Famous Dave's - Colorado Springs

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28 reviews
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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.
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r
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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JS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and value was good

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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BL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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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NS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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C
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DB
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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MZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

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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B
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

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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KC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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JL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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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TB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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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s
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

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

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DS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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b
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friday dinner out every week

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C
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AN
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

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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C
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Houston. It was a very nice experience. Nice decor. Jessica was very good.
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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m
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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AK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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