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Famous Dave's

#83 of 715 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1011 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201-7574
+1 480-615-1444
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reisterstown, Maryland
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night was the worst service ever, and there were only about 4 tables to be waited on. We had to wait a very long time for our food, and if we wanted anything. Our waiter disappeared, so we had to ask others where's our food? When we were all done no one was around, so my boys kept on... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived around 1:30 on a Saturday. All 5 of us agreed our food was very good & filling. Took 15 minutes to get my drink after everyone else at our table had theirs. Had to remind waitress to get it. Finally arrived just before our food came. No apology was offered by the waitress or manager when it was brought... More 

Thank 221suzannes
Waterloo, Canada
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311 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us enjoyed a great meal at Famous Dave's! If possible save room for dessert. The four of us shared one order of bread pudding....so good! Served warm with ice cream. Our main courses were very good. Loved our server Famous Alex 😉

Thank Sue H
Mesa, Arizona
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to dinner here with my daughter's family, which includes 3 kids, two are two and under. We were seated outdoors which was perfect for the kids and the weather was great. The patio was very crowded and 5 or 6 tables were seated at the same time, so service was a little slow until the... More 

Thank Andrea B
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had a small birthday group. The food options are good, from BBQ to burgers, fish, etc. The snack chips with sauce are good to nibble on to test the sauces. Hot links are good, tasty brisket, and good pulled pork. Garlic mashed potatos are a good side to order.

Thank mark63768
Mesa, Arizona
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268 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

A group of 11 of us stopped by for supper Saturday night and my wife had the 2 meat combo with rib tips and Ga. Chopped Pork. Pork was a little dry, but the rib tips were great. I had the St. Louis Ribs & Meat, which was also a wonderful dish. Everyone in the party said they enjoyed the... More 

Thank Bill R
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Can't go wrong with Famous Dave's BBQ....ever! Right? It was clean and the servers were chipper as ever. Sometimes when you go with picky teens it's best to take the easy road and go somewhere that's familiar.

Thank Ann G
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I would have to say very consistent Food and service. I have tried many things on the menu all are great. they have a wide selection. Including Fish, they have Fried Catfish which is excellent.

Thank craighP6561HJ
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422 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner time with friends. The service, the menu and restaurant style it's pretty much the same as the Famous Daves in Peoria. Good location. I will eat again in here if happen to be on the area.

Thank Jptravelswithfreedom
Winslow, Arizona
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch, place was not very busy....worst service ever...food was cold, Bar-b-Que is sub par at best. Waitress never returned after I got my food...not even to get the payment for the check. Place has no atmosphere....I have been looking for good Bar-b-Que in PHX since I moved here....Famous Dave's is not it....I will never eat at a Famous... 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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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: 1011 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201-7574
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-615-1444
Famous Dave's best Phoenix barbecue restaurants and catering. BBQ ribs, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and salads. Open lunch and dinner.

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