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Famous Dave's BBQ Ribs & Blues

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3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
+1 612-822-9900
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Fullerton, California
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly and efficient. The live music was very good. However my food was disappointing. I ordered a chopped pork sandwich which was dry and tasteless. My friend ordered the St Louis ribs which were much better - tender and tasty.

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Thank Hanepoot
Brainerd
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food and great blues! We had brisket. Wow. Tender and flavorful. Sides were a delicious support to a fine meal. Lisa Wenger was the opening act. That lady can sing the blues. No woman in Twin Cities does it better. Tommy Castro was everything I expected and more. Painkillers made it a fabulous show.

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Thank Pete Z
St.Paul, Minnesota
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944 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

For more than a decade, our family has enjoyed Famous Dave's. I took our grand-daughter to this location, and she enjoyed the $4.99 lunch, which was a good deal. She had chicken fingers, fries and a beverage (milk). There are various other kids' options and $4.99 is quite reasonable. However, the adult menu is not a great deal. I had... More 

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Thank Seniordad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

For years I've been trying to find a reason to really like this place. But over and over again the fairly expensive food is served lukewarm and seems mass-produced. Don't think I'll be there again, and it makes me sad for a locally owned chain.

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Thank David S
Miami
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380 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

So good. If you are picky about your bar-be-que, you will love this place. Even on a Saturday, they offer lunch specials. Had the pork sandwich with a side for only $7. Pork was piled high and super moist. Delicious. I had beans for my side. They were spicy and good. Tried the boneless wings, my kid loved them. Good... More 

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Thank southmiamijill
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We went as a family for a birthday dinner and ordered the Family meal deal that feeds 2-3. It was definitely enough for 3. We ordered an extra side of fries and mac and cheese. I had the BBQ pulled chicken sandwich (minus the cheese) with dirty rice. The rice is okay. The chicken was tasty. All of the meat... More 

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Thank ExportLove
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Famous Dave himself comes to this location. I think it's his favorite. I Came on a Monday night once and he was having a franchisee meeting there. Was pretty cool to watch. Great food and music most nights. I always get one of the combo dishes so you can have a little bit of everything. This is the only location... More 

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Thank Thomas V
Wayzata, Minnesota
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoy some blues with your baby and those ribs with your baby and all your blues will go away.we can get down and have fun. Good music and good times

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Thank justin l
Innsbruck, Austria
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, the ribs are to die for also the pulled pork sandwich. The sides of beans and coleslaw are what the doctor ordered! Every time the same excellent quality!

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Thank Torsten W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

i couldnt find it and the cheese on my nachos was medium melted the food was all bad and gross at this famous davis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-822-9900

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