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Famous Dave's

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1718 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ, No Waiting

On a busy Saturday night, we were able to get in with no waiting. Not quite the best BBQ in Rapid City, but close. Probably the best brisket we have eaten here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Luke C
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a busy Saturday night, we were able to get in with no waiting. Not quite the best BBQ in Rapid City, but close. Probably the best brisket we have eaten here.

Thank Luke C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here, and the food was very good. Their signature sauces are good. We ordered the family feast and it was enough for the four of us. Definitely would eat here again.

Thank dfronza
Newcastle, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Had the family feast, it was typically great famous Dave Bbq. Service was excellent and server very friendly. Always a favorite when in Rapid, very consistent every visit.

Thank Don D
Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We order the three lunch specials combo ,two angry orchard, for appetizer we ordered burnt ends. The burnt ends were delicious . We also ordered the bowl of the chicken soup. What a disappointment!! In other restaurants this would've been considered a cup. We then asked for bread before the meal she brought out corn muffins ... Later to find... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

A lunch with my wife at Famous Dave's we shared an app of burnt ends which were excellent - tender, great smoky flavour properly sauced being not too wet. Beef candy. The brisket sandwiches we ordered were a bit less impressive - we were both expecting slices of brisket instead were served chunks, very similar in size to the burnt... More 

Thank MacPete
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The menu was varied and you could pick and choose several combinations. Our waiter was excellent! The décor is interesting too.

Thank Zoeann
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Others say their brisket is good, but Famous Dave's brisket is a cut above the rest. Well-flavored, properly cooked, and the servers are enthusiastic and know the menu. Highly recommended!

Thank CG45144
Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great ribs! saint Louis style is the only way to go, the family platter will feed a family of 4 and is very reasonable. the grilled pineapple is amazing, almost as good as the cornbread muffins!

Thank Bill G
Franklin, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We have not been to Famous Dave's in about 25 years when the one near us had closed. We usually like to go to local places when we travel, but decided to try this. We're so glad we did! The burnt end brisket appetizer was great. My husband enjoyed the chopped pork plate. My cedar plank salmon was the best... More 

Thank Sally D
McMurray, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Although we like to eat at local restaurants when traveling, we always stop at Dave's. The food is consistently good. The restaurants are big enough to get a table for two without much wait. I do like the corn bread.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1718 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: 605-341-2115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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