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Famous Dave's

) #64 of 624 Restaurants in Tacoma €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
+1 253-722-0500
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten in a couple of Famous Dave's before so were familiar with the brand and the style of food. We ordered the brisket, which was delicious, and I made sure I bought a bottle of the hot Devil's Spit sauce to take home...More

Thank Davidjellis
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great place. With family the all American BBQ feast is always worth it. Six of us eat well off of it. Great customer service.

Thank Yessenia C
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If you are from Kansas City, Austin, Memphis, Atlanta or any other place where BBQ is practically a religion, than you are quite possibly going to be disappointed in Famous Daves. However, if you are from practically anyplace west of the Rocky Mountains, than you...More

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Cold, windy and rainy outside so we stopped in for Happy Hour hoping to find the warmth of southern BBQ. NOT ! This place was cold, drafty...even the food that came out was cold. The beers were cold (which is appropriate) but we are glad...More

Thank SouthEndMCgang
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is still one of the best places to get good east-coast style BBQ in the west. The portions are reasonable as are the prices. They have chopped BBQ instead of pulled.

Thank Brimsmith
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The food was great. There was a lot of food for my order. The staff was patient, friendly and very helpful in filling my take-out order.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I am from Tennessee and know country food by heart. I was stationed here with the military and went two or three times. The food was alright at best. However, they did have sweet tea. Sweet tea is hard to find in that area. Unless...More

Thank Skeewbaru
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We lived in Raleigh for 10 years before relocating to Tacoma, so sometimes we get a bit of a yearning to have food we learned to love from southern states. Famous Dave's tries to provide some of the southern ambiance, but we were not too...More

Thank KindheartedSir
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

These people do pork BBQ pretty well. The Georgia BBQ sandwich is very tasty. It's almost as good as real Georgia BBQ. I like it.

Thank Brimsmith
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Famous Dave's has too many choices when it comes to your meal. They have helped you with your problem. They have different size sampler platters for as many people as you have. The sampler for one had 4 meats and 4 sides plus 1 cornbread...More

Thank Davin D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-722-0500
  • E-mail
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