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Famous Dave's

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900 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1834
+1 608-286-9400
11:00 - 22:00
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Macon, Georgia
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339 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

When it was lunch time there was only one place we wanted to try out and that's Famous Dave's BBQ. The lunch special was recommended by our very attractive waitress. The fried catfish lunch meal was just what the doctor ordered. Now since we are from GA. the sweet tea was pretty tastey I so might say.

Thank dunnonsite
Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great food... Great drinks! Try the burnt ends appetizer !!! Quick service... Great price!!! Beer was cold ... Bbq hot and spicy!

Thank Melissa Z
Fort Worth, TX
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446 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Sara was an excellent waitress today. On top of things and quick. The food was fine but my "burnt ends" weren't burned. More of a soggy mush.

Thank Eric P
Mequon, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Obviously specializing in BBQ dishes, there is also a great selection of side dishes that accommodate any tastes. Limited menu, but fun decor and decent service. I've eaten here a few times for lunch, and we could sometimes feel rushed, but it is unique and affordable.

Thank Joe G
Madison, Wisconsin
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411 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We were on a visit to the hospital and decided to stop here before returning home. My husband and I both had the brisket, corn muffin and broccoli. I decided to try the macaroni and cheese for my side. It was spicy, creamy and so delicious. I loved it!!! The brisket was good but honestly not the best that I... More 

Thank Marie R
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I wanted to try a few things, and have lunch the next day day, so I decided on the "feast for 2" which claimed to feed 2-3 folks. Now, I've had Dave's before, so I knew I was in for mediocre bbq, no bark, no smoke ring, no bite through on the chicken skin, but I just moved in and... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Good for a tasty lunch with family or for a quick business lunch. Service is always good; plenty of menu items; the side dishes are great even for vegetarians. Prices are very reasonable, and the decor is fun.

Thank Joe G
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

We ate here for lunch following a trip to the Henry Vilas Zoo. It was a weekday and while I wouldn't say the dining room was full, there were several people there for lunch. Nonetheless, we found service to be quick and friendly. The waitress in particular loved talking with my two year old daughter. Famous Dave's is a chain... More 

Thank Mandi S
Plainfield, Indiana
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

We arrived close to 10 pm and shared the restaurant with one other small group. We were immediately seated. Our waiter quickly took our drink order and gave us time to view the menu. Our dinner arrived quickly after placing our order with the quality I have come to expect form Famous Dave's. Our meal appeared freshly made at the... More 

Thank worth-voyageur
Flagstaff, Arizona
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

I picked up some food for a friend who loves Famous Dave's. This would be the first time I've tried it. Fun feeling place, seemingly happy customers, very attentive and helpful staff. Didn't take too long to get the order and the staff easily accommodated my small change to the order. Oh, btw, the place smelled awesome. I was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1834
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-286-9400

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