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“Great place for the family”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #79 of 757 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tacoma, WA
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great place for the family”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We have been to this particular Famous Dave's at least a dozen times. We have never been disappointed. We usually go with the Family Feast for Two and then let the kids order off of the "kids" menu. This time I even added a small side of their homemade Mac & Cheese with jalepeno - try it - It's creamy with a touch of heat - the best! We had the Pulled Pork, Ribs and Chicken - all amazing. Love the Pulled pork on the bread with a bit of the Sweet and Sassy BBQ sauce that is on the table. That is some good eatin'. The corn is a bit soft - not the best....cornbread is super. If we went there as many times as we would like we would all be an extra 100 pounds I know! Thanks Famous Dave's for always satisfying this hungry family! (almost forgot - awesome service too!)

  • Visited February 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yum !”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Had a great dinner at 'Dave's' last night for a birthday celebration! We sat in Britney's section and she was terrific! The restaurant was packed on this Saturday night and we did have to wait about 20 min. to be seated, but Britney was right there to take our drink order once we sat down. Our dinners took a while to arrive, but when they did everything was hot, fresh, and delicious! Everyone was super friendly and fun too! We will be back soon.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank HCM77
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Lakewood, WA
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Never know how your ribs are going to turn out: Good or just so-so”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

The first few times I ate their pork ribs they were great, then the next couple of trips they were just awful and considered not going there anymore. But in December '11 stopped with a party of four and the meal was cooked to a perfection. Service is never that great, it's ok but should improve, but I would find the place more enjoyable if the quality of the meal would stay consistent. One bad meal can easily prevent return visits. The South Sound needs a real good BBQ restaurant. For now, Famous Daves will have to do.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Kendall C
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Welcoming and tasty!”
Reviewed November 14, 2011

Situated in strip mall location, I had some reservations, but enjoyed the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Much different inside. Good menu choice - check their website for the menu.
tasty (obviously we are not in the South - with no greens or fried okra etc) and pretty reasonable. We also had very good customer service.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank PDXPortland
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Vancouver, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Taking college kids out for dinner”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Great BBQ and tons of food. Our server was charming and provided great service. I would highly recommend the BBQ chicken. Moist and delicious.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank PearFamily
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