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Famous Dave's

1718 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Ranked #57 of 205 Restaurants in Rapid City
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Aug 27, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My children are addicted to Famous Dave's food, and anytime we travel I am required to seek one out. The food is always pretty much spot on for consistency. This particular location in Rapid city had very good service. We did, however, find some of the food was quite fatty on this particular dining experience. Something we hadn't experienced before.... More

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Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Although famous for their brisket (well-deserved), the most enjoyable part of a visit to Famous Dave's is the banana pudding. You have to get there before the noon rush to get your portion as it does sell out. Highly recommended.

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had to wait a few minutes for a table but it was well worth the wait. The ribs are GREAT. We liked the fact that you got to choose you sauce. Our waiter was very new and it seemed like the entire staff was there to help him out. That was some great teamwork, they must have a good manager.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A front desk person from our lodging site recommended Famous Dave's for the best Bar-b-cue. They were right. It was my wife's favorite, bar none!

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custer s dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Love the the choices on there menu . And that they have a awesome to go . Private door for there to go and pick up . Delicious homemade mac and cheese . Great staff . A must if you are in Rapid . Ribs are delicious. I got a full rack to go . Love love there muffins .

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BRISTOL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I always eat at a Famous Dave's when I am somewhere there is one. The one in Stapleton (Denver) was so good I ate there three nights in a row. For the one in Rapid City the service was excellent, the staff friendly and helpful but as one reviewer said below the BBQ (brisket) was dry. I will still seek... More

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We walked into the place at about 845pm asked if we could sit on bar side. Hostess said yes seat yourself. There were only 4 other tables filled in the place and I saw one table being helped by two different servers but we were not acknowledged even with eye contact. After about 10 minutes we saw a waitress seat... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love barbeque! We did the feast for 1 and it fed us both! We have found that most restaurants' portion sizes are generous enough that 1 meal makes 2 "human-sized" meals!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A strong South Dakota wind blew us in to Famous Daves and my oh my it was fabulous. The wait staff was friendly and on the ball from the moment we walked through Daves doors.. The was food served in a timely manner and was fresh and prepared just right.. I would highly suggest anyone with a hankering for down... More

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Orlando, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Do not miss to stop at Famous Dave's, Delicious, everything that you could tried, Excellent customer services and the price is right! My husband and I just order to go, and we enjoy at the hotel a wonderful meal.

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