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Famous Dave's

716 Rte 347, Smithtown, NY 11787-5004
(631) 360-6490
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Ranked #18 of 97 restaurants in Smithtown
Cuisines: Barbecue
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- Jul 1, 2014
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family and I are big BBQ fans. For years we've wanted to try Famous Dave's. Now I'm sorry we waited so long! The baby back ribs are abundant, meaty and delicious. They have just enough smoke and are topped off with a tasty sauce. The are among the best baby back ribs we've ever had! The sides were equally... More

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Oakdale, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had dinner with friends here over Memorial Day Weekend. Service was good and the restaurant is well maintained. That being said, we've had better barbecue elsewhere. Meat portions are large but overly spicy. Side dish portions are rather small. We had baby back ribs, chicken and brisket a good sampling of the menu. The ribs were okay but too spicy.... More

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Centereach, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Like this place mostly as it's convenient. Although the Ribs are good..., in my opinion there's room for improvement. This place is however fun and relaxing. We dined with family and friends everyone enjoyed their entree. The ordered "Sides" can certainly be a little larger.., so we just order double of them. The corn muffins are great. Service is normally... More

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Long Island, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Living on Long Island, NY, there is not much opportunity for authentic barbecue. Therefore, having had my appetite whetted for the "low and slow" cooked pork, we tried the local Famous Dave's. We were pleasantly surprised that the food was not some ribs thrown on an outdoor gas grill. The meat on the St. Louis ribs fell off the bone,... More

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Huntington Station, New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Like this because it is a fun relaxing atmosphere. The Ribs and other entrees are very good. We dined with friends and everyone enjoyed their food. I like the choices of sauces or dry rub for the ribs. The brisket and pulled pork are also good options. The corn muffins are great. I wasn't impressed with firecracker stringbeans, they were... More

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Long Island
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123 reviews 123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Has a very tasty selection of BBQ ffod, my favorite is the sampler which has a little of everything.

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Long Island
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Always busy and for good reason...it's a fun atmosphere and the BBQ is delicious! We visit here frequently and will continue to. It's a hit for our whole family!

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long island NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The BBQ was tasty (with a bit of a spicy bite). Service was good too. Loved the collards (hard to find good ones in NY)

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Lake Grove, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Food always good, staff very courteouse. Whether we are eating at the restaurant or doing a large take out order for holidays/parties food always consistently good. Service always pleasant.

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Port St. Lucie, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

All the bbq's were terrific, although the ribs were out of this world. Try the Sampler Platter for variety as:onion shreds, catfish, chicken, ribs, sliced ribs, carrot sticks, celery and other goodies. The service was smooth and professional. If you want sauces the table holds plenty.

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