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Famous Dave's

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208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37922-2335
+1 865-694-9990
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Did not enjoy, ribs too hard. Used to love this place, disappointed. This time was nothing special, just like any other place that offers ribs

Thank Yuliia S
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

I recommend the Ultimate Burger. It is a great burger but you better have a large appetite! The burnt tips appetizer is outstanding. The staff were super friendly and attentive.

1 Thank Joe W. C
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Dirty, nasty menus. Waitress acted like I should be happy with other people's food stuck to my menu. I asked for a clean one. 5 minutes later brings a damp and still dirty menu. Guessed the rest of the place was filthy too so we left....

1 Thank Chris S
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Burnt ends, grilled pineapple and brisket!!! These are the only things I can personally speak for and I get it every time we visit, but my wife and in laws say everything they have tried has been delicious. I kid you not, the burnt ends are worth going for if you order nothing else!!!

Thank Patrick S
Loudon, Tennessee
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29 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Famous Dave's is an outstanding chain of restaurants. We had our first taste of Famous Dave's in Chicago but are now very happy to find them in Knoxville and Chattanooga. But this review is JUST ABOUT KNOXVILLE. That's because the staff at this Famous Dave's is OUTSTANDING. During each of our dozens of visits they great us warmly, serve us... More 

Thank John B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went on Tuesday night. Couldn't decide what we wanted. The server mentioned a special that is the "meal for 2 -3" with $9 off. So we got that - and it was yummy. The special had three meats; chicken, ribs, and we selected brisket for the third meat; it had slaw, beans, corn on the cob, fries, and bread. Everything... More 

Thank 50StatesBucketlist
Oviedo, Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Beef brisket and burnt ends are to die for. If you BBQ, you have to try this place. Everything is good. Try out the pineapple steak wedges as a side item. The main dining makes you feel like you are eating inside a log cabin. They even have a fireplace. Don't pass this place up. Service is always good and... More 

Thank rcscowell
Asheville, North Carolina
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch, had pork BBQ & burnt ends with a side of jalapeno Mac & cheese. DELICIOUS! Sandwiches were filling, had plenty of sauces to try too. Highly recommend.

Thank Queenwondergirl
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

OK. Look. The food here is generally very good and reasonably priced. The service is good , and our waitress today, B r a n d y, N. F., was excellent. But here's the problem: order a burger and they will only cook it "well done" or "medium well"! No medium. No medium rare! "They're not allowed" to cook them... More 

Thank GrampyW
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Not sure why we don't go to this restaurant more often. Requested substitute of Grilled Salmon instead of other meats. It was excellent! Great & attentive service too.

Thank Danez B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 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: 208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37922-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-694-9990

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