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Famous Dave's

6201 Columbia Crossing Dr, Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 290-0091
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Ranked #47 of 224 restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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72% Recommend
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English first
Baltimore
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

As a barbecue joint, it's fine, but don't expect anything healthy or low fat on the menu. You ain't gonna find it.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I wanted to eat some good pulled pork, and my uncle recommended me this place. We ended up going with 4 people to this place. It was a Saturday but it wasn't too busy, the waiter seated us quickly and we ordered the burnt tips with chips as a starter to eat together. The tips were tender and smoky, and... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of the places we ate at during our trip. The food was decent. I was hoping for fall off the bone ribs but they really didn't. Still good flavor, good drinks and dessert. It's conveniently located next to a shopping area including Dick's sporting goods. Can't judge a place just by one meal. If there's a next... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wow those ribs are succulent! Big family restaurant. Good service and good food. The prices are right. Their chicken taste delicious. And there spicy sauce comes in a great variety.

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Baltimore, USA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Famous Dave's is an interesting chain. They have really good barbecue but everything else is just chain-ok. Atmosphere is the interesting part. Its like you are on a disney side show. Interesting...

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Elkridge, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For a chain BBQ place it's pretty good. I prefer Kloby's off 29 on Johns Hopkins Rd. Not sure how either of those places will do once the Mission BBQ opens up in the same strip mall as the Famous Dave's. The ribs were tasty but not spectacular. The online ordering process was super easy though.

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My last girlfriend loves her red meat. I went along to be nice. I was surprised to find high quality salads and some options for vegetarians. The waitress was very friendly.

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Columbia, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

they are consistently good and we do eat here often for both lunch and dinner. this time was chili & salad for the mrs. and pork bar-b-que for the mr. the american fries are not oily nor overly salty. the corn muffin is equally delicious.

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Keyser, West Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I'm in love with their sauces. They have a great brisket but the famous ribs leave something to be desired...like meat. The sides rock, I can't say a bad word about them.

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Columbia, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The BBQ is as good as you will get from a restaurant chain and on November 11th all veterans eat free.

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