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“ring the bell”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #35 of 333 Restaurants in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“ring the bell”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

the service was outstanding, the food was fast and enjoyable, friendly staff as well as other customers i look forward to my next visit .

  • Visited September 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not what was advertised”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

I heard about Famous Dave's and wanted to try it. Overall it was OK, ribs were not as good as I expected. They ring a annoying bell to tell you the food was good... annoying as heck. The prices were fair, and the wash-up station was a nice touch. I would not go back again. They have opened in Canada now and maybe I will give it one more try.

Visited September 2012
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Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a very nice place for a quick meal. They have some very good food. This is not the Best Famous Dave's however. The Service is a bit slow.

  • Visited April 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Better than most Famous Dave's locations”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

I have been to quite a few Famous Dave's in the past several years, when I have lived in or traveled to places that didn't have "real" BBQ places (like KC, Oklahoma, Texas, etc.). I don't consider FD's to be real BBQ, since it is a chain restaurant and I highly doubt that they are actually cooking the meat on the premises like real BBQ joints do. Still, their sides are good and FD's will do when I just need some meat :)

The Fargo location is better than average. The staff is friendly and the food wasn't too bad. The meat still doesn't have that fresh flavor that comes from places where the food has been slow-roasted that day, but rather it has that reheated taste to it. But the beans, while a bit on the sweet side for me, were good as was the potato salad. The bread pudding has a great brown sugar sauce. And the corn muffins are good. They have gotten stingy on the sauce for takeout orders. They used to have packets you could just grab and stick in the bag, but I guess people were taking too many because the packets aren't out there anymore.

I didn't see too many BBQ places in Fargo, so if you are desperate for some 'cue, you could do worse than FD's.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Didn't live up to the hype!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Had heard a lot about this place and excited to finally try it. Ribs were dry and tough. The chicken fingers were so salty that we could not finish them. But as least the potato wedges were great.

Visited August 2012
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