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23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 296-9009
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Ranked #24 of 168 Restaurants in New Brunswick
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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English first
Somerset, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Famous Dave's

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

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