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Famous Dave's

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7825 Vinewood Ln., Maple Grove, MN 55369
612-416-4600
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chain that varies from place to place

I wish this chain would be consistent. Some places are fabulous and others horrid. This is in between with decent food and a nice staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edgeley, North Dakota
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had gone out to eat for Mother's Day. We were told the wait would be about 35 minutes, which we understood. We were the first of the large parties (5 or more) to want seating. After about 30 minutes, two other 5 people parties who came in after us were seated before ours. When we asked about our names... More 

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Bagley, Minnesota
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I love bbq and this is the place to get the best bbq in the whole area. Famous Dave's has always been one of my personal favorites.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I know this is a chain but I am often amazed at how good the food is at famous Dave's. My family and I had recently visited this restaurant for dinner on Sunday night. First of all our server was fantastic. We ordered also was fantastic I have a three meat combo chicken brisket and ribs and all three were... More 

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Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I wish this chain would be consistent. Some places are fabulous and others horrid. This is in between with decent food and a nice staff.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went to Famous Dave's for dinner with the family for my birthday. There was a little bit of a wait about 10 minutes. It took a little bit to get our food but it was worth it, our food was delicious and there was a lot of it. I thought our waiter Daniel C. did a great job checking on... More 

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The service was very good and I always appreciate a waiter who is willing to provide their opinion on what they and other patrons like and don't like as much. I find that at this restaurant from more than one person.

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Winkler, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went to Famous Dave's for the first time. They explained the menu and what they like to eat they let us taste all the bbq sauces so we knew what we were ordering. They even gave us a bottle of bbq sauce. I will stop at that one again when we are in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ordered about 5pm on a Saturday. Called it in. Order taker seemed to be having some trouble, but read back of order was correct. Food (Cheeseburger, ribs, and two desserts) was ready on time. Had to request utensils. Got back to the hotel room and discovered that the burger was not well done as requested, was not ketchup as requested... More 

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Yorktown
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Eat here in a Monday night. The food was Excellent. I recommend the 'burnt ends'. First time I've had them and it won't be the last. Our server was prompt friendly and attentive without being overly so. Gave some great beer recommendations and even offered a small free sample to see if we liked it. Great place to eat.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'd first like to point out the incredible customer service at this restaurant. We have been there several times in recent months, and are always blown away by the customer service - from the friendly host staff to the attentive servers. Host staff and/or management will drop by your table, ask if you're enjoying your meal, and ask to clear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7825 Vinewood Ln., Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Maple Grove
  • Phone Number: 612-416-4600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?