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Famous Dave's

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$$ - $$$
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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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Tacoma, Washington
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lived in Raleigh for 10 years before relocating to Tacoma, so sometimes we get a bit of a yearning to have food we learned to love from southern states. Famous Dave's tries to provide some of the southern ambiance, but we were not too happy with the dusty (and low maintenance) appearance. The tables were not particularly clean, the... More 

Thank KindheartedSir
Olympia, Washington
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265 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These people do pork BBQ pretty well. The Georgia BBQ sandwich is very tasty. It's almost as good as real Georgia BBQ. I like it.

Thank Brimsmith
San Antonio, Texas
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254 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 

Thank Davin D
Castle Rock, Colorado
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 

Thank Laura B
Vancouver, Washington
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287 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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.

Thank jumpa23
New York
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank macatw
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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
  • 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?