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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

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We went on a 3 hour tour with Dave in January and had an amazing time. Dave not only knows food but also just about everything else about the areas he takes you to. Dave was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 February 2014
Catherine R
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We went on a 3 hour tour with Dave in January and had an amazing time. Dave not only knows food but also just about everything else about the areas he takes you to. Dave was very keen to take us to places we had not been so we spent the time in Brooklyn sampling all different types of food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

If you want to see smell and taste REAL New York food, If you want to visit facinating neighbourhoods and authentic restaurants - join Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours. I've visited New York several times as a tourist, but my day out with Dave was the best!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Dave's tour was brilliant and exactly what was promised. He took us to areas of Brooklyn we never would have found on our own and the food (plus Dave's extensive knowledge of the area and the people) made for a great day. Well worth the cost for a highly memorable day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

If you are in NY city then you must do this tour! It is quite simply the funniest tour I've ever been on. Dave is so friendly and hilarious but he is also so knowledgeable and welcoming. The food on the tour is just so amazing. I can't rate this tour enough, it's a great way to see the city... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

My partner & I were lucky to get a spot on Fat Dave's last tour for 2013 - couldn't book a private tour so we were linked in with another couple - other Aussies as it turned out - and it was soooooo worth it! We spent most of the trip around Brooklyn & Queens and had some absolutely stand... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

We were two couples and we spent the whole afternoon with Dave. It was our best afternoon in the whole vacation. Dave is so knowledgeable about the history of Brooklyn and a real expert in the culinary history of Brooklyn. We started with empty stomach and were treated to some of the best deli in Brooklyn. It was the perfect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

My family and I spent the day with Dave at the end of November. We have been to New York a few times and was looking at experiencing something a bit more different. I am so glad we did, Dave really has excellent knowledge of all areas we visited and a great rapport with the owners of the places we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Dave is quintessential New York and guides you into his world of food, culture and a bit of history all while driving in Sweetie, his checkered cab. Make reservations early. He takes cash only. The cab easily seats four adults and is quite a comfortable ride. Start with an open mind and an empty stomach and you will be treated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

You can’t afford to miss this tour when visiting New York, you will never experience anything like it again. Famous Fat Dave is a very bright and knowledgeable young man. We spent 4 hours eating our way thru the Bronx (Bring me back to Cannoli Heaven, Arthur Ave.) and Harlem’s Charles Fried Chicken, the produce district, and Shrimp at City... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We were taking our friend for his 50th birthday and didn't really know what to expect so we booked the minimum tour. We we also got the impression that after an hour that we would be stuffed and would want to go to sleep. Dave is a professional. He has everything thought out and was not winging it in any... More 

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