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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    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
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Ate here with my brother-in-law on way back to Iowa after a Twins game. This was a good stop before we each went our ways. I had a pulled pork sandwich that had plenty of pulled pork and flavor.Once we placed the order it came out of the kitchen very quickly which we both appreciated. Server was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
jameslouie
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Decorah, Iowa
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Mason City, Iowa, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I ate there with 7 other people on saturday night. Got there around 7pm no wait list alot of open tables. We got our table right away. The server came by right away to our drink order came back with drinks took our app order which took like 20 minutes to get to our table. The restaurant was only half... More 

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Dryden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Food was great, quiet environment. Server very friendly and courteous. Order was quick, the right temperature and very good. We will be back.

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Decorah, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ate here with my brother-in-law on way back to Iowa after a Twins game. This was a good stop before we each went our ways. I had a pulled pork sandwich that had plenty of pulled pork and flavor.Once we placed the order it came out of the kitchen very quickly which we both appreciated. Server was friendly and prompt.... More 

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Spencer, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?