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Famous Dave's

431 16th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-1808
+1 507-282-4200
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (6 reviews)
“potato salad” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
431 16th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-1808
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would rate this Famous Dave's between Average and Poor. It has gone down hill through the years. There are better BBQ options in Rochester. The meat was rather tough. The bathrooms were dirty.

Thank MinnesotaRandy
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the attached hotel and were told there was a discount for guests. I hadn't been to a famous Dave's in years but recalled it was decent last time I visited. My guest ordered a a burger with pork and bacon on...More

Thank Broncos16
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Famous Dave's is a friendly and good place for great BBQ and good prices. They have a good menu and a great bread pudding! The service is quick and friendly. The prices are reasonable. The portions are plentiful.

Thank Kirk D
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome service, food and sauces! We did the platter for two with 3 people. Added baked potatoes and 4 extra ribs - was more than enough. Wish we had one up north.

Thank Vicki W
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was delivered to our hotel. I would give it four stars for first delivery and three for second delivery. Second time they didn't give us BBQ sauce or ketchup even though I ordered it.

Thank Mello726
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Food was awful. Huge waste of money. Maybe this is what everyone around here expects for BBQ.... but oh my goodness this was not good at all! Save your money.

Thank jbell78rn
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I went on a Sunday evening when things were pretty slow for the restaurant. Service was very quick and food was good. I had the Sunday special of chicken and it was quite good. Beer selection seemed to be quite limited, however. All in all,...More

Thank Kent F F
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My wife and I went to Famous Dave's in Rochester, Minnesota. For Mother's Day. Even tho it was more expensive than what I planned, the food was very good and worth it.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Good fast service! Clean bathrooms! Well organizes ! Reasonable prices🎤 a real funllace🎶 would love to go back during are convention!

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I think Famous Dave's has slipped a bit. Their prices, like everyone else's, it seems, keep climbing, but the food doesn't improve. I enjoy the variety of rib entrees that are available, and I enjoy the different barbecue sauces they make available. Somehow they need...More

Thank mnwieam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 16th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-1808
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-282-4200
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