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Famous Dave's

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208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37922-2335
+1 865-694-9990
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Aiken, South Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent and so was the service. We had chopped barbecue pork. Delicious. If you love good barbecue don't miss this one. Several sides to choose from and good sweet tea.

Thank missyp212
Holbrook, NY
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were driving through Knoxville and wanted some BBQ. We have been to a few Famous Dave's in other locations. This one did not disappoint. The service was great and the food was good! Their beef brisket sandwich was tender and flavorful.

Thank artistJoan
Panama City FL
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Evidently Famous Dave is a local Knoxville fellow that's into barbeque and competes on the BBQ circuit. The food's good but not great. And it's a tad overpriced. But the beer was cold and college football was on the big TVs. I dropped over $50 on dinner with four beers. Doubtful I'll ever be back.

Thank flash2001
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Memphis dry ribs were as good as I have had in awhile. The service was excellent and the meal was made pleasant by Hannah, our charming server.

Thank teak51
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542 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My parents wanted to go here for their anniversary. They love Famous Dave's burgers. I believe it's called the Ultimate Burger? It has pulled pork AND bacon on top of the burger. I like it too, but the jalapeño bacon is too hot for me so I have to request plain bacon. On this trip, I opted for a stuffed... More 

Thank TNharleychick
Athens, Tennessee
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We've ate here several times as a family, usually the food is pretty good, especially the ribs. I had the southern tips last visit, not so good.

Thank tjstrike
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Service was Great. The restaurant and bathroom were clean. Food was great! The check out process and waitress attentiveness was good.

Thank Jennifer J
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The service was great and fast. The food was served in a timely manner and it came out hot and there is plenty of it. We ordered the American feast for 2 and there is so much food we took some of it home. We went for my birthday and I truly enjoyed the experience. We will definitely be going... More 

Thank Michaelle T
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Much later than usual for dinner, we arrived. Less than an hour before closing. Despite the cleaning and bustle of the evening closing routine having started, our server was very nice and attentive. We ordered the shareable BBQ platter with a variety, which was fantastic and didn't taste like it was "left over" from the dinner crowd hours earlier. The... More 

Thank Deana S
Greenville, South Carolina
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We met friends here for dinner. Their first time, our third to a Famous Daves. The food was great as always. The bbq pork was delicious as we're the sides. Can't forget the bbq beef brisket nachos. Always a big hit. Service was also super.

Thank David R

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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$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 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: 208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37922-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-694-9990

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