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Famous Dave's

1936 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2802
+1 215-339-0339
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (11 reviews)
“catfish” (2 reviews)
“ate here” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1936 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2802
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

I love famous dave's but the last two times I have been in there the ribs were tough and fatty. it took an hour for us to get our food and it was during the day. there were only two other tables being used in...More

Thank Belinda L
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Delicious food, great service, friendly servers. Everything came out correctly and was great. Ate here twice while I was in PA will DEF go there again!

Thank Joy N
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this Famous Dave's for more than a decade and look forward to each and every time. You can always count on great ribs and chicken with a number of award winning BBQ sauces as well as a family friendly atmosphere...More

Thank davidoW8423EU
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place a lot and the waitress kattie is so nice she gave a beer for free because we waited long for our food but when it came the food was very good and well good to be waited on the waitress...More

Thank Earline T
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were greeted by a friendly hostess upon arriving, The food was very good and our server Anast was also friendly.

Thank SonnyLee2014
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

I wish they had this restaurant in North Carolina! Everything was DELICIOUS!! We had the sampler as an appetizer then ordered the feast for 4-6 people. The ribs and chicken were so tender that they fell off the bone with the first bite. They offer...More

1  Thank zetaspeechlady
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Ate here for lunch, took advantage of the lunch specials that this restaurant offers. Service from Jasmine (Jaz?) was excellent! She was so good, we made sure to tip her well. The food was exactly as ordered and came out of the kitchen in a...More

Thank JoeFlacco_NJ
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Went with family. BBQ was good as usual. We had the ribs. Staff was very attentive. Received a $5 coupon for next visit. Thank you.

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Great food great BBQ wonderful atmosphere good drinks ribs are really good we had the thieves sampler it was fantastic.... nice atmosphere friendly staff, clean uncomfortable atmosphere, good service...... what more could you want reasonably priced to have to say. :-)

Thank 2Bige257
Reviewed May 2, 2016

We were in Philly for the weekend and out shopping on a rainy day. We stopped in for a few drinks and an appetizer. We have eaten at Famous Dave's in NY but this was our 1st time eating/hanging out at the bar. We were...More

Thank Tom D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1936 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-339-0339
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