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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, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great food..service needs improvement!

After a day of shopping in Buffalo, we decided to eat at Famous Dave's. The decor is really cool, the music piped in is good ole southern tunes and the atmosphere...relaxed. Our server took and returned with our drink order quite quickly, but after that, it went downhill for her...and us. She... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Rick P
Ohsweken, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

went for the first time this week with my wife during a shopping trip.excellent ribs & brisket of beef & macaroni & cheese.my wife had an order of ribs and she really enjoyed them.

Thank csinclair63
Ohsweken, Canada
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a day of shopping in Buffalo, we decided to eat at Famous Dave's. The decor is really cool, the music piped in is good ole southern tunes and the atmosphere...relaxed. Our server took and returned with our drink order quite quickly, but after that, it went downhill for her...and us. She (I forgot her name) seemed quite distracted or... More 

Thank Rick P
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201 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Frankly I was somewhat disappointed with the slab of ribs at Famous Dave's.  Surely after 8 hours of being smoked they should be falling off the bone, or was I missing something. That said, the chicken wings were yummy and service was excellent (Randy).

Thank ilrich
Elgin, Illinois
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228 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We sat in a booth. The first thing I noticed was the greasy table. It was thick.. I could scrape dirt off with my finger nail. I get they use the deep frier but.. not this bad. Then, I picked up the menu. There was food all over it. Ugh. So, we ordered the St. Louis ribs. Note.. these are... More 

Thank Tom R
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We chose to have the Loaded Baked Potato soup which was awesome, and our server who was the bartended was very attentive and provided each with two extra packets of crackers and lemon water was provided before we even asked for more to drink. Service was outstanding, the food plentiful, and the different bar-b-que sauces were fun to experiment with.... More 

Thank Roberta K
Laguna Beach, California
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399 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I had been to other famous Dave's during my travels and as excited that one was right next to my hotel. Sat in the bar area, Joshua was our server and did a great job. Ordered the burnt ends appetizer and it was great. Wanted a vodka and soda but they only had Smirnoff and hanger 1...that's it. No stoli,... More 

Thank atlagunabeach
Liverpool, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Had dinner there tonight due to its convenient location (next to hotel). It was sad. Waitress was confused, food came cold, even after the microwaved it, the meat was tough and fatty. Booth seat worn so badly the stuffing was coming out. Table sticky. Seriously, only go there if you're desperate.

Thank Liverpoodlian
Panama City Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Famous Dave's is kind of hit or miss. It is located in front of the hotel we stay at while in Buffalo. Their BBQ is very good but the service is just not consistent. Worth a try tho!

Thank kjsiters
Meriden, Connecticut
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Such a huge menu to choose from! Wish we had more time and weren't there for just a quick bite! Our waitress Sasha was very patient as the menu was so big and we just couldn't make up our minds. When I asked which cocktail was her favorite, she suggested I try the Sweet Mama's Punch; it was so refreshing... More 

Thank suzyb61
Mississauga, Canada
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The Restaurant offers an excellent experience with reasonable prices, service was excellent and the All-American BBQ Feast® included all we can think about !, St. Louis-Style Spareribs, Country-Roasted Chicken, Texas Beef Brisket or Georgia Chopped Pork, Creamy Coleslaw, Famous Fries, Wilbur Beans, Sweet Corn and Corn Bread. Served family-style. They offer happy our from 3pm-7pm and from 9pm to close.... 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: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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