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

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just Lunch

Great BBQ Chicken and Grilled Spicy Link. I had the two meat lunch combo and my wife had the one meat lunch. Both had BBQ chicken breasts and a sweet corn muffin with one side.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen V
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Rogersville, Tennessee
via mobile
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Rogersville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ Chicken and Grilled Spicy Link. I had the two meat lunch combo and my wife had the one meat lunch. Both had BBQ chicken breasts and a sweet corn muffin with one side.

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Thank Stephen V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for a number of years to pick up dinner for the family and we tend the All American BBQ feast, and it is enough food to fill us all up. (4) Never sat in the restaurant before always called in to-go. Good Sunday football dinner!

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Thank 115greg
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We've known Famous Dave's restaurants from our area in Philadelphia and wanted to try it while on vacation in Virginia. We were very pleased to find out that the standard is the same. Although the inner and outer look of the restaurant isn't as rustic (log cabin style) as in Philadelphia, the food was great. The ribs were out of... More 

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Thank kcat140902
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My wife and I decided to have a late lunch, and was seated promptly, server gave us menu's the disappeared. To find out that they where giving out free ribs outside, and all of the employees left their tables to get free food. They were lined up with to-go boxes. This is the second time we had bad service, and... More 

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Thank Denis F
Leesburg, United States
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Bring your appetite! We had the BBQ combo and could not finish it. The food was very well cooked, and not dry at all. The service was very good, although a bit slow (they were quite busy). The server was very friendly, and knowledgeable. I like the classic sauce best, and if you tell them it is your first time,... More 

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Thank Terry E
Chesterfield, Virginia
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128 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We visited our daughter in Leesburg over the Labor Day weekend. We had spent the day touring Washington, D.C and decided to order dinner from Famous Dave’s on the way home. We occasionally order from Famous Dave’s at home until the restaurant closed. So we were thrilled for the opportunity to get a Famous Dave’s meal. We ordered the Feast... More 

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Thank Robert P
Elkridge, Maryland
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

great place just like every famous dave's. its walking distance from the hotel. pretty nice place to dine with the family.

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Thank Klincher
Riverdale, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Food was excellent staff was fast and friendly. To go was well packaged and all of the condiments were included with out having to ask.

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Thank DemetrisLorraine
Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I've been to a few Famous Dave's. A couple in Minnesota, one in California and this one in Sterling. The food looks old, tastes like it was cooked in a microwave, and was sent back to the kitchen by us. It was pretty dead in there and I should have taken that as a hint on a Friday night, but... More 

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Thank Drockenstein
Ithaca, NY
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We ordered two different racks of ribs, brisket, cole slaw, baked beans, collard greens, and french fries as take-out for a group of about 11 of us. Everyone loved the food, especially the brisket and the ribs! Would highly recommend and will order from them again when back in the Sterling, Virginia area.

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Thank Sarah D

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?