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Famous Dave's

3103 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9666
+1 760-352-9044
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (21 reviews)
“burnt ends” (6 reviews)
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3103 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9666
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic ribs at reasonable price. I went alone settled immediately and the girl brought a beer. I wanted ribs the choices were 6,8 or 12! The waitress talked me into the 12 over 8 for an extra $3. I took some to my hotel room...More

Thank Mel M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Best barbecue restaurant in imperial Valley, great food and service, clean and well trained personal.

Thank Marrujo_Andres
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Their web site does not show this location. The nearest location is in Yuma or Redlands, California.

Thank RetiredTraveler78
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This place has lost a step, and I wish it had not. The BBQ is not quite the quality, the service is good and friendly, I just expect more from this BBQ chain.

Thank bbahama
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Famous Dave’s food is so yummy and comforting. The ribs are meaty and crispy. The potatoes are to die for. If I had a big enough stomach I could eat for hours. They give you tons of food. The only problem is you leave feeling...More

Thank P2594PHbarbaras
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Within minutes of letting them know that the ladies bathroom needed cleaning it was addressed. They do need to reinstall the hook in the handicap stall so that there is somewhere to hang your bag! We ordered the onion rings as a joint appetizer and...More

Thank marros1960
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Staff is very good and service was fast. Food was plentiful and good, and the drink servings were huge!

Thank SansarYatri
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Super friendly staff. My sandwich was delicious. Truly enjoyed my dinner there. Need to back and try the burnt ends.

Thank ACornCas
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The atmosp;here was nice. The waitress was knowledgeable of the items on the menu and answered the boys questions with a smile on her face. She was attentive to our needs. the food was great. The boys wanted to return the next day to eat...More

Thank Becky T
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

For me the largest virtues of this place are that it is close to my hotel, it has cold beer, and it plays non-stop blues on the sound system. Only as I write this, some reggae is playing, so blues may be only what I...More

Thank Tim C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3103 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9666
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-352-9044
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