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Famous Dave's Barbeque

355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-3180
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Saginaw, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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170 reviews 170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

You need to be hungry to head into Dave's. Right on the marina downtown. Of all the restaurants around there it would be my number one choice - perfect as long as you aren't a vegetarian. I had a combo meal - beef brisket and rib tips - came with sweet pot fries, coleslaw and cornbread - belly busting and... More 

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Chassell, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Additional Information about Famous Dave's Barbeque

Address: 355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
Phone Number: (218) 740-3180
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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