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Famous Dave's

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2910 Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA 22124-3001
+1 703-281-3880
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We simply love this restaurant. Number one, its in walking distance from our home. The "Minnesota hunting, fishing motif" is so reminiscent of a simpler time. And, oh-by-the-way, the food and service are both outstanding. The "Feast" meals are just great to order if you have a group. Two Feasts for four will easily feed ten people.

Oakton, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have a Famous Dave less than a mile from our home however I have had eaten at several locations. Data Points, 1) The location at 123 and Maple is in a shopping center on the corner. The location is ok and the inside seating is a bit on the small side when busy 2) As with other eateries in... More 

Thank Dan P
Oakton, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We've found FD's to be reliably good service and terrific ribs; they converted our 9 YO into a ribs lover! Typical range of BBQ offerings with good variety of sauces to top them.

Thank Elcap128
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, great flavor barbecue sauce. My son had cheeseburger. Loved every bite. I had potato soup and salad. Everything was very delicious. Medium to high price but worth it!! Will be back when in the area!!

Thank diane p
Oakton, Virginia
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

food is very good - portions are a bit small for the prices - atmosphere is very basic - they could do better in that regard considering it is not cheap

Thank jim7946
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've gone to Famous Dave's in Oakton for years, and have found the food to be "OK", but with inconsistent quality. The ribs are generally a good bet, but I've been served other meat that had clearly passed it's prime. Interesting conversation at the office centered around why many of us ceased going to this BBQ place. All of us,... More 

Thank Razzierb
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I am from New England, so I will admit right up front that I am not a BBQ expert. However, I do know dried out pork when I eat it. I went on a Wednesday so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that it wasn't their "prime" night. I might have had a different experience on a weekend... More 

Thank Paul M
Vienna, Virginia
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

They smoke there own meets. You can get St. Louis style or baby back ribs, brisket, chicken and other staples of this type of restaurant along with your choice of 4 different kinds of bar-b-que sauces. Casual sit down restaurant.

Thank Dave_SusanVienna_VA
Reston, Virginia
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This restaurant on part of a chain, but this location has local appeal. Most of the customers are local folks, and the spot is a popular gathering place. The food is top quality for barbeque lovers, the portions are generous including the deserts. We were there for lunch and the wait staff were attentive, and manager Cathy (A local herself)... More 

Thank waylward
Oakton, Virginia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Baby back rips can't be beat Order the same all the time Always same quality get plata, best value Include beans corn and fries Don't buy the Saint Louis ribs

Thank robert z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
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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: 2910 Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA 22124-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Oakton
  • Phone Number: +1 703-281-3880

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