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Famous Dave's

#66 of 724 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
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1011 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201-7574
+1 480-615-1444
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the BBQ at Dave's. The manager even came over to ask that our food was cooked as we ordered it. Even the vegetables were perfectly steamed. Corn muffins were heavenly. Purchased some to bring home. I had the Pulled pork and my husband had the Brisket. The restaurant is not to far from our home so we will... More 

Thank 845ceceliab
Mesa, Arizona
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. It is a terrible feeling when you recommend a place or take someone to a place and it is awful! But with Famous Dave's I never have to worry. The atmosphere and decor are great. Don the manager and Kaila our server , all I can say is WOW! They really know how to take care... More 

Thank queenofscots59
Montreal, Canada
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a meat-a-terian like me. The. You'll love (yes love) this place. The platters are good portions. But the meat is out of this world. The service is quick and effective. The moment you walk in you know it will be good. Enjoy !

Thank montrealboywnder
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service even better food I chose the feast for one and it was delicious finger licking good so good you'll want to slap yo wife just kidding don't slap your wife

Thank Mike T
Reisterstown, Maryland
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Last night was the worst service ever, and there were only about 4 tables to be waited on. We had to wait a very long time for our food, and if we wanted anything. Our waiter disappeared, so we had to ask others where's our food? When we were all done no one was around, so my boys kept on... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived around 1:30 on a Saturday. All 5 of us agreed our food was very good & filling. Took 15 minutes to get my drink after everyone else at our table had theirs. Had to remind waitress to get it. Finally arrived just before our food came. No apology was offered by the waitress or manager when it was brought... More 

Thank 221suzannes
Waterloo, Canada
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332 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Four of us enjoyed a great meal at Famous Dave's! If possible save room for dessert. The four of us shared one order of bread pudding....so good! Served warm with ice cream. Our main courses were very good. Loved our server Famous Alex 😉

Thank Sue H
Mesa, Arizona
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My husband and I went to dinner here with my daughter's family, which includes 3 kids, two are two and under. We were seated outdoors which was perfect for the kids and the weather was great. The patio was very crowded and 5 or 6 tables were seated at the same time, so service was a little slow until the... More 

Thank Andrea B
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had a small birthday group. The food options are good, from BBQ to burgers, fish, etc. The snack chips with sauce are good to nibble on to test the sauces. Hot links are good, tasty brisket, and good pulled pork. Garlic mashed potatos are a good side to order.

Thank mark63768
Mesa, Arizona
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274 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A group of 11 of us stopped by for supper Saturday night and my wife had the 2 meat combo with rib tips and Ga. Chopped Pork. Pork was a little dry, but the rib tips were great. I had the St. Louis Ribs & Meat, which was also a wonderful dish. Everyone in the party said they enjoyed the... More 

Thank Bill R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 1011 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201-7574
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-615-1444
Famous Dave's best Phoenix barbecue restaurants and catering. BBQ ribs, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and salads. Open lunch and dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?