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Famous Dave's

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$$ - $$$
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5665 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48604-2509
(989) 797-7675
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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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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164 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Famous Dave's while visiting my son. The atmosphere is typical BBQ joint, nothing fancy. The service was excellent and the food was really good and reasonably priced. Everybody enjoyed it very much. The thing that stood out for me was the the sausage. This company is originally from Wisconsin and it shows...BOY the sausage was great. I... More 

Thank Larry T
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wide variety of food and the different sauces that are at your table leave a unlimtied choice in flavors. We always get the trash can lid with the assorted meats and sides. The corn bread is superb. Just like grandma used to make.

Thank Troy D
Haslett, Michigan
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193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The ribs are dry under the sauce, the prices are high, the place is clean, the service is good but you can get better barbecue else where.

Thank 515any
Saginaw, Michigan
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We were there for a birthday party with about 15 people . Wonderful service and great food. Big platters of different samples like ribs,corn on the cob. etc. Nice to share with a group of people.

Thank pattyc67
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178 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We are Famous Dave's fans as the food is tasty and reliable at a reasonable price. Although this might be a little smaller location than others, we were very pleased with the service. We kept it pretty cheap - I had a Manhandler Sandwich and my wife the Beef Brisket. The combination of tender, tasty brisket with the hot link... More 

Thank Paul S
Greenville, South Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Great food, we had the feast for two, evrything was great. First sweet tea we had in a week. The host was friendly and made sure we knew about the days specials. We invited the host to eat with us when he could take a break. He did and we had pleasant conversation. Just what our hungry family needed.

Thank Patti L
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I guess because it is a chain, the food is very dependable in quality. This is good because the quality is good. Also, the portions and variety are very nice. My only concern is that they took the catfish off of the menu. They said it was because of the price going up. They probably try to keep their prices... More 

Thank GoAheadMakeMyStay
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187 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We used to come here quite often but recently things haven't gone too well. The service has dropped considerably. Seems like the wait staff is just waiting for quitting time. During our last visit we attempted to get the attention of our waitress to ask her to do something about the outrageous behavior of a nearby table but we were... More 

Thank drlooper
Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

My husband and I split the full ribs with bourbon sauce for dinner on a Friday. They were a little dry but the flavor was good. My favorite was the corn muffin. I could have had those for dessert. Wait staff were attentive and pleasant.

Thank Sharon P
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

My wife and I meet another couple for dinner, we ordered the fiest for four. The food was very good they could have offered more Brisket, lots of Ribs I would say a whole Chicken, beans, slaw, and wonderful corn bread. Absolutely order the fiest for four and not individuly saves a bunch, so price not bad one more thing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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: (989) 797-7675

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