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Famous Dave's

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7063 N Blackstone Ave, Pinedale, CA 93650-1200
+1 559-261-4227
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Redding, California
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I love ribs, I love meat. That is why I love Famous Dave's! Their meat options are profound and the sauce options are even better - if that is possible! If you like the "lighter side" I have also tried their meat-topped, fully loaded baked potato! Wow! Put brisket on a potato and some sauce...I didn't want to leave. If... More 

Thank Jeff E
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I found this establishment to be full of trophies when you walk through the door, which was giving me hope I would enjoy the food, surely they had won the trophies for a reason. The restaurant was well laid out and quirkly decorated with lots of older objects and 'sayings' up on the walls. The menu offered a good selection... More 

Thank Cat33R
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I go to lunch at Famous Dave's every time I'm in Fresno! The ribs fall off the bone delicious and there are six bbq sauces to choose from. Sweet and Smokey is my favorite. Everything is delicious...cole slaw, beans, corn bread. Even the chips!

Thank 358kathleeng
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I will go to Famous Dave's simply because my family loves going here, but I don't get the attraction people have to this place. I think it might be fresno's affinity for a lot of food at a fair price. Everyone orders a feast and shares in the joy. On the positive side, Famous Dave's has the best cornbread, bread... More 

Thank Sebastian B
Fresno, California
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place will fill your ribs with theirs , Had a large group for family Dinner. A variety of foods but all came hot and in large portions to fill even the hungry teenagers. My steak salad was loaded with large chunks tri-tip steak. Grandma ordered the Bourbon St Louis Ribs, filled her up for three days.

Thank Arsen M
Fresno, California
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

What can I say great really great chicken everything is outstanding really love it. The rib are out of this world. The sweet tea live it and they keep it full

Thank Larry C
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Let me start out by saying that I love Dave's! The closest one is about an hour from where we live and we'll go here for special occasions. While on this visit the food was a 5 the service was a 1. This restaurant is typically busy, but they are accustomed to it. Even though busy the service is always... More 

Thank David S
London, United Kingdom
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423 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Lovely place - always busy but we did not wait for long - seated in this spacious cowboy space we tucked into a fantastic bbq dinner - the brisket and ribs were fantastic. Our family of 6 went for a meal for 4 and there was plenty. Friendly and efficient service- noisy, bustling, sport on TV's - its the USA.

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Visalia, California
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341 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,212 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Yes after several times I'm still happy with the food and service! Plus they usually have at least one decent beer on tab, over all I always enjoy the food and their servers. Ribs always so delicious and my friend also like it!!

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We have been here after a shopping stop at the mall, the counter from Target recommended it to us. We loved it, real southeastern style food. We had the plate with everything on it, it couldnt be better. Service could be better, but we didnt mind.

Thank Felipe D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7063 N Blackstone Ave, Pinedale, CA 93650-1200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pinedale
  • Phone Number: +1 559-261-4227

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