We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Famous Dave's

$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
7825 Vinewood Ln., Maple Grove, MN 55369
612-416-4600
Add hours for Famous Dave's and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 53 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    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
711virginiav
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
122 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winkler, Canada
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Been to Famous Dave's many times since it's close to where we live. It is a casual "down home" atmosphere. Tried another BBQ place in Maple Grove but wasn't as good as Dave's. The sauce is good and there are other choices at the table if you want it spicier. You can also order without the sauce if you don't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Famous Dave's also viewed

 

Been to Famous Dave's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Famous Dave's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?