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Famous Dave's

208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 694-9990
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Ranked #60 of 939 restaurants in Knoxville
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our second trip here, but definitely not our last. We like to stop here on our way through town. Excellent food, friendly staff, laid back atmosphere, reasonable prices. Good BBQ with a variety of sauces. Famous Roby took great care of us and was entertaining. Well done!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped by here on our way home from SC! Right away,our server (Marcus) was rude! Mind you we have never eaten here before.My husband ordered a root-beer,it came in a glass bottle with no refills which I understand,but our server didn't even worn us about it! And it was ($2.75) He also cleaned off our table and plates/silver wear we... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I've tried so many different styles/flavors of BBQ, so I'm fairly picky when it comes to recommending restaurants. This is always one of the first places I think of when my family goes out to eat. I LOVE the variety of sauces (my favorite is the Sweet & Zesty), and the meat is always cooked with the right balance of... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I really enjoyed going to Famous Dave's and having this experience. It was a little hokey with the decor, et al, ( I felt a little like I was in Jellystone Nat'l Park.) but the food was the reason I went. It was SMOKIN' Delicious! I had the ribs and Brisket, as did my son who was with me. We... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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211 reviews 211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have tried Famous Dave's in three different states and they have all been very good. We have never had bad service in any of them. We took party of 6for Sunday lunch. We got the BBQ feast with ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, coleslaw, bake beans, corn on the cob, french fries, and corn muffins. We added an order... More

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Kingston, Tennessee
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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Love their BBQ nachos....brisket and burgers!! Amy was our server and she was great!! Very attentive and made great suggestions! Never room for dessert but I'm sure its good too.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great food at a pretty good deal. If you like bbq, I recommend this place. They have lots of sauce choices, and they are all amazing. Best bbq chain restaurant that I have ever eaten at.

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Charlotte, North carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Last week while driving through Knoxville we stopped and had lunch at Famous dave's. They have a complete selection of barbeque from beef to chicken to pork. The pork sandwiches we had had mixed reviews. Mine was great my wife's was mostly fat. The waitress was attentive and the service was timely.

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Clearwater, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We noticed there was this Famous Daves right by our hotel in Knoxville so we had to stop in! Food was delicious as I would expect from a Famous Daves bbq. Appetizer with the pickles,onion rings and meat was very yummy! Everyone working here was fun and friendly. Our bill for two at dinner time was very affordable. We would... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What an diverse menu, great staff and incredible service! Loved my experience here! Good southern food!

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