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Famous Dave's

5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 797-7675
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Ranked #3 of 243 restaurants in Saginaw
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Bay City, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were in Saginaw for an extended weekend and, due to other reviews here, we saved going to Famous Dave's as our final dinner. We arrived at 8:30 on a Monday evening (a reasonable hour for us) and the place was almost deserted of other diners. Loved the decor and spent some time looking at the old photos and adverts... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Definitely visit Famous Dave's if you're in the area. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our server Coty was super friendly and efficient. Love the variety of sauces on the table and the BBQ beef brisket was amazing. It was a Monday night so kids eat for $0.99.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

always good, clean, fair price, great service, filling. lastly… there drinks are awesome, especially there long island. keep up the great job

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Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Started off with a friendly greeting. Waitress answered all our questions, brought out some chips and told us all about their 8 sauces, and tried them all with this bowl of chips she brought. We started with boneless wings, really crunchy, good amount of sauce and hot. Two of us shared a feast for one, (corn, beans, coleslaw which was... More

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