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7165 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509-4764
+1 814-790-4205
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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SE Michigan
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I absolutely LOVE the food here. We have eaten here many times and are never less than satiated. The proportions are large and very flavorful. The meats are tender and the service is always great. I am not generally a fan of chain restaurants but Famous Daves I'd the exception.

Thank lovesfood13
St. Catharines ON
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant many times and have enjoyed the food there. Usually the wait staff have been very friendly and polite. Last Saturday however was a different story. Our waiter, Cory, had to be the rudest ever. I asked for a glass of Pinot Grigio. He said that they don't have anything but Zinfandel. I then asked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We knew the restaurant at NY, there is a mix platter they suggest for 3 or 2 people we think is enough for 4, but it depends on each family, well located near to the main shopping area in Erie

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298 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Easy to find on the top end of Peach Street in the shopping district, and easy highway access. Seemed a bit short on servers and hostesses as I had to go find someone to seat us. We felt sorry for a family that were there before us but were seated and served well after us. The good part: Nice combination... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We ate here on a Sunday evening, admittedly not the best time to eat out. We were seated in a section completely by ourselves, not sure why. Other than the St. Louis style ribs, food quality was uneven, and service as inadequate. The ribs, however.... made it worthwhile. I ate some in the restaurant, and the rest as leftovers. My... More 

Thank SGK327
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited yesterday for dinner disappointing experience. It was about 8.30 pm and we had two staff sweeping up around us. Given that the place closes at 10pm this was overkill. Next the food... My daughter ordered a full rack of baby ribs they were the toughest overlooked ribs she or I have ever tasted. They were not baby back. The... More 

Thank Rade99
Morgantown, West Virginia
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253 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was starting to think that this chain had all but died. The location in Pittsburgh I used to go to had closed, then so did the location in West Virginia I lived near. Then we found this one! It is the same Famous Dave's that I fell in love with so many years ago. The barbecue is pretty darn... More 

Thank eightwednesday
Lowellville, Ohio
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Friends recommended Famous Dave's as a great place to eat while we were in Erie for the Tall Ships Festival and they joined us for dinner and recommended "The Feast". They ordered the Feast for 4 so they could take home half the food and we ordered the Feast for 2 thinking it would be enough for the two of... More 

Thank Lauren F
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I used to go to Famous Daves a lot when I lived in Kentucky - but I moved away 10 years ago and have not had one close. I was excited and not disappointed when I saw Famous Daves in Erie. The service was great, the waiter extremely friendly, the service was prompt and the food was excellent. The only... More 

Thank Edward B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I really do love it and I am a person who travels to get to Famous Dave's but this Erie location had major problems when I was there service was slow they ran out of glasses and to top it all off my BBQ was overcooked and dry very disappointed for the first time in a famous Dave's I guess... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 7165 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509-4764
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-790-4205

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