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Famous Dave's

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9911 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220-6817
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Navarre, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

OK so the BBQ is great, as you would expect, but there is waiter who you must ask for. Jonathan makes the experience a one to remember. A guy who likes to meet people is friendly, knowledgeable, and is an expert at what he does. To give you some framework I have eaten in multi Michelin Star restaurants and spent... More 

Thank Dan S
Kelso, Washington, United States
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to other Famous Dave's restaurants, but this is my favorite. The food, staff, and location all great. If flying out of town or returning, this is a great stop on the way. It is located a few minutes from PDX, or I-205 at the Oregon boarder to Washington. For $75, two friends and I shared the feast (not... More 

Thank Kenny S
Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good; but, a famous place should have a single famous sauce, not six with names that describe other "regions" of the country. A BBQ sandwich for $11.99 is highway robbery. The atmosphere was typical, walls covered in copies of advertising media and country items from years past...floor is concrete, the clatter is loud.

Thank 5fishes
Bend, Oregon
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. Had their new tacos with the beef and pork. Both were fantastic, very tasty.

Thank AprilM420
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted with promptness and seated right away, the service was very good, the best bar-b-que foods were the ribs/ beef and wings, the chicken leg quarters were so so, not well seasoned, althought the claim it was slow cooked, my leq quarters were just a bit under cooked, but however they replaced it with well done after pointing... More 

Thank Seamobileman
Spokane, Washington
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a transplanted Texan, any time I see term BBQ restaurant, I am a little skeptical. I have eaten at the Famous Dave's in both Tukwila and Portland and haven't been disappointed either time. The ribs and corn muffins are a particular highlight. Go and eat and enjoy the excess!

Thank Martin O
Perth, Australia
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Had a great meal here. Some smoked ribs and some baby back ribs. Absolutely delicious with great flavor and melt in your mouth. Service was great.

Thank Peter D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The food was good. The chicken dinner was a great choice and the choice of sides were tasty. I had steamed Broccoli with mashed Potatoes. We did not have to wait a long time for our food.

Thank Gordon Y
Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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366 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 6 getting together for some chatter and catch up. Famous Dave's was a convenient meeting point: by the airport, next to Portland, off the main highway. We Sat outside at a big table enjoying the fresh air, flights coming/going, yummy food and good service. We arrived at slightly staggered times, but the waitress was very... More 

Thank Kmcoyle
Flowood, MS
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Family of four visited for lunch. BBQ was tasty and I am pretty picky with BBQ. There was a variety of sauces. Ribs were just ok, but brisket and chicken were good. Chicken was juicy. Brisket had good flavor and wasn't too dry. Service was spot on. Pros: Kid friendly, fast service Cons: A little pricey. Over $50 for lunch... More 

Thank KathyJx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9911 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220-6817
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-493-9000

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