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“Chain BBQ Better than you think”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #139 of 4,252 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Charlottetown, Canada
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334 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Chain BBQ Better than you think”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Busy spot but food is pretty good. Service was good and prompt. They serve you alot of foood. Brisket was very goo as was the chicken. Ribs were very salty so perhaps to much in the dry rub. Ribs were cooked fine just way to salty. For chain BBQ not to bad.

  • Visited August 2013
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Tivetshall St. Mary, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good experience and a fun meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

Famous Dave's Barbeque is a good ole boy pit restaurant. My wife is not a great meat eater but had the second best cheeseburger of her life here - the flame grill was brilliant she said. I had some great St Louis ribs and they were terrific. The coleslaw was very fresh and had a nice citrus tang. The atmosphere was good and "the joint was hopping" - completely full on a Wednesday night which says something in this economy which we heard was dire before we arrived. The service was attentive and the BlondeBombshell beer quite good too. We thought this was a really good place to eat and had a good evening here.

  • Visited November 2013
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La Grande, Oregon, United States
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“We eat here about once every few months.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

We travel to Portland and try to swing by Dave's every chance we can. It is a bit pricey but worth it.

  • Visited November 2013
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United States
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good 'Cue Close to PDX”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Decent reasonable food and service near Portland Airport (PDX) is not the easiest to find. We like to stop here on our way to an afternoon flight, or returning in the afternoon or early evening. The food is consistent BBQ, and, unlike many Famous Dave's, it is a sit-down restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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