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Famous Dave's

43 19th St. SW, Forest Lake, MN 55025
+1 651-464-4400
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“brisket” (7 reviews)
“burnt ends” (2 reviews)
“corns” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
43 19th St. SW, Forest Lake, MN 55025
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family restaurant. Quaint setting with beer if adults want. Would be nicer if waitress would take orders at table, but is easy if family waits at the table while one person orders their meal. Everything on menu if good.

Thank I9747JCelaineh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Famous dives works better for the customer to have waitresses. This one makes you stand in the entrance which stops traffic to then place your order. Does not work. Food is still really good.

Thank PearlBuck
Reviewed 29 June 2017

There really isn't a place around to get BBQ except Dave's but they do a pretty good job at it. I have never waited to be seated or waited for a take out order. the staff is friendly and fast. I will be coming back...More

Thank Andrew O
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I wish I could've given this place zero stars it is that bad! We decided to have them cater an event we were throwing for 40ish people. We called scheduled the date, ordered the food, and gave them our credit card information. We did this...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Have been here numerous times - good food and good service always. Really like the pulled pork and brisket. Ask for your fries hot and extra pickles.

Thank bensonjo999
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The same good food I have always had in a Famous Dave's. The service is decent. The bread pudding is excellent and the staff is helpful.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Famous Dave's is famous for their consistent meal prep. If you like a menu item, you can count on it being just as good on another visit. It is nice to watch your meal being prepared in the kitchen. Free refills on fountain beverages.

Thank yankeclipper
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Famous Dave's an old town Memphis food experience right in Forest Lake.. BBQ Bob and Blues man Joe and their crew run a CLEAN, FUN casual BBQ rustic diner serving 5 star food with Memphis Blues music .. You must try their BURNT ENDS brisket...More

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you've been for a Famous Dave's, you know the allure. Tasty BBQ, good portions, amazing sauces (6 of them) and good quick service. This one is the counter service style as you order your food and they bring it to you. I've had the...More

Thank Blake G
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We were there late on Monday night and had brisket it was so tender and had great flavor. Love the corn bread muffins too. I will come back here for the brisket.

Thank LeenieWhiteBearLake
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 19th St. SW, Forest Lake, MN 55025
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-464-4400
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