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“Had a good meal and good service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Famous Dave's - CLOSED

Famous Dave's
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Savannah, Missouri
Level Contributor
128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Had a good meal and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2011

Had lunch recently at Famous Dave's. I had a lunch combo with beef brisket. The brisket was lean and very tender with a nice smoked flavor. Corn on the cob didn't compare to homegrown, fresh sweet corn. The corn bread was very good and had a rather sweet flavor which was good because it wasn't served with butter, honey or jelly. The "drunken" apples were still firm, not squashy, had a good flavor and the sauce was tasty.

My wife had bbq chicken and said it was very good and quite tender. She commented the broccoli was cooked but still crisp and quite good. Our server was prompt and very friendly.

My cousin was dining with us and was quite satisfied with his brisket sandwich. After the entree, we split a bread pudding desert which came with two scoops of vanilla ice cream. Not the best I've had but good and a very generous portion.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Harold J
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14 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
St Joe, MO
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not 2 bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2010

Love and have tried all types of bbq-- this place is ok, not great, but it's decent and has a large menu to choose from. Found the bbq to be over sauced and over salted, and the quality of meat is not the best. But you get BIG portions and they have some good happy hour specials. My husband liked the bbq salad better than any of the sandwiches. Not rushing to go back, but will probably end up there again.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hungrybabies
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St. Joseph, MO
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“average BBQ for above average pricing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2010

Don't go to this place, unless only to buy some sauce. Go down to Frederick, take a left and go to Bandana's. Expensive. Mediocre food. But definitely go if someone else pays for it.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank btyking
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Wakefield, MA
Level Contributor
361 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
“Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2009

All I can say is WOW!!!!! We don't really have too many BBQ places in Massachusetts which is where we live. The few restaurants that have it are ok, but now that I have tasted THE REAL thing I don't think that I can ever go back. We were on a 2 week driving trip of Kansas and Missouri and Dave's was the 1st BBQ restaurant we tried. Throughout the trip we tried about 7 different places and the only restaurant that beat Dave's was Gate's BBQ in Kansas City, MO.
We went to Dave's for lunch and the food was out of this world. We thought that the prices for the lunch specials was great. They gave you plenty of food. They asked us if we had ever been there before and they gave us a free bottle of Dave's BBQ sauce because it was our first time.
They have a website which tells the other locations throughout the U.S. (none in Massachusetts !!!!). The website is: www.famousdaves.com.

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