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Famous Dave's Barbeque

355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-3180
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Ranked #64 of 226 restaurants in Duluth
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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69% Recommend
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English first
Chassell, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is a family favorite. The kids love the trash can lid they use to serve the family platter. We love the variety of food. Something for everyone. Service here was good. We like that you can walk the waterfront before or after you have dinner. Duluth is a beautiful city.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am from Kansas City and I have very strong opinions of bbq and I have refused to try this place for years. So only fourth of July we thought lets give it a try on vacation and were very surprised at how good it was. It was loud enough to bring kids in but quiet enough to hear. I... More

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Last minute choice, after the big marathon so staff had put in a long hard day! Immediate seating. Friendly folks. I had the 1/2 ribs and brisket with beans, garlic mashed and cornbread, friend had 1/2 ribs and wings, corn and mashed. 1 beer, 1 lemonade. Food came out in minutes. nice preparation,and excellent taste! St. Louis ribs done perfectly.... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I was reminded of my last trip to Famous Dave's (December 2013) when my husband and I were invited to go there again and politely declined. It reminded me that I never did come out and post a review, which I usually think to do when I'm very happy at a restaurant, but apparently am not so great at doing... More

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just visited Famous Dave's and the food was, as expected, good. The Burnt Ends appetizer, very tasty, my Devils Spit Burger was good and my wife's chicken sandwich, literally melted in her mouth. The service was decent at best, besides ordering and bringing check we never saw our server, he never checked back to see how... More

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Willmar, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The kids and I ended up down town while my husband was in a business meeting. The staff was great and made us feel very welcome! There was also plenty of free parking.

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Thunder Bay
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Good food...better service! The atmosphere is always good at Famous Dave's, although I must say service was better when the restaurant was busier (previous visit). I find the prices to be quite reasonable for the big portions. I really enjoy sitting in the outside dining area where I can watch the many people wandering the streets of Canal Park.

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Rockwall, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Flew to Duluth today with my friend John in a beautiful deHavilland BEAVER seaplane (check it out at beaverairtours.com). After a great flight and lots of Fall color popping in the bright sun, we were ready for a good lunch! Tried Gramma's, but the tour bus had beat us in and the wait was WAAAY too long, so we went... More

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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159 reviews 159 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have had poor experiences at most Famous Dave's I have been to. Not this one. The service was wonderful, the food was just as good. I highly recommend their burgers, they have brisket in them and are sooo flaverful. It is fun to try all the sauces they have on the table. The portions are very large so come... More

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Savage, Minnesota, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We arrived at 4:30 to eat an early dinner. Was nice as it was not bustling with people yet. We each ordered a dinner plate (around $13) and there was so much food that my adult son and I wished we had split one meal and ordered an extra side. One of the managers sat with us and helped us... More

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