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Reviewed August 11, 2022

Famous Dave's is probably my favorite chain BBQ restaurant. they have just about everything you would want in your BBQ experience, and they are much better than the BBQ joints inside the park

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022

I can’t say enough about the two women that were tending bar on Monday night July 25. Restaurant was busy so we sat at the bar. They were completely over run with drink orders, to go orders and bar top tables. They were responsible for...an insane amount of orders and a very delayed kitchen and handled it with class and poise. They were friendly and worked as best as possible. When the food did eventually come out it was very good. But everything that was in their control was amazing. It’s a busy location and they might have been new but either way they were outstanding. Famous Dave’s should know how lucky they are to have employee like this behind the bar at this location.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2020

Waitress was fantastic. Friendly and helpful. Food was as expected. They did a great job even with all the COVID limitations.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 18, 2020 via mobile

This is a regular stop on any strip to Sandusly for us! We were the only ones in there today since the park wasn't open. Food was still top notch delicious, plus we were able to sit where our little girl could watch them test...running Raptor. Staff was wonderful and followed all COVID guidelines. Very clean and organized! A great place to end our stay!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

They happily found us a new table when we didn't want to sit next to the drafty door and switched billing methods from card to cash for us with no complaint. Friendly everyone and the food was really tasty.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

Awful main entrees- we ordered: appetizer platter ($22), 2 meat combo comes with 2 sides ($23), an ultimate burger and Dave’s favorite burger ($15 and $16). All the meat was over cooked. Wings were the size of my thumb and hard, ribs hard, burgers gross,...fries so-so. Side dishes: Mac cheese (this was very good), beans, coleslaw. Beans so-so, slaw blah- all sides maybe size of half cup. Desserts were huge and delicious- we had brownie Sunday and bread pudding- both come with ice cream and cool whip. Large draft yeunglings $6, rum punch (allll juice) $9. The beer price not bad considering small drafts in the park were $9-11 each!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019

Wow! These are by far the best burgers I have ever had at a restaurant. Right across the street from Cedar Point and reasonably priced. Certainly much better quality food compared to anything you can get at Cedar a point. Our server was great and...full of personality! I wish we had this restaurant closer to my home in Canada as I would definitely return! Get the Mac and Cheese! It’s delicious! And the onion strings! Yummy!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

Our waitress was amazing. I wish i could remember her name but we were in on August 20th. There were 4 of us with a small chid. She was friendly and efficient. Our food was terrific. Yum. My beer was crisp and cold. We had...one of their sample dinners. The one for 4-6 people. The chicken was tasty and the brisket was tender. The ribs we juicy and we loved our sides. It was a great meal. Parking could be easier for people staying at the hotel or RV Park.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

Food was great. Service was freindly and fast. Did not like the fact you can park by the restaraunt you have to park and make a 10 minute walk to get there. The lot you use to park in is reserved for marina pass holders...only.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019

The food was delicious and there was plenty of it! Enjoyed sitting outside by the water as we ate. Good service!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

Good food , service excellent, pricy for the type of restaurant it was. Location within marina offered good viewing. Better places to go by water in area.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

This place was awesome. Very friendly staff and the food was excellent. The ribs were delicious and so were the burgers!!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

We ate here the first day we arrived to camp at Cedar Point. This place was fun and the food was wonderful! We shared the feast for two with ribs, brisket, chicken, and a ton of sides served on a trashcan lid (there’s a story...behind that). Everything was great! Our waitress, Micala was very attentive and answered a lot of our questions. We would highly recommend this place to anyone!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Great food at a decent price for a resort area. No need to dress up here either. Brisket and ribs were both so tender. Waitress knew her stuff. Place was packed but we didn’t have to wait and the staff was pleasant. The CP shuttle...will drop you off here too!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

Burt ends appetizer: outstanding! Dave's burger: juicy, perfectly cooked...and yummy fries... Burnt Buttz Sandwich: I wanted to eat another one, but I had no room!!! It was fantastic... Service was just OK. Waiter (Laurentiu?) was a vegetarian so he had no clue about the menu....I suggest sitting outside as the view is amazing... Enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Dennisa H
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Response from kw1355 | Reviewed this property |
You will have to pay for parking and they do not take it off the bill anymore.
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Response from Joe E | Reviewed this property |
They close when the park closes for the year. They're open during Hallow Weekends but only when the park is open
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I'm sure they will, a group that big they will love because its good business
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FAMOUS DAVE'S BAR-B-QUE, Sandusky - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5