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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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  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 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
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Love this place there food is always good and the service is amazing. I love the cornbread and the ribs but my favorite is the pulled pork sandwich

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Love this place there food is always good and the service is amazing. I love the cornbread and the ribs but my favorite is the pulled pork sandwich

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love BBQ ribs, and Dave's are brilliant. A great variety of sauces to try. I recommend the Texas pit. My friend tried the brisket, and it was pretty bad, dried out slices of meat. The restaurant is very family friendly with an outdoorsman hunting feel to the decor. The staff are very attentive.

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Lacey, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We lived in Kansas City about 3 years ago and have not had any BBQ to our liking since then (having lived in North Carolina and California). Two weeks ago we tried Famous Dave's at Cascade Station in Portland and loved it. This location is the closest to where we live (albeit 30 miles away) and we will gladly drive... More 

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Yelm, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Always a great selection of meats/sauces to try from every pallet prefference...you've got sweet to flaming hot! I LOVE their corn bread with honey and the spicy Mac and Cheese side is SOO good! I always end up getting the Feast For One (which you could easily split with someone!) and there is SOOO much food! I always have 3... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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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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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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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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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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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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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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