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Famous Dave's

43350 Crescent Blvd, Novi, MI 48375
(248) 735-1111
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Ranked #13 of 165 restaurants in Novi
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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73% Recommend
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Fresnillo, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Some colleagues from the office took me to this place on an overnight trip I did to Detroit. Staff was friendly, the place was well ambiented and the food! Oh my! These ribs have been one of the best treats I've ever had regarding BBQ. Also that little cupcake on my plate made my day. I dont know if it... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Besides the fact that the food was TO DIE FOR the caterers were terrific. Yvonne and Rick were on focus! They served, made sure food was stocked, set up and cleaned up, communicated, and circulated to pick up plates and make sure everyone was taken care of. It was a birthday celebration and Dave's made it possible for everyone to... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years it has been open and I still find it an experience to look forward to. A relaxed casual atmosphere and an great menu. For a them style restaurant it does things tastefully and offers delicious food and cold refreshments too that are welcome. Service is fast and efficient and... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan, Usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a great restaurant for BBQ, and Blue's type music (in the background) if that's your thing. All of the BBQ here is good especially St. Louis style ribs. Catfish fillets also real good. Order the Wilbur beans - you won't be sorry. Salmon Pate for an appetizer is outstanding. Servers are all pretty good and all of the... More

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The staff are welcoming and accommodating. I love their friendliness and the happiness at what they do. We eat here often and it's because of the staff. We live in Livonia and could easily go to the Famous Dave's in Westland, as it is closer. But their staff seems bitter and angry so we always go to Novi. I am... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I recently stopped between the lunch/dinner crowd on my way back from the airport. I had the two meat special (ribs and hot link sausage) with a side of mac and cheese. Everything was done to perfection and I ate every bite! They now carry a better beer selection than I remember previously, a lot of Michigan microbrews which I... More

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Fenton, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I have just lost a lot of weight and weight management is now very important to me. It is very disappointing when restaurants want to hide the nutrition info about the food they serve. Famous Dave's does let you know about what ingredients are in their meals but fails to identify the amount or the actual data about the nutrition,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

When my family visited me, we ate out only in famous dave's only. We ordered the same stuff every time..pork rib. It was great. Fully satisfied. The waiter was very kind to explain as much detailed as possible when I first had some trouble in making a decision of what to order. The restaurant seemed really famous since it was... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I have always preferred locally-owned, small places for barbecue. But famous Dave's is the exception to that rule. The highlight here is the ribs -- tender, flavorful, tastes like they just came off of the smoker at a master-cook's backyard party! Also the chicken is one of my favorites. Sides are always fresh and authenitc -- like home made. Their... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Having lived in Kansas City (home of beef barbeque), I am a tough critic of barbeque. However, the ribs at this Famous Dave's location are the best barbeque ribs I have found in Michigan (including 3 other Famous Dave locations). We took a small family group here for a birthday celebration recently and ordered 4 slabs of ribs (each with... More

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