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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 - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good meaty, tasty bbq - nothing more, nothing less

On holiday in Tucson one hot afternoon (aren't they all?) we felt like a good bbq experience. We found Famous Dave's on a friend's recommendation and we were not disappointed. We went for, and recommend, the big sharing plate for the whole family and it was delicious. The menu says it serves up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Norwich, United Kingdom
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English first
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I stoped going to this restaurant over 4 years ago due to extremely slow and very poor service. I tried speaking with the Management only to be met with the same poor attitude. Against my better judgment I let family members talk me into giving them another try. Unfortunately nothing has changed. The prices have nearly doubled, the service is... More 

Thank speed1997
Norwich, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

On holiday in Tucson one hot afternoon (aren't they all?) we felt like a good bbq experience. We found Famous Dave's on a friend's recommendation and we were not disappointed. We went for, and recommend, the big sharing plate for the whole family and it was delicious. The menu says it serves up to 6, but the four of us... More 

Thank Paddywolf
Tucson, Arizona
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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.

Thank drtim
Marana, Arizona
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank hiquest555
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank Michael T
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154 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 

Thank QCchis
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Debbie M
Sunsites, AZ
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Thank DieselBenz
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Earl B
Oro Valley, Arizona
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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: Barbecue, American


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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