We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Famous Dave's

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
716 Rte 347, Smithtown, NY 11787-5004
(631) 360-6490
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 63 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Went there first time and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food is.

I'm not a BBQ person,my teeth really don't promote ripping anything off a bone or gnawing at a sandwich but this food was a step above the rest. We had the ribs, they almost fall off the bone. Sooo good. We were very happy with the sides as well,I think the beans were the best I ever had. Never... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Instead74
,
Commack, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bradenton, Fl
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Portions are beyond generous and the staff was very friendly. I see that most of the reviews are good, perhaps the two times I went were both bad days. The restaurant is located very close to where I live so when the 1st time wasn't good, I wanted to give them a 2nd try anyway. Well, that was a mistake.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Commack, New York
Level Contributor
69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I'm not a BBQ person,my teeth really don't promote ripping anything off a bone or gnawing at a sandwich but this food was a step above the rest. We had the ribs, they almost fall off the bone. Sooo good. We were very happy with the sides as well,I think the beans were the best I ever had. Never did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ayer, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We ordered the platter which serves 2-3 people and it did. There was a lot of food, and in our party of three there were 2 really big eaters. The food came out very quickly even before I could finish my salad. The table should have been washed better and was a little tacky.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place is tremendous. The food is so good it's unbelievable and the prices are great. Nice friendly staff, great atmosphere for anyone and everyone, and extremely clean. If you like BBQ, you'll love this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Island City, New York
Level Contributor
209 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Chain resturant look with home cooked food taste! Easy to find on the main road with plenty of parking and rarely a long wait. Gotta love those ribs with a cold beer!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Island City, New York
Level Contributor
44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It used to be one of our favorite restaurants! It looks like they are trying to cut back costs. The old atmosphere is gone. The meat was of basic quality. And the t-shirted wait staff, wearing the cute black t-shirts, with a Daves special quote on the back is gone. The atmosphere is morbid, the wait staff dressed in black... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ronkonkoma, New York
Level Contributor
26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have eaten at Famous Dave a few times. I never was super impressed. I thought the ribs had some good smoke and taste. I recently revisited and decided to try a chicken dish and it was very tasty and a large portion. My husband ordered the burger platter, and I don't think he left more than one French fry.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Smithtown, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Dave's has a great assortment of barbecue ribs, chicken and steak. I also enjoy there sauce selections on the tables. A warm place to bring the family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Came here with some friends and we didn't wait at all. Sat bear the nice fireplace underneath an antler chandelier. I ordered the Texas brisket with coleslaw and fries. The brisket had a very nice flavor, but the portion of the fries were lacking. The meal comes with corn bread that tasted like your grandmothers. Tried the bread pudding, highly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Level Contributor
84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We always enjoy eating here. They have really good ribs, but they also have other dishes too. Appetizers and desserts are good too. Portions are large and the service is good. We never feel rushed. Most of the time we leave with a goody bag. They have recently changed the menu and I miss some of my favorites. The restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Famous Dave's also viewed

Smithtown, Long Island
 
Smithtown, Long Island
Massapequa Park, Long Island
 

Been to Famous Dave's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Famous Dave's

Address: 716 Rte 347, Smithtown, NY 11787-5004
Phone Number: (631) 360-6490
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Smithtown
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: Barbecue

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 716 Rte 347, Smithtown, NY 11787-5004
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Smithtown
  • Phone Number: (631) 360-6490

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Famous Dave's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?