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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

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Address: New York City, NY 10013
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat...

Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat Dave himself!

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A must do!!

Like no other tour you'll ever do. I pride myself on really getting to know a city's great eats, so usually don't book tours. However having read the reviews and having spoken to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Like no other tour you'll ever do. I pride myself on really getting to know a city's great eats, so usually don't book tours. However having read the reviews and having spoken to Dave, I felt we should give it a go. My wife and I booked a day with Dave and we ate in places we could never have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having taken a fantastic tour with Dave a couple of years ago, we just had to have seconds on our return to NYC in Nov 2016. Dave customised a tour for us and we had a very enjoyable five hours in his Checker cab as we visited dining spots in Bed Stuy, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and into Queens. He is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I know it's expensive especially if your in a family group so picking up the whole cheque but its absolutely worth it Infact we tipped $100 dollars ontop 4.5 hours brooklyn queens coney island 10 food experiences non stop history and banter and taxi service from dave you begin breaking down what you are actually getting its very good value... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Just finished a four hour tour with Dave taking us around Brooklyn, Coney Island etc. The food was amazing but there's much more to the tour than that: Dave knows the history of the neighbourhoods he takes you too, and you will learn way more about NYC and the boroughs than you expect. All round fantastic tour for food lovers:... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Ya gotta feel bad for visitors to NYC who think they might be getting a "real" NYC experience, staying in a typical tourist area and dining on "authentic" NYC food. It ain't gonna happen unless there's been a lot of research and some interesting exploration of the outer burroughs. Take the mystery (and potential disappointment) out of the equation and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We went on a tour with Dave in the Checker cab. It was with a young couple who live in New York. We went to Brooklyn and Queens. We ate so much it was fabulous! We had sausage, arincini, Mexican torta, spicy dumplings, a beefy burger, jerk chicken, mac and cheese, cheesecake and some ice cream. You need to pace... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A food tour with Famous Fat Dave is worth every penny. You get a full blown tour of New York driving through, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Coney Island and Manhattan. We ate at 6 different places and tasted 8 different foods. We ate at places New Yorkers eat at every day. Dave gave us a history of the area and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We booked this tour having read fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. A group of 4 of us were taken out to Brooklyn and Coney Island, trying all sorts of specialties at places we would never have found without Dave. No need to worry about making conversation - Dave can talk!! but its all really interesting and informative.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great tour with dave, my husband and i along with two others. We got to visit about 12 places in the 3.5hr walking tour, he's a great guide really friendly and knowledgeable, well worth it :D Two satisfied west aussies

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely, fun day driving around Brooklyn tasting different foods. An absolute must even if you don't take the food trip, is Brennan & Carr and their roast beef and broth. Been craving it since november 2015! Daves food tour was fab, but a bit pricey.. But glad we did it!!

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