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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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1230 North 7th Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Most of the time FD's ribs are cooked just the way I like them - the meat almost falls off the bone. But, here comes the but, every so often you have to naw like heck to remove the meat. Can't give them the fifth star.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bozeman, Montana
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Bozeman, Montana
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the time FD's ribs are cooked just the way I like them - the meat almost falls off the bone. But, here comes the but, every so often you have to naw like heck to remove the meat. Can't give them the fifth star.

Thank Dennisrl67
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BBQ is good. Nice selection of sauces. BUT they also have FRIED GREEN TOMATOES. I am from the south and this is a life requirement. Plus they carry coke products, phew, bless their hearts for being in town.

Thank eihpd
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Best ribs ever :) Whole place looks great, very good service, friendly staff. I hope I will get another chance to visit this place, highly reccomended!

Thank Marcin K
Great Falls, Montana
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and I visited this restaurant with her brother and sister-in-law during a recent trip to Bozeman. I was familiar with the chain from the Midwest, but there are only a few locations in Montana, In this state, barbecue restaurants tend to be local places, but this restaurant gave us a good lunch with excellent barbecue. We all had... More 

Thank JandD594
Bozeman, Montana
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157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This place is one to forget. First, no before dinner cocktails in here....only beer and wine. Extremely noisy, inattentive service, and the food was very ho-hum. It just isn't enjoyable at all, and the "mascot" aka some guy in a pig/chef suit walking around waving....no. No, No thanks . I prefer to eat in a venue that is much less... More 

Thank Taylor W
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

really great food and IPO's good choices the stall are friendly and fast the prices are fair and this place is within walking distance from the motel that we stayed in, warning this place can get noisy!

Thank TATsam
Brandon, Florida
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This restaurant was across he street from our motel. The ribs were pretty good and the service was excellent. Inside is rustic and clean

Thank Paula33559
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328 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were served by lovely Melissa who was charming and helpful. We enjoyed two types of ribs: St Louis saucy ribs and Memphis dry ribs. Both were very tasty. The sides (broccoli, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob) were all just okay. The decorations of the room - elk head on the mantle, other rustic nick nacks - made for... More 

Thank Richard289
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Good food and good service. very interesting atmosphere. easy to get to and lots of parking. nice selection on the menu.

Thank Timothy H
Sudbury, Canada
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214 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We ate in the bar/lounge side (there's also a dining room side). There's lots of beer on tap and the ribs were great. Thanks to our server Josh for taking good care of us.

Thank nickelcitygirl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1230 North 7th Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: 406.586.0597

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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