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4355 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN
+1 507-455-2900
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in and food and service were above satisfactory. Attentive staff. Meal presentation was lacking.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Prague, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had another wonderful ribs meal at Famous Dave's. Best ribs around. We did not expect any less and were very please.

Thank Kathymc1973
Albertville, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not easy to impress when it comes to bar b que...however, I'll be back here regularly. Very spacious dining area and friendly wait staff. I ordered the Texas Brisket with red skinned mashed potatoes and Dave's mac n cheese. The brisket was moist and tender with plenty of flavor. Dave's mac n cheese had jalapeños in the mix. Nice... More 

Thank patrickdR1780SI
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great value! Our party of 9 was well taken care of and enjoyed our visit!

Thank Brittany O
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

No one at the front to seat customers, and we sit ourselves, in the light of that, 5-10 servers just jeep walking by, restaruant is practically empty...... No one asks anything, until 15 minutes later, a miracle, a server stopped by.......YES. Food is average, this one needs some fixing up,... Famous Daves, ....corporate experience.

Thank Michael S
Owatonna, Minnesota
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Always have really good food. Have not been disappointed yet. But orders rarely get right when ordering take out. Never fails we are missing something or order not correct. So we make sure we check the boxes now. They are very accomidating, if we have ever said anything to them about it. They really want to please you & keep... More 

Thank sleepygirl_10
Manchester, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the St. Louis style ribs with 2 sides, Yummo!!! Dave's is a chain but I always enjoy the ribs, I had the devils spit hamburger the other day too, it's a delicious burger with a little heat to kick it up a notch, yummo too!!

Thank Joe L
Stormville, New York
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Stopped here for an early dinner and I must say t was very good. Had the ribs and they were tender fall off the bone delicious. For desert, bread pudding. Was delicious too. When in the area of a Famous Dave's stop and get fed well.

Thank Dan R
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I am a traveling Ob/Gyn (drcathylbagleydotcom)who worked up one serious appetite yesterday traveling from St Paul/Minneapolis, MN on route to Blue Earth, Minnesota on assignment. In Owatonna, I detoured off road to sample Famous Dave's ribs. Admittedly, I side-stepped Famous Dave's to dine at an adjacent restaurant on a prior occasion concerned about possible chain restaurant inconsistencies traveling through rural... More 

Thank drcathylbagleydotcom
Pleasantville, Iowa
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I friend and I stopped to eat on the way home from a Vikings game. We both had a soda and a Manhandler sandwich. 28.50 was the bill without a tip. I wouldn't have minded the price if the meat was piled high as the description in the menu. The bun was small to begin with which is fine. But... More 

Thank Osuz518

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4355 W Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: +1 507-455-2900

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