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Famous Dave's BBQ Ribs & Blues

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3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2647
+1 612-822-9900
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Montreal, Canada
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a meat-a-terian (yes, I made that up) ... then this is the place for you. Awesome barbecued meats galore. The smell and decor will make you salivate and want to dive in. Loved the place. Will return for sure.

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Thank montrealboywnder
Minnesota
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large variety of choices, but maybe focusing on fewer options would provide better quality. And for >$20 for brunch, I appreciate quality! Mimosas and Blood Mary's for $3 a perk. The live music was a big plus!

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Thank Lisa1098
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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351 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My cousin and I came here for brunch at 1:30. They shut the brunch down at 2pm and at 1:30 everything was old or out. So, we didn't have the buffet. We ordered off the menu. My cousin had the fried chicken platter for $13 and it came with 3 sides. He said it was really good. I had a... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
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1,666 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Generic and sweet and undersmoked and bland and this is not very good. It does not make me smile at all

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Thank Alzor S
Fullerton, California
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly and efficient. The live music was very good. However my food was disappointing. I ordered a chopped pork sandwich which was dry and tasteless. My friend ordered the St Louis ribs which were much better - tender and tasty.

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Brainerd
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food and great blues! We had brisket. Wow. Tender and flavorful. Sides were a delicious support to a fine meal. Lisa Wenger was the opening act. That lady can sing the blues. No woman in Twin Cities does it better. Tommy Castro was everything I expected and more. Painkillers made it a fabulous show.

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Thank Pete Z
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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983 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

For more than a decade, our family has enjoyed Famous Dave's. I took our grand-daughter to this location, and she enjoyed the $4.99 lunch, which was a good deal. She had chicken fingers, fries and a beverage (milk). There are various other kids' options and $4.99 is quite reasonable. However, the adult menu is not a great deal. I had... More 

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Thank Seniordad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

For years I've been trying to find a reason to really like this place. But over and over again the fairly expensive food is served lukewarm and seems mass-produced. Don't think I'll be there again, and it makes me sad for a locally owned chain.

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Thank David S
Miami
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400 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

So good. If you are picky about your bar-be-que, you will love this place. Even on a Saturday, they offer lunch specials. Had the pork sandwich with a side for only $7. Pork was piled high and super moist. Delicious. I had beans for my side. They were spicy and good. Tried the boneless wings, my kid loved them. Good... More 

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Thank southmiamijill
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We went as a family for a birthday dinner and ordered the Family meal deal that feeds 2-3. It was definitely enough for 3. We ordered an extra side of fries and mac and cheese. I had the BBQ pulled chicken sandwich (minus the cheese) with dirty rice. The rice is okay. The chicken was tasty. All of the meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2647
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-822-9900

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