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Famous Dave's

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1205 W Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551-3946
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Antelope Valley, California
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I have eaten with friends, colleagues and family several times and have a great time with the servers, good food, experimentation and the only thing missing no matter how many suggestions made, are the lack of beef ribs that may actually set this place over the top. However, recently an unexpected collaborative of community stakeholders hit my office expecting a... More 

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Thank RLDrPH
Palmdale, California
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Well the food was not as good as last time but there were some good things. They started with a sample of their homemade BBQ chips, excellent. The chicken was overcooked and tough, but the fries and 6 varieties of BBQ sauce were great. Service was great with them checking on how we were doing and refilling our drinks.

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Thank Kyle B
Palmdale, California
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

My food was just ok, but my wife loved her sandwich. Staff very friendly. Large restaurant and only one stall in restroom. Not enough when serving meat and BBQ to a bunch of men.

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Thank Kyle B
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130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Don't know what Dave is famous for but it's shouldn't be his brisket. It was dry and tasteless, some of the sauces were nice but anything would help the flavour. The staff were nice and we got served quickly but there was only one other table being used so they weren't rushed off their feet.

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Thank Paul G
Portland, Texas
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

One thing I am sure of after reading these reviews, and then trying Famous Dave's for myself, is that California doesn't know BBQ. Tender, but unbelievably dry and flavorless (smokeless?) brisket, a hot link completely devoid of any "hot" at all, ribs that, without the sauce they were drenched in, would have no flavor at all and mac and cheese... More 

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Thank 628JoeM
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Good choice if BBQ is what your looking for, it's not the best I've had but it's good and the service is good too! Gets busy so show up early!

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Thank Rob B
Palmdale, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The st Luis style ribs are the best in town, they fall off the bone and have a lot of meat on them. The waitress that took our order checked on us many times to see if we were happy. You must try them when your in the Palmdale area!

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Thank videorudy
Quartz Hill, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent choice of BBQ. Love the sauces! My favorite menu item is the one served on a metal trash can lid. Great ambience!

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Thank Brenda H
Peoria, Arizona
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We love Famous Daves! The service is always good, and the food delicious! We often pick up a family platter meal, and bring home, when we have visitors!

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Thank Terri H
Palmdale, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Good food and good service always go together, especially at Famous Dave's in Palmdale, Ca. The food feasts for two always hit the spot as they are a mix of all three main dishes. Ribs and chicken always go together especially with 6 different sauces, each one spicier than the last. Try it. You will think you are home on... More 

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Thank Steve B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 W Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551-3946
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palmdale

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?