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Famous Dave's

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1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
11:00 - 00:00
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Tacoma, WA
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459 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are from Kansas City, Austin, Memphis, Atlanta or any other place where BBQ is practically a religion, than you are quite possibly going to be disappointed in Famous Daves. However, if you are from practically anyplace west of the Rocky Mountains, than you aren't likely to find better bbq than at Dave's. I ordered the St. Louis ribs... More 

Thank County-Hunter
Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cold, windy and rainy outside so we stopped in for Happy Hour hoping to find the warmth of southern BBQ. NOT ! This place was cold, drafty...even the food that came out was cold. The beers were cold (which is appropriate) but we are glad we wore our jackets. We ordered the BBQ pork nachos...If they would have been steaming... More 

Thank SouthEndMCgang
Olympia, Washington
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300 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is still one of the best places to get good east-coast style BBQ in the west. The portions are reasonable as are the prices. They have chopped BBQ instead of pulled.

Thank Brimsmith
Milwaukie, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The food was great. There was a lot of food for my order. The staff was patient, friendly and very helpful in filling my take-out order.

Thank Jerry M
Newport, Tennessee
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I am from Tennessee and know country food by heart. I was stationed here with the military and went two or three times. The food was alright at best. However, they did have sweet tea. Sweet tea is hard to find in that area. Unless you make it yourself that is.

Thank Skeewbaru
Tacoma, Washington
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We lived in Raleigh for 10 years before relocating to Tacoma, so sometimes we get a bit of a yearning to have food we learned to love from southern states. Famous Dave's tries to provide some of the southern ambiance, but we were not too happy with the dusty (and low maintenance) appearance. The tables were not particularly clean, the... More 

Thank KindheartedSir
Olympia, Washington
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300 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

These people do pork BBQ pretty well. The Georgia BBQ sandwich is very tasty. It's almost as good as real Georgia BBQ. I like it.

Thank Brimsmith
San Antonio, Texas
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303 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Famous Dave's has too many choices when it comes to your meal. They have helped you with your problem. They have different size sampler platters for as many people as you have. The sampler for one had 4 meats and 4 sides plus 1 cornbread muffin. Couple that with beer on tap and how can you go wrong. They had... More 

Thank Davin D
Castle Rock, Colorado
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

kristen was prompt and very helpful. My first experience eating at a Famous Dave's but it won't be the last. Ms. famous Kristen was prompt, polite & positive. The items that my husband and I were most interested in were not available on the lunch combo menu but that didn't stop us from getting the meal we wanted. Very good... More 

Thank Laura B
Vancouver, Washington
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355 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Celebrated a milestone birthday during happy hour. Jessica provided excellent service. We had an order or rib tips. They were great and amply portioned. The long island ice tea was very good. Going to happy hour afforded us excellent price value. Jessica was friendly and listened. She made excellent suggestions regarding the menu. Food and drinks were great.

Thank jumpa23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-722-0500

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