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Famous Dave's

910 Commons Place, Manhattan, KS 6502
(785) 537-2401
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Ranked #75 of 146 restaurants in Manhattan
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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English first
Manhattan, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Famous Dave's has always been good when I go there. Service is average, nothing special. The food is consistent, but the BBQ is only "adequate", and not as good as you would think, this being a BBQ restaurant. The prices have increased lately, which makes it a bit too pricy.

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Denver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was good, the service was average to slow, the wait staff was average, but didn't want to seem to be bothered to refill the drinks.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I still can't tell why this chain is so "famous". It cannot be due to the BBQ quality: too many chunks of fat in the pulled pork; and brisket doesn't need to be this tough. Steamed broccoli was cooked just right, with no seasoning or butter - excellent for those seeking some healthy greens to balance the meal. Side salad... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

it's consistent, which is good. But no big "wow" factor, though the corn muffins get rave reviews from my bread lover friends

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Manhattan, Kansas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

When we went came in we thought it might be a good place to eat but we soon realize that the food was not. I am a burger man and I order a burger. My though process is if your a BBQ than you know how to cook a good burger. Nope it wasn't really put together and it just... More

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Clay Center
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We love the food here! We get the dinner for 2 that is served on the trash can lid! LOVE the corn bread muffins!!

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Fort Riley, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We ordered food to-go. I worked at another Famous Daves about 5 years ago so I know what it supposed to taste like. I got the 2 meat combo with Ribs and BBQ chicken. The ribs were extreamly dried out, then the chicken is supposed to have a lemon flavor in it and herb roasted with BBQ sauce. Well there... More

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Junction City, Kansas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Whenever I see a restaurant tout itself as "world-famous" or merely "famous", I always have to ask myself: by what standard? In a state where Barbeque is something that should be top-notch wherever you go, I found the food to be unworthy of its "famous" status. FOOD: 3/5 My wife and I started out with a Nacho appetizer. It was... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Dried, overpriced chicken, slow service and unpriced drinks. I do not like it when they don't put the cost of a soda on the menu. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich. It was half the size of the bun and very dry and bland. The Mac and cheese was like eating boxed stuff. Definitely not worth the price.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

OK, it's not terrible. But it's chain food BBQ. If you go looking for a taste of real BBQ, there are much better choices, even without leaving Manhattan. My problem with this place is the prices. They charge more for lesser quality food.

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