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Famous Dave's

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5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604-2509
+1 989-797-7675
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (35 reviews)
“catfish” (5 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604-2509
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both we and our waitress were surprised how fast the food came out. But it was not fully cooked! The ribs were not cooked long enough. But the waitress was nice. We order food from here as take out, a lot. And it is usually...More

1  Thank jon671859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Servers seemed to care a less about guests as there sounded like a party atmosphere in the kitchen and take-out areas. Ribs were certainly not fall off the bone -- more like gnaw off the bone. Would hesitate to return.

Thank dhpark2016
Reviewed May 5, 2018

This was the latest of many visits to the place. You walk into this restaurant and are immediately bathed in the smoky, savory scent of barbecue. Nice. I had the ribs, which were smoky and righteously seasoned and pulled away from the bones nicely. They...More

Thank drsteve1
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Best meal we've had in a long time. The nachos were EXCELLENT!! Ribs were meaty and burger was delicious. Unbelievable prices too. Heaping plate of nachos was less than $10. Definitely the place to stop

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Always great tasting food here, the pulled pork was not the warmest but Kate brought out more. Great service.

Thank Maggie123_123_11
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Was just so so good not the best standard they are known for. Disappointed on the service and experience will not be back if I can help it

Thank tscott12
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Have been to this location many times, food quality was worse the last 3 visits in a row. Ribs were not meaty and brisket was stringy. Disappointed. No manager walking around asking how things were.

Thank Momof2BoysMI
Reviewed August 12, 2017

I was absolutely blown away at my experience here. Every staff member I encountered was fantastic, big genuine smiles and attentive to me as a customer. My server was very personable and was johnny on the spot with napkins, wet wipes, and refills. My server...More

Thank ASGLondon
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

There are mainly fast food restaurants near the MBS airport that I have not visit due to lack of time or just because I am not into fast food; in this occasion I had enough time before taking my flight home to explore the area...More

Thank FAVAR21
Reviewed May 23, 2017

May 16, 2017 we were driving to Grayling, MI and knew we had to have dinner in Saginaw. My wife agreed to my hankering for BBQ. Seated right away. She ordered the Cedar Plank Salmon for $14.99 and upgraded to a side salad for $1.99....More

1  Thank Brett R
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Questions & Answers
April 10, 2017|
Response from Jason L | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. For kids 10 and under and anyone named “Lil’ Wilbur.” Includes choice of any one side or carrots and celery, plus Oreo® cookies, and a fountain beverage or milk. For kids 10 and under and anyone named “Lil... More
Gary B
December 26, 2016|
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Response from Troy D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have specials every day of the week. Just look on the website for the specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, 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: 5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saginaw
  • Phone Number: +1 989-797-7675
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