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“A Good Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #30 of 184 Restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kankakee, Illinois
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

The ribs were good, the place was clean, the service was okay. The waitress could have been a lot friendlier and helpful. If you've eaten at one Famous Dave's; you've eaten at them all. The only difference was the staff. They could use a little more training.

Visited April 2013
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Plainfield, Indiana
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good barbecue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I have never had Dave's but was curious and always looking for good barbecue. My son, a picky eater, said the pulled pork was good and might be willing to go back. He refused to eat the Mac n Cheese due to green specks of spices in it. My daughter gave the chicken tenders child meal her approval. I found the pulled pork to be tasty but salty. The brisket seemed a little dry. The broccoli and green bean sides were perfectly cooked with just enough crunch. Service was good but there were no extra's that some have mentioned. Overall, it was good barbecue but not near as good as the road side barbecues where they have the smokers and serve it with greens and a slice of bread with your choice of sauce mom and pop style.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Famous Dave's worth the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

I LOVE this Famous Dave's! The staff is great, personable, and did different stuff I've not experienced at other Famous Dave's. For example, we ate here and on the plate, the waitress made a funny pig face out of all the sauces. Brought a free sampling of fries (enough for all of the family of 5) to dip and sample. From the sassy to the devil spit - we had fun sharing and analyzing the sauces. And of course, all the food was great. I highly recommend Dave's Favorite Burger or True-Bleu Cheeseburger. Of course the ribs are excellent! Great Famous to try out, it's unlike others. Don't pass it up.

Visited March 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I don't normally like to go to chain "corporate" restaurants, but this one is my favorite. I had the pulled pork, which the sauce was out of this world. The service was quick and the prices reasonable.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We love the BBQ combo. They give you lots of food and the service is great. It's located is right on downtown. We get a nice walk after dinner to burn off the calories


Visited July 2012
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