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Famous Dave's - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Famous Dave's - Lincoln

4.5
4.5
37 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 37 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

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  1. CW

    CWielech

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Their cornbread muffins are the best that we have ever had.
  2. KJ

    KellyJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    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....
  3. g

    gingerlei

    Omaha

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was outstanding. The price was reasonable.
  4. JT

    JenniferT

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service tonight! Sat outside. Good food.
  5. SM

    ShariM

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    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.
  6. KJ

    KelleyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  7. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food! Friendly, attentive wait staff. We love to go there, especially for their wonderful corn bread!
  8. AD

    AnnD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    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
  9. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  10. GL

    GeorgiaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  11. BC

    BobbiC

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sever and all the workers are very nice. Fast service
  12. KH

    KatelynH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great waitress and worked exceptionally hard with our large table. Food was very good, as always.
  13. L

    Lambo68467

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn't have to wait for a table and got our food within 20 mins! Very good food and service!
  14. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  15. JY

    JayY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  16. FB

    FrancesB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    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.
  17. FG

    FredG

    Omaha

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  18. KF

    KendallF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    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.
  19. DS

    DanS

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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!
  20. WS

    WhitneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered online and got right in! They were amazing and took care of us! The birthday girl had an amazing time!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Famous Chase was our waiter. He was attentive and friendly. The food came out quickly and was as expected.
  22. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  23. MK

    MaryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our weekly trip to one of our favorite restaurants!
  24. c

    cindyz

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  25. BV

    BetteV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    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!!
  26. RC

    RoxanaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good service, great food. When you want tasty bbq at a nice price it's a good place.
  27. FG

    FredG

    Omaha

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wait staff was great.
  29. CM

    CarolM

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They were very accommodating and moved us to a booth for a quieter, easier to visit location within the dining area.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  31. PS

    PatS

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    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.
  32. P

    Patsy

    Omaha

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great friendly service in the bar. Salmon dinner was delicious.
  33. AS

    AnnieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    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!!
  34. p

    pamelat

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2018

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    ribs were dry and tough. nothing else to say, but you insist on 50 characters.
  35. B

    Brisketgirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The only problem was it was so cold!! Other than that it was a fun and yummy experience!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had awesome service. Our orders were correct and prompt. The food was predictably great.
  37. DM

    DorothyM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tessa was very diligent to make sure we had everything we needed and made our first visit wonderful.

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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 37 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

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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