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21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
(703) 406-9244
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10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Your Average BBQ

Just went here the other day for the first time. It was what I expected, your average BBQ. I will say that the waitress we had was wonderful. Very friendly and attentive. All in all the food was good the experience was good and I would go back eventually.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Ashley J
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Sterling, Virginia
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Sterling, Virginia
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169 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just went here the other day for the first time. It was what I expected, your average BBQ. I will say that the waitress we had was wonderful. Very friendly and attentive. All in all the food was good the experience was good and I would go back eventually.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went with the family. 2 adults and 2 kids. We ordered the plate to share for two. It comes with ribs, brisket, cole slaw, corn in a cob, corn bread and baked beans. It was plenty of food for all of us and it was delicious.

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charlotte, nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I am a loyal fan of Famous Dave's BBQ.....and have eaten at Dave's in a number of states. This is the worse location I have ever eaten, and if this had been my first time ever trying Famous Dave's BBQ, this would have been my last time ever eating at a Famous Dave's BBQ, it was just that bad. I... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped here for take out and I'm so sorry we did. The brisket sandwich was absolutely horrible...no exaggeration it was really really bad. It was so tough it could not be chewed and was filled with disgusting fat. My child's corn dog nuggets were so over fried and greasy that they fell apart when touched. They smelled like old grease... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I trust that previous reviewers had poor experiences, and that there are other "local" BBQ choices in the area, but our visit was not bad at all. We have eaten and enjoyed many other Famous Dave's locations during out travels as you know exactly what the quality is going to be, and this was a very good visit. Chose to... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Famous Dave's is okay for its ribs. The portions are huge. But you can find such better BBQ in the area

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

In the past this place use to be better for us. Now it is not the same. They no longer serve the chicken rice soup, which was the best. Things change, and this place has for us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is passable for a quick lunch but not the best for a real meal. The frustrating part is that is occasionally good, which means that they are buying subpar ingredients and not training or monitoring their staff. It is frustrating when a restaurant is capable of being good but decides to be average.

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Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I have gone for lunch twice. The ribs were dry and tough. Seemed to be warmed over from last night and covered with sauce. Very disappointed. Tipped waitress well because service was good but 'live and learn'. No more.

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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Have been to this restaurant 4 times hoping for improvement each time. Always get meals that are dry and lacking in flavor. Have finally learned from my mistakes. Naver again.

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Additional Information about Famous Dave's

Address: 21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
Phone Number: (703) 406-9244
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: (703) 406-9244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 11:00 pm

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