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Famous Dave's

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23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1561
(732) 296-9009
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Was in the mood for BBQ. Drove over to Famous Dave's - who never disappoints. Had appitizers and a garbage can lid. The food was very good as well as the service.

Thank KEN H
Edison, New Jersey
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We loved Famous Dave's and went quite often but they changed their menu, minimizing the dishes and their once great presentation of food for more than one. Also the menu is no longer in bright colors but on a drab piece of paper. No more home made potato chips and many other appetizers that we loved. We were very disappointed... More 

Thank Susan F
Monmouth Junction
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63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't starving so had the smoked turkey salad... Should've good for their specialty which is always great. My bad. Atmosphere anyways good too.

Thank hatman15
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574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Other than difficult to get unless approaching from the north on US 1, this always fills the bill locally when BBQ is desired. The selection is wide and always excellent. We love the burnt ends and a variety of ribs. The ambience and decor gets one in the mood for some good eatin' and never leaving himgry. Service is quick... More 

Thank Richard C
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. For a chain restaurant you will not be disappointed. Both my husband and I had the two meat combo. We both had the St Louis ribs. I added southern rib tips and my husband got the burnt end rib tips. You choose two sides. The orders also come with a deliciously moist corn Muffin. $17.50/$18.49. Lots... More 

Thank Cynthia P
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

My family and I enjoy this place. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. However, just after we got to the restaurant, a party of 8 came in. Even though the restaurant was not crowded, they mostly had booths for seating and not enough tables that they can push together to make room for a party of 8.... More 

Thank Donna G
New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Service was OK, waitress cheery and attentive. Drinks were made well. Nachos were decent and spicy. Devil Spit burger was not as spicy as I thought it would be. Plus, I was not that warm. Place was ok

Thank dave911nj
new jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

The ribs were not falling off the bone and I don't even think there were baby backs. The chicken was not good either. $125.00 for 4 that didn't eat the meal.

Thank schulzie
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148 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Ate here recently after the first restaurant I was looking for was closed. Had a seat at the bar. Really friendly service, great portions. I had the "choose 2" meat plate with 2 sides. Mac & cheese yummy as was the mashed potatoes. I had chopped pork and marbled brisket for meat. All of it was very good. Even with... More 

Thank bigmohank
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

Famous Dave's BBQ has a new boneless short rib in a buffalo sauce which can be complimented with their homemade blue cheese or ranch dipping sauces. They are a delicious way to begin a meal. Chicken, ribs, and brisket are always a favorite at the restaurant and service is always good.

Thank John P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: 23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1561
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: (732) 296-9009

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