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Famous Dave's

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6201 Columbia Crossing Cir, Columbia, MD 21045-8201
(410) 290-0091
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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24 restaurant 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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68 reviews
44 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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68 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: 6201 Columbia Crossing Cir, Columbia, MD 21045-8201
  • 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?