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Famous Dave's

9911 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, OR 97220 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-493-9000
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Ranked #303 of 3,561 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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206 reviews 206 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

While the food was average and nothing to brag about, the serving sizes were ample and the service was friendly and responsive.

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Eugene, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After a couple of "blah" experiences, I went back to Famous Dave's (mainly because Red Robin was on a long wait). I wanted to eat in the bar and watch the football game. The place has gotten worse. After a five minute wait for a server, then another seven for the drink to show up, I ordered a BBQ item.... More

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Northern VA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I met a friend for dinner on a Sunday night at FD. We had wonderful service, and the food was decent as well. We both had their mac and cheese as a side. I chose the cheddar burger, done well, just as I asked. The food price was moderate, and they allowed us to move indoors when the breeze outside... More

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Kaneohe
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I visited the Famous Dave's in the Cascade Station shopping center near the Portland airport last August after dropping my daughter off to college in Salem Oregon. This time, brought my girlfriend and my daughter after flying in from Hawaii. We checked into our hotel across the street from the shopping center and we were hungry and a little tired,... More

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Delta, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went to Dave's on recent trip to Portland (a friend told us about it) food was great, service excellent, food was on the table with-in 10 minutes. Liked it so much went back on return trip.

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Hull
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First found Famous Daves off Times Square in NY years ago. That's closed but thankfully others haven't! Always tasty good quality BBQ fayre with generous portions. You'll always leave full. Service excellent and friendly. Never had a bad meal in a FD's yet!!

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Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We really like bbq and have been a lot of places over the last forty years but this is the best. I love baby backs and there is combo plate with a bit more meat. The chicken is great as well as the burgers. I like the sassy sauce...there are six to choose from. Outdoor seating is great when the... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not since before my mother passed away have I had a meal this good! Ordered the St. Louis style ribs (which came with a second choice of "meat") and catfish. My family is from the South so we are fussy about our catfish, coleslaw, cornbread and sweet tea. Truly, every dish was delicious and just like my mama had serve... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had some good Bbq at Daves...restaurant is inviting and service very good. The appetizer catfish was my favorite on the the appi platter. Portions are generous, fed my hubby and I 5 meals!! Looking forward to taking guests to Daves!

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had about 3 hours to kill waiting for our flight and chose this restaurant based on location and that is wasn't a burger. They started us with homemade BBQ potato chips which were warm!! I ordered the baked potato stuffed with BBQ pulled chicken, steamed broccoli and corn muffin. My co-worker ordered the ribs with fries and corn muffin.... More

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