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Famous Dave's

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6201 Columbia Crossing Dr, Columbia, MD 21045
+1 410-290-0091
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Showed a House out this way stopped in Fried chicken is superb with white buffalo sauce. Fresh salad quick service Orioles fans. Cool

Thank Darrick L
Timonium, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were at Famous Dave's a few times. The service was quick, food tasty and Steve is a great bartender making you feel at home.

Thank Funtrackers
Pasadena, Maryland
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped on a Saturday evening- no wait while other restaurants in the area had a wait. At the FBI academy they call that. Clue. I had wings, brisket with fries and coleslaw. My wife had brisket tacos and soup with wine. It was ok. To me the brisket was more like thinly sliced beef with BBQ sauce. Definitely dry and... More 

Thank joehebda
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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Felt that it didn't measure up to my experience at the Famous Dave's that we had visited in Frederick,MD. The Hot Links and the Texas Brisket are very flavorful. The entrees are served with a couple of sides and a biscuit.

Thank Traveler1795
Anchorage, Alaska
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591 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

While I prefer to not eat at a chain restaurant, our group decided that a visit to Famous Dave's was in order, so as to sample their touted BBQ... the menu had a large selection of items, and the wait staff were prompt + polite as well. The beef brisket was very tender & the 6 different sauce choices at... More 

Thank G C
Columbia, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Family Friendly atmosphere. Went with the generations to enjoy lunch. Good comfort food at good price.

Thank John D
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My husband and I love this spot. It's now where we celebrate birthdays. We always get the feast for one, and have leftovers to take home. The bread pudding is to die for!

Thank jmccoylee
Ellicott City, Maryland
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

As we entered, there were 3 employees manning the hostess desk. They stated a 20 minutes wait. However, there were plenty of empty tables. While waiting, one of the hostessess seated the wrong guests on 2 occassions. At one point all 3 hostesses had left the front area for over 5 minutes. I think that's when they realized they had... More 

Thank ECDoppelgangerx4
Columbia, Maryland
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494 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I took my wife out for bbq and we ended up at Famous Dave's. The staff was friendly and attentive. The pork sandwich was okay but had too many lumps of fat for my liking. The beans were excellent.

Thank TooOldtoRun
Baltimore, Maryland
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had been avoiding this place because I am biased against chain barbecue restaurants. After visiting, I have to admit I was wrong. They have a very extensive menu. The BBQ was excellent. Sauces were varied and delicious. Food was plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Overall very good! I stand corrected.

Thank KPM5228

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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
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 6201 Columbia Crossing Dr, Columbia, MD 21045
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-290-0091

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