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23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 296-9009
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
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    Terrible
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
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New Jersey
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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183 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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

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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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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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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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