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Famous Dave’s Barbeque

13122 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602-2306
+1 714-462-9179
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (6 reviews)
“cornbread” (5 reviews)
“wilbur beans” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
13122 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602-2306
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

First time here, but it won't be our last. Mrs had Catfish fingers dinner. Plenty of nicely cooked catfish with a tasty remoulade. She had the green beans(that are cooked with some potato) and the Mac & Cheese. I had the Burnt End Sandwich. (My...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gregor S
Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you like BBQ, stop here. Nice interior, plenty of TVs but not overdone like a BWW. Good pulled/chopped pork. Kids loved the wings. Friendly staff. Good for families but doesn't feel like a crazy kid restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Corey E
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Barbecue places tend to be overpriced and underwhelming, but Famous Dave's surprised me. The meats were well cooked, well sauced, flavorful, and amply served. Even the fries were spot on! The decor is nothing, but who goes to barbecue for the decor?

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank eheyman
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We live in Ft Collins CO and frequent Famous Dave’s there. Here we are in the OC & my b’day comes & faithful Famous Dave’s send me “BOGO1/2”. The serving of the rib tips was bigger than in CO, & definitely tasty & tender. I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Maggiesmx
Reviewed June 18, 2018

BBQ. Well a topic well debated and discussed. Most of us who are "totally" into BBQ have "secret" places we love to visit, with most a bit far from home. So my review is not to debate comparisons of the mom and pop family having...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank YCG55
Reviewed June 18, 2018

For the West Coast this is very good BBQ. We usually get one of the feasts for the 4-5 of us and it's plenty of food.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mikekR540CV
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

I went here for the first time hoping for some authentic BBQ, but was a little let down. The staff was very friendly but the food just tasted like chain BBQ. It didn’t have any authenticity to it. I went for the lunch combo, and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mike_Macrone
Reviewed March 19, 2018

March 18, 2018 8 met for Sunday lunch. We had a Feast for 2 ($44.99) with plenty of ribs, brisket, corn on the cob, fries, a whole chicken and corn bread. This fed 3 people, with food left over. One Brisket Plate with 2 sides...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Brett R
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Last night we ordered the feast to take home. It was our first time doing it and was it ever good. The brisket was tender and juicy, the country style chicken was the best we have had. We love their corn muffins. The Wilbur beans,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank rhalbailey
Reviewed January 30, 2018

My cousin turned me onto Famous Dave’s when she asked me to bring some over to her place in San Diego as the one near her closed down. Being a BBQ lover I am glad she did. The location in Irvine is really not so...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank caneguy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13122 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602-2306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 714-462-9179
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