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“Good value”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #173 of 4,343 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

7 of us ate there and the food was good value and as you would expect large portions, it was quick and friendly service.

Visited September 2013
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Denton, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Bar-b-que in Oregon”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was our 3rd time to eat at Famous Dave's in Portland. Each time has been a treat, the food has been very good and staff extremely friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were staying at a hotel nearby and walked out the mall for dinner and came across Dave's. It was fairly busy, but looked comfortable with a good menu.

The BBQ meats are very tasty, and come with a good selection of sides to choose from. Had the BBQ beef ribs, and pork, both with excellent sauce, and cooked well.

The atmosphere is very casual, with everyone from families to business people there. There is a fairly high level of noise when it's busy, so not the place for a quiet dinner, unless you go very early.

Staff are very friendly, although when it was busy they are a little rushed at times.

Overall a good dinner and a place worth stopping by for dinner if you are in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ if near PDX airport”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I have eaten here many times since it opened and Famous Dave’s does an excellent job creating tasty BBQ dishes even though it is a national chain. Staff is courtious and work hard to make you feel welcome even if the place is packed. They have a large assortment of beers on tap for you to select from. Decent little bar if your just with a few friends in your party to watch a game or enjoy their happy hour. Good family atmosphere in the resteraunt. Many different sauces to choose from to use on your BBQ’ed meats. When you order a meal, you must choose a couple of side dishes. They are served in small bowls next to your main course. I would consider those side dishes smaller in proportion. If you just a normal eater, your going to get full. If you’re a big guy that is a big eater, your probably not going to get satisfied with your plate of food. Over all, I really like the place and the atmosphere. Some other posters have said that it is not authentic enough BBQ. I beg to differ. I enjoy eating a meal without a bunch of flies flying around and not sweating to death like you would in the deep south at a BBQ shack. When in Portland Oregon and craving BBQ, you cannot beat Famous Dave’s to get that craving satisfied.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Very happily surprised and satisfied!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Staying at an area airport hotel for a morning departure, we were limited on close-proximity restaurants. Famous Dave's was busy on this Friday evening so we patiently waited in the lobby with a delicious house IPA and BBQ loaded chips appetizer. Worth the wait... Our server Julie was perhaps on the top 5 of all dining experiences. Her personality and knowledge of the menu, and of course sauces, was superb. Our little 2.75 year old was catered timely too. The food- highly recommend the best beef brisket dinner. Flavor, texture were delicious. Portion size wasn't overly large however the tasty sides added flavor and volume. The restaurant was clean and well staffed, a typical noise level for the theme. We both said this would be our regular stop for dinner before our flights out.

  • Visited October 2013
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