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Famous Dave's

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431 16th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-1808
+1 507-282-4200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Henning, Minnesota
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to Famous Dave's in Rochester, Minnesota. For Mother's Day. Even tho it was more expensive than what I planned, the food was very good and worth it.

Thank Bill C
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Good fast service! Clean bathrooms! Well organizes ! Reasonable prices🎤 a real funllace🎶 would love to go back during are convention!

Thank Mike D
Rochester, Minnesota
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I think Famous Dave's has slipped a bit. Their prices, like everyone else's, it seems, keep climbing, but the food doesn't improve. I enjoy the variety of rib entrees that are available, and I enjoy the different barbecue sauces they make available. Somehow they need to find a way to get food to the tables before it cools. That's my... More 

Thank mnwieam
United States
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149 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Two of us had the pulled pork lunch special which includes one side at a good price. The food was tasty, as were the mashed potatoes and Cole slaw. Beer cold.....and good choices. Fun environment. Very nice waitstaff. Clean restaurant.

Thank Leonard S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had the All American BBQ Feast between 4 of us. I started with trying the excellent skin-on potato fries/wedges with a special rub and then the beans and potato salad and corn cobs and thought they were good, but then I tried the chicken and pulled pork and they were amazing. But they all became insignificant to the rack of... More 

Thank Satravelforlife
Mantorville, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Went to Famous Dave's for lunch the other day - great ribs! Service was awesome, too! Portion size is perfect and the price was very acceptable. Love this rib place!!

Thank Deb R
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant later on a Saturday evening - about 8:30 p.m. My husband loves BBQ and wanted the chance to check out this Famous Dave's. The restaurant was oddly quiet for a Saturday night. However, the service was average to good. The food was fine. Having eaten true Texas BBQ previously a chain like Famous Dave's has a... More 

Thank lindsaykuntz
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Each time I've. Even here I've enjoyed the food and the service has also been good. The devils spit boneless wings are my favorite!

Thank Cathy R
Rochester, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Hostess was very honest and told us it would be a long wait so we opted for take out. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks. They need to hire a knowledgeable bartender. Stick with beer or a drink that only requires a shot and water or soda. The take out was great. Ribs were tender and meaty, the... More 

Thank hinckleydavid
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It's hard to find quality BBQ outside certain areas especially Texas. But I didn't have to sauce up the fatty brisket (a good fat!) or pork tips. Both well seasoned, smoked and tender. Baked beans are good but white beans. Need to teach them about pintos or Anastasia beans. Nice standard side of pickled onions, too. A nice touch as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 16th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-1808
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-282-4200

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