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716 Rte 347, Smithtown, NY 11787-5004
(631) 360-6490
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
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Commack, New York
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Commack, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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Ayer, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Long Island City, New York
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200 reviews 200 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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!

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Long Island City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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Smithtown, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

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New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten here numerous times. The food is good and the service was good. The decor is rustic, but the ambience does not match. Looking to be transported to the South when entering, but no such thing happened. There was no wait upon our arrival at 1pm. It was not busy at all. The place settings were very modern for... More 

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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

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