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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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1230 North 7th Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715
406.586.0597
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent service and tap beer selection

I actually had a "take out" from this restaurant and found the food to be excellent. The ribs were tender and tasty and I had, as a side dish, the pecan Brussel sprouts.....delicious. The bar is limited to beer and wine but the selection is excellent. Service was quick and friendly. If I lived... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
bandman15
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Louisiana
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Louisiana
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348 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually had a "take out" from this restaurant and found the food to be excellent. The ribs were tender and tasty and I had, as a side dish, the pecan Brussel sprouts.....delicious. The bar is limited to beer and wine but the selection is excellent. Service was quick and friendly. If I lived in this area, I would probably... More 

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Thank bandman15
Bozeman, Montana
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213 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joined my Mary Kay sisters for our late Christmas party at Famous Dave's, I looked at the menu on line before I left for the party and I'm sure glad I did. I picked the St Louis Style Spareribs 4 bone plate naked, no sauce. It was to die for. My sides were the Wilber Beans and Sweet Corn, which... More 

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Thank DMTNHTravelers
Bozeman, Montana
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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.

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Thank Dennisrl67
tampa
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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.

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Thank eihpd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank Marcin K
Great Falls, Montana
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Thank JandD594
Bozeman, Montana
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167 reviews
121 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 

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Thank Taylor W
EPHRATA, WA
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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!

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Thank TATsam
Brandon, Florida
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107 reviews
69 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

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Thank Paula33559
Calgary
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347 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 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 

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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