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6402 North Grape Rd, Mishawaka, IN
(574) 277-1888
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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, Reservations

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  • 2
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Barbeque, Good Price, Meh Atmosphere

The food, particularly the ribs, are really, really good. Never had a bad meal here which is why I keep coming back. The decor reminds me of a New Yorker designer's

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
John D
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Elkhart, Indiana
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Horseheads, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Decided to try this place because we had seen it in other towns. The design is clever. The server was very new in fact he told us it was his first day and he was left by himself. He stumbled through. The food was nothing special. We wanted to try it, we did and now we can say we have... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food, particularly the ribs, are really, really good. Never had a bad meal here which is why I keep coming back. The decor reminds me of a New Yorker designer's

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Everyone has their own idea about how barbecue should taste. I didn't like theirs because the meat varied from tender to dry like jerky, and the spice was overdone. It tasted very salty and seemed to have the flavor of a dry rub. The mild sauce was savory, but it was too much when combined with the rub. I ordered... More 

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Kalamazoo
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a great food experience. The BBQ was some of the best I've had. I had the Texas brisket. The corn muffins are like cupcakes. A little sweet for my taste, but I ate half. The potato salad was very good, and the brisket was a prize for the most part -- some chewier pieces, but pretty good. We... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Amazing BBQ and the sides were ok, but the main dishes were to die for. Loved the wonderful flavor and the hostess was very personable and our waitress was attentive and took great care of us.

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Granger, Indiana, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Host was uncommunicative. He didn't speak to us at all, just grabbed menus and headed for a booth. the child with us was afraid of the fishing gear on the wall. The host just turned and left. We were seated near the door and couldn't help seeing that the host was on his phone constantly, only putting it in his... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Famous Dave's after we attended the Notre Dame - Rice game. The waitress was outstanding, and the food was good. A fun place to have dinner with a group.

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Senior Contributor
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Dave's accommodated seven of us quite easily for dinner on Father's Day. The server was efficient and the food was what you would expect from the restaurant. No problems, no issues. We would return if we're in the area.

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Edwardsburg, Michigan, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were there on May 20 , our family had not been their for awhile but we had previously and it's one of my fav places, should have known that something was amiss the parking lot was dead ... When we got seated our server disappeared , brought drinks finally we had to send them back they tasted old ..(... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stopped by here around 4pm. Got great service and good food. The mother in law said the coleslaw wasn't great. But everything else was as expected.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6402 North Grape Rd, Mishawaka, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Mishawaka
  • Phone Number: (574) 277-1888

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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