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Famous Dave's - Famous Dave's - Portland, Portland, OR

Famous Dave's - Portland

4.3
4.3
52 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 493-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. N

    Nameless

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Waited 10 mins for a table (we had reservations) and another 20 mins for someone to acknowledge us/ ring us water. Requested a booth, yet, “no booths are available”… there were clearly booths available. Empty. A few mins later, a couple was seated at a booth. Food was decent enough… but we didn’t care for their bbq sauces.
  2. FB

    FrozenButterYum

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Our waitress was very slow, we arrived at 6-6:30 and our order was taken at 7:15 then we got some very well done chips to snack on at 7:30. It was 7:45 pm before we got our food. So I will not be going back! My grandkids where getting cranky due to waiting so SO long for our food to arrive. At about 7:20 someone gave my wife 2 crackers wrapped in plastic. That held the kids at bay for a while. Then after finishing our food, and got to go boxes, it took another 15 minutes for the waitress to figure out we where ready for the bill. Finally left a little after 8. The mac and cheese was very spicy, some hint of that would have been helpful, rather than my grand daughter spitting out the mac and cheese! The garlic mashed potatoes where fine, so was the pulled pork on my hamburger. But the fries where cold and chewy. Butter for the cornbread was FROZEN! not cold, Frozen.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    They do NOT accept reservations Confusing that open table makes them
  4. h

    htspdx

    Portland

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, and the server was very attentive. Other than some pesky flies that kept surrounding our food (we were seated inside, not outside), it was a good spot to meet for a lunch gathering.
  5. BK

    BKMdog

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Make sure your server understands when to serve your appetizer, NOT with the entire meal!!!!
  6. GS

    GwenS

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and service!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    When we arrived for our reservation, I was told it would be a 20-30 minute wait for our table. They told me other people were ahead of me. I asked if the other people had reservations and they told me “no”. Not sure what the point of making a reservation is if it doesn’t matter. The host and front manager were very unwelcoming and rude. I definitely do not recommend this location but love the food so a different location it is! Not going back.
  8. E

    Earl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful.
  9. SF

    SarahF

    Portland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Tables were spaced, but I witnessed a patron at the next table sneeze 3 times into the air with no mask and without covering his face. He put us all at risk and I was completely disgusted. Also the restroom at this location smelled insanely strong of sewer - it was the first thing I smelled before I sat down to eat. The food itself was cooked fine. It is seasoned way too heavily with salt however, which ruins the meat/bbq. My husband also had stomach issues after the meal and barely made it home to the toilet. In all, this was our first time trying to eat out since the pandemic started, and we do not think it was worth it to eat out at a restaurant. We will not be eating out in person again, and we will not be back to Famous Dave's regardless.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! Early bd celebration with son Before heading back to Houston , Texas!! WE NEED A FAMOUS DAVES IN LOUISIANA AND HOUSTON ASAP!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Great food! Especially the bread pudding!
  12. J

    John

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best BBQ in Portland, was looking for a good meal after Covid 19 lock down and Famous dave's didn't let us down.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The staff was helpful from reservation to chasing grandpa and his walker after he loved his meal and got away with some left overs. It was an enjoyable experience and we all were first time visitors . Thank you for attentiveness and care to my family.
  14. JG

    JosephG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was up to par as usual but the service was terrible! Our server couldn't get our order right starting with the drinks...just a disaster from start to finish.
  15. MV

    MelissaV

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my mom here for her birthday and it was wonderful. The service was quick and our server came back to check in with us plenty. Our food orders were correct and the quality food was delicious.
  16. SD

    SD808

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great BBQ at a reasonable price. We always stop by Dave’s when we’re in Portland.
  17. JC

    JanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husbands birthday party! Great afternoon! Wonderful food!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Service was basic, didn’t explain anything, food portions were extremely small for the price
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Famous Dave's was really nice, especially for our 7 year-old granddaughter. Crayons, a great kid's menu, and lovely wait staff - for us big people, too!
  21. BK

