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Famous Dave's

208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 694-9990
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Ranked #68 of 942 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
Tennessee, USA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's a barbecue place, but their burgers, made with the addition of beef brisket, seem to be the best around (we've done our own comparisons). Having been there several times, we observe that service is usually quite good, the food plentiful (maybe too much so), and that everything we've tried has been good (we are now rather stuck on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I ordered the pulled pork with barbecue chips and steamed broccoli. The chips were the best part of the meal. Pork was a little fatty. For the price I was a little disappointed. $20 for a quick dinner.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was excited when I saw this place after randomly leaving the highway for lunch. It's the type of place I usually like. We wanted to keep on driving, so I went in for carry-out. I got my wife a brisket-burger (hamburger with higher quality ground beef) and I got the brisket sandwich. Unfortunately my wife's burger was charred instead... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have not had good BBQ in years. Famous Daves has the best hot sauce in the world. Wilber's Revenge.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in after a long day of shopping for a car. I got the baked potato with barbecue chicken, bacon and cheese. It was enough to fill me. My husband got the burger. He also said his was good. Our waiter, who was very friendly recommended one of their famous desserts. We got the banana pudding... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As my wife and I often do we tried another restaurant where we had never eaten. I love Bar-B-Que so I was happy when Deb suggested we try Famous Dave's since we were in the area. Both of us were happy with her food and the service was very good. If you like Bar-B-Que I don't think you will be... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Atmosphere always enjoyable at this chain. Best catfish I have ever had-not just the standard breading. Ribs were delicious as well. I have never had a bad meal here.

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20 restaurant reviews
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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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