Famous Dave's - Mountainside

3.6
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22 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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.

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 10, 2019

Ends: January 11, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-9:00PM

What 22 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.8
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3.9
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3.5
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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointing dinner. Our server was trying his best but clearly couldn’t keep up. 5 kids meals were brought out one by one, 10, 20, 30 minutes after the adults were served, as though they’d never been ordered by the server. They did take 2 of them off the bill, but it all honestly took way too long. Drinks took forever. Server made no attempt to clear the table long after we were done eating. Would have stayed for dessert—this was a birthday dinner!—but we were too aggravated by then. He was quick to come back for payment after he dropped off the check, though!

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A little disappointed. We ordered the all American feast. The ribs were tough. Unusual because I’ve eaten here before and they used to fall off the bone The corn on the cob was so water logged and over cooked it barely had any taste. I brought a couple that had never been to a famous Dave’s the experience was fair.

KS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We made a reservation before come for a party of 5 on a busy Saturday night. We were 10 minutes early and by no means did we expect to be seated immediately, however the hostess first response before even asking my name was we don't have a table. I asked even with a reservation and she said oh yeah I see it there still a wait and I said I understood. Our food was great however our waiter was a bit scattered and it seemed as several other servers were helping him and they were not communicating. Our food took about an hour to come out and surprisingly it was my salad that I had to wait for...lol lettuce who would have thought.

HV
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meal was of good quality and quantity. Service was excellent. Food was on the table within 10 minutes from time the order went in.

CB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ribs, brisket were delicious

h
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ribs and drinks best collard greens

G
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sausage and chicken are outstanding. We also had a rack of baby back ribs . Love this place !!

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our waitperson Monique was extremely helpful with her suggestions!

GB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic BBQ! Nice place and quiet. If you w a.c nt great bbq and not overpriced. This is th be place to go.

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, but only average. My Dad liked the spare ribs!

JK
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good value for the price we paid. Caesar salad was good, and I was very happy they had Angry Orchard cider on draft.

GU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have eaten here many timesbefore with my family and noticed this time that the portions were a lot smaller. Wasn’t happy about that

PW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I had the beef brisket dinner. Dry meat with light barbecue sauce on a slice of bread. Which soaked the sauce right in. The Sangria was good and probably the best part of the meal. I am basing this review on other restaurants I have reviewed but the best part of the restaurant was the departure. Good luck to you.

EQ
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

They didn't honor the reservation I made via opentable. Then they said the wait was 20 minutes. After waiting for over 35 minutes I asked how much longer, and they admitted they completely forgot about me and my party of 10. They did admit they made an error and gave the table a free sampler appetizer. Not the positive experience I expected. Next time I will call to make a reservation.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good as always but the service was very slow. I suspect it was due to the server and not necessarily the kitchen as several tables who were seated after us were served their meal and left before us.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the All American BBQ feast with brisket & it was very good! Looking forward to go back again!

l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My only complaint is that the decor needs some work. We sat at a booth where the seat was all torn up and the stuffing was sticking out. Despite a reservation, we were seated in the bar area right under a speaker. We asked to be moved to the main dining room but were told those seats were reserved. There were multiple seats available in the other room.
Food was very good though and the staff were all wonderful, including our waitress.

PG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was slow and not attentive, but the food, as always, was GREAT!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Pass on this place...service was terrible and food was even worse.

R
Poconos
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The one on rt 1 in the Menlo park area of Edison is soooo much better...very slow service, no untencils and asked for them 3 times and still had to wait for 10 minutes after the food was served and it started to get cold, same with the rest of the service and messed up the order with the food and charged for items we didnt receive, the one request is that they sing Happy Birthday, and ofcourse that didn't happen so I left disgusted and then my husband rewarded the horrible service by tipping her $20.....😒😫I wont be back

h
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great BBQ place with delish smoked ribs and sides. Wonderful service always

B
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service & food were great! Can’t wait to go back.