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Famous Dave's

1170 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914-5794
+1 920-991-9700
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (8 reviews)
“potato wedges” (3 reviews)
“burnt ends” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
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1170 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914-5794
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another money saving corporate decision it appears. Normally I would give this place 4 stars because I have eaten here for years, but at the most recent visit I discovered that they got rid of their potato wedges and went with the cheapest low quality...More

Thank Rich O
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Famous Dave's is a chain and the food can sometimes be hit or miss but this one is a winner. Staff was friendly and nice beer selection. Try the burnt ends.

Thank beerstl
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We had not eaten at Famous Dave's for several years. It was a special occasion so we decided to make the trip. We stood in the entrance several minutes before anyone even greeted us. They were not busy. We were seated at a table with...More

Thank Patti501
Reviewed 13 April 2017

While passing through Appleton tonight, I stopped at Famous Dave's for a late dinner (around 8:00PM). There were only a handful of tables occupied. I had a mediocre experience at this location last fall, but I decided to give them a second chance. There will...More

1  Thank skyguyWI
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I met a friend for lunch at Famous Dave's. We chose this restaurant because we had not been there in a while and remembered it as having good food. We were greeted in a friendly manner. When the hostess tried to seat us at a...More

Thank M W
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Two couples out for dinner. Meat was tough, not tender. Service a bit slow though the place was nearly empty. Restaurant looks a bit worse for wear- tablecloths torn (vinyl torn), tile walls scuffed, toilet seats in ladies' room were actually chipped.

Thank Alle
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went here with friends while visiting from Ireland, food was had ribs, chicken, fires, and few other things, it was pretty good really enjoyed and staff ware friendly and free re-fill always nice.

Thank irishgamer1986
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great staff. Friendly and attentive trough out the entire meal. Food was wonderful. Loved the Country roasted Chicken and ribs!

Thank Gina J
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

All I can say as a Texan is I cannot believe I bought ribs that good this far north. Hardy portions awesome beans Great coleslaw all the things that make me feel at home. Bravo

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of this restaurant, everybody who knows me knows that. I love the St. Louis style ribs. They are so fall off the bone flavorful and good, you don't have to add any sauce to them, even though there are sauce options...More

Thank Marc A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1170 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914-5794
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-991-9700
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Famous Dave's of Appleton has been serving the Fox Valley Community since 1997. For the past 15+ years we have been providing the Famous BBQ that Famous Dave Anderson came up with and perfected over a 20 year period. The first Famous Dave's was opened in 1994 in Hayward, WI and there are over 180 Famous Dave's through the United Sates and Canada. For take-out, catering or dine-in Famous Dave's of Appleton is the place to be!
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