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Famous Dave's

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6201 Columbia Crossing Dr, Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 290-0091
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Mission BBQ, Urban BBQ in Ellicott City (the Urban BBQ in Olney is better), and this Famous Dave's. In terms of chain BBQ around, the food here is consistently good with lots of variety. The environment is warm and welcoming, great for large groups or families. It's been here forever -- a testament to its staying power... More 

Thank Katalin R
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we have been here several times in the past. I must prefer famous dave's over mission bbq. I love their catfish fingers, brisket, and collard greens. Yum! We visited a couple weeks back for a family members birthday (they wanted to go their because of the nice patio) we asked to sit on the patio only to be told... More 

Thank R9500ADchrisg
Elkridge, Maryland
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat with your hands and lick the fingers all day long....you should try the corn bread, the ribs. In short, everything served here are finger licking goood

Thank Klincher
Columbia, Maryland
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Stopped in for lunch. Went to the bar area. Completely empty on a Saturday afternoon. Service was great...I was the only customer. Tina took good care of me. Got the rack of baby backs...not as juicy as I remembered in the past. They were grilled kind of hard. The rub was spicy without being hot. Beans & slaw were good.... More 

Thank Tony W
Columbia, Maryland
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I usually get take out and have eaten in the restaurant at least three times. In my experience, I like to test/taste the Georgia chopped pork sandwich.The sides are incredible. Read the list. I assure you they are all delicious. The Wilbur beans own me. If you enjoy good Q , then I suggest a trip to Dave's.

Thank David J
Baltimore, MD
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

For a chain restaurant, the food is consistently good. We also enjoy family meals here and are never disappointed.

Thank mdtraveller_7
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I've been to this particular Famous Dave's a few times now. I will mostly review my last experience there with my family. They did great with accommodating a large group (15 people, two of which were children). We had family from out of town, my grandfather is from Texas and Barbeque is his favorite. He loved the decor, it's very... More 

Thank Alisha M
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Almost 4 this time: While we've had mixed reactions in the past, we couldn't much fault Famous Dave's this time: a tender, flavorful, messy Big Slab of St. Louis Ribs; fresh, well-seasoned cole slaw and potato salad; moist, delicious corn bread. The Sundae was just ok.

Thank Nat G
Ocean City, Maryland
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Our dinner plans were at Famous Daves only because on Giving Tuesday they were donating a percentage of each check to Special Olympics. Since it was a chain I didn't expect much but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was exceptional and I'd put it up against any non chain barbecue I've had. We opted for the family feast and... More 

Thank GV27OCMD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Went with my wife yesterday and could not be more impressed with the service and speed. The waitress was very nice and didn't over do it. The price was fine and the amount of food was outstanding.

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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
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 6201 Columbia Crossing Dr, Columbia, MD 21045
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (410) 290-0091

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