Famous Dave's - Aurora
MADE-FROM-SCRATCH GOODNESS! A passion for authentic BBQ is behind everything we do. We start with top quality meats, hand-rub them with fresh spices, and slow-cook them to perfection.
FAMOUS DAVE: HE’S THE REAL DEAL! Raised by Southern-born BBQ lovers in a world of street-corner barrel smokers, Famous Dave spent 25 years visiting thousands of BBQ joints. After decades pulling his own all-night cooking sessions, he felt he was ready to open his own BBQ place in 1994.
AMERICA’S MOST AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT! Our passion for BBQ is famous! We’re honored to be consistently chosen as America’s favorite BBQ restaurant. We also like heading out to competitions and putting our BBQ up against what the other elite pitmasters are cooking. To date, we’ve won more than 700 awards!
Delicious barbecue, variety of meats, variety of sauces, variety of sides, many ordering options.
HungryPlaygoer - Glad to hear it! We appreciate the review.
My childs food wasn't cooked all the way. My food got cold while i had to wait for several minutes for extra plates. I had them remake my child's food it didn't come back out until we were already done eating. Honestly i wasn't impressed with the overall experience and won't be going back.
KHall - We're committed to providing exceptional service, and are sorry to hear we missed the mark here. We hope you'll consider giving Famous Dave's a second chance.
We sat in the bar and again enjoyed our dining experience. Bar tenders were busy but engaging and service was within acceptable timeframe. Our orders were made, again within acceptable time. Burnt Ends came out quickly (sooo good) and soon followed by the dinner. No complaints.
TomE - Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.
Famous Dave's does not use open table any longer. Made the reservation and showed up and had to wait 20mins for a table.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We'll be sure to let the team know.
Thanks bar tender was great
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Restaurant was very clean and food was served fast and hot. Great staff.
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The wait time was minimal, amount of time to get our order was prompt. The food was delicious and served hot. I would definitely go again.
ConnieM - Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.
How does a Bbq place run out of ribs? Disappointed we ordered something else, but as we left, were surprised to see a table in the bar area enjoying an order of ribs? Upon asking we were told you had magically received the ribs just moments before after telling us there would be none until tomorrow. We could have waited too.
DavidD - We're committed to providing exceptional service, and are sorry to hear that you weren't able to enjoy our award-winning St. Louis-Style Spareribs. We hope you'll consider giving Famous Dave's a second chance.
Our first dinner at Famous Dave's since COVID hit felt like a guilty pleasure! Our table was ready at the time of our reservation, and service was prompt. Although we had enjoyed dinner there before, everything tasted fresher and even more delicious this time. The Feast for Two is, in essence, four meals for us with leftovers and, thus, a terrific deal. Thanks, y'all. We'll be back!
LadyPurple - Welcome back! Thanks for the kind review.
Good quality food, reasonably priced. Nice family restaurant
Beth - Good friends and great barbecue are at the heart of everything we do! We always appreciate comments like these.
Everything was delicious. Plenty of food and great customer service.
Great place and food
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Great BBQ. Attentive and appreciated the complementary birthday dessert.
Happy Birthday, and thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant was closed for dine in. They should keep all sites updated regarding important information such as that instead of luring people in
Waiter was great. He made some good suggestions and was very good
Arrived and were told the system was down but it would take a moment longer. Ordered drinks. Server came back and to us and said it was going to be a little longer to get drinks. Friends arrived and no one came over to check on them. Whatever happened to using paper and pencil. We left.
We got the garbage can lid and it was fantastic. Had enough to take a little home. Will definitely go back
Great bbq would go back in a country minute.
Service was great.
We love the food and drinks from this place. The burnt ends are delicious and the wilbur beans a favorite. If you love smoked turkey, get in here!
Our server, Jessie I believe (she’s pregnant), was incredible!!! Can’t say enough great things about her service with our party of 7. Thank you!!
Went to famous Dave's to celebrate our anniversary. Food was excellent
It’s about average for a barbecue place. I’d recommend sharing one of the feast options with several people so everyone gets to try it all. Nothing blew me away, but it was all decent.
Very good BBQ as usual. We got the family platter with a little of everything and a full rack of ribs. Great happy hour snacks as well
Ribs were overcooked and dry. Buns on sandwiches were obviously left out for too long and were distractedly dry. This was our second visit to Famous Dave's (first was at Stapleton a few years ago) and we won't be back to this location.
We were seated right away since we had a reservation at 4, waitress was friendly took our order brought Drinks, and it was one hour and 10 minutes later we got our food, about 40 minutes in she explained that she had had a tiff with the line Cook, and then she said her ticket was lost , then she brought a paper plate full of old potato chips , the ribs were dry it was obviously a mass production of food shoved into small cups will never go there again.
I would would probably recommend, the food was good. Not quite as good as I remembered. The server was VERY nice and efficient.
With the openness it was pretty noisy and made conversation a little difficult. Over all, GOOD, not great. Would probably go again.
Jared did an excellent job. We had a party of 6 + an infant. He kept our drinks filled. When it was time for our food to be served, I felt we all got our food at the same. He had 3 of his coworkers helping serve, it was great! I felt no one was left waiting for their food! ❤️
As far as using Open Table to make a reservation, the reservation is meaningless. You can make the reservation, but it will not be honored. When I arrived at my reserved time, I was told it would be an hour and a half wait because they were full. No different than just walking in.
great dinner and great service It was a little loud at first but those people left and all was goid
Service was good. We were seated quickly and were able to change an existing reservation. That also was good. Ribs and brisket were excellent. Chicken was so so.
Outstanding service but the brisket was tough and dry and the root beer float was not good at all
It was quite because it was pretty much deserted. They were out of the two salad dressings I requested, they were out of drink lids for me to take my drink to go, my salad was just ok, the food was definitely not worth the price we paid. The service was nice though
We went on the first weekend with the new owners.
Our server was great however the food was cold and dry. It took forever to get our orders and longer to get dessert. I have loved this restaurant in the past so I was really disappointed.
There corn on the cob is my only complaint . .need to improve . .always water logged . .not good . . Consistent at all Dave"s.
I forgot how good this place was. I’m actually eating my leftovers right now and they’re delicious too. This place is nothing fancy, which is exactly what a good barbecue place should be, and the food is just plain good.
My family and I were there for Fathers Day, so, it was more crowded than normal. We had called ahead for a reservation but when we got there we were told that all bookings had been canceled due to the number of people who were waiting. Obviously, we were not happy with this change in policy! Fortunately, there was an open table in the bar which accommodated four people. Our waitress, Kayla, was very cordial, helped with the beer selection and did her best to make sure we were taken care of. REALLY good barbecue, as usual! Overall, a good experience. We'll be back!
You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Aurora using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Aurora also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 396-6227.
Famous Dave's - Aurora is rated 4 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.
Famous Dave's - Aurora does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.famousdaves.com/LandingPage/Gift-Cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.