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“Good food, a little overpriced, service is ok” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #3 of 103 Restaurants in El Centro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Southern CA
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good food, a little overpriced, service is ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

went there for lunch, had a pulled pork sandwich. the service was fast, food came within 10minutes, server was a bit slow with refills and bringing check, but overall a good place to eat. I've been there multiple times and my experience has been that during lunch the bar area has the best service as the bartender only has the few guests around the bar.

Lunch for one is around $15-17 with drink, tax, and tip, that's why I think its a little overprice.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
El Centro, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Average BBQ at slightly above average prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

I consider myself a BBQ professional..haha. I do love a good BBQ though and have eaten it all over the US. Famous Dave's has a good atmosphere (typical rustic chain decor) and good portions. The flavor is pretty good also. Where they lost me was the price. To spend $60 for two people seems a bit steep, but they are the only BBQ place in town. If you want better BBQ, head to City BBQ in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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El Centro, California
2 reviews
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great Location, Excellent Food, Chicken Marsala and Jelopino Talapia dishes are testy. Enjoy the dinner.

Visited May 2013
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Calexico, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Too Sweet!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

The food is good if you like all the flavors of sauce on your meats to have a sweet taste to it. Tooo Sweet!

Visited March 2013
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157 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“No matter the location, the food is consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner at the bar where the staff is friendly and attentive. The new burnt ends are very tasty and the ribs were tender and flavorful. Can't go wrong with the Mac & cheese and sweet corn for the sides. Will definitely dine here again the next time we are in town.

Visited May 2013
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