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Famous Dave's

4355 W frontage RD, Owatonna, MN
(507) 455-2900
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Ranked #23 of 60 Restaurants in Owatonna
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
St. Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Pipestone, Minnesota, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Memphis style is the way to go! And have the green beans. Good place to visit with family over a meal.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

They only have the lunch special on weekdays, and they don't disclose that anywhere. They should have a large sign on the front door mentioning this.

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Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Ordered over $125 worth of food, picked up the order and opened at home to find 8 items worth over $40 not included. How can you screw up an order this bad. Not the first time this has happened at this location. It will be the last time as I threw their menu in the recycling. Plenty of other places... More

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I go here quite often for lunch, it is our favorite place to go Food is great and fast service and friendly staff. Wonderful ribs. You must try their desserts!!! Enough for 2 with a single serving. Great bread pudding and fantastic hot fudge kahlua brownie, yum yum

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Southern Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Join their e-mail club for great offers! The onion sticks are amazing! Everything pleases everyone in our family!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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337 reviews 337 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We stopped here on way back from Iowa.. Service was friendly & fast enough..I had the brisket sandwich and my wife had the pulled pork ..nothing fancy or great but good... we use to go to a Dave's more often but the prices seen high for what you get so it's an occasional thing now.

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West Concord, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Distance wise, we are about the same from Rochester MN and Owatonna MN. Our entire family would agree that the Famous Dave's in Owatonna is by far one of the best Famous Dave's around. The service is always fast and friendly. Food has always been fast, fresh and hot. Can't beat this place.

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