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23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 296-9009
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11:00 am - 11:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual Luncheon

Famous Dave's BBQ has a new boneless short rib in a buffalo sauce which can be complimented with their homemade blue cheese or ranch dipping sauces. They are a delicious way to begin a meal. Chicken, ribs, and brisket are always a favorite at the restaurant and service is always good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
John P
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Cranbury
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The ribs were not falling off the bone and I don't even think there were baby backs. The chicken was not good either. $125.00 for 4 that didn't eat the meal.

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Thank schulzie
florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Ate here recently after the first restaurant I was looking for was closed. Had a seat at the bar. Really friendly service, great portions. I had the "choose 2" meat plate with 2 sides. Mac & cheese yummy as was the mashed potatoes. I had chopped pork and marbled brisket for meat. All of it was very good. Even with... More 

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Thank bigmohank
Cranbury
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Famous Dave's BBQ has a new boneless short rib in a buffalo sauce which can be complimented with their homemade blue cheese or ranch dipping sauces. They are a delicious way to begin a meal. Chicken, ribs, and brisket are always a favorite at the restaurant and service is always good.

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Thank John P
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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201 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We just visited Famous Dave's. First impression is like any other chain restaurant. This is a pretty big place and with a western decor. We were seated promptly, but it was not so busy at 5 p.m. so there were plenty of available tables. I order the ribs (5 bones) with coleslaw and potatoe salad while my husband had the... More 

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Thank Sandyang
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393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

As BBQ rib fanatics we travel the country in search of what joint has the best ... Austin (the best), Memphis the most overrated, NC the most disappointing and mundane. Famous Dave's, every one is the same stands up to most of the country's most famous "joints," incredible for a chain. We never leave less than stuffed and satisfied.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We like to come to Famous Dave's as a family during the winter months. We all love the St. Louis style ribs and French fries along with all the special BBQ sauces. Over the past couple of years, prices have increase quiet a bit in comparison to other types of food establishments we normally visit. We still love this place,... More 

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Thank NJ_Travelerz
Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I love Famous Dave's. The ambiance leans toward sports bar mixed with family diner. The BBQ sauces are delicious - we like the Rich n Sassy sauce the best - and the meats that go with them are usually cooked to perfection. There are a variety of tasty sides to accompany the meats. The service is always... More 

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Thank TheCatherine
Belleville, Michigan
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great place for lunch . Had the entire place to myself. Very friendly staff gave me a variety of sample sauces for my ribs. Loved it.

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Thank Keith H
New York City, New York
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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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Thank Milka H
New York City, New York
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: (732) 296-9009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
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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