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Famous Dave's

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4505 Canal Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418-2378
+1 616-301-7711
11:00 - 22:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We waited more than 10 minutes before anyone even came to the cash register to seat us. Waited another 10 minutes for a server. She took our drink order, waited at least 10 or more minutes while she passed by us and went 2 tables up to see how those folks were doing. Another 15 minutes for our food, which... More 

Thank Sallie F
Grand Rapids
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

After making reservations for a 15 guest at 7 when we arrived they told us we missed our 6pm reservation we got seated anyway pretty quickly and had a very good waiter very polite and knowledgeable food was tasty

Thank 684rachaelc
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I was recently in the Grand Rapids area for some technical training. Lunch was catered in from Famous Dave's. They served BBQ chicken and pulled pork. There was also a nice salad, mashed potatoes, a small sweet "johnny cake style" corn muffin and corn on the cob. It was all very well prepared and tasty. If I lived in the... More 

Thank Nathan C
Detroit, Michigan
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife, brother and I had an early dinner here recently. Consistent with other Famous Dave's that I've visited. I had burnt ends, ribs and rib tips. All were delicious. The waitress seemed to hurry us somewhat. Otherwise, the service and food were good.

Thank 7808BillyD
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

my wife and i came here in mid September after her grandfathers funeral. they were very accommodating for our large group. the food and service was great.

Thank Christina H
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We took the kids and grandkids to the mall for the afternoon and stopped for dinner. It was difficult to get out of the parking lot when we left because there are no traffic lights but that is the only negative thing I have to say. The Ribs are fantastic. You are given different choices of sauces on the table... More 

Thank Tiggertoyoutoo
Livonia, Michigan
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday night. It wasn't that busy, which kind of alarmed me. However, we were greeted and seated instantly. Cait (our waitress) was extremely helpful and pleasant. Food was delicious. No complaints.

Thank Art C
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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195 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I stopped by for lunch while in the area. I normally get the brisket but I was looking for something along the lines of a lunch item. I really didn't expect much from the burger since they specialize in BBQ. I was wrong, the burger was perfect, smoky, tangy and sweet. The only problem I could barely finish it. The... More 

1 Thank Kalpers
Grand Rapids
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I am not usually a chain restaurant kind of person, but Famous Daves I make an exception for. We got a sampler and the burnt ends got our attention. Next time we will just order them, as they were really tender and good. Service is always good for us, and the Sweet and Sassy sauce is our favorite anywhere.

Thank Newkie
Holland, Michigan
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202 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Everyone was happy with their food except me. They liked their ribs and pulled pork sandwich. The corn bread muffins are really good. I ordered the steak which was about 80 pct inedible due to a gristle running thru the entire piece. I couldn't even cut thru it. I finally gave up fighting it and ate my sides. $85 for... More 

Thank Dyan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 4505 Canal Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418-2378
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grandville
  • Phone Number: +1 616-301-7711

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