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4505 Canal Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418-2378
(616) 301-7711
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 7
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Okay BBQ menu, nice atmosphere

Our last family outing here two weeks ago was pleasant, but by no means the best experience we've had here. Although service was attentive, we thought the prices had gone up but not the quality. The menu is mostly comprised of southern style dishes, like cajun catfish and all kinds of BBQ ribs... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
theoccasionaltourist
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Grandville, Michigan
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Grandville, Michigan
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our last family outing here two weeks ago was pleasant, but by no means the best experience we've had here. Although service was attentive, we thought the prices had gone up but not the quality. The menu is mostly comprised of southern style dishes, like cajun catfish and all kinds of BBQ ribs, with a variety of extra sauces on... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love Famous Dave's Bbq. I like the variety of the different sauces and all the different side choices. The atmosphere is always friendly and clean!

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We used to have Famous Dave's in Muskegon, but it went under a few years ago for reasons I can't understand and has been replaced by an overpriced Japanese steakhouse with staff who barely speak English. I am thankful this restaurant in Grandville remains. At 4 PM on a Saturday, we had no wait at all and the place was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I eat at famous faves approximately every 3 months with either my friends or family members. Saturday evenings are fairly busy, but when you have patrons waiting with multiple tables open, this leaves and undesirable experience. But, the waitress made up the poor service by attending to our demanding needs. The September visit was just one abno Mao data point... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I think this is the best BBQ in the grand Rapids area I have tried many places and I still think there is no other place like it

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Waynes Fort, IN
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81 reviews 81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The flavor of the ribs was all right but no better than I've had anywhere else. The ribs were tough enough that you had to saw the dinky stip of meat from the massive bone. It was food but not good enough to make another trip and the service was take the order after a long wait, bring the food... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We love Famous Dave's and no matter where we travel, if they have one, we will stop. This trip was no exception! The service was great and the food was, as always, FANTASTIC! We WILL come back again! Great job!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

So delicious! Highly recommend the giant, big feast - it supposed to feed 4-6 adults and it does the job (we even fed the kiddos from it too). The staff was nice, but it took a little bit for our check to arrive. The Rootbeer was amazing. Pretty much after this meal I didn't even want dessert.

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Kent City, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

i love the bbq here its all good that i have had so far the mac and cheese and beans and potatoe wedges awsome wish there was buttermilk bisquits instead of corn bread

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Grandville, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

There is nothing wrong here, and the staff is always friendly but I always walk away thinking they just missed it again. The food is never bad, but it always misses being anything special. The sides are fine but again, nothing special. The atmosphere is fine but... you get the idea. Need some bbq no problem, they've got it just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4505 Canal Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418-2378
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grandville
  • Phone Number: (616) 301-7711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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