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“MEH...” 3 of 5 stars
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Famous Dave's
7165 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509-4764
814-790-4205
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Ranked #83 of 323 Restaurants in Erie
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Toronto
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“MEH...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We had heard from friends that visit this place when they travel to the USA and RAVE about it so we thought we'd give it a try.. The service i will say is outstanding and very friendly..
we ended up ordering the "plethora of meat carnage served on a garbage can lid" or whatever it's called so we could try just a bit of everything. Seeing as this place if famous for its ribs and brisket i was excited to try them both.
Firstly, as soon as we ordered we were then informed they were "out of brisket"..what??!! A place that made its mark perfecting a type of food does not run out?...I've never been to a mcdonalds that ran out of big macs, or a an olive garden that ran out of pasta?..regardless, still ordered the meatpocalypse plate.

The sides they give are AMAZING!!... the meat tasted old and dry, kind of a let down seeing as we like to eat a different restaurants when we travel down to the US..

great staff...food..well i would have rather cooked it myself maybe.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“poor quality bbq ribs.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

my girlfriend & i went to famous daves location on peach st. the menu was kinda slim on food choices. i ordered their signiture item, st. louis bbq ribs that our server had recommended... those ribs were the toughest pieces of meat that i ever had!.. it was a hard time pulling meat of the bone with my teeth, the meat also had very little taste to it & werent the tender juicy (fall off the bone) type of ribs that i enjoy eating. maybe i should have tried the baby back ribs instead? my baked potato was even under- cooked & hard to mash down with a fork.... i wont be back here anytime soon... if i want great bbq ribs i will stick to going to dinner cheddars resteraunt by the mall, tgi fridays or ruby tuesdays!

Visited January 2013
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ROAMING SHORES
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stopped here for lunch today. I ordered the BBQ pork sandwich with coleslaw on it. It was fantastic. Famous Dave's sauces are sooooo good. My favorite was the sweet and zesty. My son also got the BBQ pork sandwich (without coleslaw). Hubby ordered ribs with. "Wilbur beans". Baked beans with jalapeños and their hottest sauce. Oh boy! His tolerance for hot stuff is high and he enjoyed them. Ribs were cooked perfect and were delicious. He had the pineapple rage sauce. This is another one at the higher scale. This is now my husbands favorite sauce. We even got bottles of sweet and zesty and pineapple rage to take home. My daughter got the standard chicken tenders which she said they also were good. Everyone there was nice and our waitress Alex was awesome. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Yummy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We ate her for dinner while staying at splash lagoon an indoor water park about 1/2 mile away. We had a delicious meal with reasonable prices and good portion sizes. Can't wait to return:)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was our first visit here and it was a good one. We were very impressed with the food and atmosphere. The only complaint is that we went New Year's day and they were out of both meals that our kids wanted. We will definitely stop there again when in the area.

Visited December 2012
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