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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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  • 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
Ribs, Ribs and Ribs

Nothing fancy but just good eatin'. The ribs come in several styles. I asked for the dry rub but was given the sweet sauce kind. They were good but, what the hey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Sebastian, Florida
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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nothing fancy but just good eatin'. The ribs come in several styles. I asked for the dry rub but was given the sweet sauce kind. They were good but, what the hey.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Although its a chain, it is a pretty good place to get bar b que in the midwest. I would recommend the ribs over the brisket!

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Hanna City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Took home take out for dinner for me and my husband. The ribs were cooked to perfection. The staff is always very friendly. Will definitely be back for more.

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Metamora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Visited Dave's on a week night with my family. Had a little wait because we had a table of 5. Once we were seated it took quite a while for our waitress to come over and take our drink orders....I think she was new as the table next to us had issues with her as well. By time she showed... More 

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Chicago, IL
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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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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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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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