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Famous Dave's Barbeque

355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-3180
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Ranked #51 of 229 Restaurants in Duluth
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Wrenshall, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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213 reviews 213 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
11 reviews 11 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 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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