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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Early Bird Menu

I visited this location twice for Memphis Ribs since it is a stone's throw from the front door of the Hampton Inn Galleria where I am starying. On the first visit the Memphis ribs were good but too crip for my tastes. Second vist I asked the waitress to request less crisp ribs which were more... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I visited this location twice for Memphis Ribs since it is a stone's throw from the front door of the Hampton Inn Galleria where I am starying. On the first visit the Memphis ribs were good but too crip for my tastes. Second vist I asked the waitress to request less crisp ribs which were more satisfying. The taste the... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were staying overnight in Buffalo and stumbled upon this place while searching for somewhere to get a bite to eat. What a great choice! Pleasant service, great food, huge portions. I had the Sassy Barbeque Salad and it was delish!!! Only downside is that I live in Canada and can't get back as often as I'd like :)

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Famous Daves BBQ is one of our favourite restaurant when visiting Buffalo. The ribs and chicken are my favourite , and my husbands favourite is the brisket. This meal will fill you up and may even take some home with you.

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Lancaster, NY
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174 reviews 174 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was my second visit to Famous Dave's and since I couldn't finish all of the food the first time around I thought I would be smart and just order the burnt ends appetizer with a side Caesar salad and a corn muffin. The food was fabulous! Best corn muffin in a restaurant ever and still too much food to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very good ribs, but the sides were so small. I think could do much better in that department. Overall good food. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I really wasn't expecting anything special, to be honest with you, but what I found is better tasting barbeque than some of the other locally owned places around here. I am always kind of hesitant to try chain restaurants--(sit down variety). Me and my partner tried the feast for 2 people(it fed 3 people) which included BBQ ribs...St. Louis Style,... More 

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Brooklin, Canada
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183 reviews 183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had always eaten here at dinnertime, but decided to try lunch. We had the soup and salad combo ($5.99). Their chicken wild rice soup is an old favorite. It is tasty and full of stuff - a meal instead of a soup. Honey BBQ dressing replaces the ubiquitous honey mustard and is just as good. Lunch portions are smaller... More 

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Williamsville, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You have to try this place if you like ribs. We had the family platter which gave you brisket, ribs, pulled pork, corn, French fries and corn muffins - EVERYTHING was simply delicious and the ribs just fall off the bone with moisture. There is a variety of sauces at the table that you can try or mix and match.... More 

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Lockport, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I took my father here after buying a 'Groupon'. I had heard that it was pretty good from a few people. We got the Deluxe Nachos (with brisket) as an appetizer. I got the Texas Brisket as my entree while my father got the pork sandwich. For starters the place was pretty dead because it was only 1:00pm. There may... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

One on the tell tale signs of wether or not I've had a good meal are what effect it has on my digestive system the following day. From 0-10 with zero being no effect and 10 being the likes of a tornado in my tummy, famous Dave's gave me a 4, some reflux indigestion. I must add the ribs were... More 

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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
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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