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Famous Dave's

6201 Columbia Crossing Dr, Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 290-0091
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Ranked #50 of 220 restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 24, 2014
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69% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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 NEW

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
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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3 reviews 3 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
129 reviews 129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a very informal restaurant but the food is good. Prices are very reasonable. This is a good family restaurant.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I like the consistency of quality of the Dave's brand. I always enjoy my bbq and appreciate the fresd and crispy vegetable choices. At the Columbia, Maryland location, I noticed an especially high quality of service. Our waiter was attentive and other staff kept an eye out when he was taking care of another table. We never felt neglected. :)

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Pensacola, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Usually very busy so be prepared to wait a little bit to be seated. I have been several times and the food is always pretty good with very good service.

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