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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

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Address: New York City, NY 10013
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat...

Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat Dave himself!

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EXPERIENCE New York City, don't just see it! Best tour EVER!

We ( wife, 15yo daughter) did the 3 hour walking tour with Dave. This was the best part of our trip. We have done other food tours with groups and they don't compare. This was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ( wife, 15yo daughter) did the 3 hour walking tour with Dave. This was the best part of our trip. We have done other food tours with groups and they don't compare. This was like walking with a friend - a friend who knows all the ins and outs of NYC that is. The knowledge he imparted on us... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I, along with another couple booked Dave for a 4 hour tour. We all love a variety of foods and were very excited to get off the beaten path and into some of the boroughs neighborhoods for some authentic NYC foods. It was fantastic for many reasons. Dave was very accommodating for our pick up time. We... More 

1 Thank Ben C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Famous Fat Dave deserves to be Famous! Full of history and insights into the area, shared with you while driving his vintage Checker to the best neighborhood culinary gems. My vegetarian wife bought this tour for my birthday present, to take with my carnivore brothers. What a blast! The variety and quality of our food fares was astounding, and Dave... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriends and I just returned from a whirlwind 72 hours in NYC. My friend Kate had heard about this fabulous food tour and recommended it to us. Admittedly, I was a little skeptical at first since the idea of eating my way through the city seemed too much for me. BUT - Famous Fat Dave is charming and genuine... More 

Thank Meighan B
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I gifted my gang of four this tour over Veteran's Day and they had a blast! Not only was the tour to the outer banks of Brooklyn and Queens tops, but Dave's commentary kept them in stitches and the unusual food stops filled them to the brim. They learned what a "double double" was and where to find the best... More 

Thank Lynde F
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Have visited NYC in the past but never Brooklyn. If you love food and want to taste the real deal, this tour is a must! And Dave will tell you the history of New York and the food you are about to experience. Great tour and the food was the bomb dot com!

Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Like no other tour you'll ever do. I pride myself on really getting to know a city's great eats, so usually don't book tours. However having read the reviews and having spoken to Dave, I felt we should give it a go. My wife and I booked a day with Dave and we ate in places we could never have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Having taken a fantastic tour with Dave a couple of years ago, we just had to have seconds on our return to NYC in Nov 2016. Dave customised a tour for us and we had a very enjoyable five hours in his Checker cab as we visited dining spots in Bed Stuy, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and into Queens. He is very... More 

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Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I know it's expensive especially if your in a family group so picking up the whole cheque but its absolutely worth it Infact we tipped $100 dollars ontop 4.5 hours brooklyn queens coney island 10 food experiences non stop history and banter and taxi service from dave you begin breaking down what you are actually getting its very good value... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Just finished a four hour tour with Dave taking us around Brooklyn, Coney Island etc. The food was amazing but there's much more to the tour than that: Dave knows the history of the neighbourhoods he takes you too, and you will learn way more about NYC and the boroughs than you expect. All round fantastic tour for food lovers:... More 

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