Famous Dave's - Florence
It was good
When we arrived, the hostess said reservations had been turned off and that we would have to join the wait list.
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.
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.
BBQ is only ok. Service was great, but not even close to a "fall of the bone" type of BBQ.
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.
Their food is average but good. The service was fine. We found the place needed cleaning but it was Saturday night.
The meat was very moist and tender. Everything was delicious!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had my son's graduation dinner here. Great place! Good food! Staff was very nice.
We’re celebrating birthday and we had a good time.
Incredible barbecue sauces. Phenomenal flavorful meats! Highly recommended for barbecue lovers
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
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.
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?
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
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!
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.
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.
Great BBQ and aesome service- a winning combination!