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Famous Dave's

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208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 694-9990
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11:00 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

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  • 16
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good place to eat but busy

a bit dated on the inside , but for bbq food was good beats buddies tried one of the ribs may order that next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
tenndent
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Ordered southern style rib tips, they were so dry, I couldn't eat them. Service was poor also. The rub and bbq sauce was to hot and spicy. I will not eat at another one.

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Southern Indiana
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13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had never heard of this place before our stop in Knoxville Tenenssee but it was wonderful! BBQ was moist and tender, staff was friendly and the restaurant was clean.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

a bit dated on the inside , but for bbq food was good beats buddies tried one of the ribs may order that next time.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I love this location. Famous Dave's has great BBQ regardless of where you are, but this restaurant incorporates the traditional Tennessee style of decor into its dining room. You feel as though you're eating in a rugged log cabin. The service was quick and very friendly. You can't go wrong eating here.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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95 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Returned for another local and good dinner. Ordered their two for Tuesday special with lots of variety barbecue. Always allows for us to take home leftovers for another dinner.

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Dyer, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This Famous Dave's is located right off of I-40. We had a great server, and the smoked turkey was amazing!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?