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4355 W frontage RD, Owatonna, MN
(507) 455-2900
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Well Worth The Stop

We stop here frequently. The personnel are always fairly informal, but very helpful, respectful and courteous. The food is high end of what you expect in a primarily "rib" theme. Having a selection of sauces at the table makes it easy to personalize each patron's 'heat' level. The non-rib menu is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
tony k
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Owatonna, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Takeout
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Spencer, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We always eat at Famous Dave's whenever we go to Owatonna/Medford and it is usually very good. However this last trip I am not sure if it is under new management, new kitchen staff etc. but it was an experience to say the least. We got a table right away which was nice but maybe should have been our clue.... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stop here frequently. The personnel are always fairly informal, but very helpful, respectful and courteous. The food is high end of what you expect in a primarily "rib" theme. Having a selection of sauces at the table makes it easy to personalize each patron's 'heat' level. The non-rib menu is broad enough to at least satisfy, if not delight,... More 

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Rochester, MN
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Family ate here recently...evening meal. We have dined here before. We again had a good experience. Solid bbq to be had here. Friendly, attentive service. What more do you want?

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Mankato, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great Ribs... Shocking I know.... I cannot say there is anything distinguishable about this particular Famous Daves over the many others I have eaten at bu as usual I can say they have some great ribs and I love the variety of sauces!

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Especially love the sweet tea and roll of paper towels on the table. Miss the ham and mustard sauce but do enjoy the new brisket bites with caramelized bbq sauce. Comfortable atmosphere too.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The service was pretty darn good or this would be a two star review. The manager on duty even stopped at the table to check on us early in the visit. What was good. The beef brisket & corn bread muffins were excellent. The Southside Rib Tips were tough & fatty. The Baby Back Ribs were seriously undercooked. Not very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The quality of food has deteriorated since our last visit. The brisket was undercooked and tough and the pulled pork was chunky and cold. The saving grace was the burnt ends, tasty and a generous portion

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We made this part of our destination toward the Owatonna direction as we enjoy eating at Famous Dave's. Unfortunately this experience was not the best. My husband's burnt ends were burnt fat. My daughter's chicken sandwich was dry and we had to ask for ranch dressing to help it go down. I asked if they still had the loaded baked... More 

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Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Not the best Famous Dave's experience. Ribs were dry and tough, brisket was tough and fries cold. Service was slow and they were not that busy.

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Lake of Ozarks
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went to Famous Dave's after traveling all day on the Saturday of July 4th weekend. Our server was very nice and helpful but the cooks were apparently understaffed and way behind on filling orders. The manager apologized and said she had called in the other manager to help. Everyone in the restaurant was mad at the terrible wait time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4355 W frontage RD, Owatonna, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: (507) 455-2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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