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Famous Dave's - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Famous Dave's - Lincoln

4.5
4.5
39 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Famous Dave's is in Lincoln, and has a reputation for its award-winning BBQ. It is also popular because of the quality of the ingredients with almost all dishes being made from scratch. Though the menu at Famous Dave's in Lincoln does emphasize the tasty BBQ options, it is not limited just to the famous ribs. There are chicken and pork selections in addition to alternatives like soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and an array of build your own feasts and combo plates. Kids enjoy a menu of their own and the homemade dessert selections are also one of the reasons for the ongoing success of Famous Dave's in Lincoln.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (402) 421-3434
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

39 Reviews
  1. JamesG

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am sorry for this review. Being from Kansas City and having to choke this down was horrible. The brisket was tough, burnt ends were dry, the 3 St Louis ribs were meatless, also the Cheese curds had no cheese in them.. There were good things though, reservation service, fantastic service, tea, jalapeño sausage, sauces, and the corn muffin. Drive thru BBQ at higher end prices. Never again.

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  2. KarenB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the meat entrees were great. However, we all had the red skinned mashed potatoes and didn’t think the taste was as good as it usually us.

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  3. CWielech

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Their cornbread muffins are the best that we have ever had.

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  4. KellyJ

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Open table doesnt work at famous Dave's so we had to sit and wait for 40 minutes when we thought we had reservations. Awful app....

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  5. gingerlei

    Omaha

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and service was outstanding. The price was reasonable.

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  6. JenniferT

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service tonight! Sat outside. Good food.

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  7. ShariM

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you know that Father's day is going to be busy get more staff in there. Even after the long wait for the table we waited a very long time for food to be done. The food itself was very good. Waitress and bar staff were excellent.

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  8. KelleyJ

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent and she attended to our group of 10 very well. Food was served hot and the one error made on an order was quickly and graciously corrected. Very nice experience!

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  9. MichelleB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food! Friendly, attentive wait staff. We love to go there, especially for their wonderful corn bread!

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  10. AnnD

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The burnt ends were just fatty square chunks of brisket. Not my idea of burnt ends. No caramelization or crust. Crammed 6 people in a round corner table. The ribs were mehe. Quality is declinig

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  11. MaryB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For Mother’s Day dinner our reservation was accommodated right on time. The staff was very friendly and efficient. Our meal was served very quickly.

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  12. GeorgiaL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal for Mother’s Day. They were busy but our service was great and the food was hot. We don’t go very often just because it’s a bit out of our price range but we love it when we splurge and go.

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  13. BobbiC

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sever and all the workers are very nice. Fast service

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  14. KatelynH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great waitress and worked exceptionally hard with our large table. Food was very good, as always.

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  15. Lambo68467

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn't have to wait for a table and got our food within 20 mins! Very good food and service!

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  16. ThomasM

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy the food at Famous Dave's and have never been disappointed. The only negative is the noise level, on this occasion, a large family group with loud kids and also some loud adults.

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  17. JayY

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved being able to be seated as soon as we got there because we reserved our table online. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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  18. FrancesB

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated a birthday with half of our group being under the age of 8. Though we had the reservation, they didn’t have our table ready so we had to wait. The server was kind and patient with the children. She was very accommodating. The baby got lots of attention from all the employees. I found the brisket to be a bit dry and not as good as other places. The appetizers were good and served promptly.

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  19. FredG

    Omaha

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another visit, another solid if unspectacular performance. It's comfort food done right, and a good example of staying with your strengths. Fine dining it isn't, good food, good service...can't really complain about that.

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  20. KendallF

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a great place if your doing a date night, but for a family it is expensive. The food is always good and the wait staff friendly, just wish the prices would stop going up.

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  21. DanS

    Omaha

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Famous Jamaal and Famous Grant were awesome for us! Excellent greeting and seating from Grant. Jamaal is an excellent server! He took great care of us, checked in with us just the right amount, and anticipated when we needed something. I hope we have him again as a server. He was having fun at his job and it was obvious that he cared about us and our Dave's experience. He thanked us for coming in a few times and you just don't hear that much anymore at restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Grant thanked us for coming in as we were leaving as well!

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  22. WhitneyS

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered online and got right in! They were amazing and took care of us! The birthday girl had an amazing time!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Famous Chase was our waiter. He was attentive and friendly. The food came out quickly and was as expected.

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  24. LisaC

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived at our schedule time and was told to wait another hour to be seated. I tried to explain we had a reservation at 6:00. I would of been fine waiting 10 or 15 min. The male hostess did not care and was very rude. We ended up leaving to eat somewhere else. I made a reservation so we would not have to wait with 2 small kids. By the time we would of been seated and got to eat our kids would of been complaining. I did send corporate an email that night. This is the reason we stopped eating or going to Famous Daves. The service and hostess are rude and don't honor reservations.

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  25. MaryK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our weekly trip to one of our favorite restaurants!

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  26. cindyz

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation for 6:15... when we arrived a lady before us who did not have reservations asked how long the wait and the answer was 40 min. We stepped up to check in WITH our open table reservation and were told wait would be 45 min..!! We asked how can this be since we made a reservation...and the previous party did not?? The answer was: “that’s just the way it works “ Hmmmm we walked out. Not a good answer and it certainly isn’t the way it works. We like Dave’s but this time it fell short.

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  27. BetteV

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Caesar's side salad with chicken wild rice soup and cornbread muffin is the most reasonable meal one could buy anywhere....and it is delicious with not too many calories!!

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  28. RoxanaC

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service, great food. When you want tasty bbq at a nice price it's a good place.

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  29. FredG

    Omaha

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You should go here just because it will make you feel better. And the food is good. It really is. It isn't hip it isn't trendy, it is a long ways from slick. Which isn't a bad thing. It's just a mostly honest place without pretension and with good eats. A good place to use the Open Table system.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff was great.

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  31. CarolM

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were very accommodating and moved us to a booth for a quieter, easier to visit location within the dining area.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great

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  33. PatS

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have always loved Famous Dave's! It is a clean friendly place with great service, however, on our last trip, a group of 10, I believe six of this ordered the ribs because they have always been so great in the past. We were all very disappointed, although the flavor was still very very good, the meat was very very tough, not the tender ribs that I remembered from Famous Dave's. I invited friends and family out for an evening writing about the ribs and I ended up with a lot of egg on my face. I would imagine I will go back again sometime, probably not very soon. But I hope the ribs are back to what they used to be when I try it next time.

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  34. Patsy

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great friendly service in the bar. Salmon dinner was delicious.

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  35. AnnieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We used Open Table to make a reservation and when we arrived they said they don’t really take reservations.. we ended up waiting another half hour upon arrival which is what we were hoping to avoid since we had 2 kids with us. Other than the reservation issues it was great!!

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  36. pamelat

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    ribs were dry and tough. nothing else to say, but you insist on 50 characters.

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  37. Brisketgirl

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The only problem was it was so cold!! Other than that it was a fun and yummy experience!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had awesome service. Our orders were correct and prompt. The food was predictably great.

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  39. DorothyM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tessa was very diligent to make sure we had everything we needed and made our first visit wonderful.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Lincoln using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Lincoln also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 421-3434.

Famous Dave's - Lincoln is rated 4.5 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Famous Dave's - Lincoln

2750 Pine Lake Rd, Lincoln, NE 68516-6011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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