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Famous Dave's

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4565 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 888-1512
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, friendly service. Nice selection of BBQ sauces. Okay prices.

Okay to good BBQ. Meat is well cooked. Very mild smokey flavor. Onions rings were excellent. Insanely noisy with screaming kids and babies for Saturday lunch ... ugh... Lunch price and volume of food for lunch was okay. Waitress was exceptional.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
drtim
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Okay to good BBQ. Meat is well cooked. Very mild smokey flavor. Onions rings were excellent. Insanely noisy with screaming kids and babies for Saturday lunch ... ugh... Lunch price and volume of food for lunch was okay. Waitress was exceptional.

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Marana, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our party of four locals visited Famous Dave's today for first time and we won't be going back. The ambiance is attractive and fits the BBQ theme but the food is mediocre. Of the four orders, the meats and catfish were very dry. The garlic mashed potatoes was pasty. The corn bread and the selection of sauces were very good,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My son and I went for a late Fathers day lunch. Kind of a guys BBQ time lunch and wanted to try a new place. The atmosphere was well decorated like an old garage yet clean, organized and comfortable. We ordered the burnt end n cheese appetizers, a plate of short ribs and a plate of 1/2 slab St. Louie... More 

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Stockton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have dined at this location many times but have noticed lately that the food is not the quality nor quantity that it use to be. We both had one of their lunch specials and both of us were disappointed. I had ribs consisting of 2 ribs with hardly any meat on it and over done. My husband had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had lunch here with a group of 6. The waitress was not at all concerned about splitting out separate tickets and was very cheerful the whole time. The service was the best I have ever experienced during a lunch rush. Drink refills appeared before glasses were emptied, extra items requested were brought quickly. We experienced no delays in ordering... More 

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Sunsites, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I took my wife here between dentist and eye dr appts ... I ordered the 1/2 rib plate, and my wife ordered the chicken Caesar salad ... My mashed potatoes were mediocre, but my ribs were tasty, with just a touch of tasty crust/crunch on them! My wife said her salad was good! Since I have a VERY SENSITIVE stomach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Usually a restaurant can be measured by its value or by the quality of its food. Famous Dave's is great value, great food.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had never desired to go here but was curious to see for myself if it was what I imagined it to be. Yes and more! Corporate " cutsey and banal- average food and, in my opinion, a ripoff. Their "Famous" chili tasted like out of a can, the rib lunch (3 ribs and some fries, and oh yes, a... More 

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philadelphia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Famous Dave's across from Tucson Mall used to be my favorite place for ribs. We've eaten there many times over the past years, and stopping there for food used to be a ritual on the way home after attending University of Arizona athletic events. Maybe it was just bad timing, but during our last 2 experiences over the past few... More 

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Europe
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We are from Europe and visiting the USA for a road trip of 6 weeks. During the last 4 weeks my wife and I became real fans from Famous Dave's. We did eat several times at different Famous Dave's restaurants and the food was always great. I became a big fan of the St. Louis style Ribs which I ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4565 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 888-1512

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?