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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

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  • 6
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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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Lacey, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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119 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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