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Famous Dave'sBBQ

2915 North Reserve Street, Missoula, MT
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Ranked #28 of 240 restaurants in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 5, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Leawood, Kansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Cartwright
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was the first Famous Dave's BBQ my wife and I ever visited about 4 years ago and since we had a stop-over in Missoula we wanted to have supper there. We have since eaten at several Famous Dave locations in our travels but this one is special to us because its the first one that we discovered we love... More

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Great Falls, MT
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Probably my favorite BBQ chain. Nice having 5 sauces at the table to choose from. Large variety of items and good sized portions. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the traditional BBQ dishes. Loved the bread pudding for dessert!! Recommend if you aren't wanting to try a more local place.

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Trout Creek, Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I Have ate here a few times have been pleased the last couple but have also had some way overcooked burgers and brisket sandwhichs prior to today. service has been good place was packed and our drink glasses were never empty before another showed up. overall i would recommend eating here and kids menu is good as well

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