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Famous Dave's

#305 of 3,657 Restaurants in Portland
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9911 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, OR 97220
503-493-9000
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Business trip

Famous Dave's did it again! The service is fantastic and the sauces are great! Can choose from sweet to hot 5 different choices!! They have a great wine selection!! Full service bar too. I sat at the bar and received excellent service!!! Had the Hot links and they were fantastic!! The grilled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Joel V
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Famous Dave's did it again! The service is fantastic and the sauces are great! Can choose from sweet to hot 5 different choices!! They have a great wine selection!! Full service bar too. I sat at the bar and received excellent service!!! Had the Hot links and they were fantastic!! The grilled pineapple steak was amazing! Great place to come... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I would drive or fly from SF to OR just to have this BBQ and you would too. We had a platter (they recommended for 1 person but we shared between 2) that had ribs, chicken and pulled pork. It was the best BBQ ever. I live in SF and we have fabulous food. I have lived I. KC and... More 

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Elkhart
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68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Staff was awesome, Friendly and attentive. Food was great. Everything was hot and had great flavor. I have eaten at a few Famous Dave's but this one was better than the others.

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Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My daughter and I stopped here for dinner. Wde both like barbeque and Dave's does have reasonably tasty barbeque. My brisket was good, especially with added sauce. My daughter's ribs were OK but dry (she has had much better). The portions were ample and the sides OK. That said, we paid too much for what we received. Given that an... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a great chain restaurant, so you know what you are getting when you go. Service is always good and so is the BBQ. Highly recommend

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went with my boyfriend. I really liked their food, ordered half a rib which was way too much. Prepare to eat with your hands! Surprisingly not that expensive!

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Salem, Oregon
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I stopped by for a quick meal and a couple beers. The food was very decent and reasonably priced however discovered that the beers in the bar which is a nice place to eat and watch sports were very expensive. I mean $6.75 for a 16 ounce microbrew is a little much especially during what is normally happy hour. My... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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130 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

FD's is always a good place to get one's "fix" of ribs or chicken satisfied and this visit was no different. There are two good parts to this restaurant, one is the bar area, serving cold beer and giant screen tv for sports events and then there is the full dining room for groups and families. Bot offer good local... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went on a stormy Saturday night when much of Portland was without electricity. Of course, the restaurant was packed! Even though it was a very busy night we enjoyed an excellent meal and fantastic service. It was my first time at a Famous Dave's and I will be definitely seek this place out on my travels.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been to Famous Dave's in three different states. We have been going to the Portland location since it opened and usually as we send off visiting family to the airport. The BBQ is good, not great, but the sauces are what make this place worth the stop. I do like to mix some of the sauces to make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9911 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, OR 97220
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-493-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?