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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-3180
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 29
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our Canal Park Go-To, great lunch deals!

I'm not sure if Canal Park brings us to Famous Dave's or if Famous Dave's brings us to Canal Park.... I think it's the latter. :) We love this location and great BBQ. A treat anytime we're in town. Always good service. We go in the off season when it's quiet. Great lunch deals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Tomahawk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was so delicious! We stopped for an early dinner and we're not disappointed. Awesome service and great food.

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Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I'm not sure if Canal Park brings us to Famous Dave's or if Famous Dave's brings us to Canal Park.... I think it's the latter. :) We love this location and great BBQ. A treat anytime we're in town. Always good service. We go in the off season when it's quiet. Great lunch deals.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went here because our hotel was nearby (The Inn On Lake Superior) and ordered the boneless wings for about $10 I believe and there was a lot of them (I had plenty left over). The wings were so good and the staff were very nice! We will be coming back next time we're in Duluth.

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Saginaw, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Went there for my birthday and it was a surprise party for me. Yes I was surprised. Most people had ribs or brisket. This was also the first time my 2 grandsons had the chance to eat Dave's ribs. They were both a little hesitant but the youngest one caught on quick. He did a pretty good job of cleaning... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Every time I am in town I always stop here! It's one of my favorites. My food was amazing and the staff were great as well. It is very reasonably priced and if you love BBQ you will fall in love with this place!

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Hinckley, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We got to the place shortly before closing. The staff were more then willing to accommodate and did not make us feel like they 'stayed open for us'. We were not rushed and the food was excellent.

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N.W. Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is typical of any Famous Dave's, but when we were there it was mid-afternoon, so very quiet. Our food was what we have had at other Dave's, but had less meat than usual. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We were seated at a booth and the table came to our chins, so we asked to move. That... More 

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Wrenshall, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have been coming to Famous Dave's for about 4 years now, and we love it. We usually get the family order and it comes out on a metal trash lid. It is wonderful and fun for the kids... and us! There is a large assortment of food on the lid so there is something for everyone. Pulled pork, corn... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The famous Dave's here is great. The location of being off the boardwalk in Duluth is a delight. The food and friendly, attentive service is consistent with those in the twin cities which is why we like to dine with this chain. It's clean and spacious.

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Walldorf, Germany
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Sat outside and had a beer and BBQ. Long-term US travelers, we have also been to BBQ places in Texas and know pulled pork from North Carolina... and this BBQ was good! Also the sides, esp. the coleslaw, were very good. Service was immaculate.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: (218) 740-3180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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