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“Great BBQ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
1011 North Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85201
480-615-1444
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Ranked #85 of 787 Restaurants in Mesa
Cuisines: American
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Description: Famous Dave's best Phoenix barbecue restaurants and catering. BBQ ribs, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and salads. Open lunch and dinner.
Temperance, Michigan
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Great BBQ pork - good sauces - tasty dill pickles. Ho-hum atmosphere.

Visited January 2012
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English first
AZ
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246 reviews 246 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“Okay food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We were not impressed with this place. There are several sauces that you can put on your meat. Our meat was a little dry. The food was average. We got a variety of meats and our favorite was the pork. The mac and cheese was good though. We don't quite understand what the hype is about this place. Perhaps we've been spoiled with excellent BBQ before so this place did not live up to our expectations.

Visited November 2011
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Good ribs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Went with large group. Good service. The meat dishes were very good, especially the ribs, but the sides were generally weak. I take that back, the corn muffin was good. The selection of BBQ sauces was fun. Poor beer selections.

Visited January 2012
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