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Famous Dave's

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716 Rte 347, Smithtown, NY 11787-5004
(631) 360-6490
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Long Island, New York
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210 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Dave's location has been closed since early June. At first, there was a sign outside saying closed temporarily however it was in the newspaper that it is permanently CLOSED. This is confirmed by all the signage having been removed.

Thank Ricki21
Smithtown, New York
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for BBQ on Long Island, this is a very good place. However, this is a Franchise, so be mindful of the location. The Smithtown location is not always the best.

Thank paulaA4400BU
Long Island, NY
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We tried Famous Dave's when it first opened and the service was so bad that we didn't go back for years. We thought that we would try it again as they are very close by. The barbecue is good....not real Texas barbecue but passable for NY and that is the only reason I give it three stars. The service is... More 

Thank Wahgterfg
Long Island, New York
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210 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Dave's added Fried Chicken to their Sunday menu and it was so popular it is now available during the week. As per my previous review, I am forced to go for the Collard greens (husband loves them) and so usually have the baby back ribs which are most times fall off the bone good - rarely are they tough but... More 

Thank Ricki21
Smithtown, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Famous Dave's was one of our favorite places for many years. They changed management and it is nothing like it was before. Service is slow, food is not as fresh or well prepared. Decor is starting to age. Lots of mistakes in take out and they do not follow through on making up for it. After the last take out,... More 

1 Thank NancyShuster
Miller Place, New York
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502 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Famous Dave's invites you into their cozy 'lake house' where you get to enjoy award winning barbecue. The devil's spit burger with its special sauce was superb. Corn on the cob, corn bread, cole slaw, and delicious Mac and cheese. The wings came as boneless and on the bone and the sauces were great. My favorite was the rich and... More 

Thank danfriedmanmd
Smithtown, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I've tried Dave's BBQ several times but no more. Poor service, dry ribs, and unresponsive management. Since they are a franchise now instead of being run by the corporate office, things have gotten worse. I'll go next door to Carraba's and get a consistently excellent meal.

1 Thank Hungry-Bob-K
Great Neck, New York
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188 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We were there for lunch and it was really good, brisket, chicken, spare ribs, chopped pork and size dishes are excellent , good service.

Thank RaiCharles
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

One thing a chain restaurant should be is consistent, especially in terms of food. This location is very good one visit and very bad another visit. Same with service here. Sometimes some items are great while others are just not good. A recent visit is a perfect example. Appetizer of nachos topped with pulled pork arrives with so little pork... More 

Thank maitaitane
Bethpage, New York
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Went here at around 4:30 pm this past Sunday. Waited 10 mins even though there were open tables. I understand this is prob to help the kitchen and wait staff with scattered orders time wise. We were seated at a table in a little alcove off to the side but by the front windows. VERY COMFORTABLE seating area. Cozy...... I... 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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 716 Rte 347, Smithtown, NY 11787-5004
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Smithtown
  • Phone Number: (631) 360-6490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?