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

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  • 7
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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
GREAT PLACE

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Roxane E
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Janesville, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Monroe, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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Milton
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I have always liked this place, unfortunately so does everybody else. Go early if you don't want to wait. It is a little more to spend but it's worth it. We've been there several times always have great service & I just love those ribs! The family platter you can get to go feeds more than 4 people, and they... More 

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BETHLEHEM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Not quite sure what Dave is famous for. I've had better ribs at fast food Dickeys. Corn on cob was bland, beans had an off flavor. Draft beer was good as was the chilled side salad. The feature BBQ? Eh...

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WI
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place usually seems to be busy. Location? Quality food & service? Or lack of sufficient quality restaurants in Janesville? A combination of each. Servers generally smiling and very good service despite being overwhelmed at times. Haven't had a bad meal here with the burgers & chix sandwiches underrated and often overlooked. Wish there were more Famous Dave's locations in... More 

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Rockton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited this restaurant on two occasions in the past two weeks. The servers are always upbeat and have a great attitude. The food is consistently good whether you eat sandwiches or want to share the garbage can lid which is filled with outstanding bbq.

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Additional Information about Famous Daves

Address: 3030 Milton Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545
Phone Number: (608) 757-8100
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Janesville
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?