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Famous Dave's

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2122 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2607
+1 423-954-3227
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lookout Mountain, Georgia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight it was just average. The service was good, but the food was barely warm, and the ribs were actually cold. The drink was pretty good though. I believe it was Mamas Sweet Tea Punch. The burnt ends were awesome, as usual.

Thank Frank D
Mississauga, Canada
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168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do not want the title of this to sound bad. The service was great, there was genuine concern from the waiter and then the chef on my wife's food allergies. The food was plentiful, with enough left over for lunch the next day. The ribs were great, so was the corn muffins, brisket and chicken. I liked the beans.... More 

Thank Minkster56
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If we feel like bbq'd food, this is where we usually go. The Ultimate burger is my favorite over anywhere. We've also ordered the "garbage can lid" dinner for 2. Everything on it is awesome and cures the cravings. My only disappointment is you have to ask for their homemade chips now... where they used to automatically bring them to... More 

Thank Kimberly H
Dahlonega, Ga
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573 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a great meal at Famous Dave's. Got the big slab of ribs, had enough left over for lunch tomorrow. Great beans and corn bread. Wife had nachos she enjoyed but the ribs were great.

Thank rustybob64
Huntington, West Virginia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

GREAT brisket. My brisket sandwich included some burnt ends, much loved by BBQ peeps. We enjoyed tasting the variety of sauces before the meal on special chips provided for the taste test. A brisket salad looked even better than the sandwich I had.

Thank Allyson S
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Husband ate at Famous Daves in Rapid Cty, SD and raved about it.. We took a trip to Missippi and went way of Chattanooga so that we could eat at Famous Daves. I'm glad we did. Atmosphere was rustic, great blues music, excellent service and some great ribs. Will certainly return ....

Thank Sharon T
Ringgold, Georgia, United States
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I tried brisket for the 1st time ever and I had it here. It was so tender and juicy. The best 1st experience ever. My hubby had the pork ribs and they were awsome too. Tender fall off the bone good. We also recomend the potato salad. The beans are too spicy for us but if you like spicy get... More 

Thank Karen C
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The BBQ pork was average but I did enjoy the mac and cheese (warned it was spicy but it was very mild) and mashed potatoes (portion controlled with a scoop). The corn bread muffin (secret ingredient is honey) was very moist and delicious. I thought that the price was reasonable (not the highest or lowest I have had) but the... More 

Thank Wayne_P21
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Famous Dave's while in town on business. The pork was okay, but not like you get in Memphis. Great selection of sauces on the table though, and the Wilbur beans are to die for. Good atmosphere and excellent service make it a good stop.

Thank Mike06081969
Pensacola, Florida
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254 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here while on vacation in Chattanooga. The young male host was so friendly and nice that he immediately made us feel at home. We ordered the feast and it was delicious. The ribs, chicken and brisket were all cooked tender and juicy. The sides, baked beans, corn and cole slaw were delicious and my favorite wad the cornbread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2122 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-954-3227

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