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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

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Greenwich Village
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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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Fantastic Tour

We joined another group yesterday to tour NYC eating and getting a little history and more eating. Wow! Dave took us to a bunch of little family run places where the food was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 March 2014
Katie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

We joined another group yesterday to tour NYC eating and getting a little history and more eating. Wow! Dave took us to a bunch of little family run places where the food was simple and absolutely delicious. The Key Lime Pie in Brooklyn may be the best thing I've eaten in my life and I would never have found it... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

I found Dave's tour on trip advisor, and after reading the reviews was excited to try it out. I was fortunate enough to be able to get a last minute booking for two. We had a fantastic experience! Dave took us to several authentic NY eateries; the food was outstanding as was Dave's historical knowledge. I highly recommend the tour!... More 

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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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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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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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