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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-3180
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bring an appetite!

While staying in the Canal Park area for a night, we developed a craving for some BBQ. Our server was friendly and efficient. The Vikings game was on all the televisions, ice cold Lake Superior Kayak Kolsch was the perfect accompaniment to my feast. It included pulled pork, chicken, Wilbur... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Amethystcamper
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Burlington, Vermont
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here with my parents for dinner and we shared the Garbage can lid. Every piece of food on the platter was amazing! Corn bread muffins, ribs, chicken, brisket MMMMMMMMM

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Thank Kevin G
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Thumbs up to the staff working New Years Day. I phoned in a lunch order and ran over to pick it up. I had the cajun chicken burger and my wife had the hickory chicken burger. The chicken was cooked perfectly. All the toppings were fresh and crisp. The fries were not overdone and had the perfect amount of salt.... More 

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Thank Ernie M
North Carolina
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289 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We loved their cornbread and sides but found the bbq (pork and brisket) a bit dry. Service was average. Nice that they have a selection of sauces for different palates. Portions are very large so plan to share or get a to-go box.

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Thank cemckeon
Burlington, Vermont
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

While staying in the Canal Park area for a night, we developed a craving for some BBQ. Our server was friendly and efficient. The Vikings game was on all the televisions, ice cold Lake Superior Kayak Kolsch was the perfect accompaniment to my feast. It included pulled pork, chicken, Wilbur beans (excellent), corn on the cob, coleslaw and corn bread.... More 

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Thank Amethystcamper
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Have been to Famous Dave's numerous times and I will continue to go back here. The food and service is awesome. There's something on the menu for everyone. Love the cornmeal muffins and the sides they offer. Be careful if you order nacho's for an appetizer they are huge! but soooo good! It's in a great location if you want... More 

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Thank Littlewes_2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It's Famous Dave's.. Food is always great, you can always walk away happy with a big, full, tummy of barbeque deliciousness! Service was good, food came fast and whole family was happy!

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Thank Shelley R
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great food, a place to go to with co-workers, family and friends. The service was also wonderful. Try a Bloody you will love them.

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Thank roxaneh750
Marco Island, Florida
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Famous Dave's is located in Duluth's wharf area. This neighborhood is worth a visit and so is Famous Dave's. The food is tasty and the portions are huge. Our waiter was friendly and the service was quick. There is inside and outside dinning. We were traveling and enjoyed our saucy dinner near the lake.

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Thank 98980
Saginaw, Minnesota
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were spending the day with the grandkids in Canal Park so we stopped in for dinner as we know that there is something off the menu that will please all the kids and myself. My wife had a fantastic salad, my granddaughter and youngest grandson had the usual chicken fingers, one grandson had the hamburger while myself and the... More 

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Thank Jack H
Duluth, Minnesota
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We love BBQ and Famous Dave's, even though it's a chain, is one of our fav's to eat at. Food is always good, staff good, and prices are not too bad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: (218) 740-3180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?