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Famous Dave's

21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
(703) 406-9244
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Ranked #14 of 202 restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Sterling, VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is barbeque the way it was meant to be. Famous Dave's is a chain restaurant, but don't let this scare you or sway you in any way. The food is great! All the menu items are fresh and tasty. Best, of course, are the ribs and other meats. I have always enjoyed the St. Louis ribs with their generous... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

...and I've tried most: Urban, Red, Hot, Blue, Willard's can't hold up against Famous Dave's overall quality. The ribs are fantastic with several types of sauce to choose. Chicken, brisket, veggies, fries...all good! We eat in and take out. I don't care for other types of ribs, such as dry rubs. Excellent ambiance. I usually order more than I can... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

They have very good ribs and a very tasty BBQ sauce. The price for amount of food you get is very good.

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Sterling
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The have the best ribs in the immediate area! Their side are very good too. When I'm too tired to cook, the is a great take out option.

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Sterling, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just visited a few nights ago. Food was fine. Service better than most. Reasonable price. I had the cod fish sandwich. It was tasty.

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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The barbecue is always great, fresh and hot even for take out orders. Their coleslaw is the best I've ever had.

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Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I love BBQ and have traveled to the various BBQ contest in Memphis, TN and Galax, VA. I'm a fan of the North Carolina style, my favorite being Lexington BBQ in Lexington, NC. The BBQ here is good, not the best, but good. The sides are really good, corn on the cob, corn muffins, slaw, and baked beans with meat.... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

If you like any type of barbecue, they will have it here. We only struggled because of the impressive variety. We chose a couple of plates with a variety of barbecue meats and loved every one. We couldn't finish the huge portions, but we were sure to come home with our to-go box! Be sure to go in with a... More

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miami, florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place has been around forever. We enjoy it every time. The best value on their menu are the family meals, which are supposed to feed four people. We always have enough for four and left-overs to go. The brisket and pulled pork is great, awesome baked beans (it has green peppers, which adds great flavor), and my kids love... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

It had the chopped pork and Texas Briskets (Pick 2). It was tasty, only cost me about 13 bucks for everything. The little explanation of the sauce differences was very helpful. For my sides I had the Mac and Cheese which was very nicely spiced and had a kick to it. My other side was the Potato salad which I... More

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