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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 740-3180
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome staff, very well educated about food allergens, gluten free knowledgeable. Roasted chicken is incredible.

Thank JellyBean2464
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The atmosphere and service are always great here. Sometimes I find the food to be a little mediocre.

Thank Chloe V
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We headed there for dinner before seeing James Taylor at the arena nearby. The food was good but it got very busy in there and our food was on the cold side. Seeing as there was an event nearby that evening there should have been more staff. Our waitress was overworked.

Thank Lk L
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We love this place, come every time when in Duluth. Love the mashed potatoes and beans! This time around tho the ribs were extremely fatty and hardly no meat for such a high price meal. I was disappointed only for the meat issue. The brownie was amazing too! Great service, and love being able to head over to the arcade... More 

Thank Crystal Ann S
Alexandria, Minnesota
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

You can't go wrong with BBQ - this is always a good experience for us when we choose to eat here. Close to everything on the Boardwalk and the hotels.

Thank mnnice2015
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Famous Dave's has good burgers and bbque chicken as well as a wide variety of other basic good eats. The bar options are limited so don't go for the wine but they have good beer options and some mixed drinks that are OK.

Thank Michelle L
Thunder Bay, Canada
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

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

Thank Kevin G
Thunder Bay, Canada
2 reviews
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 

Thank Ernie M
North Carolina
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310 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 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.

Thank cemckeon
Burlington, Vermont
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank Amethystcamper

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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
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: (218) 740-3180

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