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5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 797-7675
Today
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

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Famous Dave's in December

Seated quickly at a booth that held 6 for just two people. Waitress was quick to respond and drinks and food ordered quickly. All came to the table just as fast and plentiful in it's proportions. We enjoyed the experience and wold return again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Gerald G
,
Freeland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Late Night
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Sanford, Michigan
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The wait on a Saturday night wasn't as long (25 minutes) as the hostess said it would be. After we were seated it took several minutes for our waitress to approach the table. Her friendliness made up for the wait. All four of us ordered the ribs with mild original sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. All of us... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The service is really good and everything else is fine. I really can't say that there is anything wrong it just doesn't stand out to me. It's a chain and my preference is for locally owned places. One thing that's nice is that you know it will be the same wherever you go!

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Freeland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Seated quickly at a booth that held 6 for just two people. Waitress was quick to respond and drinks and food ordered quickly. All came to the table just as fast and plentiful in it's proportions. We enjoyed the experience and wold return again.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited twice on our trip and had 2 excellent meals with prompt and friendly service. The Feast for 2 on Tuesday's is fabulous and great value. Will definitely be back on our next visit to Saginaw.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When we got out of the car I knew this food would be good. The barbecue smell in the air was amazing. Our food was very good and service was amazing. Enjoyed our dining experience. The food was priced reasonably and I even forced myself to get the banana pudding for desert. That was the best part of the whole... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We did a retirement party here - and they set us up in our own room. Staff was helpful in arrangements ahead of time and service during party. Already knew the barbecue would be delicious - and it was. Set up large group with multiple trash can lid combination platters.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went to Famous Dave's in Saginaw on my birthday this year and liked the food. This was during the lunch hour and the crowd wasn't too bad and the food was really good.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our meal was really good we'll go back for sure. The service was good and the place was clean. Meat was fresh not frozen.

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Seems very crowded & rushed. Expensive. But food is good. I wouldn't mind trying it again to see if it is different.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saginaw
  • Phone Number: (989) 797-7675

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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