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Famous Dave's

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43350 Crescent Blvd, Novi, MI 48375
(248) 735-1111
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Good food...

Good ribs and brisket cold beer comfortable surroundings. Great service by pleasant staff. Lunch portions are OK.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Novi, Michigan
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  • Families with children
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Novi, Michigan
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good ribs and brisket cold beer comfortable surroundings. Great service by pleasant staff. Lunch portions are OK.

Thank GrandpaFrank43
Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

True southern girl and the brisket was nice and tender, perfect. St. Louis style ribs were ok, too much sauce. The service was good and the management staff was super nice!!

Thank tntL
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a delicious meal with good service. The wait for the initial visit from our server was a too long but after that everything was good.

Thank Jordan S
Boone, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Ok - Famous Dave's is not a mom 'n pop shop with local ambiance and home cooked southern BBQ flavor. But the ribs ain't bad! The Novi store serves the baby backs up hot and yummy. Service was prompt the and the wait staff (Kate) was super friendly and attentive. I'll come back!

1 Thank Eric B
Northville, Michigan
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I have eaten here many times and it is consistently good. I am funny about BBQ and I feel that most places are just ok...Famous Dave's is very consistently good, but I wouldn't say it is great BBQ...I reserve that for the really special places down south that really BBQ like an art form. Still, this place is good in... More 

Thank robert d
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

If you enjoy some good wholesome BBQ food and enjoy a good draught beer, then try this place. Made to feel really welcome by my waitress. Nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Ian W
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nothing particularly wrong with this place, but not much going for it either. Having lived in Kansas City and enjoyed REAL BBQ there, this place comes across as rather ordinary. If you've never had real BBQ you won't know what you're missing. Deep frying food and putting BBQ sauce on it doesn't make it good necessarily. On the plus side,... More 

Thank Cory E
Lake Mary, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have never, ever had a burger as good as their Brisket Burger! What is different about it I just do not know (they say there is "Brisket" in it-?) but I was Jonesing for another the very next day, it was so spectacular. I got the one with Jack and onion straws on it. Rare (of course!). That said,... More 

Thank NewHomeFinder
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Took my family and a close family friend here for dinner. What can I say Famous Dave's never disappoints. They are my goto BBQ joint whenever looking for quality food. Still looking for a small local place that compares, and haven't found one yet. Famous Dave's may be a chain but every restaraunt I have visited in this chain serves... More 

Thank klt1973
West Chester, Ohio
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We met our family here after a drive to Michigan, and the BBQ is very good. The staff did a great job for the 6 of us, and the food was great! We had enough to take home and get two additional meals out of the leftovers! They are a chain, but are no longer in our part of Ohio.

Thank jbug1959

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43350 Crescent Blvd, Novi, MI 48375
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Novi
  • Phone Number: (248) 735-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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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