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Famous Dave's

9971N Grand Pines Lane, Hayward, WI 54843
715-462-3352
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Ranked #25 of 63 restaurants in Hayward
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Hayward, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My friend and I live in the area and hadn't been here in a number of years. We wanted to do something different so we stopped in Sunday for lunch. Our server was not good. She made no attempt to be friendly. The worst part of her service was that she never said thank you, not even when she brought... More

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Willowbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great food and a wide selection of meals and appetizers. Nice big comfy bar. Our bartender Lance was superb.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner on Thursday before the Birkie. I had the southern fried chicken, friends had the ribs and a burger. The food was good but not outstanding. If you want an a meal for the family that is good this is your place. Don't expect an outstanding meal and you won't disappointed. Lots of TV's and an excellent... More

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Had always planned to eat here, and got a nice surprise as they had run out of riblets, so they cut the price and threw in drinks, sweeeeet! This is a great brunch, good for all sorts of people, very family friendly, we take the grandkids here all the time.

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Wisconsin
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11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Always nice to visit the original Famous Daves for the barbecue ribs. Make sure and try the loaded baked potato. Excellent location.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Worst BBQ unless you like fake BBQ. I ate here once and laughed at the supposed BBQ they were serving. I just judged the KCBS Sam's Club BBQ National Championship Regional Contest last weekend in Woodbury. Famous Dave's was entered and "Famous" Dave was there cooking. There were 30 teams in the contest. "Famous" Dave placed 27th out of 30.... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

On Round Lake near Hayward, if you like RIBS...this is your place. Interior is aged...needs some upgrading and improved window views of the beautiful lake. Outside seating is somewhat limited...could be improved. A real plus: Famous Dave's puts on the best 3rd of July fireworks display in the county. Yes...that is the 3rd of July...not the 4th of July. Guess... More

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Ashland, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We were coming from ashland wi. to eat there had been there a few times before we were the first ones there that evening, I would like to start out that I have worked in this industry for 27 years, and I have never written a review. Our server was beyond excellent. Our food on the other hand was very... More

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WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have been here multiple times; mostly a good experience. It seems that when they are busy, especially the summer months, the food and service is better than the off season. This visit, Saturday night, they were not busy. We all ordered sandwiches. I had the pulled BBQ chicken sandwich with fries and added a side of grilled pineapple. The... More

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minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This hasn't been our first time to Famous Dave's on Friday night, but my first review for them. They have a GREAT Fish dinner on Friday nights..Great breading/seasoning that makes the fresh alaskan cod some of the best I've eaten. When we're in Hayward, Famous Dave's the place to be on Friday's. Oh, and you get to pick 2 side... More

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