We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Famous Dave's - CLOSED

21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
+1 703-406-9244
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“coleslaw” (5 reviews)
“cold beer” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
All Details
Reviews (113)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

41 - 50 of 112 reviews

Reviewed September 29, 2014

Every time I go here, the food isn't that good, or its small portions, not enough sauce, not a good selection of food and toooooo salty!!!!!!!!!!!! .... I think there are better places for BBQ

Thank Emma J
Reviewed September 20, 2014

I am not sure what Dave is Famous for but its not this food at this location. The food was reheated at best. I went on a Saturday and there was hardly anyone at this restaurant compared to others in the area. The wait staff...More

Thank Jon_Bixler
Reviewed August 23, 2014

NC Outerbanks BBQ is gr8; and so is Famous Dave's!! A taste sensation. The restaurant is clean, not-so-modern, and just down homey. You come for the food and service. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Christina H
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

The food here is way too salty. We had the ribs, chili, Texas brisket, and pulled pork. The brisket was extremely salty and spicy. The chili was too spicy for my teenage daughter and we dont mind spice. Corn muffins were the only food we...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've been on the road since April, eating out. And while I want a home cooked meal, my time at home is spent taking care of business and preparing to leave again! Oh well, it is what it is and not a complaint. That being...More

Thank Charlene E
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

While visiting the capitol, we stayed near this restaurant. It was so, very good. The atmosphere was southern blue grass meets Kriegers. Almost everything has a, "kick". If you can't handle a little spice, don't eat here. All 3 teenagers LOVED the food. For 5...More

Thank AUJACK2011
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I found the service was warm and welcoming. The briskett ends sandwich was over salty. Mac and cheese was ok. The pickles were good and their hot bbq sauce was good as well.

Reviewed May 28, 2014

After seeing the TV commercials for 'Burnt Ends', my Wife Judy and I decided to give Famous Dave's a try. Wow! We both had the 'Burnt Ends' steak sandwich. It was fabulous! I highly recommend the 'Burnt Ends' sandwich.

1  Thank THing4CSA
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We celebrated Mother's day at this Famous Dave's, it was my wife's first time, and she really enjoyed, we tried the burned tips to start and they were really good, then we shared one of the feasts, we had plenty to have dinner at home...More

1  Thank AlCifuentes
Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have finally given up on Famous Dave's. After trying different things on numerous occasions I was never happy with their product. Ribs not cooked well, pulled pork not smoky at all, and their wings are never as ordered.

Thank JRDamare
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 hotels in Sterling
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sterling Dulles
300 reviews
.15 miles away
Hampton Inn Dulles-Cascades
614 reviews
.23 miles away
Hyatt Place Sterling/Dulles Airport-North
437 reviews
.46 miles away
Extended Stay America - Washington, D.C. - Sterling
114 reviews
.59 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Bungalow Lakehouse
227 reviews
.28 miles away
Don Corleone's Brick Oven Pizza
148 reviews
.11 miles away
Miller's Ale House - Sterling
70 reviews
.39 miles away
Captain Mas seafood & Crab House
77 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Algonkian Regional Park
146 reviews
2.21 miles away
Claude Moore Park Recreation Center
39 reviews
1.45 miles away
Volcano Island Waterpark
20 reviews
2.05 miles away
Claude Moore Park/Lanesville Heritage Area
24 reviews
1.01 miles away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing