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Famous Dave's

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$$ - $$$
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61 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-1058
+1 408-292-7444
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is located in Plant shopping complex . It is a good place for barbecue .If someone visit on hist birthday they will serve free cake.

Thank rajeev d
San Jose, California
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the BBQ here and in general everything is good. Just expect your wait person to get to you. When they get to you. Fortunately the kitchen is fast! Try the pulled pork, burnt ends and the ribs. The BBQ chicken wings are awesome

Thank JFouts
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The customer service was great. The food were just okay but all in all we were satisfied because of the great service. Will be eating again next time.

Thank Jo A
Santa Cruz, California
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369 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

My friend and I were in this area for business and getting hungry, so decided to give this place a try. We both ordered off the lunch menu. I had the grilled chicken salad and he had the pulled pork sandwich. The salad was on the smaller side with iceberg lettuce and a very "tiny" chicken breast. My friend said... More 

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Roseville, California
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

During a recent visit to the area I went to Famous Dave's. I had the Burnt End and Ribs. The Burnt Ends was the favorite part of the meal. They served in on texas toast with a variety of sauces. Great service too, as I needed to come return days later to retrieve the sunglasses I left behind.

Thank teresaaZ8187WT
Fremont, California
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281 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had a quick lunch at Famous Dave’s with a friend and was very impressed with the ribs. Really super meaty and not fatty or greasy as some ribs can be. It was amazing that a full slab of ribs was only $2 more than a ½ slab, so I took over ½ of them home for another meal. What a... More 

Thank Ono O
San Jose, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Had lunch at Famous Dave's. Previously, I had only been there for cocktails. Service was really slow and the food was just ok. I ordered a loaded potato and to call it loaded was definitely hyperbole. My son ordered a barbecue bacon burger which was again ok but nothing special. Our server apologized multiple times so something may have been... More 

Thank Diana B
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Traveling alone on business, I sat at the bar for dinner to avoid the long Sat night line waiting for tables. Crowded, loud restaurant and bar. My dinner at the bar was efficient and delicious.

Thank BM609
Pompano Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We enjoyed the BBQ combo lunch plate enough that we brought two brothers back the next day for lunch. Good Q and house wine.

Thank Eugene F
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

BBQ taste good, but the burnt tip sandwich had a lot of fat. My husband and I had previously gone to the salinas famous Daves and had really enjoy lunch. This time we both got the burnt tip sandwich and every tip had fat on it. The service was good and the atmosphere was good but thumbs down this time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 61 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-1058
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-292-7444

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