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4505 Canal Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418-2378
(616) 301-7711
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Ranked #12 of 74 Restaurants in Grandville
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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  • English first
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English first
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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
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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We used to have Famous Dave's in Muskegon, but it went under a few years ago for reasons I can't understand and has been replaced by an overpriced Japanese steakhouse with staff who barely speak English.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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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 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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Caledonia, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Holland, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant for the first time and we loved the atmosphere. As we walked in we felt like we just walked into the wild west as there was antique decorations throughout the entire restaurant. We were quickly seated and given drinks our server took our order fast he was very friendly. While we waited we... More 

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Additional Information about Famous Dave's

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

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