Famous Dave's - Minnetonka

4.3
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$30 and under
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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 and burgers, side items, and made-from-scratch desserts.

Specials

Kids Eat FREE Tuesdays

At Famous Dave's, Tuesdays are for the kids. Get a FREE Lil' Wilbur Meal with purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays.
(Valid for Dine-in only at participating locations. Cannot combine with other offer. Tax and gratuity not included.)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 8, 2019

Ends: January 9, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-10:00PM

What 40 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
service
3.9
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4.0
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LA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they added the Beyond Burger and a few other plant-based protein entrees. I finally have a choice to eat besides the side salad with fries or bare potato. It was my husband’s bday, so his bday sundae was a nice treat. We had a good server, too. We were able to make our reservation on Open Table; we still had to wait past our reservation time, but only about 15 min. which was not bad and a lot better than 45!

DS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service! We really enjoyed the meal!

E
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food!

OT
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

They keep trying to grow or retain the business. New colors, new seating, better cocktails and new menu format. The thing they don't do is improve the service. Here's a clue to Famous Dave's: Service is everything.

j
Minneapolis
698 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was good, and is a nice casual place to eat. My ribs were too salty for me, but they were tender.
Our waitress was great . It was a little noisy in there. I will go back but it isn't one of my favorite places to dine.

f
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised on how good the food was (we haven’t been there for a long time). Service was also excellent. Everyone had a great time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came for dinner w/ 3 kids under 7 on a Sunday.
Seated right away. Ordered pretty quick and seemed like food was out quick. We had feast for 2 and Kids had kids meal burgers.
Kids also snacked on our sides.
FDaves ambiance w/ blues in the background was good as the kids got squirmy towards the end of meal.

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PH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked the refreshed interior and menu

PS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our waiter was rude.

We had to BEG for napkins.

The pork ribs were fatty.

The noise level was not "energetic"; it was so NOISY LOUD that we had to yell to hear each other across the table.

WW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The high, I mean HIGH level of noise almost ruined our dinnerWork on getting the noise level down.
I think I would give ambiance a lower score, now that I think of it.

DH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

s
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Way too loud. Couldn’t even talk to the person sitting across the table. Chicken was dry. It’s usually better, but this wasn’t a good night. Not a good value for the money spent.

JH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easy to make a reservation online. Our service person was very attentive considering we had 7 people in our group.
The ribs were a too over cooked and “burnt crusty”. That said, the meal was still very good as well as a good value.

B
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is always good and it comes out fast. The cocktails on happy hour are a really good deal.

NS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us celebrated our anniversaries at your restaurant on Friday night. (Good thing we had reservations.) EVERYTHING was amazing!! We hope to return someday soon. Thank you for an excellent experience!

M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This was my 1st time there. I Went on a Tuesday eve at 645pm. Very slow service. Food took over 30 min to come out and was barely warm. I wont be returning to any Famous Daves.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Screaming kid at table next to us but not Famous Dave's fault.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day, everything was perfect! Famous Dave’s is one of my favorite restaurants!

E
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Maybe wasn't a choice about recommending this restaurant. We've been to Famous Dave's before and had a much better meal - it was at other locations. My husband and I shared a rib dinner and baked potato. The ribs were totally dried out and had very little meat - it was a huge disappointment. The baked potato was definitely not fresh (we ordered about 5:30). Our friends were satisfied with their food.

JG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

American feast for 4-6 was a great deal. All the food was good and more than 4 could finish. Would love to eat on the deck when in season.

SS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and very reasonable prices for the amount and quality of food that is served.

JF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

birthday surprise for family member, great food, good pace and outstanding service.

OT
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not impressive.

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MM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and good food - my husbands pork sandwich was not hot - but as soon as we told our waitress Stephanie quickly told the manager and the manager brought over a completely new sandwich that was the perfect temperature. What service!! Everything else was perfect

MB
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good barbecue. Fun setting for a birthday celebration.

G
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Friday night (very busy place). We reserved a table & were early but didn't have to wait very long 🖒 food was delicious & hot ... service was awesome. Would definitely come again

D
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Check in was a mess we used Open Table and the host's were not away of what setting was ready.Food was cold, server did not know how to handle the situation.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FDaves accommodated party of 7 (4 adults, and 3 kids under 6).
Seated quickly. Good server, and the food was good. Got a family tray - great amount for the hungry table.

DW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't eaten at Famous Dave for several years. The food, service and atmosphere was great. I'm sad though that the green beans have been taken off the menu.

j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to spend with a large group. Service was awesome and attentive.

c
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was...unremarkable, salty, and greasy.
It was overpriced and just plopped on the table. No care seemed to be taken with any if the food ordered—Ordered items forgotten—
It was loud at 530 pm on a Friday—we went with kids and grandparents.
Not going back anytime soon!

JZ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the St. Louis ribs. Met there with some of my old buddies and wives and enjoyed the time we had there.

MH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Too greasy and way too salty.

CS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly finger lickin good. Got a platter of ribs. Great sauce options.

w
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at this restaurant on one of the busiest days of the year, but our OpenTable reservations got us seated with only a 10 minute wait. The two-meat lunch combo was very tasty and of a reasonable size for a midday meal. It also allowed a lot of different meat and side-dish combinations, so it was easy to please each of my guests.

IF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My Open Table reservation was clearly for 8 people. Part of our party arrived before I and we’re seated at a table for 6. No tables for 8 were available and we could not wait (30 minutes) as my elderly Mom (94 yrs old) was hungry. So we had to squeeze 2 more at our small table. Hostess explained that it did indeed say 8 people but she was dyslexic so sometimes numbers look the same to her. Also, at 6:45 pm the restaurant was out of baby back ribs. 🙁

LN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A fun place to take a three generational, multinational group - casual enough for 4 year olds, big potions for the men, lots of choices for everyone. Love those ribs!

A
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We got poor seating inspite of reserving 2 hours in advance! Lights were not working near our table
In the patio plus tons of mosquitoes.

D
Tampa
67 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We used the starter chips to try all of the special sauces. Then, spouse and I enjoyed the family-style Feast- for-Two comprised of delicious pulled pork on Texas Toast, 1/2 bar-be-que chicken, St. Louis ribs, corn-on-cob, baked beans, and cole-slaw. Everything tasted wonderful---the meats were so flavorful that we didn't need to add any additional sauces. Our server, Wendy H was a gem. The beer is ice-cold and the portions are generous---we took home enough for a second dinner at home the next day.

j
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we ordered and enjoyed themeal on a metal tray!37.95