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5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 797-7675
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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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    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
Great Ribs, and other great Bar-B-Que!

Best ribs and bar-b-que I've enjoyed over and over again. I always get the Full Slab. It's too much to eat, but 1/2 slab extra makes for a great take home meal. Warms up in the microwave good. Slather extra sauce on the take home 1/2 slab. Service is great. and favorite brew is always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Randall S
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Saginaw, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Best ribs and bar-b-que I've enjoyed over and over again. I always get the Full Slab. It's too much to eat, but 1/2 slab extra makes for a great take home meal. Warms up in the microwave good. Slather extra sauce on the take home 1/2 slab. Service is great. and favorite brew is always available.

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was starving and stopped into the lounge area for a quick but to eat. Was greeted promptly by the woman server and ordering soon followed. Food was average in quality but cold stuff cold and hot stuff hot. Overall, decent service and I was in and out in about 30 minutes, just like I had hoped.

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Cranberry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We always order the family platter served in a garbage lid. I love the ribs with Devil's Spit sauce, my husband loves the pork, and our daughter loves the chicken. We also can't get enough of the corn bread and grilled pineapple.

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife ordered takeout dinner for the family from Famous Dave's in Saginaw, MI. We were extremely disappointed in the quality and taste of the food. If it weren't for the fact we live over 20 miles away, I would have definitely taken the food back to the restaurant. The brisket was salty and dry... tasting more like salty beef... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you love barbeque, than this is the place for you. Delicious smoky flavor in a rustic type setting. Can get a bit loud when crowded, but that's part of the charm of the place.

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Grayling, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

First off, one of the staff opened the door for us and we were seated right away. It was around 2 in the afternoon. Waiter Robert was at our table right away asking us what we wanted to drink and told us a little about the place. He gave us just the right amount of time to look at the... More 

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Freeport, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This probably is not a place you think of for someone that doesn't eat meat but...The smoked salmon appetizer and the cedar plank salmon fits the bill for fish lovers. The choice of side dishes includes several for non-meat eaters. I had the potato salad and the grilled pineapple (Yummy). And the corn muffin was warm and delicious.

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Sanford, Michigan
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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
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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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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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Additional Information about Famous Dave's

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

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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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