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Famous Dave's

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4355 W frontage RD, Owatonna, MN
(507) 455-2900
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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, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Surprisingly Good

Stopped by for a quick lunch on recent trip to Minneapolis. Although I have eaten at various Famous Dave's around the country, I found this location to be particularly good. The service was great and the food quite tasty. Had a "pulled chicken sandwich" with a side of beans. Would recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DrMacBeth
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for a quick lunch on recent trip to Minneapolis. Although I have eaten at various Famous Dave's around the country, I found this location to be particularly good. The service was great and the food quite tasty. Had a "pulled chicken sandwich" with a side of beans. Would recommend this restaurant as a good choice when traveling I-35... More 

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Thank DrMacBeth
Ventura, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

3 groups of people arrived after my family of 4 and were served their appetizers and entrees. In this time we never had a waitress speak with us. We will never frequent famous Dave's again.

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Thank andermeg
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Friendly server. Was attentive for drinks. Side salad was large and tasty. Shredded pork was tasty as were side dishes, but the entire meal was served lukewarm. Need better care from the kitchen.

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Thank David W
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Use to have diced ham. Use to have cinnamon apples. Use to have less fat in the shredded meat. Use to have better table service. Even the sweet tea tasted watered down. Too many better options to go back.

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Thank Travel R
Mason City, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I ate there with 7 other people on saturday night. Got there around 7pm no wait list alot of open tables. We got our table right away. The server came by right away to our drink order came back with drinks took our app order which took like 20 minutes to get to our table. The restaurant was only half... More 

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Thank Mike M
Dryden
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Food was great, quiet environment. Server very friendly and courteous. Order was quick, the right temperature and very good. We will be back.

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Thank Charles W
Decorah, Iowa
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ate here with my brother-in-law on way back to Iowa after a Twins game. This was a good stop before we each went our ways. I had a pulled pork sandwich that had plenty of pulled pork and flavor.Once we placed the order it came out of the kitchen very quickly which we both appreciated. Server was friendly and prompt.... More 

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Thank jameslouie
Spencer, Iowa
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We always eat at Famous Dave's whenever we go to Owatonna/Medford and it is usually very good. However this last trip I am not sure if it is under new management, new kitchen staff etc. but it was an experience to say the least. We got a table right away which was nice but maybe should have been our clue.... More 

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Thank Diane H
Owatonna, Minnesota
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stop here frequently. The personnel are always fairly informal, but very helpful, respectful and courteous. The food is high end of what you expect in a primarily "rib" theme. Having a selection of sauces at the table makes it easy to personalize each patron's 'heat' level. The non-rib menu is broad enough to at least satisfy, if not delight,... More 

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Thank tony k
Rochester, MN
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Family ate here recently...evening meal. We have dined here before. We again had a good experience. Solid bbq to be had here. Friendly, attentive service. What more do you want?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4355 W frontage RD, Owatonna, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: (507) 455-2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?