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Famous Dave's

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7543 147th St., Apple Valley, MN 55124
+1 612-891-6400
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Farmington, Minnesota
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Lunch date with hubby. Good food, clean restaurant and good service. I had the chopped salad. Really good, would get again.

Thank Tawnya P
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Famous Daves is a great restaurant for decent BBQ food. Service is usually good and the food is great! This visit however the service was lacking. One staff member was cleaning tables and bringing out food. He was new too.Food took a long time to come out. It appeared that they were short staffed. Food tasted great and I would... More 

Thank King I
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I really like the food at this restaurant, and I wanted to have smoked ribs that were without the sauces, or possibly with sauce on the side. It wasn't an option. I'm no a low carb diet, and protein is always a great choice. Ribs have zero carbs without the sauces. They'd be my top choice if they had low... More 

Thank JR F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We had Famous Dave's prepare food for a recent graduation party. During the process we talked to all three managers, Terry, Keith and Matt. All were informative, gave great suggestions and were super to work with! The food delivery was on time, hot and great! The driver brought everything in and set it all up, she was very friendly, again... More 

Thank IslandLover1961
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Arrived around 8 pm and ordered chopped pork (supposedly similar to pulled pork), Employees did not want to be there and in hindsight wished we would not have been. Food terrible all around, meat and sides. The fact that the restaurant was pretty much empty may have been a clue.

1 Thank CoolLMR
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206 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

The waitstaff were very friendly and attentive but the food was disappointing. Ribs were tough and greasy. Chopped pork was chewy. Food is overpriced for the quality and for the quantity. Famous Daves used to be our go-to for great bbq but we haven't had much luck lately. This was another disappointment.

Thank gypsymamma
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

This is not the Famous DAves we are used to. They changed all the things that made it a consistant great place to eat. Corn muffins .. gone 6 rib half rack.. down to 5 .. Prices up.. Ribs were reheated and dry, and what in the world are you thinking with these woosy white plates for BBQ! I see... More 

Thank Carla R
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

I wish I could rate them higher because when they're good; they're very good. But when they're bad....well, not so good. Q needs to be fresh and not reheated to the point of being inedible. When this happens which is more often than not, they always correct it but who wants to order twice?

Thank Joe P
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Stopped by today to pick up some of their excellent cornbread muffins for takeout to have at home with my chili. I am so sad to report they don't have them anymore. Instead they have these very small, dry pieces of cornbread that are nothing at all like their muffins used to be. With lots of good bbq places everywhere,... More 

2 Thank TonyaMN
Olathe, Kansas
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136 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Some of the best Texas style BBQ that Apple Valley has to offer. The food has a nice spicy taste, but not overpowering. The Brisket is my favorite here. So good and the place is super clean. The manager was super friendly and helpful making great recommendations on foods to try. Will definitely be coming back

2 Thank Adahm F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7543 147th St., Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Apple Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 612-891-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?