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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBQ

I have taken a number of people from the south to this restaurant . They all say it is great BBQ. I am not a big fan of the restaurant but a lot of my friends love it. What can I say. It is not my favorite place but a lot of people love it. I may be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
JeffreyTravel
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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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 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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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 

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West Chester, Ohio
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We wish there was a location closer to us and we would be there weekly! They have the best St Louis style ribs! They are consistently perfect every single time. Beer is ice cold, service is always fast and friendly! We need a location in Livingston county!

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Do not recommend this place to anyone. Even if you love love love BBQ food. Its nasty and the whole inside is sticky and gross. You can hear your shoes sticking to the floor.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very mediocre for Dave's. Waitress must have had a date....oh except for when it was check time. Then she was nowhere to be found. Had the featured Short Ribs; small portion and under-cooked. They were tough and chewy. This location is definitely sub-par for Dave's.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have taken a number of people from the south to this restaurant . They all say it is great BBQ. I am not a big fan of the restaurant but a lot of my friends love it. What can I say. It is not my favorite place but a lot of people love it. I may be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a good mixed plate of BBQ like spare ribs, pulled pork, etc. The interieur is simple but "funny"

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novi, mi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Over priced, You get fast food atmosphere at an expensive priced. The burgers are over priced but the milk shakes are worth the extra $. Ok if you are in a hurry an want to eat a greasy burger.

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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?