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“bbq” 3 of 5 stars
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Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que
1720 22ND St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1412
(515) 267-0800
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Ranked #73 of 208 Restaurants in West Des Moines
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Ankeny, Iowa
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“bbq”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

It is a chain so everywhere you go it is usually about the same. A lot of seating and nice servers. A good menu to choose from and the sauces are good. Decent prices and too big of portions for the most part (gotta love America.)

Visited June 2011
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
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“Great Bar-B-Que”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Frequent this restarurant for the value and great food!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
“If you like bugs”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

I had a salad for starters and found a bug. Also, the salad made the inside of my mouth swell up. I told a manager who was unapologetic and not willing to do anything to resolve the issue. Never going there again. Why would you want to go to a chain bbq restaurant anyway when there is Woody's Smoke Shack in town? It was on Good Morning America and is the best bbq I've ever had.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“The service is slow and...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2008

The service is slow and unenthusiastic. Good luck getting in and out of there on your lunch break, even if the place is empty and you have a full hour. The food is okay. Nothing to shout about, but not terrible either.

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“A chain, but still my favorite BBQ in town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2008

A chain, but still my favorite BBQ in town.

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