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Famous Daves

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3030 Milton Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 757-8100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 14
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Typical Famous Daves. Good meal and very friendly staff. If anything my plate seemed to have somewhat small portions, especially for costing almost $20. Recommend for anyone traveling thru the area as it is easy on/ easy off the interstate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MXMagnum
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical Famous Daves. Good meal and very friendly staff. If anything my plate seemed to have somewhat small portions, especially for costing almost $20. Recommend for anyone traveling thru the area as it is easy on/ easy off the interstate.

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Thank MXMagnum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent. If you love BBQ this is the place to go. We ordered a combo platter, everything was very good. Service was fantastic.

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Thank WIBadger10
Milton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If ever craving pure protein and you don't mind getting a little messy, this is the place to go. I actually prefer going here in the cold, dreary time of the year since they create a 'warmer' southern feel inside the eatery. By far my favorite is the beef brisket - only downside is they don't really offer it as... More 

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Thank Gadabout352
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

I ate here for freedom festival and I had the ribs came with your choice of sides they were out of corn bread muffins but offered to give me extra potato salad to make up for it

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Thank Jamie C
Janesville, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have never had a bad meal here. They have lots & lots of choices from salads to barbeque ribs. I believe it is Tuesday nights they have their dinner for 2 on special. It comes on a metal garbage can lid & has very yummy barbeque food to sample (chicken, ribs, pulled pork along with cole slaw, baked beans... More 

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Thank Roxane E
Monroe, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We got there after the lunch crowd was gone. The waitress didn't know the menu very well. The food came fairly quickly, but we didn't receive everything we were supposed to and unfortunately didn't think about it until after we were on the road later. it also took a long time for the check to arrive and a long time... More 

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Thank david K
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Meh..the bbq sauce is pretty good especially considering that I personally like the sweet but don't want the heat. The rib meat itself is not good at all. Amateurs like me with Webers can do far better. I went here shortly after they first opened when I was in high school and never went back until tonight. Honestly, I'm fine... More 

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Thank Clint J
Janesville, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This is my husband's favorite place to eat in Janesville. If you like barbeque style food, it's a must try. The portions are huge and everything is smothered in your favorite kind of sauce. I'm not a huge barbeque fan and so it's difficult to find food for me to eat, but the staff normally let's me customize a meal... More 

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Thank roxycakes
Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I like to go to Dave's for lunch. Love their chicken/wild rice soup, served with corn bead. You can order it as a cup with your meal or bowl alone if you are a light eater

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Thank dee1767
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We frequent Famous Daves a lot. The food is always excellent and the atmosphere is always fun. Our server on Valentines Day was terrific. Make sure to get the Wilbur Beans as a side!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3030 Milton Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Janesville
  • Phone Number: (608) 757-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?