We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Famous Dave's

) #2 of 91 Restaurants in El Centro ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
3103 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9666
+1 760-352-9044
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“burnt ends” (5 reviews)
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3103 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9666
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (94)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 26 June 2017

The atmosp;here was nice. The waitress was knowledgeable of the items on the menu and answered the boys questions with a smile on her face. She was attentive to our needs. the food was great. The boys wanted to return the next day to eat...More

Thank Becky T
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

For me the largest virtues of this place are that it is close to my hotel, it has cold beer, and it plays non-stop blues on the sound system. Only as I write this, some reggae is playing, so blues may be only what I...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were out shopping, got kinda hungry. ..my husband said he felt like eating some good ribs, so were do you go for good ribs FAMOUS DAVES. ..ribs and cornbread were so good and Meagan our waitress was awesome. ...

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The food was plentiful but a bit pricey for the area. Our server was particularly nice but I forgot to get her name. Do try the collard greens.

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Most tender brisket I've ever had at a Famous Dave's. Good service also. Location is in the mall and hotel area and is accommodating to the area.

Thank ColbyButler
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a nice restaurant, good environment and greeeaaaat Food!!! The corn bread is insane, the best you can eat, as well as the other dishes, you will be amazed with the combo platter, it is great, you can taste all the food, chicken, pork....More

Thank Arturo O
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went here for dinner and it was great!! Great staff and great BBQ. Will be back soon. The family tray is amazing and a must have if you have a group.

Thank penmuro
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a late night snack. The service was good, the food was good, and the beer was cold. Tried to get some hockey on one of the TVs but the gal at the bar was remote challenged.

Thank bad4bob
Reviewed 13 February 2017

had the combination plate, ribs and burnt ends, all very good, coleslaw and mac and cheese very good. The place is clean and service is good.

Thank walt k
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Best BBQ in the Imperial Valley. This is the only restaurant in the valley for BBQ, but it is the best. You don't have to drive to San Diego you can be eating within 10 minutes once you get there. The food is awesome and...More

Thank Salvador Q
Nearby Restaurants
Johnny Carino's
81 reviews
.08 km away
Olive Garden
45 reviews
.19 km away
La Fonda
20 reviews
1.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Imperial Valley Mall
52 reviews
.47 km away
Imperial Valley Pioneers Museum
25 reviews
7.16 km away
Barbara Worth Country Club
23 reviews
11.42 km away
Gran Plaza Oulet
28 reviews
11.46 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Famous Dave's staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3103 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243-9666
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-352-9044
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing