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“The Only Real BBQ in the Valley...Till Now”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #26 of 211 Restaurants in Palmdale
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Palmdale, California
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217 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“The Only Real BBQ in the Valley...Till Now”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Its difficult to say anything other than good things about Famous Dave's. Service, food, cleanliness, and price are all very good. I guess the only thing I could say is that it might be a tiny bit boring because there are not surprises. Most important, when restaurants were closing down in the infamous downturn, Famous Dave's was always full. Now about competition for Dave's; opened last week and I will give it a month or so to see if it compares.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Palmdale, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yeeere OUT”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have only been to the Palmdale location twice. Should have gone with my first experience and avoided the second. First trip wasn’t bad except for the chemical smoke flavoring on the brisket, yes should have been a signal but everything else was good (not great). Second visit was a waste of time and money. I had the beef ribs and an under cooked baked/microwaved potato, my date had one of the pork selections. I even sprang for a couple salads (extra cost and small) that had lettuce and a few tomatoes…oh boy. My ribs had probably been cooking since...way too long. Tough, lacking flavor and DRY just like the pork dish my girlfriend had. Such a lousy meal could only be topped by the service from the disinterested, I want to be somewhere else, server. Sorry Dave, in this case two strikes and you’re OUT.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank P W
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Palmdale, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Local BBQ!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

It's really hard to find good BBQ in the AV, Famous Dave's is a good solution!If you're not in the mood to dine in, call it in and pick it up to eat at home.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Gerice D
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Palmdale, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Famous Dave's”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

I usually have take out. The food is always consistently good, with good portions. The service staff at take out is great!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank LetsGoOct2013
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Palmdale, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very good food. Love the spicy sauces. Used to like order the Cod dinner when they would serve it with their own tarter sauce that had a spicy bite. They have eliminated and now use what taste like bottle tarter sauce that is tangy with a spicy BBQ Fish! Does not go together. Other than that food is Good. At this particular location if your put by large groups service is almost none! They service the larger party bigger tips there. 4-5 group tables wait for service. Has happened more than once with me.

Visited December 2013
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Thank ibcnu57
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