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“Consistantly good BBQ”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #83 of 664 Restaurants in Lincoln
Cuisines: Barbecue
Restaurant details
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Consistantly good BBQ”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I know it's a chain but I've been to the original in Minnesota and I like how it began and the consistancy they maintain. Sauces are great. Food is always good. Try the Nachos for Two on the appitizers menu with the brisket. It's unusual but very good.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Nebraska
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Simply awful”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We've been semi-regular patrons (mostly takeout) of this Famous Dave's for many years. We'd noticed the quality had slipped a bit over time (maybe that's why we get an email coupon almost every day - to try to pump up the volume in the face of declining quality and other better choices), but tonight was an all time low. Simply awful really doesn't do our experience justice. The first tip should have been the barbecued chicken sandwich (with cheese on the menu) that had no cheese. On closer inspection it does not appear to have been a chicken sandwich - try pork instead. Should it be that hard for the kitchen staff to recognize the difference? The other order was for burnt ends. I've had burnt ends before. I know what burnt ends are supposed to be and taste like. These were thermonuclear burnt ends. Darn near inedible. And, of course, we didn't discover the disaster until we got home. We offered our dog his choice and he refused both. Tells you something, doesn't it. They say "never say never" but we would be willing to make an exception in this case.

  • Visited September 2013
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Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“There's a reason they have to send out coupons every day.”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

For the past several months my mail box has been bombarded every day with offers from Famous Daves. We finally broke down last night and ate there. I realize the reason for the offers. For many years you had to wait, last night no waiting, and empty tables. The service is great, the food has become just average, and the decor sucks. Christmas lights year after year?? The really push their beers. Wish they put as much effort into cutting down on the fat and sodium.

  • Visited August 2013
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Norfolk, Nebraska
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bar Food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Not too much different from every other bar menu. Lots of fried foods and big meats. Sports bar type atmosphere.

Visited November 2012
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Beatrice, Nebraska
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is a great place to stop and eat when your out and about. They have a good variety and their prices are reasonable

Visited April 2013
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