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Famous Dave's

9971N Grand Pines Lane, Hayward, WI 54843
715-462-3352
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Ranked #23 of 66 restaurants in Hayward
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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St. Thomas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch one day while visiting Hayward. The ambiance is exceptionally nice with a true North Woods feel. There is a large main dining room as well as a large bar. The entire facility resembles a giant log cabin with a large stone fire place in the center of the room. There are excellent views of the... More

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Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The ribs are nothing special and the sides are very small. I am not a big eater and they were small. Our waitress was amazing, and the food came out quickly. If you are looking for a special experience you can say you were at the original famous caves. if you are into fast food this is it. Rush you... More

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Fairview, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is actually in Round Lake about 8 miles outside of Hayward. Beautiful log building like you expect to see in the north woods, sitting on the lake front with docks for boat access also. Food was good and consistent and the staff was working like a well oiled machine.

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Illinois City, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We get to Hayward frequently to visit family and we always try to include a meal at Famous Daves. There is often a modest wait time, but the wait is well worth it. They easily accommodate large groups, and our group is between 8 and 12 people. We usually get placed in little alcoves which allow us to freely converse... More

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Watertown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place has declined over the years. The service was lacking had to always be chasing our waiter down. Food was just so-so. My brisket was fatty and not the warmest. Drink refills were hard to come by. We did love the décor of the place.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The terrible service started when we had to ask for a children's menu and then never got any crayons to go with it. We had to ask for our water to be refilled. We ordered the Feast for 2. I did not keep track of the time but it took forever to come. My son asked for more milk and... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited on a weekday for dinner with family. Overall I would rate it in between average and very good. Full slab of ribs were very good but the two sides that come with the ribs were quite small. My daughter ordered Mac and cheese, but her dish came out cold. We did not sit near the lake so that may... More

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Always enjoy dinner at the original Famous Dave's outside Hayward, Wisconsin when in the area on business. Lake setting is beautiful along with nice BBQ menu. Believe it or not, the catfish are excellent. Being from Louisiana, I can evaluate catfish and Dave's does an excellent job. Strips fried nice and crisp on the outside and moist on the inside....they... More

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

So, we were heading up to Cable, WI to see a greenhouse there, don't bother, it looks way better on their website, so we stopped in Seeley for a brew, at the local saloon there, oh and we also stopped at Mulberry Street, but did not find anything. Then on the Famous Daves on Round Lake, what a great place.... More

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Galena, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have stopped here before but I never wrote a review. We were there in April and the food as always was excellent. You have the ambiance of the Northwoods along with the beauty of the lake. We sat at the bar and the service was excellent. They has a Subday brunch going that looked awesome.

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