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Famous Dave's

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21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
+1 703-406-9244
10:45 - 22:00
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent barbecue and consistent on what you get. It is by no means Willards in Chantilly but will do in a pinch.

Thank pospy
Sterling, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my birthday I asked for us to go to the "piggy place " which is what I call it. I love their food and the service at the place is amazing. Their sauces ufff don't get me started .. if you don't want dirty hands this is not the place for you.

Thank Mery R
Sterling, Virginia
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The prices here definitely don't seem to match the quality of the food. It's okay, but not for the amount of money they charge. I will say their portions are very generous, but I probably won't be returning.

Thank JCapsH82
Rose Haven, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Ordered 2 Georgia Pulled Pork sandwiches to go because my wife and I were in a hurry. Received the sandwiches in a timely manner, paid, and left the restaurant. Once we got back home, we opened the sandwiches to find they contained way too much fat. At least a third of the sandwiches were solely pieces of fat instead of... More 

Thank oaorxk
Freehold, New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great food, cold beer, good service, fair prices. We ate there a few times over 4 days, always a delight.

Thank Margaret S
Columbus, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Could they please wash the table so they aren't sticky or grimey? It's difficult to completely enjoy you good when your arms are sticking to the edge of the table. Also it was a little strange to seat table after table right next to each other so it felt crowded when there were enough tables to put some space between... More 

Thank LLL160
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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234 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My team catered famous Dave's in for lunch and it was excellent. The brisket and pulled pork were exceptional and as always, the coleslaw was amazing. I would definitely recommend for a good catering option.

Thank kmbrown021393
Herndon, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Famous Dave's used to be one of my favorite barbeque restaurants but since the menu changed, I seldom go there! They used to have drunken apples, generous portions and the selection was larger! The current menu is limited and portions are smaller. Incidently, for a rib place, they also now have "smaller/skinner" ribs! Bring back the big bones! Dinner conversation... More 

Thank C H
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Went in on a Friday night, around 630, very empty. Had tenderloin plate - tasty. Ribs were ok, a bit dry. Chicken wings were poor. Dried and reheated. Came with celery and I think those white things were carrot sticks, kept out in the hot air. Drinks - had two margaritas - were good, not overly sweet. Had to go... More 

Thank VAAussie
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great place. Delicious BBQ! We go there once in a while. It's a chain store, but the food is always very good.

Thank Barbara C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 23:00
10:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165-7273
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 703-406-9244

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