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Famous Dave's
23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 296-9009
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Ranked #23 of 169 Restaurants in New Brunswick
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Franklin Park, New Jersey, United States
1 review
“awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

the food was extremely salty, will not visit the restaurant again.
the only thing I liked was the bread, the servers were very nice and the place was very nice, but like I said he food was verey salty.

Visited January 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
New Jersey
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great ribs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I had eaten at another Famous Dave's location, so I was familiar with the menu and decor.

The menu is southern but the decor is New Englandy.

I always order the ribs which fall off the bone, love the bbq sauce and cornbread.

Service is what you would expect at a busy chain; pleasant waiters/waitresses.

This location is next to a very busy cinema multiplex, so the best time to go is in between show times.

Visited January 2012
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Finger Lickin good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Very good but traditional (nothing fancy or unique) BBQ. Ribs can be inconsistent but usually is very good. And their Wings are excellent. No frills (rolls of paper towels on tables) and food is rushed so you are too at times. If you want to have a slow dinner and linger - not the place for you.

Visited January 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Decent chain - good for a hungrey meat eating crowd”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

I have been a bunch of times. Typically with a crowd of dedicated meat eaters so we get the large platter. The food is good - straight forward BBQ with a selection of suaces - corn on the cob, corn muffins, slaw. What is not to like>

The down side is that it is a chain and the help changes quickly so some inexperienced and daffy waitstaff have been encountered. The place can be cold - AC too high bring a sweater all year! Sometimes it seems a little factoryish and not personal - turning down the AC would help make it warmer in several ways and turning down the canned sounding music would help as well. In general this is a good value and on the nights that we have had good wat staff it is a fun family kind of place.

One 80 dollars platter can feed six people.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Best ribs anywhere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

My family loves Famous Dave's. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend the St Louis ribs. They are fall off the bone tender. For a spicy treat, try the Wilbur beans! The service is always great. We have even used FD's to cater a birthday party. I don't understand the bad reviews. Famous Dave's rocks!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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