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Famous Dave's

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3170 Naglee Rd, Tracy, CA 95304-7319
+1 209-833-6337
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Fremont, California
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134 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

While some consider this to be one of the better barbecue chains, for my taste it does not stand up to the true definition of great barbecue as without sauce some of the entrées are a bit bland from a smoky standpoint. The prices are fair, the service is good, and the portions are ample. They have a wide selection... More 

Thank GymAW
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Good drinks. TVs everywhere. The bartender as great. You can actually hear the audio from the game.

Thank Lagimus
Tracy, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The food tasted ok but was luke warm, tiny meat servings and we went home still hungry. For the price paid would have been stuffed elsewhere. Hardly anyone was there and now know why. Won't be going back. Predict this will be the next restaurant to close.

Thank lackbid
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I could not believe how good the quality of their big portions is. We ate at the place in Tracy California but google it....there are many more Famous Dave's in many selected cities. The service it cordial & friendly The meals are large to small portion

1 Thank CarlosGalanSF
Tracy, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Went for an early dinner one weekday evening. Looking forward to good BBQ. Food was just OK. my ribs while tasting good were over cooked and my wife's pulled pork was dry. The service was good and the beer cold. May go back for a second try but there is better BBQ in Tracy.

Thank pdcurtin
Discovery Bay, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The Bathrooms are dirty and NO paper towels in them. service is Very Slow. placing an order getting a cold drink and getting the chips. The employees stand around talking and NOT taking care of your customers. Food is ok Bar B Q. Nothing to write home about.

Thank Rene M
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious. You get quite a bit whether your eating there or ordering take out. Very tasty. Again great ribs and anything BBQ.

Thank California-Girl-00
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I used to yearn for Famous Daves. Last couple of visits were disappointing so I stopped going. Thought I'd give it another try. Brisket was rubbery and fatty and Luke-warm. Service was adequate. In fairness I might be jaded having lived in TX and the carolinas. I get better bbq from the gas station.

Thank Jason M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and able to accommodate a table of 6 fairly quickly for a Friday night. Good mix of bbq. Chicken beef and pork are a major of the menu food can out quickly and was very tasty.

Thank Chris D
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326 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

My husband is a huge barbecue fan. After eating at this restaurant he has continued eating at this chain. I think the meat is a bit smokey, but he swears it compares to his homemade.

Thank ramonabare

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 3170 Naglee Rd, Tracy, CA 95304-7319
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tracy
  • Phone Number: +1 209-833-6337

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