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Famous Dave's

9971N Grand Pines Lane, Hayward, WI 54843
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Ranked #24 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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65% Recommend
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Finding a place that is willing to show a once every 4 years tournament is joy. Of course we were there for a match that included the USA so one would hope they would air it on one of their TV's. But since we were eventually part of a 'crowd', we finally had a niche of TVs all to ourselves.... More

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La Crescent, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wonderful atmosphere, great place to come by boat!! Very good Chicken Wings, great service! Scenic Deck

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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As long time Famous Dave's fans, we were glad to have the opportunity to again visit The Original Famous Dave's in Hayward. The food is consistent with the rest of the chain-but the ambiance is pure Northwoods. It's a huge lodge on Round Lake, with a good sized bar featuring local and national brews. We had Leinenkugels in the bar... More

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Medford, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have gone to Famous Dave's on several occasions. Finding BBQ joints in Wisconsin is not too easy, so you often have to settle for what is out there. Dave's has a nice atmosphere and is family friendly. The ribs are average, they lack a real smokey flavor. The brisket and pulled pork are my options of choice when I... More

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St. Thomas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
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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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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