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Famous Dave's

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2122 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2607
+1 423-954-3227
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If we feel like bbq'd food, this is where we usually go. The Ultimate burger is my favorite over anywhere. We've also ordered the "garbage can lid" dinner for 2. Everything on it is awesome and cures the cravings. My only disappointment is you have to ask for their homemade chips now... where they used to automatically bring them to... More 

Thank Kimberly H
Dahlonega, Ga
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544 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a great meal at Famous Dave's. Got the big slab of ribs, had enough left over for lunch tomorrow. Great beans and corn bread. Wife had nachos she enjoyed but the ribs were great.

Thank rustybob64
Huntington, West Virginia
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

GREAT brisket. My brisket sandwich included some burnt ends, much loved by BBQ peeps. We enjoyed tasting the variety of sauces before the meal on special chips provided for the taste test. A brisket salad looked even better than the sandwich I had.

Thank Allyson S
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Husband ate at Famous Daves in Rapid Cty, SD and raved about it.. We took a trip to Missippi and went way of Chattanooga so that we could eat at Famous Daves. I'm glad we did. Atmosphere was rustic, great blues music, excellent service and some great ribs. Will certainly return ....

Thank Sharon T
Ringgold, Georgia, United States
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I tried brisket for the 1st time ever and I had it here. It was so tender and juicy. The best 1st experience ever. My hubby had the pork ribs and they were awsome too. Tender fall off the bone good. We also recomend the potato salad. The beans are too spicy for us but if you like spicy get... More 

Thank Karen C
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The BBQ pork was average but I did enjoy the mac and cheese (warned it was spicy but it was very mild) and mashed potatoes (portion controlled with a scoop). The corn bread muffin (secret ingredient is honey) was very moist and delicious. I thought that the price was reasonable (not the highest or lowest I have had) but the... More 

Thank Wayne_P21
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Famous Dave's while in town on business. The pork was okay, but not like you get in Memphis. Great selection of sauces on the table though, and the Wilbur beans are to die for. Good atmosphere and excellent service make it a good stop.

Thank Mike06081969
Pensacola, Florida
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254 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here while on vacation in Chattanooga. The young male host was so friendly and nice that he immediately made us feel at home. We ordered the feast and it was delicious. The ribs, chicken and brisket were all cooked tender and juicy. The sides, baked beans, corn and cole slaw were delicious and my favorite wad the cornbread... More 

Thank Abamagal
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Famous Dave's on Gunbarrel is our go to place for BBQ. The staff is always always super friendly and attentive. The food is always amazing. Just can't beat it! It is hands down my favorite BBQ spot! Try the burnt ends you wont be sorry!!

Thank Missmisty4569
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My family and I came to the restaurant the day before Labor Day to avoid the holiday rush. Our favorite thing to buy is the family feast. It is so much food and so flavorful. All of the famous waiters and waitresses were phenomenal and I enjoyed our service, The atmosphere was busy but we were able to talk and... 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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2122 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-954-3227

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