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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    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 November 24, 2015
Novi, Michigan
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to go for barbecue. The brisket was awesome this time. Very tender and flavorful. Food was served quickly.

Thank Dewey S
West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Was there the day after Thanksgiving (maybe explain). Never eaten at a famous daves. I was alone and the place was at 2/3 empty fairly late in the evening. They sat at me at a table for 2 (even though the place was empty). If a place is busy, I'll sit at a small table. I order the texas brisket.... More 

Thank Dory B
Novi, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

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
Commerce Township, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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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, American

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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