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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

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Address: New York City, NY 10013
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat...

Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat Dave himself!

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The best way to see Brooklyn

My husband and I recently did a tour with Fat Dave and I tell you - I cannot recommend it enough. We did a four hour tour (Dave organised us to share with another couple so we... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2013
KateARobertson
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

My husband and I recently did a tour with Fat Dave and I tell you - I cannot recommend it enough. We did a four hour tour (Dave organised us to share with another couple so we could save some money, which was greatly appreciated!) and he drove us out to Brooklyn to visit a number of places. Not only... More 

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Southern New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

My husband got me a tour with Dave for my 30th birthday. We opted to bring along two friends as well, as we figured it would be more fun. Let me tell you, was it ever! We all love to eat so it was a no-brainer, but little did we know that we would be getting a complete historical and... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I have a theory. Dave is not called Famous Fat Dave so much because he is incredibly famous, but because when you go on a tour with him, YOU feel famous. Being driven around in his amazingly spacious Checker Cab is such a sight on the street that we got so many looks it felt like we had celebrity status.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Friend's wife bought this as a birthday gift for her husband and I was lucky enough to roll along for the ride! The food, cab, guide and FOOD didn't disappoint. Best way to pick an area and try new places with a great guide. 5 Star Tour!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Second tour with Dave, this time to the Bronx and Harlem. As expected, Dave not only knows every good place to eat in all 5 boroughs of NYC, he also knows the best menu items at each locale. Add this to the NYC history lessons we received while riding in his cab "Sweetness", and again we had a wonderful family... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

It's been a while since we went on a tour with Dave, but I want to tell everyone that it was our most memorable part of our NYC trip! I recommend it to everyone I know who is going to NY, you won't regret it. Delicious food, personalized service, funny stories, comfortable ride - it was a blast. Next time... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Where we went: West Village, Lower East Side, Chinatown, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, and Park Slope What we ate: Ewephoria sheep milk gouda; prosciutto bread; mini chocolate cannoli and french almond and custard cannoli; half sour, new pickle, sour tomato; onion bialy, garlic bialy; dumplings, sweet and sour soup, tuna sesame pancake sandwich, beef sesame pancake sandwich;... More 

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Gothenburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We took a tour with Dave as part of our last visit in NYC and this is something that you must do when in NYC. This isn't a fine dining experience but rather the food that everyday people eat. We took a 4 hour tour that took us over Brooklyn and Queens in Daves awsome cab, literally miles away from... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Received a tour as a birthday gift for me and a friend. Had a great time! Dave really knows his stuff, both history of the food and restaurants we visited, as well as history of the city. Super accommodating, picked me up in the West Village and took me to some phenomenal places in Brooklyn. Check it out!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We did the tour in February 2013. What can I say except it was abcolutely AMAZING. We left the tour in Dave's capable hands and he took us to places we would never have got see on the normal tourist trips. Coming from New Zealand we wanted the whole New York experience and Dave delivered it. Perogies, pistrami, blintz, and... More 

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