    BarbaraK

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would absolutely recommend Famous Dave's! We were there with a party of 12 and there was not a pause in service. The orders were taken quickly, the food was awesome and it arrived quickly. And, just as I asked for my check, our server had all the individual checks in his hand ready to hand out. Everyone from the front desk to the server seemed genuinely happy to greet us. Sometimes, restaurants put restrictions on groups but Famous Dave's welcomes our group and does not disappoint us. I don't think I've had a restaurant handle a group as well as Famous Dave's does. We will be back.
  22. Y

    Youdaman

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large group but there was a lot of space. Food was great! Service was prompt. Love the multiple barbecue sauces.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A successful family gathering at Famous Dave’s! This establishment was able to accommodate our group of 15. The service was outstanding- especially that our server was more than willing to handle 5 different split checks! They even had outdoor seating that was available for one of the four-legged members of our family.
  24. TS

    TammyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food , atmosphere and service. I will definitely continue to eat here whenever I want some fantastic Barbecued food. The sides are tasty as well.
  25. E

    Ellie

    Portland

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great BBQ. I had the Spare Ribs and my friend had the chicken. The waitress was friendly and really attentive. I will definitely come back
  26. JT

    JakeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The online reservation tool through Google / OpenTable worked great. I'd never used it before, but Famous Dave's was ready for our large group. Very easy! Thank you!
  27. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent staff and waiters. Food was very good. There were quite a few people so the noise level was kind of high. I recommend if you haven’t eaten here yet. It’s a great place!!
  28. SB

    StephanieB

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Service was really bad. We were not attended to when waiting for our table. The manager never smiled and was kind of a huge jerk! The food was good and I have had better service in the past, so I will probably give them another try, but I was not impressed this trip
  29. CL

    CrisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    When we arrived the two disabled parking spots were taken. I do not understand why there's only two disabled parking spots for a whole restaurant. Anyway we did find one nearby that was a regular parking space. When we arrived the place was very busy as was the takeout window. It took us a little while to get our salads but once we got those, the entrees were soon to follow. The brisket was divine the chicken sublime, however the ribs were dry and not as meaty as I like. I would say among the items on my tray that 80% to 90% where perfectly cooked and seasoned. The french fries were awesome and salty. The cornbread was sweet and tender and my kids tell me the hot link was awesome. As the evening went on the crowds die down and the dining experience became more intimate. A good time was had by all at this, my 56th birthday celebration dinner. Overall of course I recommend famous Dave's however I did not get my pickles this time and I wish I had remembered to ask for them. I love famous Dave's food right down to their beans with brisket pieces in them off. We will dine there again for sure.
  30. CW

    CharlesW

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  31. JL

    JuliaL

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal with family. Food was great as always. It's nice and quiet at 3pm.
  33. LF

    Luvgr8Food

    Philadelphia

    152 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ribs were pretty good but side dishes were really lacking . Fries were really more potato wedges and lacked flavor. Thought it strange to be brought greasy potato chips (like some restaurants bring bread to table). Not opposed to chips but they were really greasy.. This is really touristy type place and you can definitely tell it is a chain restaurant.
  34. LE

    LyndenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place for a family gathering. Food is great. Service was friendly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The waiter was awesome! He was friendly and talked with each of us! The food was good for the most part! There were a few missteps. We would go there again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    80th birthday
  37. LC

    LeslieC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Other than a very slow hostess everything was great.
  38. JR

    JeffR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I took a group of 13 people for a business dinner and Famous Dave's was great. The service was quick and professional and the food was fantastic!
  39. S

    Skinny

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. Part of our party got stuck in traffic and were later than we had reservations for and the waitress was very accommodating and kept filling our glasses until the second party arrived and were patient in waiting for them to decide what they were going to order.
  40. G

    Gambino

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Over priced, too loud and waitresses have attitude

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Portland using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Portland also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 493-9000.

Famous Dave's - Portland is rated 4.3 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Famous Dave's - Portland 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

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Famous Dave's - Portland

9911 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Meat

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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