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“Great BBQ But Service was even better!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Famous Dave's - CLOSED

Famous Dave's
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
199 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great BBQ But Service was even better!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Have heard of Famous Daves BBQ for many years, So when looking for a place to have an easy quick lunch, we turned around and went to Famous Daves!. 1st. the BBQ pork, chicken, baby back ribs are well deserved of their reputation. I had the lunch size bbq chicken and it was fantastic! Also had the ribs &along with the cole slaw. All excellent. However the potato soup was served cold. Which was not good. But the server, appoligied immediately. Replaced wit with a hot and fresh bowl. She did not reheat the bowl. Excellent job. she then deleted the cost of the soup from out check even though we protested that it was not her fault. We had commented on the pickles that were served with the meals. They were some of the best that we have ever tasted. Well as we were leaving, a bag filled with 2 pint containers of pickles were handed to us. Compliments of the manager! Looking forward to my next visit!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Chuck C
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  • English first
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English first
Makati, Philippines
Level Contributor
427 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
“Food was just ok but the service was great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Had a stop at this Famous Dave's while on our way to Fla. from NY. I had the burnt ends while I was able to try the ribs that my brother had. the food was decent at best but would've expected a bit more given the price. The hospitality and the fast, friendly service deserves a mention though. Our family felt really welcome.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank bryantpark88
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Quatro Barras, PR
Level Contributor
172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Average food, very poor environment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Simple food, not bad, but nothing special.
Environment is trully bad. Doesn't look too clean, no beatifull people around you.
Eating on a dish with a pice of paper on, where food is placed is horrible.
Doesn't worth the visit at all

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank DavidKB
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average BBQ nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Went this Famous Dave's after hearing it was better than Dave's. It was not. Typical chain BBQ restaurant. Service was good and location was good ( close to my hotel).

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Kevin R
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Jersey, Channel Islands
Level Contributor
637 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 657 helpful votes
“Once was enough”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Having been disappointed with TGI Fridays and the Olive Garden we thought we would give Famous Dave's a go. The atmosphere was fine and we had a booth near the window. They had run out of the wine we ordered, out of a selection of only about 10 different wines, so that was an ominous start.
The server was enthusiastic and pleasant and we ordered the brisket, with sides of 'mac and cheese', collard greens, spicy beans and garlic mashed potatoes.
The brisket tasted artificial and the sides were only luke warm. The Mac and Cheese tasted artificial along with the brisket, the collard greens were not particularly nice, the beans somewhat lacking in flavour but the mash was OK.
The total bill came to less than 50 dollars including a not very pleasant bottle of wine and I suppose you get what you pay for. Sad to say, we couldn't recommend it and certainly wouldn't revisit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Bob1949
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