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Famous Dave's - CLOSED

23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1561
+1 732-296-9009
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
1 Feb 2017
“Great meal”
17 Jan 2017
“Best chain BBQ in the area”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
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23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1561
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Last minute lunch with family, food was great. Service was quick, no complaints at all. The New Brunswick location is on point.

Thank Tonne D
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The bbq here is the best in the area for easily an hour. The tables are sticky because they are over waxed which gives it a backyard bbq type of feel. But the baked beans, ribs and pulled pork are all seasoned well and cooked...More

Thank Ramon A
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

If you crave BBQ ribs or brisket, and you live up North, this is the place to go. It's hard to find a place that does ribs right here in the North East, usually a small word of mouth place is where you can find...More

Thank DizFanatic
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Was in the mood for BBQ. Drove over to Famous Dave's - who never disappoints. Had appitizers and a garbage can lid. The food was very good as well as the service.

Thank KEN H
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We loved Famous Dave's and went quite often but they changed their menu, minimizing the dishes and their once great presentation of food for more than one. Also the menu is no longer in bright colors but on a drab piece of paper. No more...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Wasn't starving so had the smoked turkey salad... Should've good for their specialty which is always great. My bad. Atmosphere anyways good too.

Thank hatman15
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Other than difficult to get unless approaching from the north on US 1, this always fills the bill locally when BBQ is desired. The selection is wide and always excellent. We love the burnt ends and a variety of ribs. The ambience and decor gets...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. For a chain restaurant you will not be disappointed. Both my husband and I had the two meat combo. We both had the St Louis ribs. I added southern rib tips and my husband got the burnt end rib tips. You...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 13 March 2016

My family and I enjoy this place. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. However, just after we got to the restaurant, a party of 8 came in. Even though the restaurant was not crowded, they mostly had booths for seating and not...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Service was OK, waitress cheery and attentive. Drinks were made well. Nachos were decent and spicy. Devil Spit burger was not as spicy as I thought it would be. Plus, I was not that warm. Place was ok

Thank dave911nj
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1561
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-296-9009
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