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Famous Dave's

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1901 South 72nd Street, Tacoma, WA
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food with HUGE portions

Our son in law raves about the BEST "hands down" burger in the world...and it's at Famous Dave's. My husband and I ordered the "feast for one"..and split it! It was more than enough food for the both of us and very good. It consists of half of a chicken, 4 ribs that melt in your mouth, chopped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
AnnaDan M
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Lacey, Washington
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English first
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped while shopping and had a great food, we stumbled on it accidentally and what a surprise on how good it was. Stop there and you won't be disappointed. All of the food served while we were there looked great, if there was more time, we would have stopped again.

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Lacey, Washington
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125 reviews 125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Our son in law raves about the BEST "hands down" burger in the world...and it's at Famous Dave's. My husband and I ordered the "feast for one"..and split it! It was more than enough food for the both of us and very good. It consists of half of a chicken, 4 ribs that melt in your mouth, chopped pork sandwich,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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173 reviews 173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Maybe the best BBQ pork sandwich available West of Memphis. The Georgia Chopped Pork BBQ sandwich is almost perfect. In a restaurant, pork bbq should be chopped. Pulled pork is for picnics and outdoor bbqs, where you pull the pork off the pig. Restaurants should chop it, and that's what they do here. Unfortunately they don't have a good Carolina... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Famous "Dave's is genuinely a great BBQ house with the atmosphere of Hickory smoke and "Old timey" decoration. Perfected Beef Brisket and Short BBQ ribs!!!! Yum!!

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Chehalis, Washington
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244 reviews 244 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I stopped in after we spent the afternoon at the Tacoma Dome watching local high school football semi-finals. We thought it would be busy since it was Black Friday but we were seated right away. We ordered our food and (I swear) it came within 5 minutes. Wow, what service! We had the bbq for 2 and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent chow and food from a chain restaurant. They are a little hit and miss with the ribs but overall I love to eat my BBQ here, when in the mood. Be careful because the portions are huge and the platter can easily feed a family of four. They also have healthy options like the chicken which is perfectly seasoned,... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have been to Famous Dave's locations around the country and this location lives up to the quality of food found elsewhere, our problem was the service around 07:00pm. We came in on a weeknight and although there may have been only 5 tables of people seated and virtually a whole restaurant of seating available it still took more than... More 

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Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Good food! Fast service and reasonable drink prices, Seemed to be a local family eatery and lots of fun!

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Federal Way, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This location is bigger than it looks and we've never had to wait very long to be seated. The hospitality is great! The staff is really friendly and the management always makes sure you enjoy your visit. They don't have a problem comping a few items if the service is slow and they'll bend over backwards to make sure your... More 

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Olympia, WA
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220 reviews 220 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was our first time to Dave's. Service was very good and attentive. It was a Saturday evening and we were seated immediately, although others had to wait later in the evening. We had barbeque beef and it was good, but maybe a little dry, but definitely not like the barbeque you get in Texas. We would be willing to... More 

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Additional Information about Famous Dave's

Address: 1901 South 72nd Street, Tacoma, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1901 South 72nd Street, Tacoma, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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