Famous Dave's - Aurora

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38 Reviews
$30 and under
American
WELCOME TO THE LONGEST-RUNNING BACKYARD BBQ PARTY IN HISTORY! We serve amazing BBQ to friends and fellow food lovers. Reserve your seat now and join the best BBQ party in Colorado.

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!

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vipHungryPlaygoer
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious barbecue, variety of meats, variety of sauces, variety of sides, many ordering options.

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on November 23, 2021

HungryPlaygoer - Glad to hear it! We appreciate the review.

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KHall
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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.

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on October 29, 2021

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.

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TomE
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on September 28, 2021

TomE - Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Famous Dave's does not use open table any longer. Made the reservation and showed up and had to wait 20mins for a table.

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We'll be sure to let the team know.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thanks bar tender was great

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was very clean and food was served fast and hot. Great staff.

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on August 3, 2021

That's what we like to hear! Thanks for stopping by.

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ConnieM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on July 30, 2021

ConnieM - Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on June 1, 2021

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.

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LadyPurple
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on April 20, 2021

LadyPurple - Welcome back! Thanks for the kind review.

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Beth
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality food, reasonably priced. Nice family restaurant

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on March 26, 2021

Beth - Good friends and great barbecue are at the heart of everything we do! We always appreciate comments like these.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Plenty of food and great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food
Nice server

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on March 11, 2021

That's what we like to hear! Thanks for stopping by.

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MarkA
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great BBQ. Attentive and appreciated the complementary birthday dessert.

Famous Dave's - Aurora
Responded on February 8, 2021

Happy Birthday, and thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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UpsetGuy
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant was closed for dine in. They should keep all sites updated regarding important information such as that instead of luring people in

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

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vipkcrc
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waiter was great. He made some good suggestions and was very good

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PeterC
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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JackieP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the garbage can lid and it was fantastic. Had enough to take a little home. Will definitely go back

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Hozer
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bbq would go back in a country minute.
Service was great.

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Pudge1020
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!

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JeffW
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to famous Dave's to celebrate our anniversary. Food was excellent

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FatBoyOnADiet
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipMarcM
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Ace2468
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

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LisaM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

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.

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KarenR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Fathers Day

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jodyb
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

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.

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NicoleE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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! ❤️

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vipAlanM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

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.

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LizB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great dinner and great service It was a little loud at first but those people left and all was goid

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BrendaM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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LunaT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service but the brisket was tough and dry and the root beer float was not good at all

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ChristinaH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience1

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

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desireem
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

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.

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DB12
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There corn on the cob is my only complaint . .need to improve . .always water logged . .not good . . Consistent at all Dave"s.

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AlanW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ChuckE
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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!

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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.