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Sterling, Virginia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I've been to a handful of Famous Dave's restaurants and this one was mediocre. We were there on a Saturday around 1pm for lunch and there were only a couple other folks in the restaurant. Our food arrived very quickly. We got ribs and brisket. Both were pretty dry. As a few others have said, it seemed like the food... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Every time I go here, the food isn't that good, or its small portions, not enough sauce, not a good selection of food and toooooo salty!!!!!!!!!!!! .... I think there are better places for BBQ

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Cordova, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I am not sure what Dave is Famous for but its not this food at this location. The food was reheated at best. I went on a Saturday and there was hardly anyone at this restaurant compared to others in the area. The wait staff was congregated around the bar chit chatting when I arrived. After being seated, my server... More

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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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