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Famous Dave's Barbeque Ribs

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Blackstone St, Fresno, CA
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start out by saying that I love Dave's! The closest one is about an hour from where we live and we'll go here for special occasions. While on this visit the food was a 5 the service was a 1. This restaurant is typically busy, but they are accustomed to it. Even though busy the service is always... More 

Thank David S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place - always busy but we did not wait for long - seated in this spacious cowboy space we tucked into a fantastic bbq dinner - the brisket and ribs were fantastic. Our family of 6 went for a meal for 4 and there was plenty. Friendly and efficient service- noisy, bustling, sport on TV's - its the USA.

1 Thank swpratt
Visalia, California
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161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes after several times I'm still happy with the food and service! Plus they usually have at least one decent beer on tab, over all I always enjoy the food and their servers. Ribs always so delicious and my friend also like it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We have been here after a shopping stop at the mall, the counter from Target recommended it to us. We loved it, real southeastern style food. We had the plate with everything on it, it couldnt be better. Service could be better, but we didnt mind.

Thank Felipe D
Clovis, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Stopped by here for lunch with my family and would have preferred to go somewhere else but group majority wanted to eat here. Excellent selection of BBQ'd meats served in a variety of ways. However I was looking for something with less protein and their only other entree options besides BBQ'd meats was a choice between 4 different salads.

Thank Mick O
Fresno, California
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This place is one that my family intends on visiting once a month. We love their food!!! The menu's are set up on what is like an old newspaper and you can take them home. The prices aren't cheap, this isn't a Mc Donald's price range. So for 2 and if you like to have a couple drinks, it will... More 

2 Thank Connie W
Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Wife, brother, and I went there for dinner last night, Brother had the big slab of ribs and now has lunch today Wife and I split the feast for 2 now also have lunch today. Always wanted to try this place and I am happy I did. Food was very good and a lot of it Would recemmened it to... More 

1 Thank s3production
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place used to be the best, but it has steadily gone downhill over the years. The food quality, portions, service, and cleanliness have all suffered. Definitely no longer worth the cost. This may very well have been our last visit.

Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Got into town late and this was close to my hotel. Service and food were good and the beeer was cold.

Thank Mark M
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We always get the feast for 2 with the brisket (my favorite). I add on a side salad which is really a very good salad with lots of toppings. My husbands favorite is the ribs and baked beans. They also have a reward program that sends discount coupons for birthdays (not good for the feast unfortunately) and they have catering.

Thank robininfresno

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blackstone St, Fresno, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: 559-261-4227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?