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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 - 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    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 Food

We had the burnt ends of brisket, catfish and rack of ribs. They were all delicious. The waitress was very attentive and timely with our food. Again the food was very good. I had the bread pudding for dessert. It was fresh and home made. I was thinking about how good the bread pudding was three... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Canyon C
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the burnt ends of brisket, catfish and rack of ribs. They were all delicious. The waitress was very attentive and timely with our food. Again the food was very good. I had the bread pudding for dessert. It was fresh and home made. I was thinking about how good the bread pudding was three days later! Now that... More 

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Thank Canyon C
Saginaw, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have ever traveled to areas that specialize in regional barbeque (Kansas City, Texas, Eastern North Carolina, etc), you will be gravely disappointed in the overpriced Famous Dave's. On the other hand, if you have purchased their sauce at one of the big grocery chains and like it, it will probably suffice.

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Thank Don S
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife, daughter, daughter's friend and myself at here on a Friday night. We are Famous Dave's fans. However, this time I was disappointed with the service. The place was not busy and we sat at a table in the bar area. The waiter was nice. But, when a waitress brought our food out, she seemed angry. So much, when... More 

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Thank NatBkEx
Midland, Michigan
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Can't go wrong here. Tasty food, good value and portions, friendly service. Only challenge is periodically can be slower on food service when busy (like most places).

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Thank SharpMinds
Bay City, MI
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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.

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Thank adventureon
Michigan
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165 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank visamastermichigan
Charleston
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20 reviews
4 restaurant 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!

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Thank weride02h-d
Mulmur
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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

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Thank Mandy B
Danbury, CT
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250 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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.

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Thank robstainedglass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

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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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?