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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 17
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent BBQ

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Tobey B
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Peoria, Illinois
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Marion, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Dubuque, Iowa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stopped for lunch. I asked for a special request for my salmon to be BBQ and it was awesome. Coworkers' chicken was done perfect as well. Food was out quick and tasted great. Corn muffin was the freshest I've ever had. Server Kam was a very nice server.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We decided to stop here for a family lunch, and I can say I was extremely disappointed. I ordered the nachos with pulled pork, and they came out covered with items that were not even on the menu. I swapped with my wife who had ordered the burnt ends sandwich, and the meat was really dry, and one of the... More 

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Havana, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went for an eye exam and upon leaving saw a sign outside Famous Daves for lunch specials. We decided to give it a try. Good choice. Between us we had pork and brisket sandwiches. We both liked our choice. Will definitely go back.

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Peoria, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We usually get our orders to go and have found that toward the end of the week the food sometimes tastes like it has been there a while. Usually early in the week it is great and I like they have a separate register for take out orders.

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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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