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Famous Dave's

9911 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, OR 97220 (Old Town - Chinatown)
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Ranked #288 of 3,546 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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113 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were staying at a hotel in the area before our flight. We found Famous Dave's and enjoyed the meal. It was good barbecue. Nothing fancy, but tasty. We had wings for appetizer and the ribs for the main course. Both were quite tasty. It seemed like the best restaurant choice in the area.

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Baker City, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We walked in Saturday night with a group of 35. Christine helped us get seated promptly with professionalism and a smile on her face. Expecting frustration with such a large group, we were pleasantly surprised when she was so awesome along with the others on staff. Oh yeah the food was great too...as always!

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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107 reviews 107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

How long can sauces sit in squeeze bottles on a table, some in the sun, before the contents spoil? This is what I pondered for the couple of days after our dinner at Famous Dave's, because I got food poisoning. (And I have a cast-iron stomach too.) I don't think it was the dinner, but the sauces. They sit on... More

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Medford, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was our first visit - The restaurant was packed with a long wait time, so we got our order to go. They have a convenient side room just for to go orders - the staff was very helpful and friendly and we received our order quite quickly considering how busy they were. We ordered the Build your own Ribs... More

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chicago, il
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I like going to famous Daves at Cascade when i'm in Portland. I usually stay in the area. It's quick service and good food. The different types of sauces give plenty of variety depending ion your taste. I'd like to see a couple more vegetables as options on the sides. The big screen in the barf makes watching sports fun.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What can we say? Carnivores delight. Low on veggies, but that is not why you go there. Slider sampler of different BBQ meats good way to go under the sandwich menu at a lower cost than the "feast". Went twice and the wait staff were always great, informative and happy to please-the management must be doing something right. Good selection... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had never been before, but our friends were great fans. Although not fancy, the atmosphere was basic and friendly; the staff even friendlier. The food was great - I loved the cole slaw! The portions were ample, and the variety generous. It was great to sample the different sauces, esp. with the seafood sampler.

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Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hey people...in case you weren't aware. This place is fake. It's not real. Somewhere in America, there is THE famous Dave's. This isn't it. From the fake pictures to the music, it's lame. The BBQ is ok.

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Newport, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We visited on 5/13/2014. We were seated quickly during the dinner hour and were able to order right away. We had the feast for two. Ribs, chicken, brisket, corn on the cob, coleslaw, beans, corn bread etc. Both my husband and I enjoyed the meal, and took much of it back to the hotel in a doggie bag. The price... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you like common-sense and "real" food, Famous Dave's meets that perfectly. The food is served hot and in very ample portions. The priority is quality and not making it look fancy - like being at a friend's house for a backyard BBQ. The service was great. The restaurant was very crowded when we went and our server had several... More

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