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Famous Dave's - Novi, Novi, MI

Famous Dave's - Novi

4.4
4.4
36 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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (248) 735-1111
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Treat your guests to authentic, pit-smoked BBQ and made-from-scratch sides and desserts. Perfect for business events, graduations, meetings, weddings, parties, and neighborhood get-togethers. To speak with a Catering Specialist or get a catering quote, visit: https://bit.ly/GetQuoteDET
  • Neighborhood
    Novi
  • Parking details
    Carryout parking towards the back of the building. Dine in guests should utilize parking in the front of the restaurant that faces Novi rd.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

36 Reviews
  1. BruceB

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an excellent server that was attentive to us. The food was good and served in a timely matter. The restaurant was not busy and that could have played an important part of the serveice.
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded 5 days ago
    Thank 'Que for sharing Famous Bruce. We'll see you again soon!

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  2. CarolB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service. Some of us ordered food to take home to our spouses.

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  3. Monam

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Worst Burnt ends I have ever tasted. Everything was basic but the burnt ends was such a disappointment. Tuff and rubbery. I will never go back here .

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  4. Robm

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great , service was a bit off . The kitchen messed up on the salad less bacon and server seemed overloaded

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  5. Cookie

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I know I had a rather big crowd But I felt my waitress should have had a better attitude towards some of my family members Alot of us pay with credit card and putting everything on one bill was not good as well as confusing every ones order at the end when separating them

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  6. AlmaY

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my birthday at Famous Dave's was just disappointed that I didn't get my choice of desserts.

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  7. Metoo

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service! Waitress was just amazing! Beautiful experience

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  8. RonB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EVERTHING WAS GREAT. WE HAD 10 PEOPLE FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY & IT WELL. OUR WAITRESS WAS OUTSTANDING.

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  9. SonnyS

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have never liked your ribs they were dry and skinny. A friend and some people over and carried in from you. When I took the ribs I noticed there were meaty ones and skinny dry ones. I took the meaty one and they were delicious. So when we were there last weekend I asked the Wait person for meaty ribs. They were wonderful, juicy and tasty. As long a I can get them that way. I will go back again. I like your corn and muffin but your mac and cheese was way to spicy for me. I would get a different side the next time.

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  10. BrendaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress was great! She took her time receiving and got everyone's order correct. The only thing is we could hardly hear each other talk because of the music playing overhead.

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  11. JohnC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good value, good location, friendly wait staff

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  12. Adwoa

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Took my husband and kids here for Father's Day. It was really nice and the food was quite decent and the price was fair.

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  13. Randy

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Living in the Midwest, I’m used to restaurants calling smoked meat, barbecue…it’s not but I’ve come to expect such to be interchanged. Famous Dave’s is legit barbecue. The food is so good and the service matches it. Everyone we encountered was pleasant and made sure we were okay. The manager came out several times and the place was hopping. I really wish we had a location that was closer to home but next time I’m ik Detroit/Novi, I will most definitely be stopping by Famous Dave’s.

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  14. CherylM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly atmosphere. Service was impressive. Server was an absolute joy to interact with. My family really enjoyed our Mothers Day get-together.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to Ricky and team for making our son’s dinner so special!! We appreciate everything!! We’ll see you guys sooner than later☺️.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tammy was our server for a party of 13. She was great! Attentive, never an empty glass. No mistakes on orders. Split the bill for 6 individual tickets!!! The Novi location is the best location. Clean, professional, on time.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great as well as the service, I had very pleasant experience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a very enjoyable birthday dinner. Everyone thought the food was delicious.
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded on April 10, 2023
    Thank you for the review! We look forward to serving you some 5-star Famous BBQ in the future!

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  19. CherrisM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn’t very good and a table there was very loud.

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  20. TrayvonK

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat great vibe and food was the best

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did a reservation for a party of 20 and they were ready for us. The server was very attentive and provided great service
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded on March 22, 2023
    It sounds like you had a Famous experience and we are thrilled to hear it. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  22. RichardW

    Detroit

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat in the bar area for lunch. Bartender was out server. He did a great job! Was attentive and kept my drink topped off. Polite and cleared the table when ready, but did not pressure us to turn the table. Food was good. Glad to see that they added chopped pork and pulled chicken back to the lunch menu choices.
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded on March 22, 2023
    Richard, it sounds like you had a Famous experience and we are thrilled to hear it. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  23. Chance

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my mothers birthday! Lexi was amazing! Best service I have received in a long time!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantabulous....Always great food for a great price with excellent service. Love this place!!!

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  25. CharlesA

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was OK. o thing more.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great server, great food!

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  28. VirginiaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    are dinner was very good. The server good he was friendly. The food was good amount.

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  29. EileenC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was incredibly polite and friendly. Andy D was friendly and efficient. We will definately return. Food was wonderful.

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  30. LynneB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Famous Dave’s! They never disappoint! Our service has always been good on every visit.

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  31. NancyH

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding. My brisket was not so good..kind of fatty. The wait staff and management were awesome about rectifying it
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded on February 11, 2020
    Nancy, thank you for your review! We stand by our product so if things aren't perfect let us know and we will correct that for you. We look forward to providing smoking service and Famous BBQ to you in the future!

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  32. JulieB

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    average food. great service.
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded on February 11, 2020
    Thanks for the slabulous review! Come back and visit us again soon.

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  33. DavidF

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome ribs and chicken, the best in town!!
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded on January 15, 2020
    Thank you for your porktacular review! We appreciate the praise. Come back and visit us again soon.

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  34. Hiro

    Tokyo

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had ribs combo and it was delicious. I also enjoyed the banana pudding. It was amazing! I am picky about banana pudding, but this one was great! If you like banana pudding please try. Everything was great except the service. The service was not bad, but the server for our table seemed unmotivated. Maybe it was not her day.
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded on January 15, 2020
    Thanks for the feedback! Our Down Home Banana Pudding is a delicious choice for dessert! I will bring your comments about service to the attention of management so we can work harder to provide Famous service to each and every guest!

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  35. PM69

    Detroit

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was very attentive, food quality was good as well
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded on November 25, 2019
    Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and will work towards making your next visit a 5-star one!

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  36. PearlPA

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I Made a reservation online and when i got to the restaurant I was told they didn't get my reservation and that i would have to wait an hour for a table.
    Famous Dave's - NoviResponded on November 15, 2019
    I'm very sorry that this happened to you and your group. We will absolutely get this fixed moving forward. Feel free to reach out to me personally at 248-735-1111. I will ensure my Management team is aware of the issue you had. Thanks for the feedback. Famously, Eric Fuller

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Novi using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Novi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 735-1111.

Famous Dave's - Novi is rated 4.4 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Famous Dave's - Novi does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Google Map for Famous Dave's - Novi

43350 Crescent Blvd, Novi, MI 48375-1236

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Novi
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Carryout parking towards the back of the building. Dine in guests should utilize parking in the front of the restaurant that faces Novi rd.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (248) 735-1111
  • Catering
    Treat your guests to authentic, pit-smoked BBQ and made-from-scratch sides and desserts. Perfect for business events, graduations, meetings, weddings, parties, and neighborhood get-togethers. To speak with a Catering Specialist or get a catering quote, visit: https://bit.ly/GetQuoteDET
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