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Famous Dave's

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5101 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55437-2040
+1 612-832-0500
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Famous Dave's is one of my absolute all-time favorite restaurants. From the ribs, the brisket, corn bread, baked potato, have come to expect nothing but the best...until last night. When we first walked in the host was very nice. He brought us to our table and welcomed us to Famous Dave's. Our waitress walked by and said she would be... More 

Thank LoneTreeGuy
Memphis, Tennessee
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Got the appetizer sampler and the Feast so we could try a bunch of stuff. Loved the riblets and the roasted chicken. Catfish bites were good too.

Thank Julie A
Altonia, PR
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great service, seated and served quickly. BACKROUND music WAY to loud. I go to restaurantes not only to eat but to talk to people. I am competing more and more with loud rather then soft music in the backround.

Thank Gary H
Minot, ND
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were a bit worried when we waited in the lobby area for a table...there was no barbecue or smoked meat smell at all. Fortunately, the food did not disappoint. Ribs fell off the bone, chicken was tender and juicy, and sides were all very good. Wait staff was very young and a bit disheveled with a large table of... More 

Thank Hunterwebb
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I'm a 'ribaholic'. I love BBQ ribs. I've always enjoyed Famous Daves when I lived in the USA so on a trip home, I had to make a couple of stops at different rib joints. Famous Daves at Mall of America had closed so I ended up eating at Tony Romas there. This was my first stop to Famous Daves... More 

Thank mikepodo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Happy to say we had an excellent visit today. We used to dine here on a regular basis but had stopped coming in due to the changes they had made to the menu and the lack luster service. Well, they knocked our socks off today - birthday dinner for 6 and we were treated like rock stars - greeter at... More 

Thank imabarbie
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Wow, one massive brontosaurs rib, 22oz, $19.99, came back to have. Great service, nice people . Short distance from crowne plaza did uber $6. Don't forget the bread pudding. No potato chips or at least I did see them.

Thank Malcolm C
Beverly, Massachusetts
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263 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Had small portion of ribs and sides. Ribs were quite meaty and well prepared. Sides were fresh and good. Service was prompt.

Thank Jake_MA_11
Burnsville, Minnesota
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169 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We had not been to a Famous Dave's for awhile and was in the neighborhood at meal time and so we tried it again. I had a Corn Bread was served on the side. I ordered a Leinie's seasonal beer to wash it down. The price charged was a fair price and the food was good. Zachary was our waiter... More 

Thank Bruce M
Eagan, Minnesota
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162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

The food at Famous Dave's is consistently good, and we stopped there for Happy Hour, so the drink prices were very reasonable. I had the pulled pork and my wife had brisket and they were both prepared very well. What I do want to comment on specifically was the service. My wife mistakenly left her credit card when we paid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5101 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55437-2040
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 612-832-0500

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