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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 #631 of 1,595 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery
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English first
Des Moines, IA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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404 reviews 404 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Additional Information about Famous Dave's - Upton Avenue

Address: 4264 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410-1501
Phone Number: (612) 929-1200
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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