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Famous Dave's

) #15 of 138 Restaurants in Thornton €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
16539 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80023-8971
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
“ribs” (18 reviews)
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
16539 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80023-8971
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a oil and gas colleague for lunch at Famous Dave's on 8/2/17. We had the best service of any restaurant in the last 2 years thanks to Margo. I like the atmosphere and especially the moose over the fireplace. I ordered the Country...More

Thank Russell34550
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing short of a circus.....arrived at 9pm, only one other table, servers pretty much running everywhere closing and yelling to each other very loud while playing.cooks could be heard screaming in the back. Server dropped the food and we didn't see her again until finished,...More

Thank Bigwillysallon
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Famous Dave's is one of my 2 favorite BBQ places. (The other is Sonny's located only in the SE.) Everything I have ever had was great. But my favorite is their rib tips; which are on special every Thursday. They have a nice variety of...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here with friends. We got the feast that feeds 4. It was amazing. Also tried the mac and cheese(spicy and good). Only downfall was I didn't save room for the famous bread pudding. Oh we'll. Next time! And there will definitely be a...More

Thank jjjjja
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Famous Dave's is always a favorite of ours for ribs! They offer ribs, tips, chicken and even fish so there's something for everyone. Prices are reasonable and servings are large so you can share dishes and sample different foods. You won't leave Famous Dave's hungry!

Thank 138duchess64
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Had a little of everything. Our favorite are the burnt tips. Also had a little of brisket, ribs, sausage,and rib ends. Brisket and ribs were excellent. Rib ends and sausage were ok. Fries were actually pretty good. Only issue was service....More

Thank ricovaldez
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Famous Dave's remains one of my favorite BBQ joints and that's saying a lot since I'm from Kansas City. We love getting the trash can lid and sharing it as a family. Always great food and service!

Thank alyssaaaron563
Reviewed 2 January 2017

From the catfish and ribs to blackened ends and onion strings, not to mention their brisket, Famous Dave's does a brisk business and is oftentimes packed so that you might have to wait a short while for a table. The menu is quite large and...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a recent first time visit to this property on a mid day Friday afternoon, although I have been to one in Omaha. The beer was good and cold, but the Cedar Planked Salmon with Pineapple Glaze was really really good on the...More

Thank 07BigBlue
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Was impressed with not only the beans but my ribs and my wife's chicken that was moist and tasty. Wait staff was a little weak on team work and waited on refills and plates to be cleared. Will definately go back.

Thank Helen D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 16539 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80023-8971
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Thornton
  • Phone Number: 303-280-6227
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