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23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 296-9009
Today
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

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Ribs...best in NJ....$$$

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
NJ_Travelerz
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New Jersey
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English first
New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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Somerset, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Belleville, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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