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Famous Dave's

21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
(703) 406-9244
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Ranked #20 of 203 Restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

NC Outerbanks BBQ is gr8; and so is Famous Dave's!! A taste sensation. The restaurant is clean, not-so-modern, and just down homey. You come for the food and service. You won't be disappointed.

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Colchester, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food here is way too salty. We had the ribs, chili, Texas brisket, and pulled pork. The brisket was extremely salty and spicy. The chili was too spicy for my teenage daughter and we dont mind spice. Corn muffins were the only food we enjoyed. None of us finished our meals. We had to drink alot of water the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've been on the road since April, eating out. And while I want a home cooked meal, my time at home is spent taking care of business and preparing to leave again! Oh well, it is what it is and not a complaint. That being said, I was craving some ribs and Famous Dave's potato salad. What a disappointment. The... More

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Old Monroe, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While visiting the capitol, we stayed near this restaurant. It was so, very good. The atmosphere was southern blue grass meets Kriegers. Almost everything has a, "kick". If you can't handle a little spice, don't eat here. All 3 teenagers LOVED the food. For 5 people to eat and drink it was $80.

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Sterling, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I found the service was warm and welcoming. The briskett ends sandwich was over salty. Mac and cheese was ok. The pickles were good and their hot bbq sauce was good as well.

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After seeing the TV commercials for 'Burnt Ends', my Wife Judy and I decided to give Famous Dave's a try. Wow! We both had the 'Burnt Ends' steak sandwich. It was fabulous! I highly recommend the 'Burnt Ends' sandwich.

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Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We celebrated Mother's day at this Famous Dave's, it was my wife's first time, and she really enjoyed, we tried the burned tips to start and they were really good, then we shared one of the feasts, we had plenty to have dinner at home the next day. The service was really nice, and we got a visit from the... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have finally given up on Famous Dave's. After trying different things on numerous occasions I was never happy with their product. Ribs not cooked well, pulled pork not smoky at all, and their wings are never as ordered.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We eat here often and I always enjoy the pulled pork bbq sandwich. Also like the fries and cole slaw. Good wait staff and prices reasonable.

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Sterling, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I like the relaxed atmosphere at Famous Dave's. Food is good and the bread pudding is the best in the area. We have tried bread pudding at list of restaurants and Famous Dave's beats all the rest!

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