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“Feast! Feast! Feast!!!”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Restaurant details
Carpinteria, California
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Feast! Feast! Feast!!!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This place was great -- but busy. They serve this thing called the feast which is a sample of all of their great bbq (ribs, chicken, pork, etc.) and it is served on a garbage can lid. When they deliver it to your table, the everyone chants "feast! feast! feast!" which is fun to watch. We did not order that...instead I had the grilled chicken and the beans and slaw. The chicken was very tender and flavorful, there are 6 different sauces at the table that you can use to compliment...I like some spice so I used the "Devil's Spit". It had a nice tang and spice. The beans were some of the best I've ever had, with nice chunks of pork mixed in. The prices were reasonable, 2 of us for dinner with a couple of beers was $40. Fun place, not exactly the place you would take someone for a romantic evening, however the food is good, and the beer is cold. Enjoy

Visited November 2012
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Lake Elsinore, California
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great place, great food”
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

This is some of the best BBQ I have had. The feast for 2 was great, could have ate all the meat myself. All their sauces are fantastic. The pecan pie was hot and awesome.

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Thank ostokes
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“good food - good service- all around a good experience”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Famous Dave's in Ontario is a good one... the service was good the place exudes a friendly atmosphere, and the food was Famous Dave's good BBQ -- not the best you will ever have -- for sure - but not typical chain restaurant BBQ either.

At this location the food is as good as at any Famous Dave's I have been too and the service was very good...

Visited October 2012
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Thank Randy R
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Mukilteo, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Reliable BBQ”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Shares a parking lot with the Hilton Garden Inn which made it a great choice for a late dinner after we arrived. Standard Famous Dave's fare. I like it.

Visited July 2012
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Thank namsman
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Rancho cucamonga, CA
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Good BBQ but not the best”
Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

So I've been here a few times and it just is not as good as Lucille's so if you want BBQ go there! I think Dave's is priced a little lower but not by much. The ribs are fattier here and the sauces are not as perfected. Overall it is still a good BBQ place. Cinnamon apples are good!

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