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“Easy take out” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #13 of 48 Restaurants in Forest Lake
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Alton, Illinois
Level Contributor
134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Easy take out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

We order takeout including a gallon of the sweet tea. Everything was prepared quickly and they even threw in some extra sauce. Perfect take home meal for 4. The order taker was very friendly which is always a plus in my book.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank richb102
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37 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Reno
Level Contributor
214 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Have had Famos Dave in Best of the West Cook-off and ???”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

I am from Reno and we have Best Of the West Rib Cook-off and Famous Dave metaled, this location I will not return, Dry. DRy, DRY. Sauce is not even what I get in Reno or at cook-off. Big disappointment. You want Famous Daves at It best, come to Reno and watch them shine, avoid this place. After this you will miss a true cauatary(sp) art.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Raymond L
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
Level Contributor
109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“it use to be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

I must admit the food at Famous Dave's is bland. Years before I truly liked the flavor and the food but now it is a typical "fast food" establishment . There are things that are good and tasty - the corn, the baked beans, but that is about it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Indy27
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Warba, Minnesota
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Love the RIBS!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

My husband and I stopped by and ordered the meal for 2 with the brisket. It came with enough food for us to eat for 3 meals+. I loved brisket but the ribs were hands down the best!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank sara l
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Chisago City, Minnesota
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Used to be better!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Prices went up when portion size went down :(
The "new" burnt ends were chewy and fatty and the fish was frozen and deep fried. Even with the many coupons and "specials" they send out, the value is very poor for the high prices. Famous Dave's used ot be a fav of my family and now they'd rather eat fast food. The atmosphere is the only thing that is worth enjoying any more.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Alldritts
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