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Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

1631 W Lake St, Addison, IL 60101-6707
+1 630-261-0100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (9 reviews)
“rib tips” (3 reviews)
“potato salad” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00 Hours
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1631 W Lake St, Addison, IL 60101-6707
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For several years I have ordered St. Louis-Style Spareribs and every time was worse, the ribs are hard, not too much meat meat, baked potatoes are from the microwave, for some time now I do not order anything.

Thank sub56
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. The ribs were tender and the variety of sauces are good. The cornbread keeps us coming back

Thank Katian70
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I agree with the previous review. I too have been here many times since they closed the one in Streamwood. The plate are "hit or miss" and I could not agree with that more than with the brisket. When they have a hit it is...More

Thank BSJ3258
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We have eaten here several times. Hit or miss on quality. This visit it was mostly miss. Food was just okay. One thing that I never miss is their corn bread - always great!

Thank lynns4282016
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We went for lunch and the food didn't take long at all. Food is always good. Our waiter was nice. You wont be disappointed.

Thank Gram F
Reviewed 28 January 2018

5 of my co-workers and I were looking for a place for dinner a couple of weeks ago, and we had decided upon Applebee's. But while driving to the location, we saw the sign for Famous Dave's and several people said simultaneously "I want to...More

Thank BruceH_HydePark
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I had the Founders feast. Loved the beans and slaw. Chicken was moist (white). BBQ very good with assortment of sauces. (XXX habanero- whoot) then the ribs. Only thing not so good was the corn. Who has room for that anyway?

Thank Lvn-n-food
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Went here around 1030 on a Saturday night. Bar was empty, there were some other people in the restaurant eating. I was served by two friendly people, who were also efficient. Beer prices were reasonable. I had a bowl of chili which was tasty and...More

Thank tedkirby
Reviewed 8 November 2017

When you get that hankering for a full plate of 'Baby Back' or a full rack of ribs,stop in at Famous Dave's right next to the Marcus Cinema in Addison,IL. They have the ribs you love plus maybe a cold beer in a warm friendly...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We eat at Famous Dave's when we are craving BBQ but don't want to drive more than 5 min. It's good, but it's not the best. When we really want good BBQ we have to travel farther. Although their corn bread is to die for!

Thank Sarah R
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Yes they do. It's $18.49. It looks very appealing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 W Lake St, Addison, IL 60101-6707
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Addison
  • Phone Number: +1 630-261-0100
  • E-mail
Famous Dave is the most awarded Pitmaster in history -- a true originator blessed with a great sense of taste and a passion to create only the best of the best. Even among BBQ champions, Dave is recognized as the authority on the art of cooking with smoke and flame. Famous Dave's is the winner of more than 700 National and local awards. Award Winning St. Louis Style Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Cedar Plank Salmon, Southside Rib Tips, Famous Salads, Honey Buttered Cornbread Muffins, Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Creamy Coleslaw, Wilbur Beans, Signature Cocktails and more!
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