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Famous Dave's - Upton Avenue

4264 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410-1501
(612) 929-1200
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Ranked #407 of 1,552 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery
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Des Moines, IA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We visited this restaurant while on a family vacation. The service here is very fast and the food is good. The environment is a little bit loud with all of the blues music blasting, but other than that we had to real complaints.

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Northville, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I didn't actually eat at this restaurant! I headed to the twin cities with some friends to dance. Turn's out Famous Dave's does salsa and Latin dancing on Tuesday nights. Admission is $5 but it's well worth it. We had a blast!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is the start of it all... the business that is. I don't eat pork but my husband the pork man does and he wasn't thrilled with his meals the few times we have gone. I had chicken and we do better on the grill. My mom loves it... but her taste buds seem to only pick up the salt... More

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We had a great brunch, We have been here before, and again it's awesome. The pralene sauce over the waffles is to die for. The riblets arer tender, really you can't go wrong on anything in their brunch, The bloody maries are pretty good as well. We'll be back.

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Nivillac, France
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This BBQ place is fun especially if you're European like me. Noisy with games on TV, service super quick, the broccoli was 'al dente' exactly as it should be, the racks and combos full of flavor, a big ration for big boys and gals. Famous Dave has done a good job and has spread throughout the USA. No problem parking... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

the ribs are great. the sides are not so great. but still worth a visit. love the washtub for washing hands on the way out. also love all the antiques and signs.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

If you're desperate for bar-b-que and you find yourself in Mpls you won't have many choices. This might be nearly as good as it gets in this city, but that's not saying much.

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Minneapolis
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269 reviews 269 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

We are a big fan of Famous Dave's and this smaller restaurant is great as it has some outdoor seating, some on the porch and of course inside with the old timy decorations. Heavy wood chairs and floors so you don't have to worry about breaking anything or making a mess. The ribs are award winning and we like to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

If Dave's was the only BBQ place in town, I'd like it but others are so very much better. It looks, feels and taste like a chain restaurant, which it is. Many menu items seem pre cooked. At times the ribs are fatty and/or chewy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2008

good for the atmosphere

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