Famous Dave's - Maple Grove

4.1
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$30 and under
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American
Located near Arbor Lakes Mall off of 94. 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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4.1based on all time ratings
4.0
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4.2
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3.8
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was beyond slow. After 30 minutes server said he had bad news that they were out of chicken. It was New Years Eve. We told them we would wait 20 minutes until it was done. Five minutes later another sever came over and said our food was up and asked if we wanted it brought out and chicken would come out later. Yes please, but food wasn’t brought out for 15 minutes and it was cold. Also, we waited 25 minutes for corn bread muffins.

Famous Dave’s is clearly having issues and won’t survive with all the competition based on our experience.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Server was loud and obnoxious; food was cold.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a surprise 50th birthday on 9/1. The entire staff was accommodating to our large party, food was amazing, and our server was so great!

CH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made reservation in advance and it was a good thing because they were busy. The waiter Tony was fun and helpful. The food was excellent and there was a lot to choose from. We will definitely be back with more family and friends to enjoy the experience of Famous Dave's. Thanks!

m
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived on a Wednesday 7pm. Party of 9we were seated immediately as it was not that busy. Ordered 3 feasts. Way too much food but everyone took home some to go boxes. Food was very good and the service was even better!

GS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Waiter was completely useless. Had to ask for silverware 3 times. Beverage refills are not his strong suit. What a waste of money for birthday lunch.

JT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Ribs were horribly tough, turkey tasted old and rice was mushy and like paste. We love the Coon Rapids location, but haven't been thrilled with Maple Grove in quite some time. Likely the last time we will go.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for My Dads birthday. Tony was the best server I have ever had. He made it truly a special occasion especially after it took a really long time to get the food.

R
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The restaurant was so dirty! From the floors in the dining room to the absolutely filthy ladies room, it was pretty gross. We could see into the bar and the bartender had her fingers INSIDE a drink class as she set it up for a server to take.


This USED to be a place where you could have a nice, tasty meal in a fun, clean environment. Clearly it has changed. I don’t know if it’s the management or what, but it was bad. There are a lot of other places we can go in Maple Grove. I don’t think we will be back to Famous Dave’s.

MF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is a always good! Today was no exception! We had a large group of 21 to celebrate my uncle's 79th birthday. We waited a very long time for everything. Only one waiter assigned. She also was working other tables, or something since she would be gone 20-30 minutes at a time between taking water orders, then drink orders. I had to go to the front desk to ask could she come take our orders after 30 minutes. We had reservations and it was a 3 hour event!!!

t
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This location has table sevice, unlike the one in Plymouth where you order at the counter. Good food, refreshing lemonade (sweet n tart) was served in a big jar.

L
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I gave my daughter a birthday dinner and she enjoyed every minute. The staff was tentative, the waitress was greeted everyone that coming in for the dinner. She didn't miss a beat. The food was awesome 👌. We will definitely be back soon.🤩

MD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The ribs by 2 companions had were very good. My pulled chicken sandwich was terrible. Service was very slow.

DM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great server, very funny and great with the kids, had a great Birthday Celebration!!!

S
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We went on New Years Eve, we made a reservation for 7pm the dining room was near empty, plenty of open tables, however the take out line was long. We waited 45 mins for our app to arrive from the time of ordering with no explanation from any staff. In fact we barely saw our server in that time. We got our dinner after over an hour and a half. When we got our food some of the things that we ordered were incorrect. The server didn't really offer any explanation or apology for the long wait. It was clear by the things that were happening around us we should have just cancelled and left. Another table near us was there nearly 3 hours, none of the food we saw come out came out correctly. It was a gong show can't say that I will be back anytime soon. Honestly it was clear they were over extended because of the take out orders. All of it could have been made easier to take with a little customer service and care. Even after the fact an apology and a comped kids meal would have gone a long way. Just acting like that was an everyday occurrence and that a 2 hour dinner at Famous Dave's is normal was not well received by us.

KP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was very good, and our server , i think his name may have been Noah, was very attentive. We will certainly come back

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and kept the kids entertained with magic and riddles and tricks. Everyone had a great time

m
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation for 14 people at 11:00am & had to wait for our table to be set up because they said,
"we just opened" We made a reservation so the small childern did not have to wait, it took about 15 minutes & the reataurant was empty. Service was very slow, everything from drinks to food took a very long time. We were there for 2 hours! The food was good as usual.

LD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very busy but waitress was very attentive. Very loud with a huge group by the bar that was spreading out of there area. Very disturbing. Food was much better than last time (ribs were burned and out of marshmallows for sweet potatoes).

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was good service, food was good. Felt like ended up waiting a while for drinks as the bar had ran out of some ingredients.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Veterans Day deals

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veterans Day meal offering was appreciated

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my Dads 78th Birthday. It was wonderful. I loved using the opentable app. We were able to have reservation for 7 people and didn’t need to wait in line. It was a nice place to celebrate a birthday. Thanks.

l
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great BBQ. Appropriate sized and nice variety of sides.

DW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service all the way! We will be back soon!

T
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointing...we were put into the bar area with elderly people in our group who could not sit on those high benches, we told the waitress we could not stay there and we were moved into the porch which was very crowded.