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Famous Dave's

23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 296-9009
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Ranked #22 of 162 restaurants in New Brunswick
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just had lunch at Famous Dave's and as a first american barbecue experience, it was quite nice! We had the feast for two and hubby and I had plenty of food for both. I'd say there are more sides than actual meat but anyway. I personally enjoyed everything, especially the ribs. Hubby however preferred the chicken and didn't enjoy the... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We moved up to New Jersey years ago, and we've never successfully found a decent BBQ place until just last month. We went to a movie at the New Bruswick IMAX theater and only discovered Famous Dave's as we passed it on the way out. Finally! Great BBQ! We've been happy with the main courses - no matter if we... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Barbecue is to die for and I really think everything on the menu is worth trying. The bar drinks are also reasonable priced and the beer is cold. they always have specials to.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Our first visit to a Famous Dave's. We're now disappointed there isn't one closer to our home in Virginia. From the friendly welcome, excellent service - Cooper was both attentive and chatty - and the superb ribs and burgers, this was nothing short of a 5 star experience. We even came away with a bottle of their Devil's Spit sauce,... More

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East Brunswick
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our waitress was very helpful. My wife can not eat everything on the menu. She help us pick things that she could eat.

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New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stopped in Famous Dave's after catching a movie at the AMC right next door. I will say it smells delicious but the food does not taste nearly as good as it smells. Our server was great. She was friendly and on top of her game. She definitely was the highlight of the experience. We had asked her what made... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I love this place for their catfish strips! They are the best. I also love the garbage pail special, which includes: Grilled chicken, ribs, corn on the cob, chopped BBQ, fries and corn muffins. It also comes with cole slaw, which I normally switch out for catfish stips. Then I chase it down with their infamous Sweet Tea. Yum Yum!!!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Not far from the Hilton hotel in North Brunswick. The service was good, the food is exactly what you expect from Famous Dave's.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Slightly higher than average price. Ribs were good. Complimentary chips for trying sauces was nice touch. Service attentive but it was slow so no promises. I'd recommend if you like BBQ.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Famous Dave's is a bit overrated,,,at least for this location. the food was ok not wonderful. I had the catfish and ribs ,,,,should have just had ribs. the fish was bland and there was some type of dipping sauce that was horrible. The mac and cheese was also bland ...no zip to it at all. I ordered a pomegranate martini... More

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