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Famous Dave's

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1205 W Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551-3946
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good choice if BBQ is what your looking for, it's not the best I've had but it's good and the service is good too! Gets busy so show up early!

Thank Rob B
Palmdale, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The st Luis style ribs are the best in town, they fall off the bone and have a lot of meat on them. The waitress that took our order checked on us many times to see if we were happy. You must try them when your in the Palmdale area!

Thank videorudy
Quartz Hill, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Excellent choice of BBQ. Love the sauces! My favorite menu item is the one served on a metal trash can lid. Great ambience!

Thank Brenda H
Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We love Famous Daves! The service is always good, and the food delicious! We often pick up a family platter meal, and bring home, when we have visitors!

Thank Terri H
Palmdale, California
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Good food and good service always go together, especially at Famous Dave's in Palmdale, Ca. The food feasts for two always hit the spot as they are a mix of all three main dishes. Ribs and chicken always go together especially with 6 different sauces, each one spicier than the last. Try it. You will think you are home on... More 

Thank Steve B
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I love BBQ. But was disappointed with Famous Daves. The meat was dry. The meat I had was smoked but as far as I could tell no seasoning was on the meat. They give you many sauces to put on your food after the fact. Very unimpressed

Thank Gary T
Odenton, Maryland
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I've eaten at Famous Dave's in a number of different states, had a number of different meals, over the course of a couple of decades. It's just average. Price is up there for around $20 a meal or more, but the ribs, they are always tuff and chewy. Sauces are fun with many flavors, but they just don't help. The... More 

Thank Mikeleemon
Palmdale, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Co-worker/friends decided to take advantage of the lunchtime special of the day. We each ordered the "Bones" special. I just ordered the grilled toast and chips. Was satisfied with the taste, amount and price. The daily specials are the best deals.

Thank denari2015
Victorville, California
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Been here twice and both times the food was pleantiful and really tasty. It can be messy but that adds to the fun. The decor is fun, too. I would recommend this for anyone who likes BBQ.

Palmdale, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I went here for a birthday party. I must say you get a lot of food for the money. The food is quite tasty. I had the beef brisket, links, and ribs. The ribs were a little dry for my taste but everything else was good. Excellent cornbread, and collard greens.

Thank Anita J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 1205 W Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551-3946
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palmdale

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?