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“Famous Dave's worth the trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
435 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 253-6683
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Ranked #29 of 167 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Oak Park, Illinois
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Famous Dave's worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I LOVE this Famous Dave's! The staff is great, personable, and did different stuff I've not experienced at other Famous Dave's. For example, we ate here and on the plate, the waitress made a funny pig face out of all the sauces. Brought a free sampling of fries (enough for all of the family of 5) to dip and sample. From the sassy to the devil spit - we had fun sharing and analyzing the sauces. And of course, all the food was great. I highly recommend Dave's Favorite Burger or True-Bleu Cheeseburger. Of course the ribs are excellent! Great Famous to try out, it's unlike others. Don't pass it up.

Visited March 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I don't normally like to go to chain "corporate" restaurants, but this one is my favorite. I had the pulled pork, which the sauce was out of this world. The service was quick and the prices reasonable.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, California
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We love the BBQ combo. They give you lots of food and the service is great. It's located is right on downtown. We get a nice walk after dinner to burn off the calories


Visited July 2012
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Ingleside, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good old BBQ in the Dells”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

For our party of 6 (4 teen girls and 2 adults) we ordered the family platter. Thinking we may need to add to it after we get into it...it ended up being more then plenty with some even left over. The food was great even though we were there towards the end of the night. Tasty and plenty of it so I look forward to going back to a Famous Dave's at other locations.
PS I have to mention also that I was extremely impressed with the staff. One of the girls in our party forgot her purse there with cash and her belonging. We called on Monday after our visit and they had it set aside for her with it all still there!!! Thanks and very impressive of the staff.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Genoa City, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Best Choice of BBQ Anywhere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stopped for dinner here as it was raining and this was the nearest restaurant to the casino. But that's another story. We have see the Famous Dave's signs forever, but the signs were not enough to pull us in. Rain, hunger, & proximity got us into this one and how nice the visit turned out to be. I had a 1/2 slab & my wife had a combo plate. Both meals were great. Prior to ordering, the server brought over a bowl of chips and a plate so that we could sample the 5 different BBQ sauces that they keep at each of the tables. That was nice as it gave us an idea of what we were getting into. We are glad that we happened onto this place as it turned out to be a great discovery for us and they are now on the top of our list of places to eat when we are thinking BBQ. By the way, a half slab with two sides & the corned bread was a lot of food.

  • Visited March 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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