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Famous Dave's

#262 of 2,381 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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7557 E 36th Ave, Denver, CO 80238-2472
(303) 399-3100
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met family members for lunch. Service and food were ok, but not KC BBQ. I had the BBQ salad which had too much salad dressing for my taste. Hubby had brisket and green beans. Green beans were too spicy for my taste. Sister had French fries with her sandwich which was a large serving.

Thank gsmama2015
San Diego, California
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok we had a brisket and a rib dinner. Onion fries were good but half of the order was greasy. BBQ sauce selection was a plus. We were seated immediately at a bar table and the restaurant was about 75% full the whole time we were there. But it took us 10 minutes to get a server. Another... More 

Thank DLB87
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

After a tiring day at Colorado Convention Centre, I arrived at Dave's after 9:00 when they closed at 10:00. I order the Feast for 1 and quite enjoyed it. It was prepared quick and tasted amazing. Staff were easy going and helpful.

Thank Kevin A
Greeley, Colorado
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I was disappointed in the food quality. BBQ should be moist and rich in flavors. I found some of the choices here to be dried out and overcooked. It is what it is, which in Dave's case a mass produced factory version of BBQ. Portions are reasonable. Dining areas tend to be noisy and hard to carry on conversations if... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Good American barbeque with very good beer. Excellent service, good choise of typical US dishes. Only two desserts but both really good and reall abundant

Thank FastAsAShark
West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed every bite! Beans corn potato salad ribs chicken everything was good we were full and had leftovers to take home.

Thank Gina051861
Hamptonville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I have eaten at this Dave's many times as well as other locations. This is the best one I have ever eaten at & has always proven to have some good local craft beer on tap along with excellent bar-b-q.

Oneonta, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We took a group of 12 to Famous Dave's last night and to make it easy we ordered 2 All-American BBQ Feasts...wow, what a variety and there was plenty of food! FYI Wilbur's Revenge sauce is not for the weak of heart!

Thank RLAMyers
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300 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in on a Monday night for dinner. The venue was very inviting, clean, and smelled great like a BBQ place should. The staff was friendly and professional. The ribs were great, fall off the bone. The green beans were the fresh, stiff, crunchy kind that I passed on. The loaded baked potato was very good. I've always found... More 

Thank jvboyle
Keystone, South Dakota, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

The food was pretty good, and the staff was so friendly and prompt. Before we knew it our order was at the table.

Thank Laura F

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: 7557 E 36th Ave, Denver, CO 80238-2472
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Stapleton
  • Neighborhood: Stapleton
  • Phone Number: (303) 399-3100

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