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Famous Dave's

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23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1561
+1 732-296-9009
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute lunch with family, food was great. Service was quick, no complaints at all. The New Brunswick location is on point.

Thank Tonne D
Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The bbq here is the best in the area for easily an hour. The tables are sticky because they are over waxed which gives it a backyard bbq type of feel. But the baked beans, ribs and pulled pork are all seasoned well and cooked great.

Thank Ramon A
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

If you crave BBQ ribs or brisket, and you live up North, this is the place to go. It's hard to find a place that does ribs right here in the North East, usually a small word of mouth place is where you can find decent ribs. I usually taste other's selections, but I almost always get the St. Louis... More 

Thank DizFanatic
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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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83 restaurant reviews
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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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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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1,357 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 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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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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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

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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, Large groups
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: +1 732-296-9009

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