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Famous Dave's

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Barbecue,
16539 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80023-8971
+1 303-280-6227
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
“rib tips” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
16539 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80023-8971
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We Always order 2go 4 health issues/reasons. Their 2 go lids on beans & coleslaw R Very flimsy, often break easily. They have made promises 2 us they haven't kept, & owed us 7 comps we Never got. Gr8 tasting bbq though. God Bless ~

1  Thank Chloe d
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Overall visit was alright. It took a while to get a server once we were seated. Almost like no one owned the table. Burnt tips are always good. We also ordered a sampler. Wings were excellent, rib tips not so much, tenders were really good,...More

1  Thank ricovaldez
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The title sums it up, the interior was welcoming, tha service was good, the menu plentiful with options...so I ordered the brisket...and it was dry and crumbly. Average taste. The one meat plate should have included two sides, not just one. I suppose it is...More

1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This is pretty good BBQ. They mix brisket in with their burgers and they are delicious! I️ love how they have 6 different sauce selections on the table so you always have variety. We have been here several times and it’s always been clean with...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I️ had the need for for some good bbq. However we didn’t have time to it ourselves so the local Famous Dave’s seemed to be a good option. We went in on an early Sunday evening. It was still early enough to...More

1  Thank Carl M
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We live nearby and visit this restaurant a few times per year. Pretty good BBQ, especially for a chain. The burgers are fantastic. My husband loves the burnt ends. I love how they have different varieties of sauce right there at your table so you...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Without sounding too snobby, I would typically not go to a barbecue chain specially when it has a name like Famous Dave's. But my son, whom I was visiting in Colorado wanted to go, so we went. I was expecting to be underwhelmed, and instead...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I met a oil and gas colleague for lunch at Famous Dave's on 8/2/17. We had the best service of any restaurant in the last 2 years thanks to Margo. I like the atmosphere and especially the moose over the fireplace. I ordered the Country...More

Thank Russell34550
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing short of a circus.....arrived at 9pm, only one other table, servers pretty much running everywhere closing and yelling to each other very loud while playing.cooks could be heard screaming in the back. Server dropped the food and we didn't see her again until finished,...More

1  Thank Bigwillysallon
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Famous Dave's is one of my 2 favorite BBQ places. (The other is Sonny's located only in the SE.) Everything I have ever had was great. But my favorite is their rib tips; which are on special every Thursday. They have a nice variety of...More

Thank Jim S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16539 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80023-8971
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Thornton
  • Phone Number: +1 303-280-6227
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WELCOME TO THE LONGEST-RUNNING BACKYARD BBQ PARTY IN HISTORY! We serve amazing BBQ to friends and fellow food lovers. Reserve your seat now and join the best BBQ party in Colorado. MADE-FROM-SCRATCH GOODNESS! A passion for authentic BBQ is behind everything we do. We start with top quality meats, hand-rub them with fresh spices, and slow-cook them to perfection. FAMOUS DAVE: HE’S THE REAL DEAL! Raised by Southern-born BBQ lovers in a world of street-corner barrel smokers, Famous Dave spent 25 years visiting thousands of BBQ joints. After decades pulling his own all-night cooking sessions, he felt he was ready to open his own BBQ place in 1994. AMERICA’S MOST AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT! Our passion for BBQ is famous! We’re honored to be consistently chosen as America’s favorite BBQ restaurant. We also like heading out to competitions and putting our BBQ up against what the other elite pitmasters are cooking. To date, we’ve won more than 700 awards!
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