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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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355 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2305
+1 218-740-3180
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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559 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can say a lot of things about this restaurant but two words "the best" sums up everything. Food, wait staff that smile and make you feel welcome, prices, comfortable and interesting atmosphere, our whole family loves it from grandparents to little kids, service, and especially Charlie A. he was great and patient with us. We look forward to going... More 

Thank minneapol
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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145 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good BBQ. It has won awards. The big platter was great to share. It had multiple types of BBQ which allowed you to find what you like for the future. You can get the sauce in a grocery store for this brand but here you can see what it is in real life cooked by the maker.

Thank cdhcch
Chisago City, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Duluth to spend the day together & we went down to Canal Park to look around & we went to Famous Dave's to eat, that's down in Canal Park. The staff was very friendly & nice. The waiter that we had was very nice. The atmosphere was good & it's very cute, has that BBQ feel. The... More 

Thank Michel H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Good food and pretty much like other locations in MN. I've been here a few times and once they did run out of corn. The location is great. Centrally located among all the hotels on canal park.

Thank Jenny H
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Although most restaurants in Canal Park are mediocre at best this restaurant stands above the others for good food, value and service. I ate here once before and it hasn't changed. I had the grilled brisket salad, kind of unique but very good and appealing! It came with corn bread that tasted like it was just out of the oven.

Thank Xenos2
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

$5 parking in the lot, but easier than trying to find a spot on the street. BBQ was great. Casual atmosphere, good for families.

Thank wannatravel970
Thunder Bay, Ontario
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are a BBQ, briquette, southern cooking lover with all the fixings. This place is for you the mix of pork ribs and sides of corn, beans, mac and cheese all this and more. Its a great place for southern cooking delights.

Thank miadcc
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Might be better at night, I went at 11:30 a.m... Ribs had to be from early the day before, even back side was dried out. I almost always like FD ribs, especially W 7th St in St Paul. Service was great though, I should have asked about ribs first.

Thank barowner
Cali, Colombia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Good service. Pork ribs and buffalo wings are delicious. Definitely worth it. Nice outside space to enjoy summer weather.

Thank elitass
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

After a long day of travel we were hoping that someone could deliver and Dave's BBQ really delivered. Not only getting it to us FAST but excellent food.

Thank Meri D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-740-3180

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