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“Good food, a little overpriced, service is ok” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
3103 S. Dogwood Rd., El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-9044
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Ranked #4 of 92 Restaurants in El Centro
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Southern CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good food, a little overpriced, service is ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

went there for lunch, had a pulled pork sandwich. the service was fast, food came within 10minutes, server was a bit slow with refills and bringing check, but overall a good place to eat. I've been there multiple times and my experience has been that during lunch the bar area has the best service as the bartender only has the few guests around the bar.

Lunch for one is around $15-17 with drink, tax, and tip, that's why I think its a little overprice.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
El Centro, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Average BBQ at slightly above average prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

I consider myself a BBQ professional..haha. I do love a good BBQ though and have eaten it all over the US. Famous Dave's has a good atmosphere (typical rustic chain decor) and good portions. The flavor is pretty good also. Where they lost me was the price. To spend $60 for two people seems a bit steep, but they are the only BBQ place in town. If you want better BBQ, head to City BBQ in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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El Centro, California
2 reviews
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great Location, Excellent Food, Chicken Marsala and Jelopino Talapia dishes are testy. Enjoy the dinner.

Visited May 2013
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Calexico, California
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Too Sweet!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The food is good if you like all the flavors of sauce on your meats to have a sweet taste to it. Tooo Sweet!

Visited March 2013
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“No matter the location, the food is consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner at the bar where the staff is friendly and attentive. The new burnt ends are very tasty and the ribs were tender and flavorful. Can't go wrong with the Mac & cheese and sweet corn for the sides. Will definitely dine here again the next time we are in town.

Visited May 2013
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