Famous Dave's - Peoria

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

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4.3
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Family Dave's. The service and food is always amazing

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on July 21, 2021

MariaA - Glad to hear it! We appreciate the review.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. A little noisy.

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were not treated as paying customers. We felt like second class citizens. Military discounts not given cause not Monday.

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NatalieW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Took 20 minutes for someone to greet us and get our drink order. It took 1 hour 10 minutes to get our food. Ribs were super fatty. Not worth it!

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on June 1, 2021

NatalieW - We're committed to providing exceptional service, and are sorry to hear we missed the mark here. We hope you'll consider giving Famous Dave's a second chance.

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vipKing
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just ok, service was slow...felt forgotten more than once. Fried pickles are yummy!!

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on May 10, 2021

King - Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We'll be sure to let the team know.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you looking for some good barbecue brisket, ribs or flavor food... this is the place.

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on May 26, 2021

That's what we like to hear! Thanks for stopping by.

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ThomasW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Without a doubt, Famous Dave’s is our favorite place for BBQ. This type of restaurant is not meant to be fancy.
Seating is comfortable and they did space out occupancy. I do recommend
a visit.

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on April 19, 2021

ThomasW - Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and LOVE the ability to reserve a table

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on April 12, 2021

Guest - Glad to hear it! We appreciate the review.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I booked this for my daughters 29th birthday because she was craving BBQ. Our reservation was at 7:30. We were seated at a table for 5 and there was 6 of us so we asked to move which was fine. The kids were filled up in three sodas waiting for our food. It finally came out an hour after ordering and a few of ours were cold. The waiter Nick did the best he could with a bad situation. He repeatedly apologized for the food not coming out and we were told they had a party of 30 in another room so that was taking up all the kitchen time.
Our app came out after the food. What a mess. The manager never came over to apologize. Had the waiter do it. I’m was very disappointed. We did took our waiter. He tried. But I wouldn’t recommend anyone dine in here.

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vipCece
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Ribs too fatty
Brisket dry overcooked

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on April 6, 2021

Cece - We're committed to providing exceptional service and legendary BBQ, and are sorry to hear we missed the mark here. We hope you'll consider giving Famous Dave's a second chance.

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CarlynG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place and food excellent and service great

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on April 7, 2021

CarlynG - That's what we like to hear! Thanks for stopping by.

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AutumnG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Famous Dave’s this time for Easter lunch. The food was fantastic. We split the dinner for two and added catfish fingers and our son had the pork sandwich. The food was hot and fresh and the staff was friendly. We were disappointed that the Sunday special was not available on this particular day but understand that it was a holiday. Guess we will have to go back.

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on April 6, 2021

AutumnG - Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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CambriaP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Our server was fantastic! We’ll be back!

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on March 16, 2021

CambriaP - Glad to hear it! We appreciate the review.

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ShayK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was on top of everything
Great experience

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Klinky
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Portions have decreased and prices have increased. Menu is very limited compared to previous menus.

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on March 2, 2021

Klinky - We always appreciate feedback, and hope you'll consider dining with us again in the future.

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BlackLamb07
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We sat outside and it was nice and quiet. A few additional guest were seated outside but decided to be reseated inside because it was too chilly. It would have been nice if they would have utilized the outdoor heaters that they have.

Famous Dave's - Peoria
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thanks for the feedback! We hope you'll consider dining with us again.

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vipKing
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great burger & fries pickles....miss the chips though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miss Vicki was a great server! Food was awesome!

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RossMc
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service, as usual, were excellent. We really miss, however, the before dinner chips. We really hope, after Covid, that the before meal chips return return. This was a signature item that helped separate Famous Dave's from other BBQ restaurants.

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JefferyB
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a nice dinner. Food was good as always! Service was okay. Hostess helped us more than our waitress. Will return for some good BBQ!

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Tricia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love famous Dave's but was disappointed when we went for baby back ribs and got told they didn't have any. The food was delicious and service was great.

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MonicaA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! You will have to wait for a table for about 1hr to 1hr 1/2. This is the only downfall is the Waite time even with a Table Reservation.

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PhyllisK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made a reservation on Open table for the first time, When we arrived they hostess was very attentive. I had told her that we had a reservation for 6 pm. She sat us right away. The servers were fabulous and very attentive!!! We had ordered the Feast for 2 (it should he called a Feast for 12). Lol. So much delicious food!! The food arrived hot and fresh. It was so good we didn't want to stop eating but we were full. We had to take lots home. Which didn't sadden my husband at all! The staff is so customer service oriented our dining experience was absolutely wonderful!! THANK YOU FAMOUS DAVE'S!!

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AraceliG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to this location and everything went great. We had reservations but we still had to wait for a bit when we got there. Our waiter was awesome and the food was delicious. We will be going back next chance we get.

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vipBandit
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Okay, but disappointed

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vipKing
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great easy dinner....always good! Miss the chips

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TimG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef brisket sandwich and Mac n cheese. Meat was very tender. Both very good!

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MakeUBetter
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Staff did not wear mask when taking our order - had to ask them to put on mask.
Could not order on line - tried to
Pay and came back saying “order not complete”.
Called and asked about out door seating. - told there was, but when we got there told not offing out door seating. Did not enjoy visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Mauritius
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Tucker was our waiter last night. He provided excellent service. The food was great will definitely be back:).

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AricaF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My family and I were highly disappointed. The food was mediocre and the service was just okay. The price for the quality of meat and portion size did not add up. We honestly left feeling ripped off and we do not plan on returning.

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RichB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday with family service was prompt and courteous, social distance seating is provided we were seated immediately and the food was excellent. Would recommend this location

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vipPeoriaArizona
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have been frequenting Famous Dave's for over 10 years. Unfortunately, I believe the pandemic has affected it. We always enjoy the chips at the beginning of the stay. Those were stopped about a month ago. Unfortunate. Staff has a larger table ratio - it seems. Waiters/waitresses run around overwhelmed. I see how places have to reduce costs. Menus are smaller and often reprinted -- likely so that costs can be reprinted on the menus (at higher cost). I get the economic situation - unfortunately no real solution.

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GeneL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal. Will be going again. Everything was just great. Service was outstanding

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KennethM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Like the variety of items on the menu. The food was good and very efficient service. Hope to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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None
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Did not uphold reservation. Had to wait outside in 105 plus degree weather for over 20 minutes and then service was slow, unfriendly and not attentive. Ruined my niece’s birthday!

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SaundraC
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and specials

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Marvelous
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was dissapointed that no chips were served while we waited. It was one of the reasons we like to come to Famous Dave's.

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vipKing
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great salads, love the bar area....more quiet 🤫

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TomA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service . Server was very friendly and good!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Peoria using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Peoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (623) 979-3706.

Famous Dave's - Peoria is rated 4.3 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

Famous Dave's - Peoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.famousdaves.com/LandingPage/Gift-Cards.

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.