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Famous Dave's

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1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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New York
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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.

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.

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 

Thank LNess70
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.

Thank arimje
Lakewood, Washington
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19 reviews
6 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.

Thank Jessica W
Olympia, Washington
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259 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

Thank Brimsmith
Tacoma, Washington
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to have a get together with friends from work. So this was a great option for us. I've been here many times before. They have great ribs and chicken. The bar has happy hour with half price wings also.

Thank Lynn F
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite on a Friday evening. Opted for open seating at the bar in an attempt to save time. The food quality was great.There speed of service though was lacking. The bar area seemed under staffed for the time period.

Thank Chris T
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147 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Great food great service Shared the all America Bbq Feast Lots of food enough for 6 easy There was 4 of us so took lots home Sides if coleslaw (excellent) baked beans could have had more kick and beans and garlic mashed potatoes Corn was somewhat beaten up...like it had been put through washing machine Had awesome bread pudfing for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
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
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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