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Famous Dave's

716 Rte 347, Smithtown, NY 11787-5004
(631) 360-6490
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Ranked #18 of 98 restaurants in Smithtown
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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English first
New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Good BBQ, the briskit tips appetizer was delicious. The "hottest" sauce they had was mild at best, but good none the less. A craft beer selection would be nice, but they have PBR, and a few other common beer selections. Price was very reasonable and portions are a good size. You can easily order and enjoy appetizer, dinner, and dessert... More

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mastic beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

These are the best. The texture, the sauces, the mostly meat (no fat) ribs are always coming out perfect. this place is on the money everytime. no joke. i cannot name names but everybody else claims to be the best ribs, nope. been there and it is this place. best of long island.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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