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Famous Daves

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3030 Milton Ave, Janesville, WI 53545-0239
(608) 757-8100
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Williams Bay, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Famous Dave's is a chain that is consistent in it's high quality food and service. the staff at Janesville's Famous Dave's is exceptionally attentive and good. The only complaint I have is the prices. Their prices have gotten so high, I cannot afford to eat there much anymore. Sadly, as with many small Midwest towns, jobs have left the area... More 

Thank jollieace
Verona, Italy
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I was in a Motel closeby with my family and we were looking for a place to eat. We really enjoyed ourselves in this restaurant. The meat was great. We loved it, specially my brisket. The service was good also, very friendly and nice. We reccomend this place to everyone, specially their feast for two, it is big at least... More 

Thank Alex B
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354 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great selection of Barbecue sauces at your table (they stopped that for awhile and then brought it back). Great ribs and combination lunches.

Dublin, Ireland
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160 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The service here was great and I really appreciated our server and the manager coming over to work with us. However, the food was so salty that we had to send it back. We were 3 and ordered onion straws, and dinners as well as drinks. The drinks were promptly delivered with a smile, as were the onion straw starter.... More 

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Brodhead, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

We come at least once a month to Famous Dave's-The quality of food, the service, prices are all exceptional. Never had a bad experience here at this location- Keep up the great job

Thank steve4822
Janesville, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

We arrived on a Sunday around 1:30 and got seated right away. The host was foreign which is fine but we couldn't understand him. Our server was a delight - friendly and just the right 5 star service! I was there with my son, daughter-n-law & grand daughter. The orders were 2 Feast plates (like a big sampler), bbq brisket... More 

Thank JKing428
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Let me just say for the record, the food was great. The sausages were spicy the pork was juicy and the beans, man the beans! We really could have done without the table of adolescents behind us. Even that wasn't so bad if the staff who were obviously friends weren't constantly hanging around their table and being obnoxious. I believe... More 

Thank Bo H
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Typical Famous Daves. Good meal and very friendly staff. If anything my plate seemed to have somewhat small portions, especially for costing almost $20. Recommend for anyone traveling thru the area as it is easy on/ easy off the interstate.

Thank MXMagnum
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197 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent. If you love BBQ this is the place to go. We ordered a combo platter, everything was very good. Service was fantastic.

Thank WIBadger10
Milton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

If ever craving pure protein and you don't mind getting a little messy, this is the place to go. I actually prefer going here in the cold, dreary time of the year since they create a 'warmer' southern feel inside the eatery. By far my favorite is the beef brisket - only downside is they don't really offer it as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3030 Milton Ave, Janesville, WI 53545-0239
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Janesville
  • Phone Number: (608) 757-8100

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