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208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 694-9990
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Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Regular stop for BBQ

Dave's has been a regular stop for our family for years. About seven years ago my work took me to Seattle for a year and we had a tough time finding decent BBQ until we found Famous Dave's. Good food and plenty of it. Beff brisket, is a favorite of mine but it's all good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
NatureChaser
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Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Dave's has been a regular stop for our family for years. About seven years ago my work took me to Seattle for a year and we had a tough time finding decent BBQ until we found Famous Dave's. Good food and plenty of it. Beff brisket, is a favorite of mine but it's all good.

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Greer, South Carolina, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We could see Famous Dave's from our motel. It was raining and we didm't feel like driving around so we went there. Wow! Were we surprised. We got hungry just looking at the menu. There is a good selection and the food is served hot and tasty. I went for the four rib (1/3) and it was more than enough.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you love BBQ, yummy sides, a great atmosphere and top notch service, this is the place. We both ordered the Chicago style ribs and grilled pineapple spears. My husband ordered coleslaw and I enjoyed the mashed sweet potatoes as our second sides. The mashed sweet potatoes are topped with brown sugar and next time I'd ask them not too... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As always Famous Dave's was great. I had the small order of nachos with chicken, they were wonderful and a great value. The service was fast and on a cold snowy day sitting near the fireplace can't be beat!

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Kodak, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Got the Tuesday special for two and it was sooooo good. Sides were amazing and atmosphere was great! Will def be going back.

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Massachusetts
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173 reviews 173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was literally a dark and stormy night when I was travelling through Greater Knoxville and found this outpost of Dave's, and I was glad that I yielded to temptation. I have positive memories of Dave's from other locations, and this one was consistent with them. The ribs are good, there are choices of comforting draft beers, and the staff... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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188 reviews 188 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have to say probably some of the best ribs in the Knoxville area. I have colleagues coming in from out of town and love to visit this location. This time food was outstanding as always and service top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant. FYI order the ribs!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Famous Dave's is not the best BBQ. We had that in Austin, TX. But Dave's is a consistent BBQ in Knoxville which puts it above the competition. The staff is friendly and helpful and the sides are pretty good. We're not big sauce fans meaning we don't want extra sauce on our BBQ and they always accommodate us in that... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

The best selection and most delicious sauces we've ever had! Brisket so tender and tasty, riblets smoked to perfection, large pieces of chicken, and a great deal for a fantastic pork sandwich. The best bbq in Knoxville!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My daughter took me here to celebrate my upcoming birthday with a phenomenal plaque. The food is great and one of my daughters favorite places to eat. I got a full slab of ribs and the smoke flavor is one of a kind. Visit here if you are ready for a great meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37923
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 694-9990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?