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“Great view but adverage food and service”

Famous Dave's Barbeque
Ranked #42 of 372 Restaurants in Branson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Plymouth, Minnesota
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great view but adverage food and service”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Located in The Landing in Branson, the best part about this place is the excellent view of Lake Taneycomo. We ate outside on the patio and thought it was really lovely. The food was not bad but nothing special. Other BBQ we had in town was much better. Service was just adequate. We would go there again just because of the view.

  • Visited October 2012
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Branson, Missouri
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful food -- bad service!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We just moved to this area and we have been to Famous Dave's twice in the last month -- both times at lunchtime. I have to say it is absolutely some of the best food I have ever eaten but both times the service was terrible. We ate inside the first time and outside the second. The service was very unorganized. The tables outside were not set up -- no silverware, bbq sauce containers, s&p, etc. The wait staff would go to one table, not acknowledge anyone else, run inside and then come back. We had to keep drawing attention to ourselves to get any service. Once the food was delivered no one came back to see if everything was okay. We needed butter and other things and finally had to keep hailing down people to get help. I feel the manager has very poor control over things and needs to be re-trained. It's too bad because it is a beautiful restaurant in a gorgeous setting. Come on Dave -- make a visit and get your team together!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Sylvia R
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Tyler, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Above Average”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Choose from patio seating overlooking the lake, high tops in the bar or bellying up to a table in the dining room. We chose the bar. Last year there was no place to escape the cigarette smoke. It is now smoke free. We both had a pound of rib tips with fried potatoes (listed as an appetizer for $8.95). The rib tips had an excellent spice rub applied--very flavorful. If that is not enough, there are six distinctly different sauces to drown them in. A large glass of iced tea to wash them down rounded out the encounter. Great atmosphere in the bar, 3 TV screens for sports fans, good service by our waitress.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank hinescrossing
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
“Not my taste”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

It was our first time eating at Famous Dave's and we didn't like the taste of the bbq at all and the side dish's wasn't good either.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Vicki H
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SOUTH WEST CITY
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Awful service - alright food.”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Our party of 10 got there about 8:15 p.m. They were definitely NOT busy. We stood at the front for about 10 minutes before anyone stopped to seat us. They took our drink orders and then food orders and we didn't see anyone for at least 35 minutes. We finally flagged down the manager to get more drinks. finally brought our food after about 45 minutes. Food was good - not great - chopped pork was really fatty. Brisket was pretty dry. Not impressed at all and will not be back.

  • Visited October 2012
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