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Famous Dave'sBBQ

2915 North Reserve Street, Missoula, MT
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Ranked #27 of 240 restaurants in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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79% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have visited Famous Dave's in Missoula twice in the past month, while on vacation. It offers delicious BBQ-style delights, and all of our meals have been excellent. They were very accommodating to my cousin's allergies, checking ingredients in sauces & wings to make sure he could have them. Also, just last night, our grilled pineapple was extra spicy so... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went with friends who were visiting town as well. I have been several times before. Meals are tastie and consistent. Prices are reasonable. With quick service and comfortably air conditioned as well as convenient location to I 90 and motels this is a good choice for travelers.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stopped in for an afternoon lunch after we had memories of the one that was located in Tallahassee , Fl. I had the pulled BQ chicken lunch salad & my husband had BQ Chicken Plate which were both very good and good service! We would try again & recommend !👍👍

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Leawood, Kansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had heard of this restaurant chain but had never visited one of their properties. We saw this one while on vacation in Montana and decided to give it a try. To get the best scope of the menu options we ordered the "1/2 Feast for 2". This gave us a sampling of all of the BBQ entrees (ribs, brisket... More

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Fall River, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Being from Wisconsin, I wondered if the food would be the same. Sure was. If you like Famous Dave's or just ribs, it's good eatin'. And Missoula is beautiful!

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Hamilton, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dave's is nicely located on Reserve Street and makes a handy stop when coming from the airport or if you want an upscale alternative to your Costco hotdog. Prices are a notch above fast food. Expect to pay about $10 for least cost sandwich entree (burnt beef tips are excellent at this price; only pulled pork is less). Sides are... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The biggest complaint I have was that, again, my rib tips were dried out. And I mean DRIED out. I sent them back and got more dried out rib tips back. I didn't bother to send them back after that. If I ever am talked into eating there again I definitely will NOT order the ribs, rib tips or any... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I can tell when i eat food prepared with poor ingredients because the next day, i have a headache from the cheap sodium, nitrites. This morning, in fact, i was still burping the liquid smoke flavoring. I love true smoked meats; can't stand liquid smoke.) I've never eaten at a Famous Dave's before this. The claims made on the menu--... More

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Ogden, Utah
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Me and my son stopped in for lunch. Nothing more than average. He had a burger and I had the brisket sandwich. The order got mixed up a bit, they fixed it, but the waiter was a little pissy about it. With all the restaurant options in Missoula, I probably won't return.

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Boulder, Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the RV park and Dave's was a short walk. We haven't been to Dave's in several years. I read that there had been a shake up in the corporate office to turn the company around. It looks like the menu has been cut down but the BBQ is still the same. I like the different sauces... More

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