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Famous Dave's

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1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
253-722-0500
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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San Antonio, Texas
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254 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Famous Dave's has too many choices when it comes to your meal. They have helped you with your problem. They have different size sampler platters for as many people as you have. The sampler for one had 4 meats and 4 sides plus 1 cornbread muffin. Couple that with beer on tap and how can you go wrong. They had... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

kristen was prompt and very helpful. My first experience eating at a Famous Dave's but it won't be the last. Ms. famous Kristen was prompt, polite & positive. The items that my husband and I were most interested in were not available on the lunch combo menu but that didn't stop us from getting the meal we wanted. Very good... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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273 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated a milestone birthday during happy hour. Jessica provided excellent service. We had an order or rib tips. They were great and amply portioned. The long island ice tea was very good. Going to happy hour afforded us excellent price value. Jessica was friendly and listened. She made excellent suggestions regarding the menu. Food and drinks were great.

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New York
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This wasn't our first visit to Famous Dave's, although it was our first time dining at this particular location of Famous Dave's. We didn't receive a printed drinks menu, and our waiter didn't seem too confident when reciting the beers and wines from memory, so ordering drinks wasn't the most seamless process. There was a large party--looked like a family... More 

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Thank macatw
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

So nice to be taken care like your a special customer. We love the bar-b-que sauce and the staff is just terrific.

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Thank Gregory T
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Overall, a very good place. However, food & service can vary... I like the Blackened Ends the best, with side salad.

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Thank fwbaker
Seattle, Washington
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160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Famous Dave's has an abundance of BBQ options on the menu and each plate is plentiful. The beauty of the food is that you can change up the sauce flavoring mid-bite as there are 8 different sauces from you to add to your meal - right at the table. Over the years between myself and my family members, we've had... More 

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Sandusky, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We sat at the bar and ordered drinks and dinner. Service was friendly and fast. Food was very good. Bartender even sent us home with extra muffins when he heard me comment how much I liked them.

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Thank arimje
Lakewood, Washington
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My son age 6 enjoyed the brisket & cornbread I enjoyed the ribs and the different sauces. I had the waiter suggest a drink since they don't have a drink menu. Overall experience was good.

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Thank Jessica W
Olympia, Washington
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260 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Having grown up in the Pork BBQ capital of the World (North Carolina) I can be pretty tough on BBQ places, particularly when the try to pass off Texas style BBQ as Carolina. This place doesn't. They try to pass it off as Georgia BBQ. It's still pretty good, though since they go easy on the ketchup.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-722-0500

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