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Famous Dave's

43350 Crescent Blvd, Novi, MI 48375
(248) 735-1111
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Ranked #16 of 166 Restaurants in Novi
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Ann Arbor
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here on a Friday evening, arriving early enough to be seated right away. There are many TVs up on the walls showing mostly sports, which is pretty typical for BBQ joints around here. Our server was friendly and was able to accommodate our request to split dinners. We had a combination of pulled pork, chicken and ribs,... More

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Northville, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We always have a good experience at Famous Dave's. I have to be gluten free and they are always very informed about what I can and cannot have. This is a tremendous help, since finding safe gluten free can be a problem. We are always happy with our servers and whatever food we try is pretty tasty.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We don't have a Famous Dave's where we're from, in Ohio. Discovered it. Loved it. Love good BBQ. Hubby and I got some to go, since they were about to close when we walked in, and picnicked outside. The next day, we picked up our daughter and her friend and all went to another location in Westland, and ate dinner... More

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Toluca, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This used to be one of my favorites but since the last year that they removed the pecan pie from their dessert menu I assumed it would be one of my last visits. This year I was there and the food (taste and presentation) was lower quality than other years. They need to really work on bring this restaurant to... More

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Fresnillo, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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