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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: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, good, good b

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Brimsmith
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Olympia, Washington
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  • Late Night
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Olympia, Washington
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153 reviews 153 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Tacoma, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've been around the world and lived in many states, I've been in every state but Alaska and I have to say- DAVES BBQ ROCKS! Whether your into Georgia, Missouri, Texas or whatever, they have it all. Top of the line sauces and crem de la crem melt in your mouth meats. I highly recommend everything they sell! Come and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I brought a group of 42 for lunch at Famous Dave's in Tacoma! The staff did a great job and the food was delicious! Our servers, Shelby and Jessie, took wonderful care of us! They were so friendly and helpful.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?