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Famous Dave's

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4505 Canal Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418-2378
(616) 301-7711
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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Livonia, Michigan
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday night. It wasn't that busy, which kind of alarmed me. However, we were greeted and seated instantly. Cait (our waitress) was extremely helpful and pleasant. Food was delicious. No complaints.

Thank Art C
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I stopped by for lunch while in the area. I normally get the brisket but I was looking for something along the lines of a lunch item. I really didn't expect much from the burger since they specialize in BBQ. I was wrong, the burger was perfect, smoky, tangy and sweet. The only problem I could barely finish it. The... More 

Thank Kalpers
Grand Rapids
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I am not usually a chain restaurant kind of person, but Famous Daves I make an exception for. We got a sampler and the burnt ends got our attention. Next time we will just order them, as they were really tender and good. Service is always good for us, and the Sweet and Sassy sauce is our favorite anywhere.

Thank Newkie
Holland, Michigan
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159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Everyone was happy with their food except me. They liked their ribs and pulled pork sandwich. The corn bread muffins are really good. I ordered the steak which was about 80 pct inedible due to a gristle running thru the entire piece. I couldn't even cut thru it. I finally gave up fighting it and ate my sides. $85 for... More 

Thank Dyan M
Gillette, Wyoming
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569 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Took a client to FD for his birthday dinner. 6PM on a Monday and the place was empty, but service was less than attentive. We order the All-American feast and the meats were so-so, the portions were less than I expected for the price, the fries were cold, the corn over-boiled. The coleslaw was the best part. My client; who... More 

Allegan, Michigan
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Lunch was great having the meat combo, wings and brisket with baked beans and corn bread. Reminds you of a family cook out with non of the work. Got to stop by for the feast.

Thank Westheman
Holland, Michigan
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We had an extremely good meal today at Famous Dave's. The ribs and sides were delicious. The ribs while cooked extremely well and falling off the bone lacked the size that we were used to. They were a little on the thin side but still tasted great! We ate in the bar and the server was also the bartender. She... More 

Thank ColWill06
Grand Rapids
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I've made several visits to Famous Dave's in Grandville, MI. Their food is fantastic, the atmosphere is fun, and the staff members are very personable. Out of all the restaurants in Grandville, Famous Dave's is our first choice.

Thank 837margew
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Great BBQ for a chain restaurant, best famous Daves I have been to in the country. Good is consistent and the service is great!

Thank Bill C
Grand Haven, Michigan
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My hubby & I went there for lunch Sunday. It was my first time, he had been there once before with a friend. He got the brisket w/ ff's and broc. The brisket was very tasty but they serve it on a slice of white bread on a type of wax paper on a tray. the brisket needs to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: 4505 Canal Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418-2378
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grandville
  • Phone Number: (616) 301-7711

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