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Famous Dave's

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4355 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN
+1 507-455-2900
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York Mills, MN, United States
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin and I had just finished shopping at Cabela's and we were hungry, so we decided to try Famous Daves. It was dinner time but the staff was friendly and fast. I ordered the ribs. The food was great, just how you want it (hot & very tasty). The restaurant atmosphere was made for family dining. This was a... More 

Thank Marco O
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of food has gone down the last several years. Service was above average. If you are passing through the area it is better than the surrounding restaurants

Thank sharingmyexperi3nces
Dodge Center, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My wife & I split a half chicken for dinner. Plenty for both of us. Very good flavor, good service. Manager made the rounds checking on service, quality and quanity of food. We had a very nice visit. She was mainly checking on a new waiter. Thanks to the manager, it was clear she ran a good restaurant.

Thank Harold L
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in and food and service were above satisfactory. Attentive staff. Meal presentation was lacking.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Prague, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had another wonderful ribs meal at Famous Dave's. Best ribs around. We did not expect any less and were very please.

Thank Kathymc1973
Albertville, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not easy to impress when it comes to bar b que...however, I'll be back here regularly. Very spacious dining area and friendly wait staff. I ordered the Texas Brisket with red skinned mashed potatoes and Dave's mac n cheese. The brisket was moist and tender with plenty of flavor. Dave's mac n cheese had jalapeños in the mix. Nice... More 

Thank patrickdR1780SI
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great value! Our party of 9 was well taken care of and enjoyed our visit!

Thank Brittany O
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

No one at the front to seat customers, and we sit ourselves, in the light of that, 5-10 servers just jeep walking by, restaruant is practically empty...... No one asks anything, until 15 minutes later, a miracle, a server stopped by.......YES. Food is average, this one needs some fixing up,... Famous Daves, ....corporate experience.

Thank Michael S
Owatonna, Minnesota
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Always have really good food. Have not been disappointed yet. But orders rarely get right when ordering take out. Never fails we are missing something or order not correct. So we make sure we check the boxes now. They are very accomidating, if we have ever said anything to them about it. They really want to please you & keep... More 

Thank sleepygirl_10
Manchester, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the St. Louis style ribs with 2 sides, Yummo!!! Dave's is a chain but I always enjoy the ribs, I had the devils spit hamburger the other day too, it's a delicious burger with a little heat to kick it up a notch, yummo too!!

Thank Joe L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4355 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: +1 507-455-2900

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