Famous Dave's - Fresno

4.6
38 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful waitress!

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DeisyV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience our waiter Famous Houston was amazing. Will be back and request his section!!!

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SilviaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all of it! We ate it all! No doggie bag.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome food was great and our waiter was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every employee we encountered were so polite and helpful. Managers were very interactive.

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TracyR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servuce was OUTSTANDING on time ..fast and Hot thank you

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vipIslander
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitress was super nice and knowledgeable. The whole experience was wonderful. I had the roasted chicken which was falling off the bone tender. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. I don’t recall the waitresses name and wish I did. She was super sweet.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Everything was very good. We will be returning customers

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Luanne10
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice casual BBQ restaurant. Came here to have an early dinner and watch football. Bar has limited seating, but surrounded by sports - nice place to catch a game. Appetizer of "burnt ends" was too salty for me to eat, but we tried three entree meats - brisket, BBQ chicken and diced pork - all were excellent. Side of Mac and Cheese was unique and very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

God service and delicious food

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Corkster00
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good except the food was not real hot

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MarthaG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our family’s first time but it definitely won’t b the last! Food was delicious!!! Can’t wait to go bak.. their service was really great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to take my parents out for lunch/dinner. We got the family package and it was enough for all of us 7 (5 adults and 2 kids) and we still had leftovers.

The service was great and not so much noise.

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RebeccaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a gift card that turned out to be empty but the manager was so sweet about it. Apparently the person that purchased the card for us was rob of the $40 they tried to put on the card. The manager tried several times and then told us the gift card was empty : ( . He apologized (not his fault or doing) and then gave us a discount on our meal. He didn't need to but it was a nice gesture.
The food was good (as always) and service was good too.
We'll be back. : )

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Service was slow due to large group and area was very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"Mondo" was great! Made a great meal better! I'm so addicted to the catfish!

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LydiaR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, the food was great! Are server was famous mondo was awesome!! We will be definitely returning!!

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LadyD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience3

When we first got there, the first waiter we got had a very bad attitude. Almost like he was annoyed by us being there. My Supervisor had to go and talk to the Manager because it was so bad! However, your management assigned us another waitress. And she was excellent! Food was delicious, and the birthday boy enjoyed himself!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waitress named Lydia who was both attentive and kind. Overall a good lunch.

JB
JesseB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great service, great atmosphere and great food.

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I put in a special request it was my Fiancé’s birthday and it was ignored. The server got the order wrong and didn’t check up on us at all after serving us our food. I am a regular I always have gotten excellent service but this last experience was unacceptable. Very disappointing.

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vipMkalmans
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was good. Service was poor. They brought the entree within four minutes of the appetizer

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Beijaflor
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, food was delicious, waiter was on top of everything providing great service. We just had to wait to be seated even though we had reservations

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PattiM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager on duty and our server were both excellent!! The food was delicious and arrived quickly after we ordered. Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great waitresses

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JTJR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have eaten here quite a few times. The service is always good and the food is excellent.

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Lucy2019
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food wasn’t as good as it used to be when they first opened

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ElizabethR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

loved the environment and the food, service was ok, needed to be more attentive and focused. but overall everything was awewome, i enjoyed my bday dinner.

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BrendaB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Only negative was I had a visa gift card and they refused it.

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NancyK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were so impressed by our waiter who took our order without writing it down and there were seven of us he remembered everything brought everything out that was delicious and hot and kept refilling our drinks we didn’t even have to ask there again he didn’t even have to ask again what each one had he just remembered what a great guy you had on staff. And two of my friends who have never been there were very pleased with the bottle of barbecue sauce thank you so much we had a wonderful time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely go back me and my family love this place good service good people I recomend this place

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PamG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We both had the two meat combo. Maybe could put a little more smoked turkey on plate without the bread. But the rest of the plate there was plenty of food.

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JERRYD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ribs and brisket, so delicious! Definitely coming back

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VernitaM
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service of our waiter was not good.

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AdelidaD
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good service didn't wait long to get my food

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KimmyC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The server we had wasn’t very communicative and seemed like he didn’t want to be there. Overall, the food was good.

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had the BBQ chicken dinner with fries and broccoli and it was all hot and good. Hubby had a slab of ribs and said that they were not as tender as he would have wanted, a little chewy.

Our server was attentive at first but couldn't find her later when one person in our party needed to pay her check, had to asked someone else to find out where her credit card had gone. Probably had to wait close to 10 minutes.

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YvannaE
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved that they were able to accommodate our party of 18. Service was excellent. Server was friendly and attentive. Food was served quickly for being a lot of us.

FAQs

Famous Dave's - Fresno offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (559) 261-4227.

Famous Dave's - Fresno is rated 4.6 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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.