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Famous Dave's

$$ - $$$
East Louisville
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8605 Citadel Way, Louisville, KY 40220
+1 502-493-2812
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for our grand daughters sweet 16th. Birthday. The food was fabulous & the service was great. We got the whole slab of St. Louis ribs & my husband & I shared. He got the French fries & I got the beans. Fries were awesome but the beans were not cooked long enough for me however the ribs... More 

Thank Joyce G
Louisville, KY
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479 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

To be fair the service was quick, efficient and friendly but the barbecue tips was an exercise in fighting fatty meat and gristle. The chopped Georgia pork was fine but not as warm as it could have been. Mashed potatoes and the fried apples were good as was the cornbread. Yet, the experience wasn't as good as it could have... More 

Thank jgbtravels
Grand Blanc
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was off the chain...you really get your moneys worth. We got the catfish, must have been 8 or more pieces. Great food great service!!!

Thank Lacreasha G
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Certain times of the year are better to visit than others. The food is always good, but from October through December, it's always better because the feast for 2 is about $14 cheaper than any other time.

Thank Michael B
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239 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We love going here to eat the food is always good but a bit pricey. Normally we try to go around lunch or early dinner and have had a great time slow meal and chance to visit. This time went during dinner hour and what a difference. The food was still good but felt rushed. Also the volume in the... More 

Thank LurchLouisville
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had eaten at Famous Dave in two other states. This was the first time experience for family traveling with us, and they loved it. The food and service were great! It was a pleasant surprise to find a Famous Dave in this city!

Thank SmoothJazzluvr
Panama City Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Always take advantage of finding a Famous Dave Bar B Que. Stopped here around 230 PM Thursday August 4, 2016. Only noticed 6-8 vehicles in the parking area. My wife and I waited by the empty hostess stand for at least 8-10 minutes and no one appeared. I actually walked through the bar and by the kitchen area twice trying... More 

Thank n2tires6
Johnston City, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Food was great service was so so but they were busy. Would eat here again any day. Had the ribs and burnt ends. The Mac and cheese is the best. Bread pudding for dessert.

Thank jte3470
Louisa, Kentucky
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

When my friends and I are hungry.... This is the place to eat. Ribs=awesome. Cornbread, slaw, pulled pork, it's all good. Appropriate for families with children as well. Staff is always nice. You cannot go wrong with the feast for two!

1 Thank thfraz01
Lexington, Kentucky
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

OMG!!!!! food is Amazing.... always hot and fresh. Portion sizes are great.. Along with great price. We will definitely be back!!!!! Definitely RECOMMEND... You won't be disappointed...In they words of my fiance, "Never had A Bad Meal"....

Thank Dorian O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 8605 Citadel Way, Louisville, KY 40220
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-493-2812

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