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Famous Dave's

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21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
(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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3 of 5 stars 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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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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600 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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170 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for a number of years to pick up dinner for the family and we tend the All American BBQ feast, and it is enough food to fill us all up. (4) Never sat in the restaurant before always called in to-go. Good Sunday football dinner!

Thank 115greg
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We've known Famous Dave's restaurants from our area in Philadelphia and wanted to try it while on vacation in Virginia. We were very pleased to find out that the standard is the same. Although the inner and outer look of the restaurant isn't as rustic (log cabin style) as in Philadelphia, the food was great. The ribs were out of... More 

Thank kcat140902
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12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My wife and I decided to have a late lunch, and was seated promptly, server gave us menu's the disappeared. To find out that they where giving out free ribs outside, and all of the employees left their tables to get free food. They were lined up with to-go boxes. This is the second time we had bad service, and... More 

Thank Denis F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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: (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?