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9971N Grand Pines Lane, Hayward, WI 54843
715-462-3352
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This Restaurant is now closed

Sadly the original Famous Dave's on Grand Pines Lane was destroyed by a fire in November 2014. Dave Anderson has opened a new BBQ restaurant - Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse in April 2015. It is located in downtown Hayward on HWY 63. A smaller menu than the restaurant but really good smoked meat and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
FoofusPKitty
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Sadly the original Famous Dave's on Grand Pines Lane was destroyed by a fire in November 2014. Dave Anderson has opened a new BBQ restaurant - Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse in April 2015. It is located in downtown Hayward on HWY 63. A smaller menu than the restaurant but really good smoked meat and side dishes. Try it, you'll like... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food and service, pricey and its has a great Northwoods atmosphere and they serve good meals overall. Unfortunately it is now closed due to a fire.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I love the Sassy Bar BQ Salad. The staff are friendly although the standard Famous Daves greeting is a little over enthusiastic. The scenery is amazing and it (was) on the shores of Round Lake. Unfortunately it burned down this winter and am looking forward to them rebuilding. I hope they recreate the old building as it was from an... More 

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Wysox, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been a famous daves fan since my first visit. Been to my locations but the original is still the best hands down. Never a let down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Made a trip there last summer on the bike with some friends. The food was awesome and the atmosphere was wonderful. I was really saddened to hear that it burnt to the ground as I was looking forward to a trip there again this summer. Can't wait until they rebuild! We will definitely go back again!!

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Sorry that those who are looking for a nice restaurant featuring bar-b-Que will have to find another place. Famous Dave's has suffered a fire this past week. Keep checking to see when it will reopen. Since Famous Dave has at least one other restaurant in Minneapolis, you can still taste their special - a variety of meats on a aluminum... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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148 reviews 148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ate here with special friends in July 2014. We were a large group and shared a few trash can lids. The food was as wonderful as the first time. We sat outside and the weather and the view of the lake that evening was spectacular. Our friends from Hayward told us this week that Famous Dave's burned and was totally... More 

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Stone Lake, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Original Famous Dave's was a great place to eat. It burned to the ground today. Hopefully it will be rebuilt soon and rise like a phoenix from the ashes! I will review it again at that time.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Famous Dave's Original Restaurant burned to the ground during the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. It is a devastating loss for the Hayward area. Owner, Dave Anderson said shortly after the fire that he will rebuild ASAP .

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Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
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241 reviews 241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Came with a group of Harley riders enjoying one last ride before the weather turns. They set us up in a "room" and took our orders quickly. Food was great, especially the cheese curds and chicken wild rice soup. Burnt ends pretty tasty as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9971N Grand Pines Lane, Hayward, WI 54843
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hayward
  • Phone Number: 715-462-3352

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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