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Famous Dave's

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2122 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2607
+1 423-954-3227
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked the ultimate burger but a little pricey for a chain restaurant. The ribs were chewy and salty. The corn, beans, and mash potatoes were very good. I'm from Memphis so I hold BBQ to a high standard. If you are looking for quick BBQ chains then go to Sticky Fingers - prices and portions are better.

Thank queenozma
Edinburg, Virginia
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358 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm here one night for work and drove here for a late lunch. It wasn't crowded at all and I was seated quickly. My server, bartender as well, was nice enough and efficient, until the end. When I finished my meal I sat there quite some time waiting on her to come back. I almost got up to look for... More 

Thank Bigfoot424
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time the family comes to visit, we come to Famous Dave's. Sure the line out front can be a little long, sure the service can be a little slow, sure the staff sometimes have more demanding customers who slow them down, but we keep coming back.......empty plates, full bellies and smiles. We'll be back next time we're all in... More 

Thank Carl W
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those of you who want to kick your barbecue into "Preppy" mode. Barbecued pineapple and other kitschy items are available. Subjectively speaking, I don't necessarily think most of their items blend well together. Service is so-so, and cost is MUCH more than it's worth. You're better off visiting a down-home style barbecue joint...you'll pay less, get more, and enjoy... More 

Thank Sandi G
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife was in the mood for baby back ribs, and Famous Dave's is her favorite place in town. I tried the rib tips, they were good. All the food, good portions, was good. One side order came out wrong. Manager walked around checking on customers. Only issue is that the waiter seemed freaked out by me being in a... More 

Thank davidisrael126
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Food was average or a little better than average but service was really slow. Prices were a little high for bbq. Probably wouldn't eat here again.

Thank Sarah S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Bottom line: Double or triple check your carry out order before you leave! Don't assume what is in the bag is remotely close to what you ordered. This is after spending a considerable amount of time on ho,d to even place the order. And don't attempt to call back because you will be placed on hold again and eventually be... More 

Thank Paul D
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Tonight it was just average. The service was good, but the food was barely warm, and the ribs were actually cold. The drink was pretty good though. I believe it was Mamas Sweet Tea Punch. The burnt ends were awesome, as usual.

Thank Frank D
Mississauga, Canada
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222 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I do not want the title of this to sound bad. The service was great, there was genuine concern from the waiter and then the chef on my wife's food allergies. The food was plentiful, with enough left over for lunch the next day. The ribs were great, so was the corn muffins, brisket and chicken. I liked the beans.... More 

Thank Minkster56
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If we feel like bbq'd food, this is where we usually go. The Ultimate burger is my favorite over anywhere. We've also ordered the "garbage can lid" dinner for 2. Everything on it is awesome and cures the cravings. My only disappointment is you have to ask for their homemade chips now... where they used to automatically bring them to... More 

Thank Kimberly H

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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
Average prices
USD 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2122 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-954-3227

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