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Famous Dave's

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1753 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY 14225-4924
(716) 892-7427
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for being close to Residence Inn

We were taken to a table (party of 5, 2 arriving later) with attitude when we arrived for a late lunch. Nice setting and great smoke smell.... Waitstaff did not know beer & wine choices, and resulting need to check took forever (at 2 pm, in an empty restaurant!) which then delayed everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Katherine R
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Kingston, Canada
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grimsby, ontario
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food was so, so. Service was excellent but the atmosphere and food were just OK. The salmon meals and Ribs were enjoyed by other members of the group but the brisket was certainly not what you would expect from a full time BBQ place

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had the feast for 2. Good amount of food for the price . But the quality and temperature were missing. Ribs were rather dry and cold. Brisket was very dry and cold. Chicken was good and warm. Corn bread was very good. Beans were hot and tasty. Would have rather gotten the greens than the slaw. First time here dining... More 

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North of Toronto
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A group of us often drive to Buffalo to do some shopping and during our trip we usually always have our dinner at Famous Dave's. Our last 2 visits tho have not been to the satisfaction of what our experiences have been in the past. At our last visit, they ran out of brisket, and I'm finding it a little... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This restaurant is a family favourite. We always stop here for lunch when shopping in Buffalo. Food is messy, sticky, huge portions and just amazing!!! The corn bread and baked beans are the best side dishes by far. My daughter loves the kids corn dogs and doesn't even look at a menu anymore, she just orders those every time! They... More 

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ordered the feast for 2 and had more than enough for 3 person. The fourth person had the salmon, that was good and a normal size. Everything was delicious, but rather pricey. We did not get any refill of our drinks, were never asked.

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Kingston, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were taken to a table (party of 5, 2 arriving later) with attitude when we arrived for a late lunch. Nice setting and great smoke smell.... Waitstaff did not know beer & wine choices, and resulting need to check took forever (at 2 pm, in an empty restaurant!) which then delayed everything else. We tried to make light of... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Ate at this Famous Dave's this evening. A little slow in being asked for our orders and it deteriorated from there. Waitress was very inattentive. Never asked if she could get us refills even though she came by the table several times. A good server offers drinks. Food was fantastic once it arrived. Took nearly 15 minutes from the time... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Was craving Q while visiting family in Buffalo and was more than pleasantly surprised when I ate there. The food was some good, down home BBQ! And plenty of it! They don't fool around on filling you up! Good food, good prices and the wait staff was friendly, courteous and quick! Looking forward to going back when we visit again!

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Messy, sticky, delicious BBQ will not leave you wanting more because the servings are HUGE. Ordered the feast for 2 with an extra meat and had dinner for 5! I cannot believe how much food this place gives you - the chicken and ribs are absolutely fabulous! So moist and flavorful. Sides are very good - corn on the cob... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey, Usa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

EVERYTHING was super spicy. Nothing to cool it down but our drinks - which were refreshed frquently. If spice is your thing this is your place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1753 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY 14225-4924
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: (716) 892-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
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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