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Famous Dave's

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2910 Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA 22124-3001
+1 703-281-3880
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Oakton, Virginia
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

food is very good - portions are a bit small for the prices - atmosphere is very basic - they could do better in that regard considering it is not cheap

Thank jim7946
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've gone to Famous Dave's in Oakton for years, and have found the food to be "OK", but with inconsistent quality. The ribs are generally a good bet, but I've been served other meat that had clearly passed it's prime. Interesting conversation at the office centered around why many of us ceased going to this BBQ place. All of us,... More 

Thank Razzierb
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I am from New England, so I will admit right up front that I am not a BBQ expert. However, I do know dried out pork when I eat it. I went on a Wednesday so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that it wasn't their "prime" night. I might have had a different experience on a weekend... More 

Thank Paul M
Vienna, Virginia
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They smoke there own meets. You can get St. Louis style or baby back ribs, brisket, chicken and other staples of this type of restaurant along with your choice of 4 different kinds of bar-b-que sauces. Casual sit down restaurant.

Thank Dave_SusanVienna_VA
Reston, Virginia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This restaurant on part of a chain, but this location has local appeal. Most of the customers are local folks, and the spot is a popular gathering place. The food is top quality for barbeque lovers, the portions are generous including the deserts. We were there for lunch and the wait staff were attentive, and manager Cathy (A local herself)... More 

Thank waylward
Oakton, Virginia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Baby back rips can't be beat Order the same all the time Always same quality get plata, best value Include beans corn and fries Don't buy the Saint Louis ribs

Thank robert z
Fairfax, Virginia
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch. Had the baby back ribs and beef brisket. Serving can really make you stuff since it offered 2 sides Our server was very nice and attentive.

Thank Liza C
Fairfax, Virginia
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287 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

I had the pork tacos and the southside tips for lunch , they are both appetizers but made a great lunch meal for me . My friend ordered the southwest chicken salad and claimed it was very good and had plenty of chicken . The tips were fantastic , I mean so good I would go back just to eat... More 

Thank theplumbingmedi... .
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156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Had dinner for a party of 4 where the youngest was 47 and the oldest 85. They may have had a full section away from the bar, but we were not given an option and seated in the section with the bar. Lots of loud people that had apparently been there for a while. Our waiter came by quickly and... More 

Thank vision2travel
Reston, Virginia
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

If you're expecting the marvelous food originally created in Minnesota, go elsewhere - probably not in Virginia. Burnt ends are cubed pork shoulder bbq'd with sauce. nothing special. I'd like to see the original return.

Thank mfk8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 2910 Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA 22124-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Oakton
  • Phone Number: +1 703-281-3880

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