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Famous Dave's

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2122 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2607
+1 423-954-3227
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average or a little better than average but service was really slow. Prices were a little high for bbq. Probably wouldn't eat here again.

Thank Sarah S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bottom line: Double or triple check your carry out order before you leave! Don't assume what is in the bag is remotely close to what you ordered. This is after spending a considerable amount of time on ho,d to even place the order. And don't attempt to call back because you will be placed on hold again and eventually be... More 

Thank Paul D
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Tonight it was just average. The service was good, but the food was barely warm, and the ribs were actually cold. The drink was pretty good though. I believe it was Mamas Sweet Tea Punch. The burnt ends were awesome, as usual.

Thank Frank D
Mississauga, Canada
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190 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I do not want the title of this to sound bad. The service was great, there was genuine concern from the waiter and then the chef on my wife's food allergies. The food was plentiful, with enough left over for lunch the next day. The ribs were great, so was the corn muffins, brisket and chicken. I liked the beans.... More 

Thank Minkster56
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

If we feel like bbq'd food, this is where we usually go. The Ultimate burger is my favorite over anywhere. We've also ordered the "garbage can lid" dinner for 2. Everything on it is awesome and cures the cravings. My only disappointment is you have to ask for their homemade chips now... where they used to automatically bring them to... More 

Thank Kimberly H
Dahlonega, Ga
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591 reviews
477 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a great meal at Famous Dave's. Got the big slab of ribs, had enough left over for lunch tomorrow. Great beans and corn bread. Wife had nachos she enjoyed but the ribs were great.

Thank rustybob64
Huntington, West Virginia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

GREAT brisket. My brisket sandwich included some burnt ends, much loved by BBQ peeps. We enjoyed tasting the variety of sauces before the meal on special chips provided for the taste test. A brisket salad looked even better than the sandwich I had.

Thank Allyson S
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Husband ate at Famous Daves in Rapid Cty, SD and raved about it.. We took a trip to Missippi and went way of Chattanooga so that we could eat at Famous Daves. I'm glad we did. Atmosphere was rustic, great blues music, excellent service and some great ribs. Will certainly return ....

Thank Sharon T
Ringgold, Georgia, United States
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I tried brisket for the 1st time ever and I had it here. It was so tender and juicy. The best 1st experience ever. My hubby had the pork ribs and they were awsome too. Tender fall off the bone good. We also recomend the potato salad. The beans are too spicy for us but if you like spicy get... More 

Thank Karen C
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The BBQ pork was average but I did enjoy the mac and cheese (warned it was spicy but it was very mild) and mashed potatoes (portion controlled with a scoop). The corn bread muffin (secret ingredient is honey) was very moist and delicious. I thought that the price was reasonable (not the highest or lowest I have had) but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2122 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-954-3227

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