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Famous Dave's

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4355 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN 55060-4303
(507) 455-2900
11:00 am - 10:00 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a traveling Ob/Gyn (drcathylbagleydotcom) who traveled through Owatonna on route to Blue Earth, MN this earlier this year. I stopped in familiar with the chain feeling I'd get just what I expected. And, I did! They did not disappoint! I kept it simple ordering a half rack of ribs, veggie sides and a drink. The service was fast... More 

Thank drcathylbagleydotcom
Oklahoma City
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Famous Dave's many times and don't remember ever being disappointed. Their food is always consistent. The corn muffins alone can keep you coming back. My favorite thing is the jalapeno mac and cheese. It can be really spicy sometimes. My favorite meats are the pulled pork and roasted chicken. We don't live near a Dave's, so... More 

Thank compton49er
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Most of the food was good but brisket was really dry and we all found the mashed potatoes awful. We could be seated right away and initially were attentive. However people close by broke a cup and they just left it there for several minutes. My 3 yr old must have stuck too much food in his mouth or something... More 

Thank Dealmom83
Boone, Iowa
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We ordered the Dave's Sampler platter and it was great, We ordered the feast for 2 and for the most part is was really good, except the corn tasted like it had sat in a pot of water all day. We could not eat very much of it after eating the sampler platter so we ended up taking most of... More 

Thank Kim M
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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269 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We shared the feast for one. Would be hard to imagine eating more! Really is a feast! Still, lots is not always best. In this case, the grub really IS the best! We loved it all, and highly recommend this meal!

Thank Jack B
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We arrived for lunch around 12:30, there were plenty of tables open, not busy at all, but took over 10 minutes to seat 8 of us. Must like BBQ to eat here, we attended with friends who love this place, even though we like BBQ Sauce we weren't in love with this place. Menu seemed pricey, especially for kids menu.... More 

Thank Sarah F
Owatonna, Minnesota
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

we go here for lunch quite often. we always have the ribs and some days they are very good and other days they are just excellent!! when you go you must try the bread pudding, it is fantastic. did I mention the service is also excellent

Thank retiredguy2014
medford, MN
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

A typical Dave's with great messy ribs and pulled pork. I like the food and service is always above average.

Thank charlesarthurs
Clarkston, Michigan
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527 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Place was rather empty for a Wednesday at noon but we gave it a try. Service was very good.. The food came quickly and was hot when it arrived. We both enjoyed our meals and thought the food was good. Reasonable priced. I would return.

Thank JeffreyTravel
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 4355 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN 55060-4303
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: (507) 455-2900

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