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Famous Dave's

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2581 45th St S, Fargo, ND 58104-8620
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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389 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was perfect for dining with a 7 month old. The service was great and our meals were delicious. My ribs were tasty, my macaroni cheese was spicy (which I love!!) and our meals were prepared with hardly any wait (which was fantastic for dining with a baby with a short attention span).

Thank Lenore R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful BBQ lunch--food was tasty and the staff was very friendly. The restaurant was nicely decorated.

Thank Wanda K
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We hadn't been to a Famous Dave's for several years, so decided to try it again on our way home from Branson. We were the only customers in the restaurant for an early dinner around 3pm. Our server moved booths to accommodate my husband which was really nice of him. However, we had to move because the ceiling fans were... More 

Thank gfgramma
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Best place in the FM area for BBQ. Good value and family friendly. Can't go wrong with the bibs, can't think of any time when I had bad food here.

Thank StoltNorsk
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155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stopped in Fargo near the tail end of a 6000 mile road trip. By this time, eating out was getting a bit less exciting for us. Then came Famous Daves and truly flavorful barbecue food. It was good to "kick things up a notch". They have a varied menu and the food is well prepared. We enjoyed mixing it... More 

Thank Craig C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A wonderful place to eat as long as you have unlimited time or call ahead. Remember BBQ is not always instant food and most side dishes need to be prepared on order and if busy, your not the only customer in the place lol

Thank Pamela B
Moorhead, Minnesota
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Family stopped here for a weekday supper. The food was good, service was a little slow though. Overall good experience and will go back again.

Thank Scott S
Winnipeg, Canada
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131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I've never had a bad meal at any Famous Dave's. This was the second time I've eaten at the one in fargo, and the food was just as good as it was the last time I was there. I had a great platter that included rigs, chicken, two corn on the cobs, broccoli and corn bread for a surprisingly reasonably... More 

Thank Paul U
Fargo, North Dakota
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

My family has always liked this place. Close to our house, good food, served fast, but good quality. The manager is always awesome and recognizes us and gives our son extra sides because he loves corn on the cob. Went this last time and the service was terrible. Charged me for ridiculous things that I've never been charged for before.... More 

Thank TwinsFan2010
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both had the lunch size ribs...excellent! When we order ribs at other restaurants we also judge them against Famous Dave's. Always a good meal, but today was the best. Wilbur beans are a favorite too!

Thank Pat H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 2581 45th St S, Fargo, ND 58104-8620
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo

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