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Chehalis, Washington
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216 reviews 216 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

So not a fan of chain BBQ joints usually. But being here in WA there are no good BBQ restaurants. So Famous Dave's is a welcome addition to the area. Their food was good, I had their Feast for One. It came with 1/4 Roasted chicken, 3 ribs, chopped pork, coleslaw, fries, and beans for $20. Everything was good. Service... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

So, I love Bbq and like when I can find a really tasty place to enduldge in that craving moment of tender saucy meat ;)) andddddd this place served me justice! I ordered pulled pork and must add i was satisfied upon leaving. Great Place

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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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