We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Fantastic Tour - Must Do if you're visiting Manhattan

Absolutely fantastic tour of Greenwich Village, Little Italy and beyond. Thanks Dave, definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phil K
London, United Kingdom
Brilliant food and tour, Dave is a NY legend!

We did the tour of Brooklyn in the checker cab with Dave last Friday. All amazing - Dave, the food... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 485 reviews
All photos (243)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent99%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“checker cab”(49 reviews)
“dave's tour”(36 reviews)
“coney island”(40 reviews)
Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat Dave himself!
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
New York City, NY 10013
Greenwich Village
+1 646-496-6540
Reviews (485)
Filter reviews
478 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewschecker cabdave's tourconey islandpastramicannolibroccoli rabehour tournew yorkarancinifresh mozzarellahighlight of our tripnyc fooddumplingsrunning commentaryfantastic tourhis knowledgefood stops
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 478 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic tour of Greenwich Village, Little Italy and beyond. Thanks Dave, definitely the highlight of our trip! Taking in some really interesting and different venues. Places we would just never have made it to. This isn't just a food tour either, but a lot...More

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour of Brooklyn in the checker cab with Dave last Friday. All amazing - Dave, the food, the cab and Dave also has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area. You get to see loads of places tourists would not usually get to....More

1  Thank swaggomant
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Dave took my mom, aunt and 14 year old son on a whirlwind Italian focused tour of Brooklyn in the Checker cab. Not Williamsburg, but the heart of Brooklyn — the places you never go but should. We started at Defonte’s with a sandwich that...More

1  Thank JAC557
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Simple we had a blast. Dave’s tour is tasty, funny and insightful. Seeing he sights in the Checker is just very cool.

Thank ivaningenia01
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We were so looking forward to this and it lived up to our expectations and more. Full of highlights. We went to Brooklyn in the checker cab. So much fun and good food.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This was the best tour I have ever been on. I am a New Yorker who likes to go unique tours and I was blessed to book a tour with Dave. We went all over Brooklyn. Its an over simplification to state this as food...More

Thank dtuzzio
Reviewed 15 May 2018

My 21 year old son and I spent a week in NYC, on a foodie journey as he is studying to be a chef. We searched for food ideas, and Famous Fat Dave kept coming up. We took the leap, based on the many positive...More

Thank Chort
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Fabulous tour! Dave totally feels like one of your buddies right away who happens to know all about the NYC area and where to get fed. It's not just about the eating, though - learning about different neighborhoods and their people/culture was fascinating. You also...More

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Yep. We’ve gone on Dave’s checker tour 4x now! We can’t get enough of Dave and his hidden secret gems that you can’t get in Midtown... or the Midwest! Dave is an amazing guy full history and knowledge of all things New York and the...More

Thank boochtoledo
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Spent 5 hours on FFDFT, and it was the best thing I did in New York, Dave is a book of knowledge and so easy going, all the food stops were excellent and you meet so many characters on the tour. It’s just a great...More

Thank yil08
View more reviews
Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was
here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter
culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for
its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to
get a feel for this diverse and energetic
neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street
performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the
fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess.
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Carl D
20 October 2017|
Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to email him... not post it on TripAdvisor ;) Dave at FamousFatDave
Cheri S
27 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jill W | Reviewed this property |
Daves tour was by car, I'm sure that they will be running in Feb, send him an email. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Jill