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Famous Dave's

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431 16th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-1808
+1 507-282-4200
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rochester, Minnesota
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think Famous Dave's has slipped a bit. Their prices, like everyone else's, it seems, keep climbing, but the food doesn't improve. I enjoy the variety of rib entrees that are available, and I enjoy the different barbecue sauces they make available. Somehow they need to find a way to get food to the tables before it cools. That's my... More 

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Thank mnwieam
United States
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Two of us had the pulled pork lunch special which includes one side at a good price. The food was tasty, as were the mashed potatoes and Cole slaw. Beer cold.....and good choices. Fun environment. Very nice waitstaff. Clean restaurant.

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Thank Leonard S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the All American BBQ Feast between 4 of us. I started with trying the excellent skin-on potato fries/wedges with a special rub and then the beans and potato salad and corn cobs and thought they were good, but then I tried the chicken and pulled pork and they were amazing. But they all became insignificant to the rack of... More 

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Thank Satravelforlife
Mantorville, Minnesota
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Famous Dave's for lunch the other day - great ribs! Service was awesome, too! Portion size is perfect and the price was very acceptable. Love this rib place!!

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Thank Deb R
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant later on a Saturday evening - about 8:30 p.m. My husband loves BBQ and wanted the chance to check out this Famous Dave's. The restaurant was oddly quiet for a Saturday night. However, the service was average to good. The food was fine. Having eaten true Texas BBQ previously a chain like Famous Dave's has a... More 

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Thank lindsaykuntz
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Each time I've. Even here I've enjoyed the food and the service has also been good. The devils spit boneless wings are my favorite!

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Thank Cathy R
Rochester, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Hostess was very honest and told us it would be a long wait so we opted for take out. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks. They need to hire a knowledgeable bartender. Stick with beer or a drink that only requires a shot and water or soda. The take out was great. Ribs were tender and meaty, the... More 

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Thank hinckleydavid
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It's hard to find quality BBQ outside certain areas especially Texas. But I didn't have to sauce up the fatty brisket (a good fat!) or pork tips. Both well seasoned, smoked and tender. Baked beans are good but white beans. Need to teach them about pintos or Anastasia beans. Nice standard side of pickled onions, too. A nice touch as... More 

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Thank Harford3
Boyne City, Michigan
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Roasted Chicken is to die for!! Absolutely love this place!! Service is always good and they give large portions.

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Thank Tina V
Edmond, Oklahoma
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious lunch and service was great. My son had kids rotisserie chicken which moist and looked great. I had pulled pork sandwich which had thick chunks of meat with none of the fat you usually find in pork sandwiches. Beans were good and Mac and cheese was good but it was pretty spicy (it had pieces of corn and jalapeño... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 16th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-1808
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-282-4200

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