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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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$$ - $$$
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12148 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907-3719
+1 239-690-3283
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good service, good special on feast for 2. The only thing I was disappointed in was the ribs, they were very dry and hard to chew. For a place that is famous for their ribs I thought they would be better.

Thank Carrieleeelofson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to try Dave's after driving by several times. It was well worth the stop. I had brisket, mac and cheese and steamed broccoli. Best brisket I have ever had. Mac and cheese was spicy as advertised and tasted great. Broccoli was steamed and seasoned very well. My wife had the pork, garlic mashed potatoes and... More 

Thank Ken H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the rib/pulled pork dinner. Both were very good. The ribs were tender fall off the bone. The sides were very complimentary also. We are looking at a return trip soon.

Thank Shirley M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always OK in these places...not spectacular but always OK. Place was packed but we waited for half hour to get a table. Had chicken and pulled pork. Service was efficient, drinks before we sat down hit the spot and wait was not too long Good night for casual eating

Thank saltsy372
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Sunday evening and it wasn't close to closing time but the restaurant side was dead so all the servers had taken all the sauces to clean or something so getting a sauce for my pile of meat was like pulling teeth. Not cool. Cole slaw wasn't cold or tasty. It was just an OK night. Normally... More 

Thank southmiamijill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We eat here twice on a recent trip to Fort Myers. Both times we had the brisket and it was smoked to perfection. We had it with fries and coleslaw and corn bread. Service was good. Staff were pretty friendly and drinks are 2 for 1. No complaints and will be back next time we are in the area.

Thank larnerdarren
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were out on New Years Eve for a quick bite. We were seated in Andrea's section. She was the most unfriendly waitress I've ever had. Over charged us, we had to ask for refills. By the way, they weren't that busy. Waitresses usually work for their money, however I didn't want to tip her but we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

As always, food was great. Service was atrocious. Waitress stated she was busy but didn't see her much. Not terribly attentive, didn't acknowledge us when spoken to.

Thank Jeanne V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Good BBQ and tender brisket. Hubby had the sampler platter. I had the Beef Brisket Taco appetizer and the HUGE Banana Pudding in a parfait glass. It was all good!

Thank 24Lover
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Get the full platter and you will have plenty left overs for lunch, dinner, etc that plus I find it so hard to chose from all the different types of BBQ. Chicken, RIBs, pulled pork, tip, ALL in many different styles and flavorings...YUMMY

Thank Gary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12148 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907-3719
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-690-3283

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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