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“Dinner at Famous Dave's BBQ Restaurant” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #49 of 241 Restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews
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“Dinner at Famous Dave's BBQ Restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

We have always loved Famous Dave's in Oakton, VA. Recently, we went to the one in Sterling, Va. It was just horrible! The brisket was very fatty and greasy, tips were boney and as greasy. Such a complete opposite from our experiences at the Oakton store. We will never go back to the one in Sterling.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sharon B
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Average ribs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

After tasting ribs in TX is difficult to get used to the more northern ribks. They were okay for the Virginia area.

Visited October 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Please Cook the Meat”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We've eaten here many times. It is usually sufficient when you have an urge for Q, but not a lot of spare time. However, this time, our ribs were barely cooked, and not at all tender, falling apart juicy. And, they were lacking flavor. That might be the last time I try Famous Dave's.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sunlover2013
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“Unsanitary Conditions”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

We ordered root beer floats for the kids. The presentation and glasses looked great when they arrived at the table until we got a closer look. There was a roach adhered to the inside of the glass. As you can imagine our appetites disappeared. As we exited the restaurant I couldn't help wondering....if roaches are present in 30 degree weather, how infested is the kitchen!

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Thank Camye
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Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Total disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

I've eaten here before with my daughter and her family before but the results are always the same; salty food. I will not return again.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Leslie B
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