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Famous Dave's Barbeque

355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-3180
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English first
Hinckley, Minnesota
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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