Famous Dave's - North Olmsted

4.2
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
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.
What 29 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Nothing special - server nice but had too many tables

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were out for an early dinner with our one year old the waitress Christina was fabulous she was very accommodating for our little one. Always prompt with everything and asked us if we needed anything extra. Everyone was very friendly.

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vipRandallG
Cleveland
66 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was very good order ribs for Labor Day

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EddieC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Lindsey Carr the manger that worked on 8/29/2020 gave me and my wife a hard time for my birthday dinner, we made reservations weeks in advance Catherine cook table for 8 me Eddie cook table for 7 ,they separated us put us far apart from each other remind you it’s my birthday dinner and she said no ,told my wife if she wanted to set with us in the same room she have to wait a hour to be seated in the same room as us,asked for corporate number gave us the wrong number twice got mad when we confronted her about the wrong number she called the police on us lied about us being loud and not wearing our masks

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theman
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't had a bad time there with food nor service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We will b returning

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debs
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great food and service. loved the music playing overhead. Masks and social distancing followed.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got there on time for the reservation and the hostess disregarded that and told me there was a 20 minute wait and proceeded to take all the information that I already provided for the online reservation. We ended up going to BJ's and got seated immediately and had some great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointed. We were not aware that they were operating on a limited menu. Much of what we like to get there was not available. Had we known, we would have changed plans. Service was ok.

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Jillian
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere at Famous Dave’s was nothing short of perfect. We brought our 7-year-old daughter and she thoroughly enjoyed herself and her food as well. Dinner was amazing, and very fairly priced. We will definitely be returning soon! Thanks for a great experience.

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GeorgiaW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everyone went above and beyond making my Grandson's graduation day special.Especially during these trying times.Thank You Lindsey and Famous Dave's!!!

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OhioFoodieQueen73
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining there! Food and service was really good!! You definitely get a lot of food for your money!!

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NakeithaW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The family feast for 4-6. Filled everyone up and had leftovers

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ChristenH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ ever! Would recommend. Drove over an hour to get there and was totally worth it. Decent price for food. Even took food home

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ChuckE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food! service was fast. waitress was outstanding and very attentive! highly recommend them!

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Hollieo
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Rib tips had no meat
Mac n cheese no flavor and frozen margarita was all syrup

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ShawnaL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good service and great food. Way to go!

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ShayR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was super nice we had a party of 10 guest she really took care of us. I would recommend Famous Dave’s for everyone to try.

RG
vipRandallG
Cleveland
66 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very very good as always

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DennisB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and value was outstanding. we will definitely return.,,,,

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CarolynP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was not good and the food was cold. I had a party of 23, everyone complained of cold food. But the banana pudding was very good

Famous Dave's - North Olmsted
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Carolyn, we apologize that this was your experience since it is not our normal way of operating. We strive to provide great BBQ and smoking service to each and every guest regardless of the size of the party. We would like another shot at wowing you in the future. Please feel free to contact me at lgunther@brbbq.comto discuss this further.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best Place Ever the food was great

Famous Dave's - North Olmsted
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thanks for being a raving fan! Come back and visit us again soon!

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PatR
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Salmon was horrible ...

Famous Dave's - North Olmsted
Responded on January 15, 2020

Hi Pat, I apologize that our Cedar Plank Salmon was not up to our Famous standard. If you have any additional details you'd like to share please feel free to email me at lgunther@brbbq.co m. We hope you will give us a chance to wow you in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

When we arrived, they were not ready for us. Our 5:45 reservation turned into a 6:15 reservation. The food was absolutely amazing. Our server phenomenal. Such a great value for what we ordered. Would definitely return in hopes of a speedier check in when making a reservation.

Famous Dave's - North Olmsted
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We work hard to ensure our reservations are seated in a timely manner, and we appreciate you patience. We hope you give us another shot to wow you in the future!

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vipmrsjv
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Famous Dave's never disappoints! Good BBQ all around.

Famous Dave's - North Olmsted
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for your review! We hope we get the opportunity to serve you some 5-star Famous BBQ in the future!

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vipRandallG
Cleveland
66 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great ribs

Famous Dave's - North Olmsted
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thanks for the slabulous praise! We look forward to serving you more Famous BBQ!

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davidm
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

looking forward to my next time there, good food good service

Famous Dave's - North Olmsted
Responded on November 25, 2019

David, thank you for your review! We will work towards making your next visit a 5-star experience!

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vipRandallG
Cleveland
66 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great the throwback prices were even better had a great time

RG
vipRandallG
Cleveland
66 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The bread pudding was great I forgot to take pictures of the ribs and chicken but they were delicious as well

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You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - North Olmsted using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - North Olmsted also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 777-0200.

Famous Dave's - North Olmsted is rated 4.2 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.