Famous Dave's - Florence

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$30 and under
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American

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Our authentic BBQ starts in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. Our pitmasters hand-rub the meats with a custom blend of spices and cook for hours to extract the natural flavors. We source the highest quality meats and trim them up like we’re in a competition and hand-rub them with the freshest seasonings available to create mouthwatering experiences! In addition to our BBQ and grilled meats, our menu features a selection of salads, sandwiches, side items, and made-from-scratch desserts.
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
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4.2
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3.9
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4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

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vipmaudeequality
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

When we arrived, the hostess said reservations had been turned off and that we would have to join the wait list.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Open table reservation was not honored even though the reservation was made days in advance and a notification was sent the day prior to confirm for this restaurant. Upon arriving, the hostess simply said, we don’t have any “reservations” and it will “be a while until you are seated”. We asked for a manager and The manager said that all reservations were “cancelled” for this night. (Valentines Day). I showed the manager our confirmation of the reservation through the Open Table App. It would have been nice for someone to notify us if the reservation was not going to honored.

MJ
vipMJK77
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Famous Dave’s is pretty much your typical BBQ restaurant. Good food, good atmosphere, friendly service, decent price. I ordered the BBQ chicken, and it hit the spot. 😋

What most surprised me was the waitress, who strongly recommended against me ordering the green beans as one of the sides. Her unsolicited honesty was quite refreshing. I ended up ordering the red-skinned mashed potatoes instead.

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ACH23
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

BBQ is only ok. Service was great, but not even close to a "fall of the bone" type of BBQ.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing she rocked it out of the park. Came with family who are in town for sisters bridal shower and greatly enjoyed our time and food.

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Roslr
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Their food is average but good. The service was fine. We found the place needed cleaning but it was Saturday night.

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Trish75
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meat was very moist and tender. Everything was delicious!

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Abigail (I believe was her name) was very attentive and very friendly. She made our dining experience very nice and help make my birthday special.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited 40 minutes for our order. Had to flag the waitress down to ask her where our food was. She said they were busy and the dining room was full. Our side only had 5-6 tables filled. And they were out of chicken and she wanted to know what else we wanted. I didn’t want to wait another 40 minutes for food, told her we were leaving and we pay for our drinks, she acted like she didn’t care and ok. Ask to speak to the manager in charge told her. She basically had the same attitude she said they were busy. I love the food there and it’s always fast getting our food. I don’t think I will go back.

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AngieW
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Would not go back. The place was a dump. The bathroom was disgusting and the food was not good at all. Server was ok but slow. Waited too long to pay the check and escape.

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was enjoyable. From the scenery to the location. The service was nice and the food along with our drinks were amazing as well. I'd recommend the ribs, brisket and you must try the mac and cheese.

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AliciaM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had my son's graduation dinner here. Great place! Good food! Staff was very nice.

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vipbdhny
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’re celebrating birthday and we had a good time.

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vipFrequentdiner
London
108 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Incredible barbecue sauces. Phenomenal flavorful meats! Highly recommended for barbecue lovers

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MarieG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Some of the most delicious bbq I have ever had. The sides and cornbread were especially delicious! Would have loved to try the bread pudding but we were stuffed

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leahw
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very casual place. Food was very good. Didn't realize that Kentucky residents like their food so spicy. I would go back again. All the staff were very nice and friendly.

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MET1
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Florence, KY location has its ups and downs mainly due to management changes and menu changes. The last 2 times we went to Famous Dave's the food was disappointing. Over cooked, dried out and cold. Tonight's visit was an exception. The ribs were delicious as well as the sides. They actually brought back our favorite fries that had been previously changed on the menu. Thank you Famous Dave's! Our waiter, "Famous Eric" was excellent. Knowledgeable of the menu, helpful with suggestions and attentive to service. We still do not understand why management removed the sugars and ketchup from table making you ask for them?

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NieceeM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great double date with friend we live in Cincinnati Ohio and we drove 40 minutes just to try their food and it was well worth Drive I made reservations but it definitely was needed we were greeted at the entrance and got to choose where we wanted to eat I LOVE IT and so did my husband and the other we were with

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RogerM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait was a little longer than I would have liked, but the food tasted so good, it made up for the wait. Portions were a little small, but not really an issue. The barbeque nachos were great and came with a lot of food. Definitely getting that again!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Veterans Day: they claimed to have a special for the holiday and they didn't have anything for dinner... Only a sandwich posted on a printed paper taped to the door and it was only for lunch.

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MarieW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but they couldn't keep up with the demands. We asked for the chicken but was told it would be 40 minutes. Then, they ran out of cornbread and our waitress was so busy she forgot to bring it. We asked for it and had to wait for the next batch. We took it home because we had finished our meal. Waitress was kind but had too many tables to maintain.

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JimL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great BBQ and aesome service- a winning combination!