the cake! Amazing atmosphere. A simple, all-american BBQ and the price is perfect.

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illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Got take out for a Christmas eve party. The pulled pork was tasty and a crowd pleaser. The staff was helpful in figuring out how much to order and the order was promptly ready when I got there to pick it up. We also love to dine in at Famous Dave's as well. The food is always delicious.

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Gridley, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

While Christmas shopping with a buddy of mine we stopped for lunch at Famous Dave's at his recommendation. My friend wasn't wrong when he said it was a great place to eat. Never having been there before I opted for the "Dave's Sampler Platter" from the appetizer list as my entree. I figured this would give me a cross section... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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98 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This visit had to rate as average. Famous Dave's is a generally reliable choice with abundant portions. The food is generally tasty and commercially consistent. My ribs on this visit were a bit more like jerky than slow cooked barbecued ribs. The service was prompt and responsive. Chain barbecue restaurants have a challenge matching local, family run operations with fresh... More

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