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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Fun and tasty

It is comfort food at its finest. The decor is cozy and Interresting. It is worth a visit around the resteraunt to see the pictures. Ribs are Amazing and portions are good sized.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
silicon valley
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silicon valley
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243 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is comfort food at its finest. The decor is cozy and Interresting. It is worth a visit around the resteraunt to see the pictures. Ribs are Amazing and portions are good sized.

Thank travel4fun111
Chehalis, Washington
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302 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The BBQ here is good but I would say that it is average tasting. They do cook it so that it is tender but the flavor is just average and not something that I would say it exceptional. The cornbread muffins fell apart and had to be eaten with a fork. The prices for the food were a bit overpriced... More 

Thank USN_Seabee_Wife
Tacoma, Washington
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

we have ate at a couple famous Dave's in the past and thought we would try it again. its still the same. the atmosphere is great that part I like. the service isn't bad either but the food is just so franchised tasting it really doesn't have any good smoked flavor other than what you might get from liquid smoke... More 

Thank rick r
Clarkston, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I was glad we stopped. The menu prices are very average. For two of us with a couple beers was right around $50. The food was the best BBQ I have had in a longtime.

Thank Courtney K
Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I love BBQ ribs, and Dave's are brilliant. A great variety of sauces to try. I recommend the Texas pit. Their corn bread is fresh and one of my favourites

Thank Sheeny70
Longview, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We really liked this place as the food is good and it was right near our hotel! Their service is very good!

Thank Jessie M
Santa Rosa, California
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We walked from our hotel and were not disappointed. The ribs were good and we shared an order. The corn bread was good but the corn was too over cooked. We were there during the week and for an early dinner. The waitstaff had too many tables but he was fun.

Thank R J
Lakewood, Washington
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We have been here many times. They have a great selection of various foods and so the whole family can be pleased. The only problem is that the wait staff is very slow and often does not check back to see if you need anything else. It could be because they are usually very busy but it seems to happen... More 

Thank Karen D
Eugene, Oregon
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We have been here before and are always greeted friendly and seat in minutes. My son ordered the pulled pork sandwich which he said was fine. My husband had the salad with meat choice and chili he said it was okay, nothing special. I ordered the lunch platter that comes with choice of meat and a side. I asked about... More 

Thank ALPD61
Rainier, Washington
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Three of us visited Dave's for dinner and we all felt that the food and the service were great. Between the three of us we had their Burnt Ends, Brisket and Planked Salmon. My wife raved over the salmon and the elderly friend with us felt the same way about the Burnt Ends. In particular she loved that they were... More 

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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: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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