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Famous Dave's
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We went here on a Saturday. My husband had walleye which was the largest piece of fish we've ever seen. It was enough for two. It was good. I had the prime rib ... not so good, but it is a more of a babeque spot, so perhaps not the wisest choice. The following week we went there again for sandwiches. They were wonderful and pirced fairly. We also tried the Famous Bread Pudding ... second best bread pudding that I've ever had. The service is wonderful and so is the view. The manager always comes around to check on the quality and the service. Definitely worth the trip. They also have great hours and are open daily.

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Thank Lori R
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Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Anytime we are in Northern Wisconsin, we visit Dave's. We feel sorry for those who do not know about this place. It is always busy when we are there so we always plan to hang out inside the Northwoods-theme decorated bar and restaurant or outside on the lawn overlooking Round Lake. (No sitting at the tables on the patio unless it's your turn for dinner.) But the food is always worth the wait. Try The Feast which is served on a garbage can lid. The
brisket is out if this world! Ribs are also fabulous. Corn muffins are like none you can make yourself. Comes with baked beans, slaw and corn on the cob--all good but who wastes room with that?! At this place, it's all about the MEAT! No reservations taken for groups of less than 8.

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Thank jenlec
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is the original Famous Dave's restaurant/bar. It is in a very attractive building with a beautiful north woods lakeside setting. We have been long time customers during summer visits to the Hayward lakes area and ate there twice over this fourth of July week. The barbequed beef, pork and chicken were excellent and accompanied by a very good selection of appetizers and sides. Our only complaint was the apparent confusion at the reception desk in getting us seated; the desk had previously been staffed by a vivacious colorful woman who ran a very tight ship, but on our recent visits seemed to be manned by high school students who had a hard time keeping track of available tables and wait staff. Although we arrived early when the restaurant had not yet become busy we had to wait until the staff could decide where to seat us. Once seated, however, the service was reasonable, although not as good as in past years.

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Thank thehighlands
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Already being a fan of Famous Dave's in several cities in IL, we were pleasantly surprised when our hosts who we were visiting in Hayward asked if we'd like to have dinner at the original Famous Dave's on nearby Round Lake.

A great setting with an inviting Northwoods atmosphere. Plenty of friendly, sharp staff to help make you feel welcome and provide efficient, pleasant service.

You can't beat Dave's famous BBQ sauces and generous portions of delicious meat entrees. The server points out the various kinds of sauces in order of how spicy they are. We tried 3 of the 5 & all were great.

Made us remember to visit another of Dave's places when we return to IL.

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Thank TRON13
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Famous Daves' in Hayward was great. Pine everywhere. Lots of North woods effects. Loved the moose head and all the mounted fish. Superb view of Round lake.

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Thank originalsyris
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