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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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Love those ribs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Gerbes
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Milton
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Janesville, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Its a hit or miss going here . I've had really good food, clean, and great service and other times not so much.went for lunch and got the good stuff. We had our glasses full at all times, came by 5 times to see how things were going. I always get the sampler platter which everyone seems to enjoy. Reasonable... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My family and I had a great experience at this place the host Ava was fantastic accommodating us. The food was great we ordered 2 All american BBQ Feast we were 14 and it was enough even we had some left over to take home, very good ,great flavors everything was tasty specially the pull pork the waitress was friendly,... More 

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went to Dave's because we were told that they had good Mexican food. The best part of the meal was the beer. The food was fine mainly because we were hungry.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

First time here. Prob the last time here. Just too many better options. Atmosphere was great. Service was great. Drinks were very good. Food was fair at best. Ribs were more like BBQ jerky. Brisket was fatty with small portions. All of the food was very salty.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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478 reviews 478 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I made sure to come here hungry and I still was unable to finish everything on my plate. The St Louis style bbq ribs here are the best anywhere in my book. I'm a fan of Famous Dave's bbq and sauces. I see why he's won so many awards. My favorite is the sweet and zesty sauce. Delicious corn bread... More 

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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: 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?