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Famous Dave's

1901 South 72nd Street, Tacoma, WA
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Ranked #83 of 656 restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
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38 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
14 reviews 14 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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Tacoma, Washington
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209 reviews 209 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We go here during happy hour to eat wings and naked rib tips (add your own sauce). They are half price! We have been going here for a number of years. We prefer the bar over the restaurant because the restaurant gets VERY loud (also no happy hour prices). We noticed on our visit last week that there have been... More

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Olympia, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I love this location they're fun and serve amazing food. The manager always comes over to our table and calls us by name. He loves telling people about some of the history of the artwork and is a world traveler. If they get something wrong they always fix it... every time. I also like the homemade bbq chips.

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Chehalis, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I first found Famous Dave's on a trip to Colorado and I look for them every ware I go! I have found them in Arizona and California and Portland Oregon. They all look the same and the food is out of this world. I love ribs and they give you plenty of them, they almost melt in your mouth.

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