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Famous Dave's

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5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 797-7675
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy to see a Famous Dave's here

Was seated immediately. Restaurant was clean. BBQ spud and corn muffin was delicious as usual! Our server was super also!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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  • Families with children
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Bay City, MI
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice variety of barbecue items and sides. Very large portions including the salads. The restaurant was not very busy for a Wednesday at 6:00pm. My drink was reduced in price for unknown reasons.

Thank adventureon
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135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Typical big box cookie cutter food. Nothing great, average at best. Ribs were greasy with only a mild smoky flavor. Service was what one would expect from this type of restaurant, like the restaurant, mediocre. There's much better BBQ around.

Thank visamastermichigan
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Was seated immediately. Restaurant was clean. BBQ spud and corn muffin was delicious as usual! Our server was super also!

Thank weride02h-d
Level Contributor
49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Wish I had of decided on dinner here menu was so mouth watering and it wasn't even busy yet! Will definitely need to come back here and try their famous brisket

Thank Mandy B
Danbury, CT
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249 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Great BBQ, we probably wouldn't have tryed it if the girl on the desk hadn't told us how good it was.

Thank robstainedglass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Really enjoyed the ribs, fries and steamed broccoli. The corn muffin was really good as well.My husband and i split the ribs. Wished we have got the 1/2 rack instead of the bigger order. We couldn't even eat 1/2 of it. It was just too much food. This was our first time to a Famous Dave's and the waitress was... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is our go to dinner spot for doing shopping in the states. The food and beer are always good. We really need to order less and share some food as their portions are large and the BBQ is filling.

1 Thank Michael B
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Food was excellent and it's reasonably priced. When I visit the Saginaw area again, I will eat there again.

1 Thank Theatreguy73
Saginaw, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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.

Thank Randall S
Midland, Michigan
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank SharpMinds

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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