Famous Dave's - Colorado Springs

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$30 and under
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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.
What 39 people are saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Got there early to enjoy a drink before our meal. We sat at the bar and ordered to find out they were out of multiple things, and when the girl by us asked why? the bartender responded they weren't getting deliveries due to the distributer saying they owed money so they weren't recieving product. Then we proceeded to watch the bartender rinse out a used mixing glass with water from the gun and poor it into the floor drain multiple times for multiple drinks not once actually washing the glass. Food was average at best which we have been to multiple famous daves in other states and where very disappointed in this visit. Wouldn't visit this location again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Restaurant is filthy and would never pass a “white glove test”.

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KitKat0229
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had large party. They gave us our own room. Only one server but she did well. Orders came out in a decent time considering our size & they were all right.

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PamB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They were out of baby back ribs and broccoli. How does a bar-b-que place run out? Otherwise, food was very good.

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Friendly as always and the food is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great time terrible service

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VeteranSuicideAwareness
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I already left you a review. Asking for another is annoying and will continue to get points taken away from your rating.

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RichL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant was noisy and the seating was not comfortable at all. The barbecue was ordinary....nothing special at all....as if cooks were just going through the motions. I do much better biscuit at home. So why pay so much for BBQ that looks and tastes like it has been sitting around a while? Maybe it was an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server helped make our anniversary really nice.

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Chuckster
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I initially made reservations for noon but changed it to 11 a couple hours before with no problems. We arrived just as they opened and were seated promptly. Taylor was our server and she was great! The food arrived within a few minutes of us ordering and tasted delicious as usual. I ordered the 1 meat platter (brisket) and my wife ordered the pork sandwich. Taylor kept our glasses full since I used both the Devil's Spit, and Sweet and Zesty BBQ sauces which had a slight kick. We left feeling comfortable (not too full) and satisfied. Famous Dave's is one of the few BBQ restaurants in Colorado Springs that participate in Open Table so besides having great tasting food, outstanding service and reasonable prices, I'll always go there when I'm craving delicious BBQ. I highly recommend this restaurant to any and all who want a great dining experience!

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DanR
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server got my order wrong, but since our table all had their food I took the food. Our waiter was fine but he had body order. Now good when eating out. We love Famous Daves.

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rick
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was good, the server was attentive and friendly. The portions were large, only disappointment was the brisket was dry.

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JamieS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and value was good

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LuzH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We went to eat there on Valentine's day. I was very disappointed with the all you can eat rib tips. They were very dry. I couldn't even cut them with a knife ( butter knife was given with my meal). I've been telling my husband that I wanted to go back since it had been over 5 years and I remember the rib tips were so tender ( falling off the bone) and so good. We also ordered dessert to go. My husband got the apple crisp and I chose the banana pudding. The pudding was very good. The apple crisp was more like a thin cookie with a couple of apple slices on top. I will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was my first time going to Famous Dave's. We were able to get a table by the fireplace, my husband lived that. He is always cold and that was a great accommodation. Food was pretty good and service wasn't bad.

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BrentL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went on New Year's Eve and the place was a mess. They seated us at a table that had not been cleaned and underneath the table was absolutely filthy and had a booster seat shoved underneath it. We have eaten here a few times and this was definitely out of the ordinary. The Parker, Co location is much better.

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NealS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 9. The only thing that could have been better was the time to get our meals, but, we were a party of 9 and I understand as a former server it's hard to do. The food was still very hot and delicious. I was the only one who had been there before, which was why I suggested it. The other 8 guests were thoroughly pleased with the dinner. Thanks for great job

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great service was not. Not attentive at all, never checked on us. Waited for refills on drinks and he never came by. I had to grab my own to go tray. I was waiting for my check and he was walking towards us then decided to greet and take orders for another table knowing I had been waiting for ten minutes just to pay. I won’t be back purely based on service. The food was great!

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Khigdon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Small portions. Alcohol drinks tasted terrible. Waitress wasn't very nice.

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Chuckster
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service great. Nate was on point with drink refills! I highly recommend this place and am looking forward to returning for more great BBQ!

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vipDrBarb
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Although we made a reservation on Open Table when we arrived we were told they were NOT TAKING reservations and we had to sit and wait in a line.

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MichaelZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience3

National and local mentions of their Veteran Day offering was: 2 meat combo w/ 2 sides (retails for @ $16.49). When we got their the server told me management is not going with the noted offering for Veterans. Rather they provided me a $5.99 pork sandwich. This was False Advertising.

Be a long long time before we ever go back to this Famous Dave's. I will NOT be telling people to go there.

Very bad!!!!!!

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Bob282
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Asked for my Burgers to be cooked medium pink middle. Was told the least you could be cooked was medium well. ( Do they pre-cooked these things like McDonald’s/Burger King ) ??

If you want a juicy burger medium well isn’t doing it. But the menu said Dave’s famous ....

Burger at best is Not famous / maybe infamous .........stick with the Ribs
String onions delicious

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vipKymC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Famous Dave's is a chain BBQ restaurant. About what you would expect for atmosphere but they do a great job with groups and have huge portions with lots of sample entrees.

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JLWC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Usually everything goes very well but I think this was one of those days where everything seemed to go wrong. I didn't give high remarks because I was rating this experience only. Typically I would recommend them.

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vipThomasB
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was average. Not great, but not bad. They can accommodate larger families and groups for celebrations. The location was not easy to find from North Academy Blvd.

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stevec
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Not good meat, sold filet M but had a line of fat, like a sirloin.

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DelectablySatisfied
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly with our Open Table reservation. Our waiter was informative about menu selections and patient, coming back 3 times before we decided what to order. Food came out fast, had a nice presentation and was delicious (Cedar Plank Salmon and Create Your Own with Texas Beef Brisket and Country Roasted Chicken being the two meats we chose).

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Doug
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent. Haven't been there for a while, but can't wait to return.

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vipbigcat2
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good BBQ, reasonable price, good service and atmosphere. Good choices for BBQ sauces, very accessible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday dinner out every week

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Chuckster
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, Cherylan was great with her service. She attended to all of us professionally and was very pleasant and courteous. The food was outstanding as usual and came out quickly. Everything tasted fabulous! We went there for a business lunch and were not disappointed. Definitely worth the price and we'll be back.

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DavidF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with some of our neighbors. Good food and good service

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AbbigailN
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Horrible service. Waiter completely ignored my husband and I the entire dinner. We had the host take our drink order and appetizer order. I would have understood if they were busy but including us there were less than 15 tables in the whole restaurant with at least 3 servers.

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Chuckster
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at great prices and plenty of parking. Outstanding service. Order came out quickly and food tasted great. Definitely worth the price and drive from south Colorado Springs. Definitely will return for sit down service from a BBQ restaurant.

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Joan
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Houston. It was a very nice experience. Nice decor. Jessica was very good.
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! If you’re looking for fantastic barbecue, try this place. Worth the stop!

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vipmillertb
Denver
74 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, great service! We’ll be back for sure.

AK
vipAllyK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful 73rd birthday celebration with my dad and family. Thank you!

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Famous Dave's - Colorado Springs is rated 4 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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