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Famous Dave's

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1391 N Davis Rd, Salinas, CA 93907-1991
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, good service good prices. The pulled pork is great and there is a good kids menu. It is one of my favorite places.

Thank Carole B
Norwalk, Connecticut
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153 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

The food at Dave's was good. It wasn't the best BBQ ever but it also wasn't bad. It was good and filled our belly's. What made our experience here great was the service. Our waitress was so friendly, helpful and just down right fun. My husband loves very spicy hot sauce and bbq sauce (spicier then most people). The waitress... More 

Thank Myflowergirls2
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Take out was good, food was hot, and the wait time was fast! Service was good. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank DORI R
Monterey, California, USA
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

I placed an order on Super bowl Sunday for Wings and Rosted chicken. The roasted chicken was good, but the wings were awful. The wings were dry, like they have been cooked three hours before I placed my order. I did not complain because it was Super bowl Sunday, I gave them a pass. I love Famous Daves wings, but... More 

Thank Tom H
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

The food is just Okay. I visit because I love BBQ once in a while and they offer Groupon special promotions. Nice promotions are available. This visit I walked in and was asked if I wanted to sit in the lounge area for lunch, by a friendly greeter. Sure! So after looking at all the available 4-6 people tables, most... More 

Thank Kim H
novato, ca
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254 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We don't have many barbecue spots where we are so we were looking forward to this. I asked the waitress about the margaritas - how big - how much $ etc. Didn't get a good answer. Well they were $9 and tasted like watered down lemonade. : / Food was ok, salty fare, mostly carbs for the sides. Best thing... More 

1 Thank lane t
Monterey, California
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

I got a Groupon coupon and decided to try our local Famous Daves. We had previously tried the one in Gilroy when it first opened and liked it. They used to start with house made potato chips and now they started with their corn bread which was very good. The portions are very large. The ribs were very fatty. In... More 

Thank Anne S
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I had the burnt tip sandwich, it was the best bbq sandwich I have ever had. My husband had the brisket sandwich which he really enjoyed. The honey cornbread was great, coleslaw was average. Service was good. Would definitely go again if I live in the area.

1 Thank Lizlam
Lafayette, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

That night a sign on the door read - we are having problems with our credit card reader and cannot accept credit cards. All six of us turned away. The restaurant was almost empty. If you see only few people dining in almost empty eatery turn back. It is either expensive for what you get, or bad enough that does... More 

Thank RPR989
Half Moon Bay, California
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344 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

I love BBQ and was looking forward to dinner here while on a trip. It was a me'h. The slaw was bland, the grilled pineapple was OK and the corn bread was under-cooked. The brisket had no character: not a lot of smokiness and no char. The BBQ sauce was OK but, again, just average. The service was very up-beat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1391 N Davis Rd, Salinas, CA 93907-1991
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas

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