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Famous Dave's

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21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
+1 703-406-9244
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Could they please wash the table so they aren't sticky or grimey? It's difficult to completely enjoy you good when your arms are sticking to the edge of the table. Also it was a little strange to seat table after table right next to each other so it felt crowded when there were enough tables to put some space between... More 

Thank LLL160
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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193 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My team catered famous Dave's in for lunch and it was excellent. The brisket and pulled pork were exceptional and as always, the coleslaw was amazing. I would definitely recommend for a good catering option.

Thank kmbrown021393
Herndon, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Famous Dave's used to be one of my favorite barbeque restaurants but since the menu changed, I seldom go there! They used to have drunken apples, generous portions and the selection was larger! The current menu is limited and portions are smaller. Incidently, for a rib place, they also now have "smaller/skinner" ribs! Bring back the big bones! Dinner conversation... More 

Thank C H
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Went in on a Friday night, around 630, very empty. Had tenderloin plate - tasty. Ribs were ok, a bit dry. Chicken wings were poor. Dried and reheated. Came with celery and I think those white things were carrot sticks, kept out in the hot air. Drinks - had two margaritas - were good, not overly sweet. Had to go... More 

Thank VAAussie
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great place. Delicious BBQ! We go there once in a while. It's a chain store, but the food is always very good.

Thank Barbara C
Northern Neck, Virginia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

When we want fresh fast food, Wendy's has always been our go to place. This particular Wendys is clean and the service is fast and friendly. It sit off to the side of a strip mall area, so it can be difficult to get out of since it has a four way stop sign just inside its main entrance to... More 

Thank Deborah K
Leesburg, Virginia
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Called in usual order, which was ready on time except that they had run out of collard greens. They didn't call me to let me know instead waited until I arrived to tell me. With today's technology, you should have called me (my order is connected to my phone number). It was about 7:30 on a Sunday, you run out... More 

Thank 4BearsinVA
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Had a corporate event and had them cater for 70 people. The ribs were fall off the bone and the briskette was excellent. Everyone really enjoyed it

Thank Canesbiggdogg
Chesterfield, Virginia
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199 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

We don’t have a Famous Dave’s where we live so occasionally when we visit family in Leesburg we order from the Famous Dave’s restaurant in Sterling. We had not eaten there in about six months so we decided to order dinner from Famous Dave’s before we headed home. We called in the order in route to the restaurant. We ordered... More 

Thank Robert P
Rogersville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Great BBQ Chicken and Grilled Spicy Link. I had the two meat lunch combo and my wife had the one meat lunch. Both had BBQ chicken breasts and a sweet corn muffin with one side.

Thank Stephen V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
10:45 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 703-406-9244

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