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“Fun place for a party dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
601 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, MD
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Ranked #74 of 136 Restaurants in Bel Air
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bel Air, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fun place for a party dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Famous Dave's is BBQ ribs type of place. They are family oriented place that is loud, noisy and fun. A perfect place for a birthday party. They offer a variety of BBQ sauces and different types of meats to put the sauces on. One of my family's favorite menu items is their garbage can lid. You pick a variety of menu items and they are served on the lid of a garbage can. A wooden stand is put on the table to support the lid. The large lid holds enough food to feed a family of 5-6. Their casual atmosphere, good food and reasonable prices makes it a family favorite even if we aren't celebrating a birthday.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Bel Air, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Burnt Ends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The burnt ends now on their menu were delicious! Just be careful how much you order as the portions with the onion straws were larger than expected!!!

Visited March 2014
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Bel Air, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Ribs were not good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was really looking forward to this place because very few restaurants service ribs. I was disappointed. They weren't fall off the bone and their sauces were not good. This place is overrated.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Milford, DE
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Finger Lick'n Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Ordered the St. Louis style ribs (1/3 rack). Very tender and tasty and very messy! Don't wear your good clothes when eating these ribs. Our party of six included new comers to Famous Dave's who were visiting from Massachusetts. The waitress sent them home with a free bottle of their barbecue sauce. Service was outstanding and everyone enjoyed their meal. Definitely a good go-to place for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nice Barbecue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We come here quite often. The barbecue is quite good for a chain restaurant and they have a decent selection of Draft Beer. If you want barbecue in Bel Air you can do a lot worst then here.

Visited December 2013
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