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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 #283 of 3,554 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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English first
Hull
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Maui
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137 reviews 137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My first visit to this restaurant. Staff was very pleasant and warm. We were in a nearby hotel and needed an easy place to meet friends. Large extensive menu and those who like ribs and BBQ are in for a treat. I was not sure it was something I'd enjoy, but it sure made a believer out of me. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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