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Famous Dave's

1901 South 72nd Street, Tacoma, WA
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Ranked #50 of 659 restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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41 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 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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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I participated in a unit-sponsored event at this restaurant and found the experience to be QUITE enjoyable! For the event, we were tarted to a buffet of ribs, chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, and cornbread...just delicious! Aside from the great food, the staff was TREMENDOUSLY helpful. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant for organizations hosting an event.

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Lakewood, Washington, USA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It's Father's Day and we headed to Dave's for the garbage can lid feast. It's my husband's favorite and always a hit. Ribs, chicken, pulled pork, fries, beans, coleslaw and cornbread. Enough for 6 or 4 really hungry folks. Basically it's real man food and you have to get messy. Don't wear white. If you leave hungry it's your own... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The barbequed brisket was great but a touch dry for my tastes, and the grilled pineapple was tasty, but the sweet corn was overcooked. I like that you have several sauces to try. It's a great spot for large groups -- we had 15 in our party and got seated right away and received fast, friendly service. (They don't take... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My colleagues and I decided to visit Famous Dave's as it was close to our hotel. There was a 15-20 minute wait, which I normally see as a good sign, and the atmosphere within the restaurant seemed average. Staff were friendly and approachable. I ordered spicy sausage and spicy pork, which came with what I think was coleslaw, baked beans.... More

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Tacoma, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I ordered the "Feast for One" and it was a good value. The only problem I have is with the rib sampler included with the meal. There are three ribs, and while they were tasty and moist, the meat was skimpy. I don't remember what kind of ribs they used (baby back?) but they were not the kind that are... More

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Veradale, Washington, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

After a long days drive, I opted to try Famous Dave's for a quick dinner to go. Their Sassy BBQ salad sounded good. Once back at the hotel, the meat tasted like it was left over from the day before. The size of the salad was decent, but not worth $10.99. On top of that I didn't receive the muffin... More

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