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716 Rte 347, Smithtown, NY 11787-5004
(631) 360-6490
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 11
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 1
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  • 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
Most recent review
BBQ Joint that has great food and atmosphere

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Deborah-AnnB
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Long Island City, New York
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Long Island City, New York
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184 reviews 184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
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36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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ny
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31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Came here with the family on a Sunday. Seating took a little long 20 minutes. (when you have 3 kids, it is very long). Ordered the All-American BBQ Feast which is: a full slab of St. Louis-style spareribs, a whole country-roasted chicken, 1/2 lb. of either Texas beef brisket or Georgia chopped pork, creamy coleslaw, famous fries, wilbur beans, four... More 

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Bay Shore, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Resturant is decorated like the inside of a rustic log cabin, really awesome things to look at. A huge fireplace is warm and inviting. The food is delicious! Ribs, pulled pork and catfish! Each dish comes with a piece of corn bread that is to die for! Prices are great and you def get your monies worth!

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Smithtown, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We eat here about once a month and sometimes get takeout. The food has always been good and the wait staff attentive. We like the Cajun chicken sandwich but it is a little bit spicy. The baby back ribs are great and if you are really hungry, get the feast. MIT is awesome.

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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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