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Famous Dave's BBQ Shack

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14601 W. Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345
+1 612-933-9600
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times and can attest to the best ribs in town when they get it right, however; I have had burnt or otherwise over cooked and dry ribs as well.

Thank Tracy E
Hopkins, Minnesota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Excellent place to celebrate your wedding anniversary. Menu is changing but ribs are still there :) Enjoyed every second!

Thank Maria L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my Texas Brisket lunch sandwich which comes with one side dish. Famous Dave's offers numerous sauces on the tables and each has its own distinctive flavor and character. The brisket is slow cooked and tender. Slices are thick and the portion is generous. I ordered my side dish of BBQ beans and loved the flavor. All in... More 

Thank mshbnyehud
South Dakota
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I hadn't been to a Famous Daves in a long time so we stopped in. The brisket was still great. Hubby enjoyed the ribs and the kids meal choices were better than most. The sides could use a little tinkering but I enjoyed the corn muffin. Wine prices were fair. The servers are obviously well trained and were very competent.... More 

Thank DakotaGirl18
Waconia, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Famous Dave's for a family dinner. We sat on the patio and the service and food were great! The server was friendly, fast and knowledgable (I want to hire him to work in my restaurant). The food is back to the way Dave intended. They have gone back to the some of their original items (drunken apples... More 

Thank Matt W
Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Famous Dave's always serves up the best in Smoked meat. Ribs, brisket, chicken, plus a great variety of sides. It has a great casual family atmosphere with good service.

Thank MNPirate
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We live nearby and always enjoy the aroma of real honest to goodness smoked foods. This has been an inspiration to learn how and bring home that goodness to my own deck. But when the urge strikes for all the fixings we love to go there and immerse ourselves in the deep woods and northern lakes surroundings and enjoy the... More 

Thank rsteyaert
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The food was Famous Dave's good and the waitress met all our needs. They had outdoor seating if that is your thing. They bagged up the leftovers well.

Thank Dwight L
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We went to Famous Dave's last night. The food was excellent. I had the turkey platter-very good, smoked flavor in the turkey. The garlic mashed potatoes were excellent. My husband had the ribs. He said they were great! We will definitely be going back there again!

Thank Jackie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Family of five, two adults, one senior and two teens enjoyed our visit to Famous Dave's. It was busy on Friday night. The adults and senior enjoyed the feast for two and we had leftovers. All meals were great. Their coleslaw and corn bread was awesome. We didn't eat dessert this time but have before and the bread pudding is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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: 14601 W. Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minnetonka
  • Phone Number: +1 612-933-9600

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