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Famous Dave's

9971N Grand Pines Lane, Hayward, WI 54843
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Ranked #24 of 67 Restaurants in Hayward
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Well it seemed like a theme in the resort area, but again a huge crowd on a Friday night at 6pm. Tons of empty tables but the host said not enough servers. We waited at the bar and had a couple of drinks with the idea of getting a table outside for the sunset. Unfortunately the 15-20 min wait ended... More

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Manning, Iowa
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We discovered a couple of tips in advance about Dave's thanks to Trip Advisor. Yes, very friendly service and most assuredly, a long wait from kitchen to table. I would add two more tips, stay away from their garden salads and keep in mind the hot dishes might not be hot. As too the taste of Dave's famous ribs, we... More

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137 reviews 137 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is the original famous Dave's and it's a lot of fun with great barbecue. It sits right on the lake so you can come by boat or by car. It's also decorated like no other famous Dave's and the service is pretty good too.

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Luck, Wisconsin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have been to Hayward dozens of times over the past 30 years, but had never stopped in at the original Famous Dave's. We had a great meal and - although we were familiar with the food from the other locations - it was more enjoyable with the great setting and service. We'll be back on our next visit to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Make sure you make lots of time to eat here. A group of 7 came to eat here for lunch. The waitress was extremely rude telling us that she didn't have a lot of time for us to make decisions. We witnessed two tables order after us and receive their food before us. Two people ordered ribs, two ordered burgers... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One does not simply go to Famous Dave's and not order their ribs!! Best ribs of all time. I feel soo lucky to live 15 minutes away. If you're in the area around the fourth of July, go see their amazing fireworks show on the 3rd!!! They have one of the best shows... Way better than Hayward.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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197 reviews 197 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was on a trip to meet a long lost friend and we decided to meet halfway. We ended up at the ORIGINAL Famous Dave's in Hayward, Wi. Not part of the corporation that owns the chain of Famous Dave's but stated by the same brilliant man. A huge log cabin on a north woods lake. Ample parking. Cabins nearby... More

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Rockford, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We asked the hot to seat us next to an outlet as out cell phones were dead. They were able to accommodate our need. The food came very quickly. I had the half chicken. The chicken was ok and the side of macaroni and cheese was good. The cornbread was awful and sawdust like. Our server was very helpful with... More

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Lansing, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the origional location in 1994 for 1St Diamond Dave's then Famous Dave's.Its a short drive from Hayward out at round lake.The buiding is old but beautifull and updated.All the usual BBQ items and great sides. Friendy staff. Keep in mind I go here once a year in busy summer on Sunday night.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a great change of pace while on a family vacation in Wisconsin; we visited Wilderness Walk in Hayward and my daughter-in-law suggested this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The service was very good and the food was excellent plus we had a nice view of the lake while enjoying lunch. We would all agree to come back here... More

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Additional Information about Famous Dave's

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

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