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Famous Dave's

5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 797-7675
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Ranked #3 of 247 restaurants in Saginaw
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Coldwater, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The hubby loves his barbecue so we stopped here while in town. We got take out which might be why we waited about 30 minutes for our food. Fortunately the food was good. Prices average but food not! Worth the wait.

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Bay City, Michigan
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955 reviews 955 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
2,055 helpful votes 2,055 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went on a Monday night around 6 PM. Not busy at all. Seated immediately, in a booth, after requesting one. Service was very attentive, but gave us time to check out the menu thoroughly and digest our food before dessert. I ordered a chicken dish, and DH had ribs. Loved the ribs and chicken, the potatoes and Mac -N- Cheese... More

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SAGINAW
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Until we have been stopping once a week for a month. And all we can say is FANTASTIC! Great food, great service, decent prices. It's a wonderful change. Food always hot and smoking good. A well rounded menu is also very nice. It's also very nice to see a manager going around making sure that your meal is okay. Start... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

after two visits here each time we had geat service friendly waitress and good food ribs are tricky as they peak for only a hour then go downhill our ribs were cooked great not real barbe cue rims like down south but very good we will go back

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Bay City, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The catfish fingers were really good. Just the right amont of spice. Yummy. The server was friendly. Would like to see what they could do with more fish selections.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Although Famous Dave's is a chain restaurant, don't let that stop you from trying the best BBQ in the Saginaw area! You can go for lunch and get a small portion or go for dinner and go all in with the Trash Can Lid, which is just as big as it sounds! My favorite is the brisket, but there are... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I love everything on the menu so much so that we always order the Trash Can Lid.It is a lot of everything.The price is very reasonable and so much food that there is enough food to take home for a few more meals.The flavor of the grilled and smoked meat is perfection.The meat falls off the bone and is fork... More

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Burlington, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stumbled across this place by accident. The parkinglot was packed at 4:30 so we thoughtwe would try it and we are so glad we did. The staff were all very friendly, even with us wearing our Canada gear after the U.S. just lost to Canada. We tried combination plates. My husband had chicken and ribs and I had ribs... More

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Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is a great restaurant to go for lunch. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The ribs are a favorite and a must try. Corn muffins and other menu items are good too.

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Midland, Michigan
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164 reviews 164 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Famous Dave's in Saginaw has better than average ribs, especially for Michigan. The ribs are smoky, with a bit of a lingering burn. The sides are nothing to write home about, except for the corn muffins, which are exceptional. We'll eat here again when we have a hankering for ribs while in Saginaw, but won't go out of the way... More

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