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“Yuck”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Oakton
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Lovettsville, Virginia
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Yuck”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

We tried this restaurant a couple of times a few years ago when it first opened and were not impressed. We decided to to try it again to see if it had improved. It was actually worse. First, the food. The only people who could like this food are people who think that a McRib sandwich is BBQ. The ribs were tough and chewy. The chopped pork was fatty and full of gristle. The cornbread muffins were greasy. Second, the service. We were seated right way and our orders were taken, but our food was served before we got water or drinks. When we asked for a check, it took 20 minutes to get one and pay. Ain't going back.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very bad experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

We been in this restaurant 5 years a go and the food was so bad today we went back (2nd chance ) hoping that they may gotten better , the food was too bad I couldn't eat but one bite only . We waited long time for a server to assist us .
Vey bad experience
We will never go back .

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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Casual eating, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for barbecue and stumbled on Dave's. It was busy for father's day but service was very fast. Ribs were really good. Roasted chicken was a bit greasy but very flavorful. I loved the chopped pork. Good healthy portions. Casual atmosphere.

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Oakton, Virgina
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“good bbq”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Great ribs and chicken. I am not sure if their fish and chips was just a seasonal offering, but it is also quite good. I prefer carry out as the restaurant is not very pleasant.

Visited June 2012
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Southern California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not good, first time was good.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

We have been here twice. The first time it tasted quite good. Therefore, we went back a couple months later - it was NOT good. The meat was kind of cold and VERY fatty. The ribs were very fatty and tuff this time too. We likely will not return. Too bad, because I went to one in Woodbridge, VA that was always very good.

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