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Famous Dave's

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6201 Columbia Crossing Cir, Columbia, MD 21045-8201
+1 410-290-0091
11:00 am - 11:00 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I had been avoiding this place because I am biased against chain barbecue restaurants. After visiting, I have to admit I was wrong. They have a very extensive menu. The BBQ was excellent. Sauces were varied and delicious. Food was plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Overall very good! I stand corrected.

Thank KPM5228
Columbia, Maryland
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This could be a Sunday staple meal for me. It is only served on Sundays. It isn't the same as the Hot Chicken you get in Nashville, TN but it will do for now. I will definitely keep going back for this meal.

Thank ChefHarvey
Odenton, Maryland, United States
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408 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Went with friends to catch up & this was the perfect place. Our server never hurried us. The service was friendly & prompt (although we did have to ask to drink refills several times). The meats & sides were good-as always. The pleasant surprise was the salmon. It was cooked perfectly & bathed in a very tasty glaze. A nice... More 

Thank Bob O
Columbia, United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Over 16 years we tend to drop by Famous Dave's 3 - 4 times per year. It has cycled from great, to good, to great, to barely OK and is clearly making its way back toward great. Love the rib tips and the sides are all really good. Best BBQ sauce selection around - something for every taste.

Thank Les J
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94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Our experience for the four of us was really great. We all had something different, from The ribs and burnt ends combo, Baby Back Ribs, Caesar Salad, and Burnt Ends appetizer. I loved the appetizer, as it was just the right amount for me and included a few of their delicious pickles, pickled onions and the onion strings. The server... More 

Thank Susie P
Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Urban BBQ, Mission BBQ and still I always end up back at Famous Daves -- Smiling faces as you walk in and the food is always on point. Sometimes I find their ribs a little rough but on this occasion they were cooked to perfection. Sides are also a huge benefit here -- more so then other places -- I... More 

Thank Ken W
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 Cir, Columbia, MD 21045-8201
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-290-0091

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