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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 - 10:00 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
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
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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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 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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42 reviews 42 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Illinois City, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Had a nice spread for the 4th of July since no grill was going within a 10 mile radius of my house; at least not one I was invited to :( They had a packed house but getting a seat was quick and efficient. Drink orders shortly after seating, they were refreshing and good. Next up...app, shared amongst us were... More 

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Kentucky
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a family group of 13 and ordered a variety of items. We started off with Sweetfish Catfish Fingers and Onion Strings. Both were delicious. The ribs and barbeque selections were tasty and the only complaint I heard was that we couldn't take the leftovers home because we were on the road!

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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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