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“Best BBQ So Far!”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #8 of 181 Restaurants in Sandusky
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cleveland, Ohio
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best BBQ So Far!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

This restaurant is located just outside the Marina entrance to Cedar Point. We came here for dinner and was seated right away. My husband and I got the full slab of bbq ribs with a side of sweet corn and homemade fries. DELICIOUS! They even have 6 kinds of sauces! If you like the "grill" flavor try the Texas Pit. The dish was enough for the both of us that we had to take some home! Total bill including tip was $35! I recommend this restaurant for taste and value for money.

Visited June 2014
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English first
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing food, good value, very friendly staff!”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited Famous Dave's while staying at the Breakers Hotel in the middle of Cedar Point. We had a free shuttle from the hotel to the marina and the restaurant. We walked in as a party of seven and we're warmly greeted and provided with drinks straight away. Our waiter; Famous Sam was friendly, polite and took time to chat and answer any questions we had about the menu.

The whole party opted for the American Feast and some side orders which has a little of everything on. The meal arrived in good time and was presented in the middle of the table like a feast for kings. The food was hot, cooked thoroughly and ultimately tasted great. All seven of us (inc. two kids) tucked in and managed to nearly eat everything on the dish. I would imagine that seven adults would have cleared the plate.

The ribs claim to be award winning .... And that they are!! Fantastic, the best we had all week. Sam checked on our welfare several times throughout the meal and kept us in drinks. When the bill arrived it was $180 which, for what we had to drink also was good value, certainly compared to other places we had eaten in during the week.

If you are visiting Cedar Point overnight, do not miss this restaurant.

Visited May 2014
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Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“nice location with free shuttle”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice meal on the water. Has a free shuttle to cedar pint and all of their resorts and campground. grad some BBQ and walk around looking at all the boats you wished you could afford! pricier than a normal Famous daves, but still about the same price as eating in the park.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome food!!!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We loved our food. We got a platter to split with our family of 5 and had a couple of orders of catfish fingers. Yummy! Loved the cocktail too. It was like a planters punch and was just the right size!!! We always love coming here, but for a Saturday night they were severely understaffed. Way overpriced though even for what you did get....$10 for 6 catfish fingers was a bit much!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Everything was sooo good!”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

We waited less than 10 minutes on a busy Saturday night. All the staff including our server, Peggy were very friendly. The manager checked on us too. Peggy warned us that we might have a bit longer to wait than normal, but it didn't seem too long. The wait was worth it! Every one loved their meal--and some a picky eaters. It was pricier than what we would usually spend but that's to be expected by Cedar Point, the quality of the food and the amount of leftovers made it more than worth it.

Visited May 2014
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