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“just ok.”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #172 of 907 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Reviewed December 11, 2012

visited famous dave's at upton area. it was ok. a bit "chewy" - too much fat for us. its bbq just not at it's best.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We love this restaurant. It's close to home, the food is tasty, and there's a good variety of choices in the BBQ menu. We especially like to go for lunch or early for supper and get the "early bird" combo meals. These have a more appropriate serving (the evening portions can get to be a bit much). We also LOVE that this location is counter service (you order and pay and then they bring it to your table). We like getting our own drinks from the soda machine, too. Ribs, chicken, brisket, fries, and now they have good vegetable choices too. Try the broccoli!

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3  Thank LaurieBZ
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

This Famous Dave's is probably my favorite to dine inside. They have the most unique dining room with the theme of tin rib shack decorations. Went here with some friends who live in St Paul and they too love the place. The best bbq ribs in the nation are found right here. They have a wide variety of Dave's award winning sauces but my favorite it's the sweet and zesty. The food here is sooooooo good that you may need to diet before and after your visit..but it's worth it! Save room for the delicious pecan pie here. It's a huge slice and big enough to share it with several people at the table.

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1  Thank gadgetguy63
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

I know what you may be thinking. A five?! For a chain restaurant?! A five should be for a place like the Rendevous or Corky's in Memphis, Big Bob Gibson's in Decatur, AL, or a place in K.C., or one of many places in Texas. But, ya, that's correct, a five, for Famous Dave's, a chain barbecue restaurant! That just means that the Rendevous, Corky's, Big Bob Gibson's, and those places in K.C. or Texas are SIXES! But those places aren't part of a chain. They're singular independent restaurants. That's what's amazing about Famous Dave's. Unless you're the type who'll find something, anything to complain about, Famous Dave's consistently satisfies the need for pig! This review is for one specific location, but my words hold true for any Famous Dave's that I've been in (5)! The barbecue meat flavor and other dishes are on a par with any of those other places. You can trust the consistency. And the restaurant atmosphere is delightfully rustic. So, "Tie on the feedbag, and pig out!"

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Reviewed November 30, 2011

This particular Famous Dave's is a favorite stop when in the area. The food is delicious and the decor is unique even to other Famous Dave's. It's styled indoors like an outdoor BBQ shack, complete with tin roofs and rafters. Kids and adults will enjoy. The portions are huge, so I would plan to go on an empty stomach. You can't eat like this everyday. Lots of different bbq sauces to accomodate nearly any palate. Try the Sweet and Zesty. They put all the sauces in a carrying holder right at your table. I feel like I need to go directly to the gym immediately after eating here, but the food is delicious. If you've never had it before, try the pecan pie. They serve it warmed up with ice cream on the side or on top. The slice is huge and big enough to feed two adults, so it's nice to share it with others to reduce the guilt and shame of pigging out. You only go around once, so live life to it's fullest...enjoy!

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