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Famous Dave's

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6201 Columbia Crossing Dr, Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 290-0091
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Family Restaurant

I've been to this particular Famous Dave's a few times now. I will mostly review my last experience there with my family. They did great with accommodating a large group (15 people, two of which were children). We had family from out of town, my grandfather is from Texas and Barbeque is his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alisha M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this particular Famous Dave's a few times now. I will mostly review my last experience there with my family. They did great with accommodating a large group (15 people, two of which were children). We had family from out of town, my grandfather is from Texas and Barbeque is his favorite. He loved the decor, it's very... More 

Thank Alisha M
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Almost 4 this time: While we've had mixed reactions in the past, we couldn't much fault Famous Dave's this time: a tender, flavorful, messy Big Slab of St. Louis Ribs; fresh, well-seasoned cole slaw and potato salad; moist, delicious corn bread. The Sundae was just ok.

Thank Nat G
Ocean City, Maryland
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134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Our dinner plans were at Famous Daves only because on Giving Tuesday they were donating a percentage of each check to Special Olympics. Since it was a chain I didn't expect much but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was exceptional and I'd put it up against any non chain barbecue I've had. We opted for the family feast and... More 

Thank GV27OCMD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Went with my wife yesterday and could not be more impressed with the service and speed. The waitress was very nice and didn't over do it. The price was fine and the amount of food was outstanding.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

its been a year or so since i stopped to meet a friend 3/13/2015. I took the brisket for i dont eat pork and watching my weight too with carbs..Only bread is corn muffins and corn does nto like me .took the brisket and carrots and tasted good , stringy too which i cook brisket at home and it melts... More 

Thank GITEL5071
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I realize Famous Dave's is a chain and can suffer from what it takes to be a successful franchise, but that being said, my experience at list location was quite delightful. Kyle, our waiter, demonstrated exceptional customer care despite our late arrival. He offered prompt service with guidance and patience appropriate for the evening. Every request, he attended to with... More 

Thank EdRockster
Odenton, Maryland, United States
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309 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Had friends in from out of town & decided to get some bbq. It was okay but nothing to get excited about. The sampler platter was disappointing (onion straws were cold, boneless wings were hard, rib tips were dry). The 2 meat platter is a pretty good staple. The pulled chicken salad was okay. The highlight was the Hawaiian flatbread.... More 

Thank Bob O
Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant every few months since it opened and were quite disappointed on our last visit. In addition to changing the plates and presentations, the food was not nearly as good as it has been in the past. We won't be going back.

Thank Connie M
Clarksville, Maryland
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Distracted and scarce. Delivered cold appetizers but she never came back for us to ask for replacement. Dropped off tea but only one splenda...none at any of the empty tables around us either. Couple other minor probs but in the end waited 15 minutes after she took half the plates to ask for box and check. Place was an icebox.... More 

Thank wilson13160
Delaware, Ohio
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stopped in here for a business lunch. Exterior: the exterior is clean and presentable. It had a large parking lot with plenty of empty spaces. Interior: there were several different sections I noticed. To the right of the door, there was a bar area (where we were seated), to the left were several different dining areas with a lot of... More 

Thank Ray R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6201 Columbia Crossing Dr, Columbia, MD 21045
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (410) 290-0091

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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