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“Went 2x in 24 hours”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #5 of 259 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Went 2x in 24 hours”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Ok, I'm not a bbq expert by any means and it's really not one of my regular "cravings" but I thought this place was really really good. Casual, informal--quick service with good waitresses. They bring you a bowl of BBQ chips before your meal that you can use to sample the 6 different bbq sauces that are on the table. I tried the lunch special--had the Georgia Pulled Pork sandwich with fries. Very good and their fries are perfect, nice and crispy. The second day we returned, I had the BBQ chicken with Jack Cheese sandwich and again--very good. Their lunch sandwiches are not large but by the time you finish the sides, you are stuffed. We also tried the Onion Strings appetizer the second day and they were good. One of the others in our party had the Rib Tips and they were awesome. I would go back here in a heartbeat. Not expensive either.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Farmington, New Mexico
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Family Fun!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

You walk into what feels like a mountain lodge. The decor immediately lets you know that you are in for treat! The servings are ample size and tastes delicious! It was such a fun atmosphere! We had two children three years old and younger, two mid twenties and two late fifties...everyone loved the food and good service. We will go back every time we visit!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Chile4
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Overland Park, Kansas
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Anyone from or visiting KC..... Eat here for the best "chain restaurant" BBQ ever. Their sampler plate is huge, well priced, and deliciouso!!!

Visited June 2012
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Thank Matt N
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northern Missouri
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“More Great BBQ from a chain restaurant, believe it or not!”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Have eaten at this Famous Dave's multiple times over the past several years, most recently about two weeks ago, and it has never failed to please. The service has always been good for us, and the BBQ is even more excellent. Their meats are truly and properly smoked, with wonderful flavor and done to near perfection. We've tried the BBQ pork, burn ends, brisket, sausages, chicken, and ribs, and all were great. The BBQ baked beans are excellent too. I've been to several Famous Dave's and this one is by far the best one I've tried.

  • Visited July 2012
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Kansas City, Kansas, USA
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323 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Better off elsewhere”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Upon arriving, the greeting was personable and helpful. BUT...
The waiter -- 'Famous Nick' was personable, but disappeared. Getting service was a challenge.
Then, all three members of my party had upset stomachs within a couple hours.
This is unfortunate.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank DRWMETMAN
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