We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not a typical visit to Famous Dave's”
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #30 of 187 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
346 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Not a typical visit to Famous Dave's”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

We chose this restaurant as my son received a birthday coupon for a free kids meal. We had visited this location in the summer and found it to be very nice, but crowded. However, on a Sunday night, the restaurant was probably at 20% capacity. This was the first confusing piece as we were seated in between two large, long tables - as a party of three. Throughout the meal, other patrons were bumping into us and we into them. We did not feel comfortable. Once we ordered, I was informed that the entree I ordered was not available-steak tenderloins. This was disappointing. The second entree that I ordered came with apples that were supposed to be hot....they were luke warm. By the time I found our server, I had given up. The food was fast, but the waitress never returned to check on us. We had to wait a very long time for a bill also. I have visited several Famous Dave's before. Not sure that this is one of their best locations.

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank TravelerJenny8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

380 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We ate lunch at the Famous Dave's by The Wilderness and enjoyed it very much. The food was hot, fresh and delicious. We were very pleased with our meal.

Visited September 2012
Thank Lovetotravel7066
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Take it from a couple of locals.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I frequent this restaurant probably too much. We love the southern rib shack atmosphere. The staff has never failed to deliver even on the busiest nights. Our regular server has moved up to a management position, but takes time to stop by our table for a quick chat whenever she sees us. The food is always good and the portions are large. I would like to see the whipped sweet potatoes on the menu again,but the firecracker green beans are great too. We like the downtown location which is where we go most, but the one off the interstate is great too. If you are a fun lover this is the place to eat and have a great time. Dont forget your pig hat...Check out the staff t shirts...they are a hoot.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Sillynanna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Warsaw, Indiana
Level Contributor
104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Ended up eating here two nights in a row because we were in the mood for some BBQ after spending the day at the water parks. I know this place is a chain but as chains go its pretty good. The food was great and they give you fairly portions. Our waitress was Irene who was very friendly and had a beautiful accent which only made the experience all the better.

Visited October 2012
Thank ddbii
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We went in on a Friday and got to-go because they were very busy, great food and fun atmosphere. Quick service and freindly staff.

Visited October 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Famous Dave's also viewed

Wisconsin Dells, WI

Been to Famous Dave's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing